Quin Gresham

2024 marks Quin’s nineteenth season in Arrow Rock. During the 2023 season, he directed Bright Star and his adaptation of A Christmas Carol. In previous seasons, Mr. Gresham has directed Shrek the Musical, Murder on the Orient Express, Elvis the Musical, Rogers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Stand By Your Man: The Tammy Wynette Story, Around the World in 80 Days, Cotton Patch Gospel, Love Letters (starring Tab Hunter and Joyce DeWitt), The Wizard of Oz, The Music Man, Camelot, To Kill A Mockingbird,Run For Your Wife, The Fantasticks, The Producers, Hairspray, Sleuth, West Side Story, Little Women the Musical, Into the Woods, Misery, 1776, Tuesdays with Morrie, Dracula, Peter Pan and Driving Miss Daisy.

Also an actor, Quin has been a frequent Company member at the Lyceum since 1999. Having appeared in 50 productions at the Lyceum, Quin’s favorites include James Leeds in Children of a Lesser God, Clown 2 in The 39 Steps, Dr. Einstein in Arsenic and Old Lace, Rick Steadman in The Nerd, Ben in The Sunshine Boys, Dr. Sanderson in Harvey, Felix Ungar in Oscar and Felix, A New Look at the Odd Couple, Bud Frump in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Algernon in The Importance of Being Earnest, Tom in The Glass Menagerie, Arles etc. in Greater Tuna, A Tuna Christmas, Red, White and Tuna, and Tuna Does Vegas, David in The Foreigner, Matthew in Cotton Patch Gospel, Max in Lend Me a Tenor, Sydney in God’s Favorite, Marcellus in The Music Man, Ernst in Cabaret, Wardell in Sordid Lives, Billy Bob in Lu Ann Hampton. . . Martini in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, the Tinman in The Wizard of Oz, Stewpot in South Pacific, Sam in Shenandoah, George in Don’t Dress for Dinner, and Bernard in Death of a Salesman.

Quin is the 2020 recipient of the Missouri Arts Award for Leadership in the Arts. In 2011, production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at his alma mater, Webster University, was named the 2011 Best Musical in St. Louis by The Riverfront Times. Quin’s work has also been seen at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Greenbrier Valley Theatre, Totem Pole Playhouse, The Riverside Theatre, The National Arts Club, Stephens College, Providence College, Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre and The Texas Shakespeare Festival.

Like his two predecessors, Quin is a proud graduate of the Sargent Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University.