Dan Callaway

Assistant Professor of Voice
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"Teaching is circling back on the road to share what I've learned and ask what you're seeing. I want you to feel safe, seen, and heard. Singing's vulnerable. It’s the material of your soul. My privilege to be your guide-on-the-side is sacred."    

Dan Callaway joined the Conservatory in 2021, teaching in the musical theater, vocal pedagogy, and voice/opera programs.  

He previously served on the faculty of Elon University’s music theatre program.

Select theater credits include the Broadway National Tour of The Phantom of the Opera and Where’s Charley? with City Center Encores!, The Pirates of Penzance at the Guthrie Theater, The Caucasian Chalk Circle at the Hangar Theatre, Pippin with Deaf West Theatre at the Mark Taper Forum, My Fair Lady at Sacramento Music Circus, Jesus Christ Superstar at the MUNY, Putting It Together at South Coast Repertory, 1776 and Oklahoma! at Cabrillo Music Theatre, Spamalot and Sweeney Todd (LA Ovation nomination for best featured actor in a musical) with Musical Theatre West, and One Touch of Venus with Lost Musicals at the Royal Opera House.

Callaway also played Logos in Eric Whitacre’s electronic opera Paradise Lost: Shadows and Wings at the Theatre at Boston Court in Pasadena. With LA's Musical Theatre Guild he performed in Chess, Fade Out – Fade In, The Most Happy Fella, Aspects of Love, Titanic, Edwin Drood, Irma La Douce, Fanny, Shenandoah, and Death Takes a Holiday. He appeared in Carousel, Lombardi, and The Light in the Piazza with Theatre Raleigh as well as Carolina Ballet’s Don Quixote. He also played George in Sunday in the Park with George for North Carolina Summer Rep, and Emile DeBecque in South Pacific and the Padre in Man of La Mancha, both with Triad Stage.

Callaway led a vocal studio in Los Angeles and taught professional music theater workshops. He has several students performing on Broadway, national tours, in the regions, and internationally. He earned a B.F.A. in Music Theatre from Elon College (2000) and an M.M. in Vocal Performance/Pedagogy from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2017). 

He lives in Ashland, Massachusetts, with his wife, Melissa, and sons Noah and Jude. He also teaches regular workshops and lessons in New York City.