We are so thrilled to welcome back Broadway Star and TONY Award winner– LAURA BENANTI for a musical theater workshop with us!
Laura Benanti most recently starred in Meteor Shower opposite Amy Schumer on Broadway. Her other Broadway credits include: She Loves Me as Amalia, for which she received a 2016 Tony nomination. She took home a Tony for her performance as Louise in Gypsy opposite Patti LuPone; she was also nominated for the Broadway productions of Swing!, Into the Woods and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Benanti appeared in the Rockettes’ New York Spring Spectacular. Her screen credits include Supergirl, Nashville, The Sound of Music LIVE!, The Playboy Club, Go On, Starved, Law and Order: SVU, Royal Pains, Eli Stone, The Big C and Elementary. She can regularly be seen on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Ms. Benanti, along with Broadway Workshop director, Marc Tumminelli, will work with each student on audition technique and song interpretation in this special one day Master Class. We will focus on giving actors the opportunity to bring their audition and performance skills to the next level and how to better connect to their audition material. Students will break down their song material with one on one coaching in a class setting. Finally students will have the opportunity to be part of a Q&A with Laura and the Broadway Workshop team.
Students will need 2 musical theatre audition songs in the correct key for this workshop. We will only be focusing on ONE 16/32 bar musical cut in this class. We ask that students have a second song to be used as back up. Music should be in a binder and clearly marked for our musical director. There is no dance componant to this class.
This is an advanced level class. We will be working fast and students should be ready for honest feedback.