Lonny Stevens is a veteran of stage, movies, and television, having directed and written several award winning shows. Born to song-stylist Kitty Stevenson, young Lonny was surrounded by nothing but musical greats, such as Billie Holiday, June Christy, Stan Kinton’, Soupy Sales, Rosemary Clooney, Billy Eckstine, Nat ‘King’ Cole, Duke Ellington,Count Basie, and other greats. Lonny’s writing mentors were Renaissance LegendsLangston Hughes, Richard Wright & James Baldwin. As a young performer on Broadway he acted with Icons such as Mildred Dunnock, Brock Peters and Roscoe Lee Browne. He was nominated for a Tony Award for his portrayal of Melvin in What The Wine-Sellers Buy, and Stevens was featured in numerous television series and movies. As a writer and director Lonny (working with his brother, Motown “A & R Director” William ‘Mickey’ Stevenson, produced and directed the Image Award winning television special: the first Rhythm and Blues Awards Show. He also won several Image Awards and Nominations for the productions of Show Girls, Swan, Wings and Things, Sing it from the Heart, Filling in That Space, a Dramalogue Award for Advice to the Players, a League of Players Director of the Year award, and a lot of joy from An Evening with Sandra Bernhard.
As a coach, Lonny has worked with such greats as Dustin Hoffman, Harrison Ford, and Dick Anthony Williams.
Lonny Stevens is by far one of the more superior acting crashes in the business. He teaches from the heart and takes a genuine interest in his students. I have done a lot of acting training and I've never worked with a teacher who personally understood where my choices as an actor came from and could help me identify a stronger choice that I could truthfully connect to.
Lonny is heaven sent. I have only met a handful of people with the wisdom, knowledge and experience that he has. He is more like a mentor / coach / teacher / father to me. He geninuely wants to see you succeed and would do whatever he can to make that happen if you want it for yourself. His eye for talent is something only the greats have. There has not been a time I can remember that Lonny was not dependable and professional. Even reasonable when so many other people in LA/Hollywood are out for themselves. I ALWAYS recommend him and CAP Studios and I continue to grow with him. We are I believe 5 years in now. So blessed! thank you Lonny and CAP!
I've been with Lonny Stevens for over four years now , and of all the acting coaches I've had he's has been the best out of all of them. His one on one approach to acting the concept of how he teaches me from step by step and creating truth around the characters I play is uncompatabible to anyone else ! You become the character you play and his coaching has gotten me more auditions . I have a lot respect for Lonny and I will continue to study acting with him . He's not only my acting coach ,but my mentor . Amy Aslanyan
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American Place Theater, Uta Hagen, Herbert Berghof, Bill Hickey, Wynn Handman
300 per month, group lessons / 100 per hr, private
I grew up in a household full of extraordinary artists. I probably had the best education anyone could ask for simply through osmosis. I have been a blessed performer all my life, and have made my living doing everything from Acting, Writing, Directing, Music, and more. Performing is a part of my dna, and I've always been fortunate enough to be able to translate my many experiences ever since I was a young lad.
Dramatic, Comedic, Singers, several Award Winning
World Peace Foundation, raising awareness for the "Forgotten People", hosted by Claes Nobel, of the Nobel (Prize) family.
Try out various instructors, and give an honest assessment of which teaching resonates with you.
1. Is it your heart's desire to be a performing artist?
2. Are you committed? (which translates to discipline)
2. Are you willing to make a fool of yourself?
The answer should be "yes" to all of these. Everything else will take care of itself.