Presented by Melissa Errico
Broadway actress Melissa Errico leads this masterclass, devoted not so much to making beautiful sounds as dramatizing great songs. The goal is to address the challenge of acting and shaping songs to bring whatever your chosen music is to dramatic life. The class is ideally suited for the student who already has some background and experience singing, or for actors who sing. Exceptions will be considered. This course is designed to give performers a place for guided practice, a chance to work on musical scenes with peers, and a stimulating and trusting place to explore individual performance skills. While it is not a vocal technique class, one focus will be to find the most natural way of delivering the sung message or inhabiting a musical character.
Class material addressed may include solo performance, duet, or group scenes and is appropriate for both the professional and aspiring singing actor in either musical theatre or concert/cabaret. Accompanist provided. Come prepared with a song (memorized and with sheet music properly prepared and in a binder for pianist).
Students can expect to present work at least four times over the course of the five sessions for 15-20 minutes.
Classes will conclude with a special “Meet The Industry” Q&A Session with such professionals as theater composer Georgia Stitt, Broadway & film composer Marc Shaiman (HAIRSPRAY, upcoming MARY POPPINS), Austin Cook (associate musical director/conductor of HAMILTON), choreographer Chase Brock and conductor Rob Berman (ENCORES!), Broadway voice teacher & vocal coach Alexa Green, and lyricist & wordsmith Adam Gopnik. (Guests subject to change.)
*Please review registration prerequisites before enrolling.