Daniel L. Wheeler holds a M.A. degree in Theatre from the University of Wisconsin - Superior and an M.F.A. degree in Theatrical Design from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. His thesis and area of concentration was on Design Semantics and Scenography. Professor Wheeler has taught at Lon Morris College, a private Methodist College in East Texas, Fresno City College and Long Beach City College for the past 24 years and has designed over 350 theatrical productions for both educational and professional theatre venues. As a freelance Designer and Scenic Artist, Professor Wheeler has designed numerous productions in the LA/ Hollywood area; for the Strasberg Institute - Leipzig with Mimi Kennedy and The Lesson with Hal Linden, the LA Theatre Center - Canned Goods, The Coast Theatre & The Chicago Theatre Center - "Bark, The Musical," "Dialects of the Heart" with Sharon Lawrence for the Edgemar Theatre, Long Beach Playhouse, Long Beach Shakespeare Company and the International City Theatre in Long Beach, CA. As a professional Scenic Artist he has painted numerous theatrical productions and painted commercially for Disney, Benise' for HBO, Neil Diamond, Hoobastank, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Lexus, Infinity and Mattel. Professor Wheeler's most recent design credits were for "Psycho Beach Party" at Long Beach City College, "No Sex Please, We're British" at the Long Beach Playhouse and an original work for Long Beach Shakespeare Company entitled "The Conjucated Beliefs of Usallica" written and directed by Denis McCourt.

Professor Wheeler teaches stagecraft, design, and technical theatre.

Educational Background

  • M.A., Theatre: University of Wisconsin - Superior
  • M.F.A., Theatrical Design: University of Southern California in Los Angeles