• MaryAnn Hu

MaryAnn Hu

Associate Professor of Theatre Practice in Musical Theatre
Director BFA in Musical Theatre


MaryAnn Hu is a faculty member at the USC School of Dramatic Arts.

Her Broadway credits include Queen Iduna in Disney’s Frozen, The Queen of Transylvania in My Fair Lady, Sunday In The Park With George (starring Jake Gyllenhaal), Lincoln Center’s The King and I (Lady Thiang u/s), South Pacific (Bloody Mary u/s) and Miss Saigon. Off-Broadway, she has appeared in The Audience (Transport Group), Falsettoland (NAATCO), at the Signature and the Vineyard. Regional credits include Allegiance (The Old Globe), La Jolla Playhouse’s comedy Tiger Style! (also at O’Neill Theater Conference) and numerous shows at East West Players. Workshops include Disney’s Hercules as Hera, My Life in Pink aka Ma Vie En Rose by Duncan Sheik, Steven Sater and Our Lady J, and Farewell, My Concubine by Jason Robert Brown.

Film credits include Elanore in the indie film Wilde Wedding (2017), DeLoba, Falling for Grace. TV credits include the HBO Max mini-series The Flight Attendant (recurring guest star), Elementary, Madam Secretary, Nurse Jackie, Law & Order and also recurred on the NBC sitcom WHOOPI as SooLin. She was most recently featured in Pasadena Playhouse’s HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR! directed by Sam Pinkleton and written by Randy Blair.

Hu studied under Wynn Handman and is a graduate of the Upright Citizens Brigade for Improv Comedy and Sketch Writing. She also performs on the indie-improv scene with Baby Grand: The Improvised Musical and The Picklebacks. She serves as chair, in addition to proudly being on the NFAA/Youngarts Theater Panel (2019-present); as well as the solo performance coach for the National High School Music Theater Awards, also known as the Jimmy Awards (2018-present). She has also served as an adjunct professor at NYU Tisch New Studio Broadway and guest lectures at numerous institutions. She is the recipient of the 2021 Ron Van Lieu Teaching Fellowship in the Teacher Development Program from the National Alliance of Acting Teachers. She also became a Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher in early 2021, having trained in a two-year professional certification program for teaching awareness and compassion-based practices with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach through the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley.