Anthony Crivello

Anthony Crivello

5.0 (4)
1 employee
35 years in business

About this pro

ANTHONY CRIVELLO in addtion to being a multiple award winning actor and singer, is a vocal coach/acting teacher/voice-over acting treacher spanning all platforms of performance.  ANTHONY CRIVELLO received Broadway’s Tony Award, Chicago’s Jefferson Award, a Carbonelle Award, A Footlights Award and nominations for three Jefferson, two Canadian Dora Mavor Moore, LA’s Ovation, Drama Critics, Robbie, Garland, and Friends of New York Theater Awards. Broadway: Golden Boy, Kiss of the Spiderwoman (Toronto, London), Marie ChristineEvitaLes MiserablesThe NewsMeasure For Measure, Heathers: The Musical. Toronto: Jane Eyre. LA: Into The Woods @ The Hollywood Bowl, Steve Martin’s The Underpants, Expecting IsabelDo I Hear a Waltz. Chicago: The House of Martin GuerreA Flea in Her Ear, Louis and Keely Live At The Sahara. Milwaukee: McguireFrankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. Pittsburgh: The Old Man and the Sea. Las Vegas: Phantom-The Las Vegas Spectacular. Films: TradeMaterial GirlsTexas Rangers,Independence DayHenry Toy, The Mark, The Glass Jar, Jane Austen’s Mafia!Slaves of New YorkSpellbinderShakedownCrocodile Dundee II, Assassin 33AD. Television: Feud: Bette and Joan, Emma’s ChanceBehind The CandelabraSeinfeldCSI: NY, FrasierIn-LawsLaw and OrderNormal, OhioDillinger and CaponeThe Lost CaponeMiami ViceStar Trek-VoyagerBabylon 5Alien HunterLes Miserables in ConcertOne Life to Live. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0188266/? ref_=nv_sr_1

With Mr. Crivello's private classes you learn about:

- Preparation and Performance.

- Diaphragmatic Breathing and Center Pitch.

- Relaxation
- Starting from a place of "Reality" and where we are/Nerves.
- Comfortable vs. Uncomfortable - When to worry.
- Looking For Clues / Working backward in text/lyrics
- Imagination
- Substitution and "The Emotional Tool Box"
- Exaggeration
- Staying active in rehearsal, then focusing
- Diction and it's use/Film vs. Stage
- Objective and Super Objective
- Playing against the lines
- Emotional depth
- Why is continued study important

- The Actor as Athlete

Additionally, Mr. Crivello teaches Voice-Over acting and techniques. My home studio now includes:

- Source Connect with USB cable tied directly into my high-speed modem.

- both Twisted Wave and Audacity recording programs/sound editors.

- Focusrite Scarlet Solo Third Generation 2-In, 2-Out USB Audio Interface Amp.

- Sennheiser HD 280 Pro headphones. My backup headphones are SONY WH-H900N Noise Canceling.

- Sennheiser 416 Shotgun Microphone with dust cover. 

- Sterling SM5 Shock Mount

- Yotto Pop Filter. 

- Samson MBA38 Microphone Boom Arm

- Monster Power HTS 1600 Home Theater Reference PowerCenter with Clean Power - Stage 2 v.2.1 Filtering.

I have a Samson G-Track that serves as my "road mic and set-up" if I am away from home. I have cables, Yotto windscreen, a desk mount, and extra headphones that will allow that to happen.

Please contact me at [email protected] and we can continue discussing all. 

You can find additional information about me at: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0188266/

CREDITS:

-Crazy Ex-Girfriend/Looping-CW Network

-Mistresses/Looping-ABC

-Nascar/VO / TV Spot-NBC

-Ubisoft/Company CEO 'Tony'/Ubisoft

-Radio show on FOX SPORTS/ 920 AM Las Vegas "“Tony Crivello and The Sicilians”" -Host/VO spots 'live'

-Hot Shots Golf Fore! 

-The Black List (Promo) *

-Domino's Dots /''Braveheart' Manager

-Atlantic Bell Telephone/Pizza Restaurant Owner

-Peugeot (Europe)/Principal Performer

-Silo Audio/Video NYC

-Cherry 7-up /Leo Burnett

-Security Force/ "Monsters"/Frankenstein/ Actor

-FIAT 500 "Tony Fixes It" SUV 2015 /Tony

-FIAT / Various TV- Internet/ Funny or Die

-FIAT 500 "Tony Fixes It" SEDAN 2015 /Tony

-FIAT / Various TV- Internet/ Funny or Die

I am passionate about The Arts in all forms. My life as an actor and teacher spans over 40 years. You must love it to remain that long, and indeed I do. I convey that passion to my students, and a love of the Arts, love of a full rounded education, striving for the best, reaching for the highest goals. 

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Woodland Hills, CA 91364
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4 Reviews

5.0

  • Ed Wierzbicki, Producer & Theatre Faculty, Central Connecticut State University

    Anthony Crivello is not only a Tony Award winning performer, he's a master teacher of acting and musical theatre performance--and a passionate and exceptional communicator. Whether he's working on the ground or through a Zoom or FaceTime session, he has this genuine ability to connect with his students, or with fellow professionals. His knowledge of theatre history, drama/literature, musicals and the theatre industry is also first rate. Recently, Mr. Crivello was a zoom guest artist-teacher in my university class of theatre majors where he delivered a detailed lesson on the solo play. His knowledge and insights were impressive, and he also shared personal experiences to crystalize his teaching points. He added to the class session by also delving into the challenges of being a performer today--whether in musicals, solo plays, on stage and in films. I highly recommend Mr. Crivello. In closing, I will add that he is a long time collaborator, and his energy, library of knowledge on acting, and his commitment to his craft is second to none. He works effectively with all groups; with adult professionals, university students, and teens and kids, too. I look forward to his next guest session with my college students.

  • Eric Allaman

    Anthony, is a first-rate professional. I have worked with Anthony in various capacities over the years and he never seizes to amaze me with his abilities, insight and professionalism. His ability to communicate is what makes him particularly exceptional. He has a very lengthy and varied career so his rich perspective on story, plot, character, voice and performing is extremely valuable. Anthony is a valuable asset to anyone seeking advice, counseling, coaching and/or tutoring in the art of acting, singing and performing.

  • Kelli James

    His commitment to giving an outstanding performance whether he is acting, singing or teaching is always his top priority, He is an inspired and gifted artist. It has always been an extreme pleasure to work with him.

  • Charlie Zicari

    My name is Charlie Zicari and I am currently on the Creative Development and Original Programming team at Disney Junior; a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. I've had the distinct honor of knowing Mr. Crivello since we were introduced thirteen years ago through my former high school theater teacher backstage at "Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular," in which Mr. Crivello starred as the title role. Since that time, Mr. Crivello has served as my mentor and I've been fortunate to witness firsthand his profound, diverse, and singular talents as an actor, singer, writer, director, and teacher in a myriad of vessels; not a jack, but truly a king of all trades within the entertainment business. Mr. Crivello brings pedigree experience, an unrivaled work ethic, and the utmost class to every room or stage. He is a force to be reckoned with, which can be attributed to his passion for the work and most uniquely, his ability to bring the best out of the people involved. Mr. Crivello will always have my highest recommendation.



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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?
  • The first lesson is an introduction and "meet and greet." It is also a chance for me to evaluate what raw acting or singing skills each student may have. We talk and discuss what the student wants to achieve and what the student's goals are.
    We begin with a 45 minute class to start on basics.
     
    We work to make the student aware of relaxation in our work, proper singing and vocal techniques including breathing and use of the diaphragm and 'mask of the face,'  tongue placement, placement of the tone and not straining in the neck. We work to develop good singing and acting habits. These may seem foreign at first, but by exposing students young and old to these good habits a shift will eventually occur. Each delivery and performance depends on the medium the actor or singer is working in, be it in film, television, or on stage --- comedy of drama. That is, acting or singing for the screen is much different from acting and singing for the stage, as well as voice-over/microphone technique.
     
    A weekly lesson, with a young student, is a commitment for the parents as well. We want this to be a joy so the student remains excited about learning and performing.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
    • EDUCATION-
    • Marquette University, 1974-76 (Class of 1978) Major in Fine Arts/Communications
    • Studied Theater/Acting/Directing at T.Schreiber Studio/NYC (1983-89), Michael Howard Studio/NYC (1990-92), Tony Greco Studio/ NYC & Los Angeles (1994-2010)
    • Studied Voice/Singing with Ann Perillo/De Paul University & privates/Chicago (1979-2016), Gunner Grandquist/Marquette University & privates/Milwaukee (1975-1978)
    • Studied piano at Wisconsin College Conservatory of Music (1976)
    • Studied Improv Comedy at Second City/Chicago with Del Close (1979-81) and Chicago City Limits/NYC (1984-86)
    • Lifetime Member of The Actor’s Studio (NYC/LA 2000-present)  Past teachers include: Estelle Parsons, Arthur Penn, Diane Wiest, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Bain, Martin Landau . 
    • Saint Thomas More High School (Class of 1973)

His past acting teachers also include: Tony Greco, Michael Howard, Terry Schreiber and Mary H. Strong. 

His vocal coach and teacher for over forty years is Professor Anne Perillo/DePaul University.

Mr. Crivello is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and the Writers Guild of America.

Mr. Crivello is an Honored Member of Marquette University's Century of Scholarship. He was the recipient of Marquette University's College of Speech & Communications distinguished 2003 Communicator of the Year Award. He is listed in Who's Who in America, and is an outstanding member of the Saint Thomas More High School Alumni Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the Marquette University Hall of Fame with his likeness on a plaque at Johnston Hall in the Diederich College of Communication on the campus of Marquette University. A caricature of his likeness can be found on the walls of the famed Sardi's Restaurant in New York City. He has the honor of being subject matter for the New York Times caricature artist Al Hirschfeld four times.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
  • One hour lesson is recomended. 45 minutes minumum lesson once a week is most common. Some students work twice a week. $25.00 per 15 minutes. I also work with acting/vocal students for colege prep and auditions (on-camera and on-stage.)

How did you get started teaching?
  • WORKSHOPS and LECTURES-  
  • Faculty Member/Acting and Performance-Milwaukee Repertory Theater (Jan. 2017)
  • Master Class/Acting - University of Southern California  [USC] (9/2017), Marquette University (5/2017), Phoenix Theater, AZ. (2002, 2016)
  • Lecturer-Acting and a Career in the Arts - Nepris On-Line (2016 2020)
  • Acting and Musical Auditioning Master Class-Marquette University, Milwaukee (2017), Kelli James Studio, Phoenix, AZ. (2000, 2016), Sunset Playhouse, Milwaukee, WI. (2017)
  • Lecturer-/Q&A- Acting and a Career in the Arts-High School of The Performing Arts, Nashville, TN. (2016)
  • Lecturer-Acting and Directing, Ensworth High School, Nashville, TN. (2016)
  • Lecturer/Q&A-Acting and Professional Career- University of Southern California [USC] (9/2017), T. Schrieber Studio, NYC (1996, 2014) 
  • Lecturer-Acting and Directing for The Theater, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA. (2005)
  • Lecturer-Acting and Performance Workshop-Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI. (1996, 1999, 2017) 

What types of students have you worked with?
I teach students young and old, ages 8-55 years old, across the United States, London, Toronto and Mexico. I have worked with students as young as 3, 5 and 7 years old... as well as grade school and high school students and adults both in the professional arena and wonderful amateur performers. This includes acting in plays, for television, coaching for film or for the Regional or Broadway stages.
I also offer 'carrier advise' if a goal is to perform as a living. But our first goal is to just have fun. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.
  • There are many:

    • COMMUNITY SERVICE-
    • Honorary Board Member Nevada Society for he Prevention Of Cruelty to Animals (2006-16)
    • Volunteer/ Feed The Homeless/Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City (1995-99, 2001, 2002, 2004)
    • Performer for fundraisers/Equity Fights Aids (1981-2014)
    • Muscular Dystrophy Association/Telethon Performer (2012, 2013)
    • Le Cordon Blue/Las Vegas Feed The Needy (Server, 2010)
    • Cancer Awareness Volunteer/Think Pink (2008-2012)

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Anthony Crivello strongly believes in the power of a well rounded educational background and “aiming for the highest goals.” He instructs with a wealth of knowledge and professional experience in the world of the performing arts. His goals are to prepare, motivate and challenge students for a REAL WORLD OF THE ARTS experience. This includes a wide range of philosophies, studies and strategies. This also includes inter-active experience that will guide and propel the students to success ‘on stage,’ ‘on screen’ and in writing, directing, producing… and beyond in many fields. He also strongly believes in the power of ‘benevolence’ and ‘giving back to the community.’ 

"Each Art from feeds another. A broad-based education is a key to future success. If you take one step each day, by year's end, you'll be suprised and pleased at how far you have traveled. "


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What is your ultimate goal? What do you hope to achieve by studying with me? Are you ready to make a commitment to study, implementing and practicing exercises and techniques I will teach you? Are you willing to be patient and focused? Will you make time in your schedule for lessons and practice? Are you ready to have fun? 


Lessons offered

Method Acting Classes Acting Classes Child Acting Lessons Film Acting Classes Film And Tv Acting Classes Scene Study Classes Stage Performance Training Theater Acting Classes Voice Acting Classes