Rayme Cornell | Webster University

Rayme Cornell

Photo of Rayme CornellBA, University of Nevada; MFA, University of Missouri Kansas City, 1993. At Webster since 2018.

Rayme has been a professional actor for over 22 years. Rayme is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and Actors Equity Association.

Rayme began her teaching career as an Assistant Professor in the Stage & Screen Acting program at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, where she taught Acting, Shakespeare, Modern Styles, Audition Techniques, and Voice Overs, in the MFA and undergraduate acting program. She was the host of the national award-winning PBS show Real Moms, Real Stories, Real Savvy. She has worked in film, television, Off Broadway and with some of the nations most prestigious regional theatres. Her favorite roles include; Cassandra in Trojan Women at The Old Globe, directed by Seret Scott; The Greek Chorus, in the World Premier of Trevor Nunn and John Barton’s seven-hour play, The Greeks, at The Alley Theatre directed by Gregory Boyd; Louise Marie Therese, in the premier of Lynn Nottage’s new play Las Meninas at Crossroads, directed by Daniela Veron; Elmire in Tartuffe directed by Garland Wright and Olivia in Twelfth Night directed by Penny Metropulos with The New York Acting Company; Olivia in Twelfth Night directed by Marco Barricelli at Shakespeare Santa Cruz; Aunt Cora in the World Premier of the John Henry Redwood play ‘No Niggers, No Jews, No Dogs’ at The Philadelphia Theatre Company and New York’s Primary Stages directed by Israel Hicks; Titania in Midsummer directed by Michael Weller and Queen Margaret in Richard III directed by Jan Powell at the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. Odessa in Water by the Spoonful directed by Christopher Edwards, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth directed by Darren Weller, Diane in Little Dog Laughed, Arkadina in The Seagull and Mrs. Muller in Doubt at the Nevada Conservatory Theatre.

Other regional theatre credits; Arizona Theatre Company, Vinyard Playhouse, The O’Neill, Missouri Repertory Theatre and The Unicorn Theatre. Rayme is a private coach for professionals. Her speech and acting clients range from network news anchors and celebrity chefs to UFC champions. Rayme is also known for her extensive voice-over work. Rayme is a master teacher at the Don LaFontaine Voice Over Lab at the Screen Actors Guild Foundation in Los Angeles and New York. Rayme has represented such products as L’Oreal, Ford, Dunkin Donuts, Uber, Cingular Wireless, Station Casinos, Singulair, Lifetime, WE, Oxygen Network, USA Network, MTV, VH1, BET, ESPN, History Channel, Discovery Channel, Republican and Democratic Candidates and many more. Her greatest role to date is that of being Brick’s Mom.