Posted on August 9th, 2012 by by eskiles

ONLINE OFFICE of Eric C. Skiles


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Skiles as Professor and Actor

Formally trained in acting, directing, vocal music, choral conducting, piano, drawing, and water colors, Eric is a multi-faceted artist and performer who has been involved in educational, community, and professional theatre for the past 37 years. His theatrical work has been seen in Texas, New Mexico, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and California. He has toured with concert productions across the United States and Canada and abroad in Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, France, and Italy.

Memorable stage roles include: Prof. Harold Hill, (Music Man), Mr. Applegate (Damn Yankees!), Sir Danvers Carew (Jekyll & Hyde), The Lecturer (Reefer Madness), Officer Lockstock (Urinetown), Hysterium (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum), Bud Frump (How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying), Roger Hopewell (The Musical Comedy Murder of 1940), Prior Walter (Angels in America: Millennium Approaches), Vernon Gersch (They’re Playin’ Our Song), Matt Friedman (Talley’s Folly), Rapunzel’s Prince/The Wolf (Into the Woods), and the Voice of Audrey II (Little Shop of Horrors).

Eric is a guest vocalist for the Kingwood Big Band and the Kingwood Pops Orchestra. He is frequently seen as emcee for events at Lone Star College-Kingwood and around the Kingwood area. He is also in high demand as a UIL One-Act Play critic judge and a Kennedy Center-American College Theatre Festival play respondent.

Eric earned his Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting & Directing from Texas Tech University in 2003. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Music Education. He taught theatre, music, art, and speech in the Texas Public Schools for 7 years - teaching all levels from Kindergarten through 12th grade.

For 12 years, Eric has served as Professor of Theatre/Humanities and Artistic Director of Theatre at LSC-K, gathering state, regional, and national recognition for his directing. His dedication to teaching was recently recognized: he was a recipient of the LSC-K Faculty Excellence Award for 2010.

In his “spare time”, Eric performs with and sits on the Board of Directors for the Ken Davis Chorale.

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