Victoria Bussert

Director, Music Theatre Program
Professor of Theatre
M.F.A., M.A., Northwestern University

Victoria Bussert

Victoria BussertDirector, Music Theatre

Professor of Theatre

M.F.A., M.A., Northwestern University
B.A., Barat College


(440) 826-2385

Victoria Bussert is resident director for musical theatre for the Great Lakes Theatre, Idaho Shakespeare Festival and Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. She has taught as a guest faculty member at UNCSA, Kent State, and Northwestern University. She has directed worldwide including productions in Russia, Denmark, Africa, England, and South America. Bussert is the 2019 recipient of the Cleveland Arts Prize for outstanding mid-career artists. Bussert is also a member of SDC.

Directing Credits


“Lizzie” - European Premiere, Denmark and London
“[title of show]” - European Premiere
“Avenue Q” - Danish Premiere, Reumert Award Nominee
“Friar Tuck” - Russia
“The Who's Tommy” - Brazil
“Bubbling Brown Sugar” - Africa

New York:

Manhattan Theatre Club, New World Stages, York Theatre, New York Dance Theatre Workshop


Goodspeed Opera, Portland Stage, Dallas Theatre Center, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Firebrand Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Pegasus Players, Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse, Carousel Dinner Theatre, Westchester Broadway Theatre, New London Barn, Beck Center for the Arts, Playhouse Square and Dobama Theatre.

National Tours:

“Into the Woods”
“Once on This Island”
“Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story”
“The Secret Garden”
“Guys and Dolls”
“The Who's Tommy”


Anchorage Opera, Skylight Opera Theatre, Pennsylvania Opera Theatre, Cleveland Opera, Piedmont Opera

O'Neill National Music Theatre Conference:

“The Gig”
“The Passion of Lizzie Borden”
“Willie and Rupert”

National Alliance of Musical Theatre:

“The Break Up Notebook: The Lesbian Musical”
“Factory Girls”
“The Circus in Winter”
“The Three Little Pigs”

Find out more about Bussert and upcoming directing projects on her personal website.