Study With Michael at The New York Theatre Academy


Character Development and Scene Study

Michael teaches small, private, comprehensive character development and scene study classes weekly. Classes are intended for professional actors and those at the intermediate/advanced levels who have completed basic acting training elsewhere

Each class is designed to teach actors a comprehensive method of character development.  In the classroom, focus is placed on teaching actors how to be as authentic and genuine as possible in their work in the classroom and how to translate that work to performances in various mediums. Through these techniques, the actor will learn to be receptive in classes and performances so they can discover new and exciting elements of their characters. These classes encourage the actor to bring their imagination to life and to develop their characters through their own personal experiences.

Acceptance into the acting program is by audition only.

  Monday evening Character Development and Scene Study: 6:30 - 9:30 PM

Tuesday evening On-Camera Audition/ Film & Television, Scripts: 6:30 - 9:00 PM

Wednesday evenings Character Development and Scene Study: 6:30 - 9:30 PM

Thursday afternoon On-Camera Audition/ Film & Television Scripts: 1:00 - 3:00PM


Classes are held at Shetler Studios at 244 W 54th St. 12th Floor

Class limit of 8-12 students per class.

Once per week $300.00/mo   |   Twice per week $500.00/mo

On-Camera Audition Class

Many actors miss out on great roles because they struggle auditioning in front of the camera. This class will help you overcome those obstacles and give you the confidence to conquer your on-camera auditions.

In this class we will focus on becoming comfortable in front of the camera while auditioning with film and television scripts. We will work on cold readings, prepared auditions, and practice working with a reader in a simulated audition environment. Using your knowledge of character development, you will learn how to focus on your choices and let go of any tension to make the audition experience what it should be: Fun.

Each week you will receive video of your work in class to review.

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Students will have performance opportunities in conjunction with their classwork. 

Michael has assisted his actors with personal introductions to many of the top Management Companies, Talent Agencies and Casting Directors in New York as well as Los Angeles.

Appointments can be made for private coaching, workshops, audition and monologue preparation.

 For information and reservations for a complimentary class please visit the News page and/or contact Michael here.

No refunds. One class credit per month for acting related work.