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Musical Theatre School at the New York Film Academy

New York Film Academy musical theatre instructor Kristy Cates in Wicked New York Film Academy musical theatre instructor Deidre Goodwin in Chicago New York Film Academy musical theatre instructor Kevin Duda in The Book Of Mormon Study under NYFA musical theatre instructor Bronson Norris Murphy Study under NYFA musical theatre instructor Todd Buonopane Study under NYFA musical theatre instructor Thom Christopher Warren Musical theatre graduate Pati Amoroso starred as Sophie in Mamma Mia NYFA premieres Spring Awakening at the American Theatre of Actors
Musical Theatre programs are offered at our New York Campus only

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Musical Theatre School

The 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, receiving real world training 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 and 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 voice over 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 Classes

Students interested in taking a musical theatre class can enroll throughout the year. To learn more about the start dates and tuition rates, please click here.

Musical Theatre Courses

After enrolling in a musical theatre course at the New York Film Academy, students can expect to take the following courses depending on the workshop or program they choose to take.

Acting I 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
Comedy Audition Technique Acting for Television
Tap Ballroom Dance On-Camera Audition Technique
Improvisation Acting for Film Advanced Musical Theatre Audition Technique
Modern Dance Movie Musical Pre The Director’s Perspective
Hip Hop Dance

Musical Theatre Workshops

The 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 Programs

Designed 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 Faculty

The 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 enable them to help each student develop their full range of talents. The faculty members that students will study under include:
NYFA musical theatre school chair Mark Olsen 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.

NYFA musical theatre school faculty member Kristy Cates 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 voice over work for television and radio commercials.

NYFA musical theatre school faculty member Deirdre Goodwin Deirdre Goodwin: Goodwin has appeared in eight Broadway productions in addition to her prolific movie and television work. She appeared as the “Merry Murdress” in the Oscar-winning adaptation of Chicago and played the role of “Sheila” in the 2006 revival of A Chorus Line. She has also appeared in television shows including 30 Rock, Law & Order SVU, Nurse Jackie, Dancing with the Stars, and much more.

Musical Theatre Alumni

The musical theatre school at the New York Film Academy has graduated numerous successful alumni, which can be viewed here.

Career Opportunities

In 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.

Actor Singer Musician
Dancer Choreographer Director
Songwriter Playwright Fine Arts Teacher

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