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Linda Kerns

Adjunct Professor

Linda KernsLinda Kerns has been a working actress and singer for more than 30 years. She made her Broadway debut in the original cast of Nine: The Musical. Other theatre credits include Big River (Broadway), Les Miserables (national tour), Beauty and the Beast (L.A./Shubert Theatre) and the Los Angeles production of Wicked at the Pantages Theatre. She received the LA Weekly Award for Best Musical Performance for her work in the Actors Co-op’s production of Into the Woods and an Ensemble Performance Award for her work in the World Premiere play Gulf-View Drive.

Kerns is also an accomplished director and music director. Her work in these areas includes directing productions of I Do, I Do!, Two by Two, The Fantasticks, The Triumph of Love, All I Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, The Traveling Lady and the world premiere of Matthew Goldsby’s Makin’ Hay for the Actors Co-op, and music directing such shows as Side By Side By Sondheim, Big River, Little Shop of Horrors and 1940's Radio Hour.

No stranger to the worlds of film and television, Kerns’ screen work includes roles in Titanic, Mrs. Santa Claus (starring Angela Lansbury), Gepetto (starring Drew Carey), The Guardian, Without a Trace, Zeke and Luther and many more.

Kerns was a voice major and piano minor at Temple University and is a graduate of New York’s American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

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