Stephen Purdy is the author of the book "Musical Theatre Song: A Comprehensive Course" published by Bloomsbury and available at Bookstores and online everywhere. He is the founder of The Stephen Purdy Vocal Studio and spent many years on musical theatre faculty at Marymount Manhattan College and other higher education institutions. His students have been cast in the Broadway and touring companies of virtually every major Broadway musical of the last 15 years including WICKED, KINKY BOOTS, THE LION KING, JERSEY BOYS, BILLY ELLIOT, IN THE HEIGHTS, HAIRSPRAY, AVENUE Q and many others. As a guest artist/instructor he has taught extensively both nationally and internationally most notably in China, Korea and Europe. He is active as a teacher and coach with the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Camp Broadway and NHSMTA. He is the vocal instructor for the popular "Dancer's Voice" series taught in tandem with casting personnel from Broadway's leading casting offices including Telsey and Company, Duncan Stewart, Tara Rubin and others. His credits include musical director and conductor of a number of Broadway, off-Broadway, National and European tours and he regularly gives master classes and workshops at universities and arts institutions throughout the U.S. and around the globe. Stephen holds a Bachelor's in Music from The University of Mississippi and a Master's Degree in Vocal Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College in Princeton.