Faculty MemberEileen Schuyler



Phone: (518) 442-4200

Fax: (518) 442-4206

Campus office: PAC 262

Areas of Expertise: Acting


A professional actress for 30 years, Eileen is a proud member of Actor’s Equity, SAG and AFTRA. She has appeared on regional, New York and international stages, including Soho Rep, Studio Arena Theater, Fulton Opera House, Capital Rep, Stageworks/Hudson, Proctors Theater, Queens Theater in the Park, Theater at Hubbard Hall, The Kennedy Center, Williamstown Theater Festival, the Producers Club, as well as theaters in Rome, Milan and Tel Aviv. A founding member of the New York State Theater Institute, she has performed 25 shows with that company. She was named Best Actress, both by Metroland and the Albany Times-Union, and her performances have been included on the “Year’s Best” lists of every area newspaper.

Eileen is the Artistic Director of Theater Voices, now in its 21 st season, and directed Benefactors, Educating Rita, A Cheever Evening, Candida and The Road To Mecca for that company. She also performed live broadcasts of their productions of Trojan Women and Mrs. Klein across a five-state region for Northeast Public Radio. Other broadcast work includes commercial, documentary and educational voiceovers; narration for Lost Landscapes on PBS, and the Warner Home Classics audio book of Sherlock's Secret Life, for which she won an AUDIE Award in 2000.

She has created three original adaptations for the stage: A Bintel Brief (for the Yiddish Book Center at Hampshire College), Alive, Alive, Oh!, and Spoon River Anthology. In addition to her work at the University at Albany, Eileen has served as a communications trainer for New York State Defenders Institute, and offered theater workshops for NYSTI, the Robert C. Parker School and Actors Collaborative. She received her MA from SUNY Empire State College, and continued her professional training at Shakespeare & Co., HB Studios, and the School for Film & Television.