Marla Schaffel Coaching

Marla Schaffel Coaching

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About this pro

I am a professional Tony nominated Broadway actress and graduate of the Juilliard School Drama Division with 30 years of experience. Currently coaching students in audition preparation for college programs, graduate programs, and professional auditions. 

What I love most about private coaching is to help students overcome what may be getting in the way of their success. We work hard and accomplish a great deal in my sessions and we do it with honesty and courage.

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New York, NY 10034
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  • Katie Langham

    Marla is wonderful. I have been studying with her for 5+ years and continue to discover new things about the craft. She is patient, caring, attentive, funny, smart, and reliable. Not only did she help prepare me for college auditions, but she continues to coach me post-undergrad as I move into the professional acting world here in New York. I highly recommend working with her.


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I start with an assessment of the students skills and a consultation to find out what they want to achieve through our work together. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Graduate of the Juilliard School Drama Division

Nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for Jane Eyre.

Winner of the Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, and Drama League Award for Best Actress in a Musical for Jane Eyre.

Starred in national tours of "My Fair Lady" as Eliza Doolittle, "The Sound of Music" as Maria, "Evita" as Eva Peron among others. 

Created original roles in countless new works off-Broadway and regionally. 

Happy to share my professional resume upon request. 

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

What do you want to accomplish? 

What do you think you need from a coach in order to accomplish your goals? 

What kind of coaching relationship are you looking for? 

Feel free to ask to contact other students who have studied with the teacher!

Lessons offered

Acting Classes Speaking Voice Training Shakespearean Acting Classes Scene Study Classes Child Acting Lessons Theater Acting Classes Voice Acting Classes