University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Theatre

Faculty - Craig Wells, Lecturer

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Craig Wells

  • BA, Speech Communications and Theatre, Albion College
Area of expertise

Musical Theatre

Contact Information
Email: Craig
Phone: 802-656-3702
Office Hours: Tuesday 2:00-4:00 or by appt. CAS Deans Office, 438 College St., Room 100

Craig Wells was born in Newark, New Jersey, raised in Ohio, and attended Albion College in Michigan where he earned his B.A. in Speech Communications and Theatre.  He moved to NYC shortly after graduation and began pursuing a professional acting and singing career.

During his 20 years as a professional actor in NYC, Craig made his Broadway debut in the musical Chess (original cast recording) and a few years later joined the Broadway cast of Les Misérables after spending over a year on the U.S. National Tour of that show.  He was a regular performer in the off-Broadway hit revue, Forbidden Broadway, and can be heard on the original cast recording Forbidden Broadway Vol. 3. He also appeared off-Broadway in Closer Than Ever, Colette Collage, and Balancing Act (original cast recording). As an actor and singer he performed at numerous regional theatres including Arena Stage, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Syracuse Stage, and The MUNY in St. Louis, and internationally in various locations (China, Japan, France, Spain, Italy, Sicily, Bermuda, the Caribbean, and Hawaii). Craig has performed lead roles at Saint Michael’s Playhouse in The Drowsy Chaperone, Unnecessary Farce, and Rumors, and played “Herr Schultz” in the UVM production of Cabaret at Royall Tyler Theatre.

For several years, Craig worked in the marketing and advertising division of BUZZ, a monthly Los Angeles magazine.  He then transitioned to the short film industry and became director of short film acquisitions for two companies based in Los Angeles and New York, meeting with student filmmakers, and acquiring short films at international and regional film festivals for distribution on cable TV, the Internet, and DVD.

Craig is the External Relations Officer for the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office at the University of Vermont.