Director, Tenor, Actor, Educator

“unerring musicality”
-Virginia Newes, The Boston Musical Intelligencer

“I’ve never been more convinced than by this smoldering rendition of the [Seguidilla] scene.”
“A scene from contemporary composer Jake Heggie’s
Dead Man Walking…was, for me, the most moving scene of the afternoon.”
-Susan Galbraith,,
on scenes directed by Teddy

“Teddy Crecelius played Nero…singing and performing…beautifully, with just the right amount of restraint.”
-John Brandenburg, The Oklahoman

As a lifelong performing artist, Teddy Crecelius has always delighted in music and theater from every vantage point — from the stage to the wings to the back of the house. His continuously evolving career as a director and performer spans diverse artistic genres and geographical boundaries. Past engagements include professional and university productions across the United States, Japan, and Thailand. Recent projects around his home base of Boston include directing Around the World in 80 Days for Concord Players (one of the oldest community theatre companies in the nation), directing and singing in Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda (the first production for what he hopes will evolve into his own company), and creating 3.5 roles in The Perpetual Visitors Theatre Company’s documentary play Big Work. From 2013-2015 Teddy taught on the Music Theater Faculty at Mahidol University College of Music in Bangkok, Thailand. He returned to the USA in order to participate in the 2015 Glimmerglass Festival Young Artist Program.

Teddy holds degrees in Music (Voice Performance) and Theatre (Directing/Acting) from University of Oklahoma and Middlebury College. While at Middlebury, Teddy met his wife, Aleks Schoen, who has collaborated with him on several productions as costume designer. He began his career as a boy soprano and child actor, described by
The Boston Globe as “like an unexpected blessing.” He has had the privilege of working with many of Boston’s finest ensembles and theater companies.

Teddy has also been involved with the publication of several recordings distributed by
The Christian Science Publishing Society, including his own group album
All Things New. An experienced church soloist, his regular repertoire also includes a variety of sacred music.