College of Arts and Humanities
Earl D. Weaver

Earl D. Weaver, M.F.A.

Earl D. Weaver, an active member of Actors Equity Association, is Coordinator of Musical Theatre and an Associate Professor for the School of Performing Arts/Theatre at UCF. He holds an MFA degree in Drama/Musical Theatre from the University of California, Irvine and a BA degree in Theatre/Dance from the University of Redlands.

His UCF directing/choreography work includes Oklahoma!, She Loves Me, Hair, Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?, Nine, The Drowsy Chaperone, Side Show, Ragtime, The Pajama Game, Rent, Dames at Sea, Cole, Greater Tuna, Jake's Women, The Most Happy Fella,Falsettos, Working, Leader of the Pack, Once on This Island, Guys and Dolls, Assassins, Triangle Logic and phat girls.

Earl's regional theatre directing and choreography work includes The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Peter Pan, and White Christmas (Seaside Musical Theater); When Pigs Fly, And the World Goes 'Round, Boy Meets Boy, Tapestry and Closer Than Ever (New Conservatory Theatre); Lucky Stiff, Last Night of Ballyhoo and Dames at Sea (California Conservatory Theatre); Fiddler on the Roof (West Virginia Public Theatre); Baby and Forever Plaid (The Theatre Factory); and The Music Man (Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts).

He has received Certificates of Merit for Directing from the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival for productions of Hair, Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?, Nine, The Drowsy Chaperone, Side Show, The Pajama Game, Dames at Sea, The Most Happy Fella, Falsettos, Sunday in the Park with George and Tintypes.

As an actor, he has been seen Off-Broadway in Stay With Me and In A Darkened Theatre, and he has performed regionally with Orlando Shakespeare Theatre Playfest (Tying the Knot), TheatreWorks (Sunday in the Park with George), Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera (The Most Happy Fella), West Virginia Public Theatre (Annie Get Your Gun, Jesus Christ Superstar, A Chorus Line, Crazy For You, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Playhouse West (New Wrinkles), 42nd Street Moon (On A Clear Day You Can See Forever), Alhambra Dinner Theatre (Sound of Music, Cinderella, Wizard of Oz), and The Theatre Factory (Romance, Romance).

On the UCF stage, he has appeared in Seminar, Veronica's Room, Cabaret, and The Fantasticks.


  • M.F.A. in Musical Theatre from University of California, Irvine
  • B.A. in Theatre/Dance from University of Redlands
  • A.A. in Journalism/Public Relations from East Los Angeles Community College

Research Interests

The contributions of African-American women in musical theatre history.


UCF "Creativity Keeper of the Key" Award

UCF "Teaching Incentive Program" Award

Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival:

Outstanding Direction -- "Oklahoma!"

Outstanding Direction -- "Hair"

Outstanding Direction -- "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?"

Outstanding Direction -- "Nine"

Outstanding Direction -- "The Drowsy Chaperone"

Outstanding Direction -- "Side Show"

Outstanding Direction -- "The Pajama Game"

Outstanding Direction -- "Falsettos"

Outstanding Direction -- "The Most Happy Fella"

Outstanding Direction -- "Dames At Sea"

Outstanding Direction -- "Sunday in the Park with George"

Outstanding Direction -- "Tintypes"


Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
21052 TPA3383C Topics in Technical Theatre Face2Face F 10:30AM - 11:50AM Available
No Description Available
10763 TPP3252C Musical Theatre Scene Study Face2Face M,F 1:00PM - 2:45PM Available
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80014 DAA2520C Tap Dance Ⅰ Face2Face M,W 8:00AM - 9:20AM Available
No Description Available
80468 DAN3134 Dance History Ⅰ Web Web Available
No Description Available
81798 TPP3257C Mt Voice Techniques Face2Face M,W,F 9:30AM - 10:20AM Available
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2017.

Updated: Nov 15, 2017

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