Teaching at Debut Since: 2011
The two actors Heath credits most with kindling an interest in theatre? Don Knotts and Tim Conway. Upon viewing “The Apple Dumpling Gang” and “Private Eyes” (his favorite film) Heath thought, “these guys are funny. How can I be this funny?” His mom helped get him an audition for “Tom Sawyer” and the rest is history. Heath has studied at UNC and received a degree in Theatre Acting in 2004. Additionally, he has trained at the School for Film and Television in New York.
Heath has had a number of roles onstage in theatres across the country, including First Folio Theatre Company and The Attic Playhouse in Chicago, but his favorite role is that of Cpt. Phillip Lumbard in “And Then There Were None.” In shows such as “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” “Ethan Claymore,” and “The Mousetrap,” he has also proved himself to be a skilled scenic painter.
Outside of the theatre, Heath likes to spend his time painting, sculpting, drawing, and exploring music. With the help of a close friend, he had his first professional art gallery showing. Heath is also interested in leatherwork and helps out in his father’s saddle shop.
Heath says that he loves teaching theatre because he’s not teaching theatre; he’s actually teaching students to be better human beings and taking an interest in being part of something bigger. “I like challenging them to do things they haven’t done before, and communicating what their feelings, thoughts, and experiences were afterwards so they can grow better habits, skills, and minds.”