Founding Executive Artistic Director

Nancy Nickerson Lee

Nancy has been a performing arts educator for over thirty years, which includes award winning performing arts program at Minneapolis-Washburn and Southwest High Schools and as an adjunct professor at St. Olaf College. She has been honored by the Tony Awards for Excellence in Theatre Education (2016, 2017, 2018,-2019); Hennepin Theater Trust SpotLight 2018 Educator of the Year Award; the WCCO 2017 Excellent Educator Award; Grammy Community Engagement Award (2010). Nancy is committed to bringing exceptional theatrical experiences to rural communities. Mitchell County, Iowa is Nancy's childhood home and a perfect location for Cedar Summerstock Theatre.

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Cedar Summerstock Theater cultivates America's best theater talent in the friendly soil of America's Heartland. We connect communities and grow tomorrow's artists!