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Tony Caselli
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Tony Caselli HeadshotInstructor
Acting and Directing
Artistic Director of Williamston Theatre

Guest Director of Sweet Mercy (2013)
Guest Director of The American Clock (2010)
Guest Director of Hedda Gabler (2009)


Tony Caselli, Instructor of Acting and Directing, received his degree in Theatre from Eastern Michigan University, where he occasionally teaches in the Theatre Department. Tony has directed nearly 30 professional productions at Williamston Theatre, Performance Network in Ann Arbor, The Gem Theatre in Detroit, and Jeff Daniels' Purple Rose Theatre Company, where he worked for over 12 years (serving for his last 3 years there as Associate Artistic Director). Some favorite productions include Leaving Iowa, Rounding Third, Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol and Guys On Ice. Recently he directed The Mystery Of Irma Vep at Studio Arena Theatre in Buffalo, New York and at Urban Stages in New York City. Named Best Director by the Detroit Free Press in 2006, and by the Ann Arbor News in 2001 and 2005, Tony is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers and Actors' Equity Association.