I recently hosted a talk at the Music Theatre Center in Mount Pleasant, SC about what it really looks like to pursue a degree in musical theatre. Even though the talk was for students and parents, the information is so useful for anyone planning to start or head back to college that I decided to share it with everyone.
Staying disciplined consistently is not an easy task. One of the most challenging things about a career in the theatre is the constant change of schedule. You have to be able to turn your schedule on a dime so that you’re available for opportunities when they arrive. So, if you’re like me and can’t really stay disciplined well on your own, here’s some tips on how to make it a reality.
So many of these students are looking forward to getting their college training but then also set the expectation that once they get that training under their belt, they are done. Training doesn’t stop after your degree. You must always be studying. Here are my top suggestions to help you find the places to study that will help you uplevel your performance AND connect you with the people you want to know.
This week's #BroadwayLife episode features Jonathan Freeman, who brings to life that sinister Sultan wannabe Jafar in Disney's ALADDIN on Broadway. It's a role he help create 27 years ago for the animated film, adding another iconic Disney villain voice to the history books.
Being authentic is one of those words that gets thrown around in this industry. It’s confusing for many of us because authenticity can seem so subjective. To help you navigate all these big buzz words, here are some steps that I use to be more authenticity in my relationships.
We must start to treat our careers the way we treat our craft! When we are feeling unsettled or afraid, it’s usually because we are living in the past or the future, not the present. Here’s how to practically apply this to your life as an actor.
In this week’s #BroadwayLife episode, Jay Armstrong Johnson and I discuss his early childhood as a professional performer, booking his first Broadway show without an agent and the glorious Halloween side project that fills his creative well.
How many times have you been in a note session, and you hear the other actors defensively explaining their choices on stage? It’s because they feel exposed. It’s a natural reaction to be sensitive in that situation. We’ve all done it at some point, but here’s something to remember before your next notes session with a director.
We are told over and over that if you’re gonna complain about being on Broadway, then don’t do it. But it’s a tough pill to swallow when your dream becomes a “job”. Here are my suggestions to use in stifling situations to help you change your perception from complaint to creativity.