Betty Buckley Will Offer Master Class in Manhattan
By Andrew Gans
April 12, 2016
Tony winner Betty Buckley, who is set to reprise her role in Grey Gardens this summer for West Coast audiences at the Ahmanson Theatre, will return to New York City May 1-5 to teach her Song Interpretation & Monologue workshop at the T. Schreiber Studio.
This master class for actors and singers is open to artists at all levels: high school students preparing for college auditions, current college students, professional actors and singers, educators and other professionals aspiring to refine their communication skills in word or song. The class also welcomes observers who participate in all aspects of the class except the individual coaching by Buckley.
During her workshops, Olivier nominee Buckley, according to press notes, shares “her expertise, guiding her students through a methodology that facilitates audience connection through songs and monologues. Her emotional connection to songs and audiences is renowned, and that very connection is at the heart of what Ms. Buckley imparts to her students.”
Classes will be held from 6:30 PM-10:30 PM. An accompanist will be provided. For further details and to apply to the workshop, prospective participants should contact T. Schreiber Studio at (212) 741-0209 or email [email protected].
Buckley offered acclaimed performances in Broadway’s Sunset Boulevard, Carrie, Song & Dance, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, 1776, Triumph of Love and Promises, Promises. She won a Tony Award for her performance as Grizabella in the Broadway production of Cats, and she starred on the London stage in Promises, Promises, Dear World and Sunset Boulevard, earning an Olivier Award nomination for her work in the latter. Buckley just completed filming on the new M. Night Shyamalan film Split co-starring with James McAvoy.