Chair, Assistant Professor
Before joining the Albion faculty in 2016, Zach was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Acting and Voice at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. During his 14 years as a New York City-based actor and director, Professor Fischer appeared in leading roles Off-Broadway and at Equity theaters across the country, including The Illinois Shakespeare Festival, The Fulton Theatre, The Alabama Shakespeare Festival, The Asolo Repertory Theatre, and The Virginia Stage Company. Television credits include The Americans, 30 Rock, Gossip Girl, Law & Order, Power, American Odyssey, and The Jim Gaffigan Show. In addition to his own work, Zach is an accomplished professional audition coach for stage, film, and commercial actors, an endeavor that inspired him to pursue a full-time teaching career. He received his M.F.A. in classical acting from Florida State University's Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training.