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Coastal Carolina University
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, South Carolina
Theatre History, Acting, Musical Theatre and German Dramatic Literature (including East Germany)
Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts
Steve Earnest, professor of theater, joined the Coastal Carolina University faculty in 2005. He earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in musical theater from the University of Miami and a Ph.D. in theater from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Earnest is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and the Actors Equity Association. He has worked as an actor with Performance Riverside, Calif., the Burt Reynolds Theatre, the Jupiter Theatre, Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theatre, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Birmingham Summerfest and the Riverside Theatre of Vero Beach, among others. His professional directing credits include "Singin' in the Rain," "Big River" and "Meet Me in St. Louis" at the Palm Canyon Theatre in Palm Springs, Calif., as well as "Musicale" at Whitehall at the Flagler Museum in Palm Beach, Fla.