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 one of the most sought after acting coaches among actors. 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.

At the New York Theatre Academy, 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 gain exposure and experience. Michael's commitment to the craft, and his strong relationships with industry professionals have allowed him to help many students begin their careers. He believes that continuous study and development of your craft will prepare you for a professional acting career.


THe Mission

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


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. 


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.