Musical Theatre SchoolThe New York Film Academy's musical theatre school offers aspiring musical theatre actors a one-of-a-kind opportunity to develop their skills as triple threat performers by studying with Broadway level faculty. Students enrolling in the musical theatre school work directly with instructors who have appeared in numerous Broadway and touring productions, top-rate regional theatre, opera, hit movie musicals, and television shows. They receive real world training that prepares them to achieve success in the industry, creating an educational experience few other musical theatre colleges can offer.
Attracting aspiring musical theatre actors from around the world, the New York Film Academy's musical theatre school gives students the opportunity to study their craft in the central hub for launching musical theatre careers—New York City. Students learn and hone their skills in acting, singing, and dancing in world-class facilities that include voice practice rooms, state-of-the-art dancing studios, and professionally equipped recording and shooting studios.
Along with this unparalleled training, we offer the chance to “be seen” by other professionals in the business (agents, casting directors, choreographers, composers, directors, producers) in the number one musical theatre market in the world. We offer two “main stage” productions each year, along with both a Summer and Winter New Reading Series and multiple masterclasses each semester. If you join us for our two-year program, you will graduate with numerous on-camera clips, a voiceover reel, and extensive on-screen experience.
Come to New York City, study with a faculty who knows what it takes to “make it” and push yourself to your creative limit: only at the New York Film Academy!
Musical Theatre ClassesStudents interested in taking a musical theatre program can enroll throughout the year. To learn more about the start dates and tuition rates, please click here.
Musical Theatre CoursesAfter enrolling in a musical theatre program at the New York Film Academy, students can expect to take the following courses depending on their workshop or program.
|Meisner||Performance Lab||Jazz and Theatre Dance|
|Shakespeare||Voice and Speech||History of Musical Theatre|
|Ballet||Voice Studio Lab||Stage and Film Combat|
|Music Theory||Song Interpretation||Musical Theatre Scene Study|
|Pop Rock||Showcase Practicum||Professional Preparation (The Business of Acting)|
|Comedy||Audition Technique||Acting for Television|
|Tap||Ballroom Dance||On-Camera Audition Technique|
|Improvisation||Acting for Film||Advanced Musical Theatre Audition Technique|
|Modern Dance||Movement||The Director’s Perspective|
|Hip Hop Dance||Movie Musical Project||Advanced Acting for Musicals|
Musical Theatre WorkshopsThe musical theatre school’s short-term workshops are designed for students who wish to gain a strong foundation in the craft of musical theatre. The Academy offers the following musical theatre workshop.
Musical Theatre ProgramsDesigned for students who wish to make a longer time commitment to their musical theatre studies, the musical theatre schools offers the following musical theatre programs.
Musical Theatre FacultyThe faculty at the musical theatre school at the New York Film Academy is comprised of accomplished musical theatre performers, directors, and actors who have appeared on Broadway, touring productions, and television. Each instructor possesses a set of specialties that enables him or her to help each student develop their full range of talents. The faculty members that students will study under include:
|Mark Olsen: As chair of the musical theatre school, Olsen is an accomplished performer, director, and instructor who has directed over forty-four productions including HAIR, My Fair Lady, Peter Pan, and West Side Story. His work has been represented on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and at theatres and festivals around the country.|
|Kristy Cates: Cates is best known for her turn in the role of Elphaba in the Broadway, Chicago, and national tour of the smash musical Wicked in addition to being only the third person to perform the role on Broadway. In addition, she has also appeared in multiple Off-Broadway productions that include Jerry Springer the Opera, Click Clack Moo, and The Music of Ruth Wallis and does voiceover work for television and radio commercials.|
|Deirdre Goodwin: Deidre has appeared in eight Broadway shows in addition to her extensive television and film work. Some credits include appearing as one of the "Merry Murderesses" in the Oscar-winning film Chicago as well as on Broadway as "Velma Kelly". She also had the honor of portraying "Sheila" in the revival of A Chorus Line and being featured in the documentary Every Little Step which chronicles the casting process of the Broadway revival. Some of her television credits include, 30 Rock, Law & Order SVU, Broad City, Dancing with the Stars and more.|
Musical Theatre AlumniThe musical theatre school at the New York Film Academy has graduated numerous successful alumni, which can be viewed here.
Career OpportunitiesIn addition to immersing students in the essentials of musical theatre, our faculty also focuses on preparing students for life after the Academy. Students graduating from the musical theatre school should consider pursuing the following career paths.
|Songwriter||Playwright||Fine Arts Teacher|