McLeod Management & Debbie McLeod Productions

McLeod Management & Debbie McLeod Productions

5.0Exceptional(6 reviews)
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Hi! I’m Debbie McLeod and I love teaching and helping people! It is my Joy! I am a professional actor and singer, director, teacher & coach, and manager of talent.

Acting and singing are my passions and teaching is my calling! If you choose to work with me you will find that I truly care about you.

My goal is to get to know who you are, what your dreams and visions are, to nurture your gifts and talents, to grow your confidence to believe in yourself, and to encourage you to trust your amazing instincts and abilities.

In our sessions, we will dive into the craft of acting, singing, or voiceover at whatever level you are on, from beginning to professional, giving you tools to help you achieve and sustain your best work for any role or song, in any situation.

My experience as a performer is extensive, having been a SAG-AFTRA working actor for over 30 years and a highly trained singer who has starred on and off-Broadway.

As a master teacher, I hold an MFA in Acting/Directing and have been teaching acting and singing, musical theatre, voiceover, and audition techniques for over 25 years, in professional studios, such as The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, in schools, colleges and universities, as well as privately.

In my teaching, coaching, and management, I have had the pleasure and privilege of developing many young people, as well as some more mature folk, into working careers in the acting biz, which is very exciting!

Clients have included Kaley Cuoco (Big Bang Theory), Brianna Cuoco (The Voice), Jack Stanton (The Mick, Outmatched), Gabrielle Christian (Love’s Second Chance - Hallmark movie) and many more.

Can’t wait to meet you and learn more about YOU and how I can help you! 😊


Hired 12 times
1 employee
28 years in business
Serves Santa Monica , CA
Offers online services

Payment methods

Cash, Check, Venmo, Paypal, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Zelle

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Musical styles

I can make recommendations, Classical, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Country, Opera, Musical theater, Gospel

Years experience

Student has no formal training, Student has no formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Able to read music

Student can read music, Student cannot read music

Lesson length

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

Under 5 years old, 5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old


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Gabrielle C.

Debbie single-handedly helped me land my starring role on South of Nowhere. 16 years later, we are still coaching/booking leading roles in tv, film, and commercials! A phenomenal coach, Deb has the gift to see what we are truly capable of as artists, as well as the honesty, instinct and passion to push us to be brave enough to go there. I can unequivocally say that Deb is the best acting coach in the business, and I’m eternally grateful to have found her.
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August 25, 2020


Teri D.

There aren’t enough stars to give Debbie the review she deserves! Her vast experience and enthusiasm for her craft are invaluable. Debbie is professional and compassionate and truly cares about my daughter and her journey into the world of acting. Lessons with Debbie have resulted in more confidence and a solid foundation to continue building upon.
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August 24, 2020


Heather C.

Debbie is a very gifted woman with so many talents! One of her great talents is being an excellent acting coach! She has helped my son grow so much as an actor! She is so caring about her students and their families. Through the years she has become more than just an acting coach, she has become a treasured friend. We highly recommend her!
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August 24, 2020


Sophia S.

Debbie is the BEST!!! She never lets me down! She keeps her word and will always want the best for you, and Debbie genuinely wants to help you in anyway possible!😊
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August 23, 2020


Amy S.

Debbie has the ability to pull the talent out of you! She is incredible in every way an authentic teacher, coach, mentor and friend. She is trustworthy, and a true professional with years of raising up high quality talent with major career successes. She is one of those teachers that change your life! 💗
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August 23, 2020


Diane S.

She is an amazing coach and tireless promoter for beginning and experienced actors. My daughter was fortunate to have her in her life for over 20 years and has worked on television, film and theater. Also, Debbie is an amazing person who is the perfect role model for students.
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August 23, 2020

Frequently asked questions

My process is to first identify their level of experience. Depending on that and on what they are wanting to study most, we will proceed. For example, for Acting for TV and Film, we will begin with learning to Slate for the camera, interviewing for acting jobs on camera, then on to simple and fun Commercial copy (and Voiceover and Animation copy (if that is their interest), and on to Scenes from TV, Stage, and Film, as well as Monologues. We will also include Improvisation skills. Through all of this I teach Truth in Acting and being as natural as possible- methods pulled from the great teachers, Stanislavsky, Meisner, Strasberg, etc. I help actors go from Stage skills to On-Camera skills, as well. And if they are singers, we can get into that for Animation, in addition to Stage work.

I have a B.A. in Acting, Minor in Music from Florida State University. Also an MFA (Master of Fine Arts) in Acting/Directing from California State University Long Beach.

I am a certified performer and teacher from the Manhattan School of Music Professional Musical Theatre Workshop. 
Also, I am a trained and certified member of teachers of MICHA (Michael Chekhov Association).

I am a Master Teacher of Acting for over 30 years having taught at Lee Strasberg Film and TV Institutes in NYC and LA, at many colleges and universities, and in my own studio for over 20 years in Burbank. I teach and coach actors and singers daily and am still a working actor. I also manage a small, exclusive group of actors in my McLeod Management company.

Services offered

Voice Acting