Adam Yankowy currently teaches Acting I at Iowa State University and actively music directs for several companies. His favorites include Mary Poppins and A Christmas Story. Adam graduated with his MFA in Musical Theatre from Minnesota State University, Mankato (MNSU). Adam holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the University of Louisville, and a Musical Theatre Performance Certificate from AMDA. At MNSU, he played “Javert” in Les Misérables, “The Beast” in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, “Leon Czolgosz” in Assassins, "George Banks" in Mary Poppins, and "Frederick Barrett" in Titanic. Before starting graduate studies, he performed at the Venetian Hotel and Resort in Macau, China. NY credits include: Carnegie Hall Solo Debut with Essential Voices USA and NY Pops, NYGASP’s productions of Ruddigore, The Mikado, The Pirates of Penzance at NYC Center, The Town Hall's Broadway’s Rising Stars, and Babes in Toyland at Lincoln Center. Regional credits include Des Moines Community Playhouse's Young Frankenstein, Music Theatre Louisville’s Big: The Musical, Ocean City Theatre’s Oklahoma! (Jud), and National Tour's Curious George Live!