Stacy E. Wolf

Professor, Theater; Director, Princeton Arts Fellowship
W211 Wallace Dance Building Theater

B.A. English, Yale
M.A. Drama, University of Virginia
Ph.D. Theater, University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Stacy Wolf is one of America’s foremost scholars on musical theatre. She is Professor of Theater at Princeton, Director of Fellowships, and Director of Princeton’s new Program in Music Theater. She is the author of Beyond Broadway: The Pleasure and Promise of Musical Theatre Across America (Oxford University Press, 2020), which explores musical theater across the country in local and amateur venues like summer camps, high schools, and community theatres. Her chapter on Disney musicals in elementary schools appears in The Disney Musical: Stage, Screen, and Beyond.

Her recent publications include Changed for Good: A Feminist History of the Broadway Musical (Oxford University Press, 2011), A Problem Like Maria: Gender and Sexuality in the American Musical (University of Michigan Press, 2002), and the co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of the American Musical (with Raymond Knapp and Mitchell Morris, 2011). She has published articles on theatre spectatorship, performance pedagogy, and musical theatre in many journals including Theatre JournalModern Drama, and Camera Obscura and was a former editor of Theatre Topics: A Journal of Pedagogy and Praxis. She also has experience as a director and dramaturg.

Wolf is a 2017 Guggenheim Fellow and received a 2017 President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching at Princeton University.