Michael Luggio Acting Classes NYC
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A talk-back with Director Michael Luggio and Annemarie Hagenaars after a production of her one-woman show, The Einstein Girl, at New York Theatre Academy.

Teaching from Experience.

Michael Luggio is an experienced and dedicated acting teacher, with over 25 years of experience in the entertainment industry. He continues to train, mentor, and coach many of the industry's most respected actors. Michael's commitment to the craft, and his strong relationships with industry professionals have allowed him to help many students begin their careers.

Michael works with actors continuing their training at the professional level. He understands the difficulties that actors face, and works to help dedicated and talented actors develop their skills, gain experience and exposure. Michael strives to teach actors how to be as authentic and real as possible in their work and believes that continuous study and development of your craft will prepare you for a professional acting career.

To learn more about Michael, click here.


THe Mission

My mission is to enhance the actor's education by developing the skills necessary to reach their full potential in this field.

Michael Luggio Acting Teacher


I work with actors who have had previous acting training as well as the those who are working professionally, building upon their fundamental skills and exploring new tools that will fuel their careers. 

Advanced Acting Class New York

In Class

I strive to provide every actor with a safe, supportive environment in which to practice so they may have the freedom to live freely on stage and screen.


Study With Michael

Michael teaches small, private, comprehensive scene study and on-camera audition classes weekly. Classes are intended for actors who have completed basic acting training elsewhere. These classes encourage the actor to bring their imagination to life and to develop their characters through their own personal experiences. The actor will understand the power of their choices, not only for their approach to each character, but to their career as actors. Students will have performance opportunities in conjunction with their classwork. Click on the links below for more information about each class.

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On-Camera Audition

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Actor Resources

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I highly recommend Lindsay Van Norman Photography to all of my students for professional, authentic headshots to take the next step in their careers. 

All current students of mine receive a 10% discount off their headshot session. I suggest that all my students take advantage of this opportunity.

Visit lindsayvannorman.com for more information.



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Oliver Jackson-Cohen in class with Michael Luggio