After his incredibly awkward years in middle and high school, Justin managed to fool everyone and get accepted to Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.  Evanston is where Mean Girls takes place.  No , he wasn’t in that either.  He spent four years at Northwestern immersed in all aspects of theatre, production, and performing.  He even found time to double major in Gender Studies and minor in Dance.


Since school, Justin has returned to New York, only now residing on the island of Manhattan as opposed to the Island of Long.  Generally, he spends his days living pretty much as a recluse, leaving his apartment only for auditions, the gym, errands, or 16 Handles.


Outside of performing, Justin is an avid reader, photographer, snark-monster, and eater of all the foods.  He particularly enjoys sushi, BBQ, and buffalo wings.


Justin lives his life with one specific mantra in mind:

“Nothing to prove, everything to share.”


-Justin Schuman

Justin is a native New Yorker, hailing from the Longest of Islands, where he was born and raised.  He started dancing at age eight, when after picking up his sister at dance class, he decided it was his turn in the spotlight. Tap class led to jazz which led to hip hop and ballet … and it wasn’t long before he dove headlong into the world of musical theatre.  After his breakout star turn in Oliver (third orphan from the left), he was Hooked on Phonics -- and performing.


To get his theatre fix, Justin spent his younger years summering at The Usdan Center for the Performing Arts. When he was old enough to want emotional and physical space from his incredibly supportive family, he sojourned to the Catskills to the renowned Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center. Maybe you’ve seen Camp, the cult movie? He wasn’t in that.


Nice Work If you can get it

Northwestern University, IL

Bachelor of Arts, Theatre




Musical Theatre Certificate, Dance Minor, Music Concentration

David H. Bell, Amanda Dehnert, Dominic Missimi, Geoff Button

Melissa Foster, Chris York

Dan Cantor

Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Theatre, Modern, Partnering

Jazz Dance (15 years), Tap (11 years), Ballet (10 years), Modern (8 years), Toe Touch, Partnering, Flexibility, High Kick, Basic Juggling, Hula Hoop, Photography, NY Driver License, Sight Reading and Harmonies, Barbershop Quartet, Part Singing, Jump into a Split, Cartwheel, Roundoff, Roller Skating, Moms Love Me


Heidi Zito

Ever After


Mary Poppins

The Music Man

The Sound of Music

My Fair Lady

Jekyll and Hyde

Anything Goes

The Waa Mu Show (3 years)

Spring Awakening

Street Scene

Drowsy Chaperone

My Fair Lady

The Cradle Will Rock



West Side Story

Ensemble/Featured Dancer

Ensemble/ u/s Hanschen

Dick McGann

Robert Martin

Mrs. Higgins

Larry Foreman




Northwestern University – David H. Bell

Northwestern University – dir. Geoff Button

Northwestern University – dir. Jay Lesenger

Northwestern University

Northwestern University

Northwestern University

Stagedoor Manor

Stagedoor Manor

Stagedoor Manor




Tommy Djilas

Rolf Gruber

Prince/Featured Dancer

Lord Savage

Sailor/ u/s Billy Crocker

Paper Mill Playhouse- Kathleen Marshall

Paper Mill Playhouse- Eric Ankrim, Josh Rhodes

Wagon Wheel Theatre

John W. Engeman Theatre – dir. Igor Goldin

Different Stages Theater

Connecticut Repertory Theatre

Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre

Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre

Ensemble/ u/s Jimmy Winter


1st Nat'l- Kathleen Marshall, David Eggers

National Tour


Educational theatre



Special Skills




NEW YORK, NY  10001

NEW YORK T. 646-486-4600 F. 646-486-0100

LOS ANGELES T. 310-859-0625 F. 310-276-6193



I am a proud coach for Musical Theatre College Auditions.

We work with juniors and seniors in high school to get them ready for their Musical Theatre and Acting BFA, BA, and BM auditions.

This team is filled with some wonderful and inspiring humans who I'm regularly amazed by.

I personally specialize in Song Repertoire, Acting a Song, and Dance Coaching.

Please Contact Me if you have any interest!

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Justin Schuman Photography and Retouching

Billy B Photography / Justin Schuman Retouching

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