Walton Wilson


Professor (Adjunct) of Acting & Associate Chair Acting


WALTON WILSON serves as Head of Voice and Speech and Associate Chair of the Acting Program at the Yale School of Drama. He was trained and designated as a voice teacher by Kristin Linklater. He was later trained and certified as a teacher by Catherine Fitmaurice. He also studied voice with Richard Armstrong, Meredith Monk, Patsy Rodenburg and members of the Roy Hart Theatre. He has served as voice and dialect coach for productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in regional theatre, including the world premieres of Mary Zimmerman's Argonautika, Bill Camp and Robert Woodruff's adaptation of Notes from Underground, Jose Rivera's Boleros for the Disenchanted, David Adjmi's The Evildoers, Eric Bogosian's Humpty Dumpty, David Rabe's The Black Monk, Bill Rauch and Tracy Young's Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella and Moises Kaufman's The Laramie Project. As a vocal coach, he has collaborated with directors Robert Woodruff, Moises Kaufman, Doug Hughes, Emily Mann, Jon Jory, Bill Rauch, Daniel Fish, Evan Yionoulis, Barry Kyle and Tina Packer, among others. He has held faculty appointments at New York University, Fordham University, Emerson College and Southern Methodist University, and has been an artist-in-residence at The National Theatre Institute, American Repertory Theatre, Fundacao Gulbenkian (Lisbon) and TITAN Teaterskole (Oslo). He has led workshops for community activists in New York and for prison inmates in Massachusetts and New Mexico. He is a long-time member of Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA. His professional acting credits include productions Off-Broadway and in regional theatres and Shakespeare festivals across the country.