Jesse Cline's work has been seen at the Media Theatre since 1994, when he began staging Broadway musicals in Delaware County as the Artistic Director for Rockwell Productions. He maintained the same position as the Media Theatre entered the new Millenium as a not-for-profit music theatre company.
Due to his artistic vision and dedication to his work, the Media Theatre ranks as one of the East Coast's top regional theatres. He is directly responsible for the resurgence of classic operettas in the region, having staged revivals of The New Moon, RoseMarie, and The Student Prince. He has staged over 50 Broadway revivals, including Jesus Christ Superstar, The Secret Garden, Grease, and Jekyll and Hyde: the Musical. His most recent productions, Titanic and Elton John's AIDA, received critival acclaim from the Philadelphia Inquirer and several other media outlets.
As an actor/ singer, he toured nationally with Robert Goulet in Carousel and Ann Blythe in Showboat. He has performed at the St. Louis Municipal Opera, the Miami Performing Arts Center, the Carousel Dinner Theatre and the Mountain Playhouse, to name a few.
He is the founder of the Media Theatre's School of the Theatre and its Childrens Theatre Series. He holds a BFA in theatre from Virginia Commonwealth University and did graduate work at Bowling Green University. He studied with the legendary Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York City.
Cline is one of the founders of the Media Theatre Veterans Alliance and sits on the board of the Delaware County Veterans Museum, which is housed at Media's old Armory. He is working with several decorated Veterans on programming for the museum.
Cline created and continues to oversee the Media Theatre's popular and reputable summer camp for children. In 2006, he directed the West Side Story Camp for teenagers.
Due to his Artistic vision, several Tony Award winning performers and nominees have appeared in, or are planning to appear in, concerts at Media Theatre. Tony winner and legendary Broadway performer Betty Buckley performed at the Grand Gala in 2004. David Miller, a member of the popular singing group Il Divo and a Tony winner for Broadway's La Boheme, did his first concert at Media Theatre in November 2003.