H. Russ Brown




H. Russ Brown is Dept. Chair / Head of Performance for the Theatre Dept. at Lon Morris College. His areas of expertise include Acting, Musical Theatre, Voice/Dialects, Movement & Stage Combat. 

Known as “H” to his students, H. Russ Brown began his career as over 20 years ago here in his native Texas. He has worked professionally in the theatre across the country as an actor, director, set designer, vocal coach, fight director and nationally award-winning playwright.     He is also a Certified Teacher and Advanced Actor Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors.  H. Russ has choreographed violence for over 60 productions and his fight work has been seen from New York to California and back again.

As a playwright, H. Russ Brown has written dozens of plays and has had many produced at both the community and professional level in theatres across the country. In 2002, he was awarded the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts New Visions/New Voices award for his musical adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s classic short story, The Selfish Giant. Most recently, he was awarded the 2005 Kennedy Center ACTF/NST Fellowship for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Playwriting.

As a performer, his favorite roles include Sweeney Todd, Jekyll/Hyde, Old Buks in Valley Song, Michael in I Do! I Do! and Hotspur in Henry IV, Part I.

H. Russ has taught/guest lectured at the University of Missouri-Columbia, the University of Houston, Texas Tech University, Illinois State University, North Carolina School of the Arts, Texas State University, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Ball State University and Western Illinois University – just to name a few. He holds a B.S. degree from Texas A&M University and an M.F.A. degree in Acting from Western Illinois University.

“Love is my Sword, Faith is my Armor & Humor is my Shield.”

H. Russ Brown

Dept. Chair / Head of Performance, Theatre

Phone: 903.589.4090

Fax: 903.589.4006

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