Frederick D. Miller

  • PhD Student

Frederick D. Miller (he/him) is a musical theatre dramaturg and playwright originally from Mechanicsburg, PA. Frederick is a first-year student in the PhD program in Theatre and Performance Studies. His research explores the twentieth and twenty-first century American Musical Theatre.

Frederick is the dramaturg for the J2 Spotlight Musical Theatre Company in New York City. Recent credits include the Off-Broadway revivals of The Baker’s Wife and A Class Act. Frederick is a project associate for the national #HereToo Project, which amplifies the voices of youth activists through performance.

As a playwright, Frederick’s play Headspace received its world premiere at Penn State in 2021. His play Stage Moms was commissioned by Mountain View Middle School and received its world premiere in 2019. His other plays Moving Day, Outcasts, and Weekend Visit have received readings at Penn State.

Frederick has presented his work at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival as well as the Mid-America Theatre Conference. For MATC, he serves on the Conference Planning Committee.

Frederick is a recent graduate of Penn State University, where he earned his BA in Theatre and Comparative Literature.