ACTOR THERAPY MASTER SERIES
The Actor Therapy Master Series allows current and former Actor Therapy students — as well as newcomers not yet affiliated with Actor Therapy — to see an interview, master class, and open Q&A with their favorite artists. Our next master teaching artist will be Alexander Gemignani.
ALEXANDER GEMIGNANI is a Tony-nominated actor, musical director, composer/lyricist, and educator and is thrilled to add artistic director of the NMTC to his resume. He recently starred in the Broadway revival of Carousel (Mr. Snow) after leading the Chicago company of Hamilton (King George III).
His Broadway acting credits include: Violet (Father), Chicago (Billy), Les Misérables (Valjean, Drama League nomination), Sweeney Todd (Beadle, Drama Desk nomination), Assassins (Hinckley, Theatre World Award), The People In The Picture (Moishe), Sunday in the Park With George (Boatman/ Dennis). Off-Broadway: Road Show at the Public (Addison Mizner, Drama League nomination), Headstrong at EST (Nick) and Avenue Q at the Vineyard Theatre (Brian). Favorite Regional: The Three Sisters at Cincinnati Playhouse (Andrei), Oklahoma! at THE MUNY (Jud Fry), The Boys From Syracuse at The Shakespeare Theatre of D.C. (Sergeant) and the title character in the world premiere musical Saint-Ex at The Weston Playhouse. Concerts: Encores! 1776 at New York City Center (Rutledge), the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall, The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, LA Phil at the Hollywood Bowl, and Lincoln Center’s American Songbook.
He has premiered solo shows at the Kennedy Center (Barbara Cook’s Spotlight), The Sheen Center, Birdland, and Feinstein’s. TV/Film: Empire (recurring), Homeland (recurring), Chicago Fire, The Good Wife, Empire State (pilot), and the film The Producers. As a composer/lyricist, he is currently developing four new musicals and has composed the incidental music for several plays. As a musical director, he is currently in development for productions with The Public Theatre and Roundabout Theatre Company.
He has served on the faculty of the National Theater Institute and NYU. Alexander is a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop and a proud graduate of the University of Michigan. His greatest joys are his incredible wife, Erin Ortman and their amazing daughter, Olive.
ABOUT THE CLASS
Registration in the class includes class attendance but does not guarantee a chance to sing. Performers selected to sing for and receive feedback from the guest artist will be selected at random. There will be a brief interview at the top of the class and an open Q & A at the end.
The master class will be held at Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue in New York City, from 1-3pm. The studio number will be sent to all registered attendees.
Anyone 14 and up may attend the master class, but only actors 18 and up will be considered to sing. Please note that adult language may be used in a safe, respectful environment.
Actor Therapy Students currently enrolled in Session 43: $15.00
Actor Therapy Students not currently enrolled: $25.00
All others: $40.00
Any questions? Email us with the subject: Alexander Gemignani Master Class Question.
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ACTOR THERAPY MASTER SERIES: GEORGE SALAZAR
GEORGE SALAZAR is best known for originating the role of "Michael Mell" in Be More Chill and for his Drama Desk-nominated performance in off-Broadway's The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical. Next spring, he’ll be returning to Broadway in Be More Chill after a sold-out off-Broadway run. Previous off-Broadway credits include Keen Company's Drama Desk-nominated revival of tick, tick... BOOM! and David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's hit off-Broadway immersive musical, Here Lies Love. George made his Broadway debut singing "Light of the World" in the 2011 Revival of Godspell and toured with the second national company of Spring Awakening. Regional credits include the world premieres of Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz's Be More Chill and Joe Iconis, Lance Rubin, and Jason "SweetTooth" Williams' Broadway Bounty Hunter. He was also a cast member of the 10th Annual CBS Diversity Showcase in Los Angeles.
George's TV credits include CBS' BULL and HBO's DIVORCE. He appears on various recordings including GEORGE SALAZAR & JOE ICONIS: TWO-PLAYER GAME (Ghostlight), BE MORE CHILL (Ghostlight), THE LIGHTNING THIEF (Broadway Records), GODSPELL (Sh-K-Boom), BROOKLYN CRUSH (Broadway Records) and MOMENT BY MOMENT.