Travis Charles Ploeger

Travis Charles Ploeger joined Washington Improv Theater after an eight year career as the musical director for Chicago City Limits, the longest running comedy revue in NYC.

A co-creator of I Eat Pandas, with Eliza Skinner and Glennis McMurray (McCarthy), he also performed on numerous occasions at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and the People’s Improv Theater in New York.

A graduate of the Hartt School of Music (University of Hartford), he has helped to create and perform more than 1,500 improvised musicals across the country. That fact impresses his DreamGirl wife (Melissa) and two young children far less than he believes it should. You can find him on Twitter as @TravisPloeger.

Travis is the director and accompanist for iMusical.

Photo by Andrew Bossi

Favorite Word
Yes
Favorite Historical Figure
Thomas Coryat

Travis Charles Ploeger is the creator/director of the popular and critically-acclaimed WIT production of iMusical: The Improvised Musical.

He has also written and performed music for other WIT projects including many of their 48-Hour Film Festival entries. A New Yorker for over a decade, he was the music director and pianist for Chicago City Limits (both resident and national touring companies) from 1998 until 2006. He was also a founding member of I Eat Pandas, with Eliza Skinner and Glennis (McMurray) McCarthy, and is a veteran of the stages of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and the People’s Improv Theater.

He is a graduate of the Hartt School of Music, a season ticket holder of the Minnesota Vikings, a passionate Washington Nationals fan… and has either accompanied or music directed in excess of 1,500 performances of improvised musicals… and counting. Follow him on Twitter here.

Student Feedback

“His enthusiasm and energy are very contagious!”

“Travis made what’s rather hard and potentially embarrassing, (singing in public) easy and fun.”

Personal Motto
All you are is your word.
Hidden Talent
Texas Hold 'Em Poker (No Limit)