Ryan M Donovan
Visiting Lecturer of Theater Studies

Ryan Donovan specializes in musical theater, dance, and theories of embodiment. His first book, Broadway Bodies: A Critical History, 1970-2020 (forthcoming in 2022 from Oxford University Press), examines the body politics of casting contemporary Broadway musicals. He is at work on a second book, Queer Approaches in Musical Theatre ,  under contract with Bloomsbury/Methuen Drama). Ryan earned his PhD in Theatre and Performance at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Ryan's articles appear in the Journal of American Drama and Theatre and Studies in Musical Theatre . His editorial projects include The Routledge Companion to Musical Theatre (with Laura MacDonald, forthcoming 2022), and the special issue of Studies in Musical Theatre (13.1, March 2019) on dance and musical theatre (with Joanna Dee Das). Ryan is a member of the editorial board of Studies in Musical Theatre.

Current Research Interests

musical theatre studies, disability studies, fat studies, lgbtq+ studies, dance studies, theatre history

Office Hours

Wednesdays, 2-4pm

Current Appointments & Affiliations

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