Jesse Corti


Adjunct Professor, Department of Theater Arts

Jesse Corti was an original cast member of the Broadway musical hit, Les Miserables and played 'Judas' in the National and World Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar. He has directed stage productions across Los Angeles and, most recently, directed APU Theater’s highly successful production of Hairspray. Having more than 40 years of working in professional theatre he has directed, Jim Geoghan’s Opposite of Funny, and Daniel Singer’s A Perfect Likeness. Corti voiced the Jaguar 'Mr. Manchas' in Academy Award-winning animated feature Zootopia; voiced the Spanish Dignitary and a few other voices in the Academy Award-winning animated feature, Frozen; and voiced 'LeFou' in Walt Disney's animation feature film Beauty and the Beast, that was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. His film credits include, All In, The Incredible Hulk, Bringing Down the House, Gone in 60 Seconds, Love and Basketball, and Revenge. Corti has guest starred in many television shows, including CSI, Heroes, Desperate Housewives, 24, Shark, The Shield, West Wing, Law & Order. He has voiced for the top video games in the industry, including Metal Gear Solid, SOCOM, Uncharted, Lost Planet, Resident Evil and Lost Odyssey. Corti has performed at the Tony Awards, as well as at the White House on two different occasions. In addition, he has recorded on a total of 14 Tony-, Oscar-, and Grammy-winning albums, including Michael Jackson's History album.

Academic Area

  • School of Visual and Performing Arts (College of the Arts)

Courses Taught

  • THTR 440 - Musical Theater Workshop