Victor James Wisehart is an American actor who has had the honor being directed by: Bartlett Sher, Mary Zimmerman, Susan Stroman, Christopher Wheeldon, Christopher Gattelli, Denis Jones, Warren Carlyle, Marc Bruni, Josh Rhodes, Gordon Greenberg, Mitzi Hamilton, and Gemma Brockis. Some favorite projects are the World Premiere casts of Mary Zimmerman’s The Jungle Book at the Tony Award winning Goodman Theatre in Chicago, and An American In Paris at the Theatre Du Chatelét in Paris, continuing with the production originating the role of Mr. Z in An American In Paris on Broadway. His other Broadway credit was the Hollywood Director in Roundabout Theater Company’s Holiday Inn, which was recorded for the cinema by Broadway HD and played in movie theaters all over the United States and PBS’s Great Performances. London credits include: West Side Story (Diesel) at Sadler’s Wells as well as CHANGELING dir. Gemma Brockis (Tony Tavistock/Antonio) The BACCHAE dir Gareth Watkins (Pentheus), The Lady From The Sea dir Linda Miller (Dr. Wangel), Mother Courage and Her Children dir Simona Gonella and Ian Morgan (The Cook/Sergeant), The Revengers Tragedy dir Peta Lily (Spurio), and A Midsummers Night’s Dream dir Juri Naël (Hermia) all as part of the MA Theatre Lab at RADA. Touring credits include The 50th Anniversary World Tour of West Side Story (Diesel), and the 1st National Tour of Lincoln Center Theater’s South Pacific (Lt. Buzz Adams) Victor’s voice can be heard on the cast recordings of City Center Encore’s Pipe Dream and The Original Broadway Cast Recordings of An American In Paris, and Roundabout Theater Co’s Holiday Inn. Victor can be seen in Holiday Inn streaming on Broadway HD. Victor holds a BFA from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee and an MA from RADA.
As a Choreographer, Victor has reproduced Christopher Gattelli’s original choreography and musical staging of Lincoln Center’s South Pacific for Ogunquit Playhouse’s South
Pacific (nominations for IRNE and Broadwayworld.Com Boston Award for Best Choreography), collaborated as associate choreographer with Gemze de Lappe at The Muny (Oklahoma!) and Boston’s Reagle Music Theatre (both Oklahoma! and Carousel). He served as associate choreographer for the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s recent production of Oklahoma!, adding his own original choreography for the show stopping “Everything’s Up To Date In Kansas City” which received critical acclaim. Known for bringing incredible musicality, athleticism, and an old school flair to his choreography, Victor gathers from his experience from all of his diverse career to develop his own unique style.
Victor has taught masterclasses at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee for both their Theater Department and Dance Department, taught Musical Theater and Contemporary Dance at the International Checcetti Ballet Summer Dance Intensive at UNLV, as well as at the International Ballet Conservatory in Denver, CO. With the Southern California Ballet in San Diego, CA, Victor has had the pleasure of teaching Ballet Technique, Variations, Pas De Deux, Choreography, Contemporary Dance, Tap and Musical Theatre. He has taught masterclasses at the California State Summer School for the Arts at CalArts in Valencia, and served as a guest instructor of Palomar College in San Marcos, CA. While in London completing his MA from RADA Victor was a faculty member at BASE DANCE STUDIOS and FIELD WORKS DANCE. He is very honored to be sharing his experience and choreographic voice with the students of Georgia’s School of Dance. Instagram: @victor_james_wisehart