- B.A. Gustavus Adolphus College. 1985. Magna Cum Laude in Theatre
- M.A. Texas Woman's Univeristy. Drama
Dwight Sandell joined Actors' Equity Association, the union for professional actors and stage managers, more than 25 years ago and has since worked as an actor and/or stage manager at most of the DFW regional theatres, including: Casa Manana, Dallas Theater Center, Stage West, Dallas Children's Theater, Ft. Worth Shakespeare in the Park, Shakespeare Festival of Dallas, Circle Theatre, Theatre Three, Lyric Stage, Granbury Opera House, Undermain Theatre, Addison Centre Theatre, Ft. Worth Opera, Pegasus Theatre, Sage & Silo Theatre, Dallas Repertory Theatre, New Arts Theatre, Plaza Theatre and Theatre of All Possibilities.
He has also toured nationally in ten productions as an actor, company manager or production coordinator. Some of his favorite roles have been: Alan in Equus (Best Actor award), Simon in Our Town (Best Featured Actor award), Calabazas in A House with Two Doors is Difficult to Guard (Best Supporting Actor award), Sipos in She Loves Me (Leon Rabin award), Horst in Bent, Bosie in Gross Indecency and Arles/Vera/Stanley/Charlene/Didi/Petey and others in Greater Tuna.
After studying at the Institute of European Studies in Vienna and Upper Midwest Association for Intercultural Education in Iran, he received a B.A. degree in Theatre, magna cum laude, from Gustavus Adolphus College. He received an M.A. in Drama from Texas Woman's University.