This series of three master classes, offered on successive Mondays, are workshops in each of the Triple Threat areas of theater: acting, singing, and dancing. This series will provide students with a wide range of insight and instruction from various Broadway professionals. Students may opt to sign up for all three workshops as a package or individually.
*For Singing class, please come prepared with 16-32 bars of any song to work on if time permits.
*For Acting class, please come prepared with sheet music and a lyric sheet for one full song, preferably memorized.
LIZ CAPLAN has been vocal coaching in NYC for over 30 years and lectures around the world.
Liz Caplan Vocal Studios, LLC provides training and artist development for all ages and levels of singing and performing. The associate instructors are licensed and trained by Liz in her technique.
Presently Liz is the Vocal Consultant on Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway starring Ben Platt, as well as Disney's Aladdin and The Book of Mormon. She was the vocal supervisor on Oh Hello on Broadway, Roundabout Theater's Into the Woods, Once (Broadway/Tour), American Idiot (Broadway and National Tour), Rock of Ages, Side Show, and was the vocal coach on Jason Robert Brown's 13 and the most recent Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof. As well, Liz was the Vocal Supervisor on Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway starring Neil Patrick Harris for which he won the Tony Award.
Liz has worked with many of the Actors in the Broadway Hamilton company: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Chris Jackson, Rory O'Malley, Javier Muñoz and Taran Killam.
She also had the pleasure of working on The White House Salute to Burt Bacharach.
Her students star in principal roles on Broadway and as artists in the recording industry. Liz Caplan's students have been recipients of the prestigious Tony Awards: Nikki James (Book of Mormon) Steve Kazee (Once), Patina Miller (Pippin), Neil Patrick Harris (Hedwig), James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin) and John Cameron Mitchell (HEDWIG Broadway).
Liz has provided coaching on camera for Carey Mulligan in support of the film SHAME and played piano for her in the film. As well, Liz worked on the Les Miserables film as vocal coach to Amanda Seyfried. Liz has been working as Vocal Supervisor on The Get Down, a Netflix series created, written and directed by Baz Luhrmann. She is the Supervising Vocal Producer on The Greatest Showman, a musical film based on the life of P. T. Barnum, starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams and Zac Efron, premiering Christmas 2017. She is also the vocal coach for Stephen Colbert of the Colbert Report and The Late Show.
Liz also works with Neil Patrick Harris in support of his TONY award appearances as well as his theatrical pursuits.
Liz is a frequent commentator for CNN and Reuters.
Her affiliations include: American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, The Drama League, and National Association of Teachers of Singing, where she has been a speaker, panelist and workshop facilitator. She is also on the faculty of the Voice Foundation in Philadelphia and is a member of the New York Singing Teachers' Association, as well as a member of the Voice and Speech Therapists Association.
Liz Caplan Vocal Studios are in residence at NYU at Tisch School of the Arts-New Studio on Broadway.
Scott Schwartz is the Artistic Director of Bay Street Theater. Most recently, he directed Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame at Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey and La Jolla Playhouse in California. As a director, he has worked on and off-Broadway, in major regional theaters across the country, and in the UK and Japan. On Broadway, he directed Golda’s Balcony and Jane Eyre (co-directed with John Caird). Off-Broadway, he directed Murder for Two, Bat Boy: The Musical (Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle Awards, Outstanding Off Broadway Musical; Drama Desk Award nomination, Outstanding Director of a Musical), tick, tick…BOOM! (OCC, Outstanding Off Broadway Musical; Drama Desk nomination, Outstanding Director of a Musical), Gigantic (Vineyard), The Foreigner (Roundabout), Rooms, Kafka’s The Castle (OCC nomination, Outstanding Director of a Play), and No Way to Treat a Lady. At New York City Opera he directed Séance on a Wet Afternoon. The regional theaters he has worked at include ACT, Alley, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Dallas Theatre Center, Denver Center, The Geffen, Goodspeed Opera House, La Jolla Playhouse, Old Globe, Pasadena Playhouse, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Signature, Theatre Under the Stars, and Westport Country Playhouse. He is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreogrpahers Society and a graduate of Harvard University.
Avital Asuleen: is a Brooklyn based choreographer, performer, and educator. She holds a BA in Theater Arts and History, and an MA in Comparative History, from Brandeis University. She is currently teaching artist with Together in Dance, Brooklyn Center Stage, and Mark Morris Dance Group.
Recent NYC choreographic highlights include the premiere of “The Queen Bees” (Queens Theatre in the Park), the devised dance theatre piece “Ephemera" (Elektra Lounge, NYC), and “Rags” (The Connelly). Regional favorites: “The Music Man” (Berkshire Theatre Festival), “Gypsy" (White Plains Performing Arts Center), and “Dames at Sea” (Turtle Lane Playhouse). Associate choreography credits include “Jasper in Deadland”, and “Nymph Errant” (Prospect Theater Company), and “Men With Money” (The Muse Festival). Avital had the pleasure of observing Randy Skinner on the Encores! production of “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”.
As a performer, favorite past roles include Miss Shields in the national tour of “A Christmas Story”, Anytime Annie in “42nd Street”, Sheila in “A Chorus Line”, and productions of “ Sugar”, “No No Nanette”, and “On Your Toes”. Avital made her off-broadway debut in the NYtimes critics pick revival of "I'll Say She Is". Avital is the founder of The Choreography Lab at New York Theatre Barn, currently in its 4th season. For more, visit www.Asuleen.com