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Tips On Promoting Yourself As A Performer

We recently sat down with AMDA alumna Karlee Squires to discuss ways of promoting yourself as a performer. Below are her tips for taking your performing arts career to the next level. [more]
1 month ago

Natalie Zea and Chandra Wilson to be the keynote speakers at AMDA's 2016 summer commencements!

Acclaimed actress Natalie Zea (“The Detour,” “The Following,” and “Justified,”) will speak at AMDA New York’s commencement on Saturday, October 1. Meanwhile, award-winning actress Chandra Wilson (Dr. Miranda Bailey / “Grey’s Anatomy.”) will address graduates at AMDA Los Angeles on Saturday, October 8. [more]
11 months ago

Big 10: Top Colleges Currently Represented on Broadway

AMDA named to the Top 10 of performing arts colleges by Playbill. [more]
1 year ago

Anthony Ramos and Jo Anne Worley to Speak at AMDA's 2016 Spring Commencements!

AMDA is pleased to announce that Grammy-winning actor Anthony Ramos (John Laurens/Philip Hamilton in Broadway’s Hamilton) will speak at AMDA New York’s commencement on Saturday, May 28. Meanwhile, acclaimed actor Jo Anne Worley (Billy Barnes People, Hello Dolly!, “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In”) will address graduates at AMDA Los Angeles on Saturday, June 4. [more]
1 year ago

Crafting Conflict: AMDA's stage combat program trains students in the art of violence

Training a machine gun platoon in the heart of Australia, AMDA stage combat instructor Charles Currier found himself face-to-face with executive producer Tom Hanks, who wished to speak to the military tech team about his vision for HBO’s Emmy-winning miniseries “The Pacific.” “If this doesn’t look like documentary footage shot in HD from 1945,” Hanks said, “I’m sending you all home. Your job is to make it look... [more]
1 year ago

Caissie Levy: From Fantine in Les Mis to Julie Nixon in First Daughter Suite

After 13 years of Broadway musicals, national tours and world premieres, Caissie Levy has landed more dream roles than most actors score in a lifetime: She’s played Maureen (Rent), Penny Pingleton (Hairspray), Elphaba (Wicked), Sheila (Hair), Molly (Ghost the Musical), and Fantine in the Broadway revival of Les Misérables. When not performing some of the greatest female roles known to Broadway, Levy’s out teaching students at AMDA New York, doing voiceovers for countless commercials or performing songs in concert from her debut solo album With You. [more]
1 year ago

Practicing Smart: 3 Tips for Learning to Sing

Want to learn to sing? Here are three tips to develop smart practice techniques and unlock your potential as a vocal artist while keeping your instrument healthy. [more]
1 year ago

Announcing Speakers Christopher Jackson and Rizwan Manji for 2015 Fall Commencement!

Emmy-winning composer and actor Christopher Jackson (George Washington in Broadway’s Hamilton) will speak at AMDA New York’s commencement on Saturday, February 6. Meanwhile, acclaimed film/TV actor Rizwan Manji (“Outsourced,” “Schitt’s Creek,” The Wolf of Wall Street) will address graduates at AMDA Los Angeles on Saturday, February 13. [more]
1 year ago

Make Your Broadway Ticket Worth Every Penny

Alumnus Tim Dolan’s tour company, Broadway Up Close, specializes in offering patrons a unique perspective on the 40 theatres that make up Broadway. After six years of successful tours , Broadway Up Close has garnered rave reviews from customers and four consecutive annual Certificates of Excellence from TripAdvisor. [more]
1 year ago

Audition Like You Mean It: Advice from Chandra Lee Schwartz

AMDA’s illustrious alumna Chandra Lee Schwartz has landed a starring role in a world premiere...again. [more]
2 years ago

Three Essential Tips That Put Savannah Frazier on Broadway

The 2014-15 Broadway season has brought a fresh face to its renowned stage, where AMDA alumna Savannah Frazier is making her Broadway debut in the powerful new musical Amazing Grace, helmed by first-time Broadway director Gabriel Barre. [more]
2 years ago

Must-Know Pointers for Your Vocal Health

We all have a voice. We use our voices every day, all day without even thinking about it. Yet your voice, how you use it and care for it, is one of the most important responsibilities we have as performers. Your voice is as unique as your thumbprint—no one else has your identical sound. Owning something that is one of kind is a pretty exciting thing to recognize, explore and, ultimately, develop and care for. [more]
2 years ago