In addition to professional acting and singing lessons on all levels I provide the practical knowledge and know how to build a successful career. This includes finding an agent, finding a manager (if necessary), headshot photographers, the ins and outs of the actors' unions, etc. We can also make direct referrals to agents.
Teaching people that success is not an accident, it's a formula. If you fulfill each step of the formula it's inevitable that you will achieve the success you are trying to achieve. This is something that I've always instilled into my studentsp which has helped to propel them to major success, Adam Sandler being the first of many.
There’s not enough I can say about this man. His talents and knowledge of performance is endless. Michael started me in my career at the age of 16 and I never looked back. I’ve been a composer/musician/producers for more then 20 years and I owe a lot to Michael for what he taught me..
As a young performer starting out Michael taught me all aspects of performance from audition to rehearsal and applause. The lessons learned helped me prepare for my big break in Annie!
He is extremely talented. He has the knack to bring out the best in those who are lucky to be under his tutelage. The Theater Productions and Industrial Performances his Company presents are always stellar.
Michael had a wonderful ability to take a little bit of raw talent and turn it into something much bigger. He believed in my abilities and helped me to grow in vocal range, power and performance. Although I did not pursue a career in the arts, I have never lost the love of music that Michael instilled in me and 40 years later I can still bring down the house!
First, I evaluate the age, level of training and goals of the student and recommend acting classes with other students or private lessons. Classes are preferrable for actors of all levels, because interacting with other actors onstage is intergal to being an accomplished performer. Private coaching is more appropriate if the individual is preparing for an audition or wants additional coaching for a production in which they are cast.
I have been the Artistic Director for the American Children's Theatre, the New England Repertory Theatre, McDonald's BiCentennial touring production "I Like the U. S. of A.", as well as numerous national tours including "Grease" with Christopher Atkins and Laurie Lauchlin, Ain't Misbehavin' with Nell Carter, "A Chorus Line", "Evita" and numberous regional theatre productions. In addition I created the original live show for "The Broadway Kids Sing Broadway" based on their best-selling CD's and live shows based on popular children's programs on PBS and Nickelodeon.
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