For 42 award winning years I have been Artistic Director and teacher of THE SIMON STUDIO, a professional training, development and production center in NYC. Our On Camera Professional Lab combines actors, writers and directors in NYC. www.thesimonstudio.com. I have directed/acted in numerous films and for Yale Rep, NY Shakespeare Festival, London's Royal Court Theatre, Dublin's Abbey Theatre, etc. and with actors John Lithgow, James Earl Jones, James Woods, Samuel L. Jackson, Tovah Feldshuh, Bibi Anderson and for NYC and London premiers by playwrights Tenn. Williams, Shakespeare, John Guare, Terrence McNally, Michael Weller, William Saroyan, Lanford Wilson, etc. Elected to Notable Names in American Theatre and awarded numerous grants including National Endowment of Arts. Leading and principal film roles include Oliver Stone's WALL STREET2 opposite Michael Douglas and Josh Brolin, THE SUBLET, LOVE IN KILNERRY, THE BOYS OF LATE SUMMER (also produced) and directing BREAD TODAY and LADY SHAPED LIKE A VASE. The Simon Studio on Instagram and Facebook. www.thesimonstudio.com / [email protected] / 917-776-9209
I love most the interaction with those I teach/coach and enjoy watching them grow and improve.
Some of Mr. Simon's famous alumni include John Lithgow, Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta, James Earl Jones, Tovah Feldshuh and james Woods and Mr. Simon is deserving of every accolade ever received with the proof being in the naturalistic performances by his actors. They each possess a very clear relationship awareness. This is no doubt a result of Mr. Simon's astute training.
One on one private coaching (on Facetime, Skype or live) and/or in my SIMON STUDIO's On Camera Professional Lab for actors with directors and writers (since 1978). www.thesimonstudio.com
Yale School of Drama, MFA, '67
Actors Studio, Moderator in Playwrights and Director Unit
Middlebury College, B.A., '64 Drama Major