christine toy johnson

Sandy Asher

Courses Taught:
Acting for Dramatists

CHRISTINE TOY JOHNSON is an award winning actor, writer, director and advocate for inclusion. As an actor, she has been featured on Broadway (The Music Man, Grease!, Chu Chem), Off-Broadway (Merrily We Roll Along, Pacific Overtures, plays at the Public, the Mint, Playwrights Realm, etc.), in national tours (Cats, Flower Drum Song, Bombay Dreams), in regional theaters across the country (including the Guthrie, Williamstown, the Huntington etc), and extensively on TV (recurring on Season 2 of the Netlix Marvel series Iron Fist, the new Lifetime series YouThe Americans, and Law and Order: SVU). 

Her plays and screenplays have been developed/produced at such places as the Roundabout, the Barrow Group, the O'Neill, Village Theater, Crossroads, Weston Playhouse, and the Meryl Streep/Iris Writers Lab with upcoming world premieres at Roxy's Downtown Theatre in Wichita and the Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre at NC State later this year.

Christine is part of the elected leaderships of both the Dramatists Guild and Actors' Equity Association, serves as National chair of both organizations' Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committees, and was honored with the 2013 Rosetta LeNoire Award from Actors' Equity for "outstanding artistic contributions to the universality of the human spirit in the American theatre”. She is a guest lecturer in Acting at the Yale School of Drama.