The New York Film Academy's musical theatre school offers aspiring musical theatre actors a one-of-a-kind opportunity to develop their skills as triple threat performers by studying with faculty who are working professionals on Broadway. Students enrolling in the musical theatre school work directly with instructors who have appeared in numerous Broadway and touring productions, top-rate regional theatre, opera, hit movie musicals, and television shows. They receive real world training that prepares them to achieve success in the industry, creating an educational experience few other musical theatre colleges can offer.
Attracting aspiring musical theatre actors from around the world, the New York Film Academy's musical theatre school gives students the opportunity to study their craft in the central hub for launching musical theatre careers—New York City. Students learn and hone their skills in acting, singing, and dancing in world-class facilities that include voice practice rooms, state-of-the-art dancing studios, and professionally equipped recording and shooting studios.
Along with this unparalleled musical theatre training, we offer the chance to “be seen” by other professionals in the business (agents, casting directors, choreographers, composers, directors, producers) in the number one musical theatre market in the world. We offer two “main stage” productions each year, along with both a Summer and Winter New Reading Series and multiple masterclasses each semester. If you join us for our two-year musical theatre program, you will graduate with numerous on-camera clips, a voiceover reel, and extensive on-screen experience.
Come to New York City, study with a faculty who knows what it takes to “make it” and push yourself to your creative limit: only at the New York Film Academy!
Musical Theatre Classes
Students interested in taking a musical theatre program can enroll throughout the year. To learn more about the start dates and tuition rates, please click here.
Musical Theatre Courses
After enrolling in a musical theatre program at the New York Film Academy, students can expect to take the following courses depending on their workshop or program.
Jazz and Theatre Dance
Voice and Speech
History of Musical Theatre
Voice Studio Lab
Stage and Film Combat
Musical Theatre Scene Study
Stage & Film Combat
Acting for Television
Singing for the Camera
Acting for Film
Advanced Musical Theatre Audition Technique
The Director’s Perspective
Hip Hop Dance
Movie Musical Project
Advanced Acting for Musicals
Musical Theatre Workshops
The musical theatre school’s short-term workshops are designed for students who wish to gain a strong foundation in the craft of musical theatre. The Academy offers the following musical theatre workshop.
The faculty at the musical theatre school at the New York Film Academy is comprised of accomplished musical theatre performers, directors, and actors who have appeared on Broadway, touring productions, and television. Each instructor possesses a set of specialties that enables him or her to help each student develop their full range of talents. The faculty members that students will study under include:
Kristy Cates: Kristy recently played Grandma Josephine in "Charlie and The Chocolate Factory" on Broadway. Past productions include: Elphaba in "Wicked" (Broadway, First National Tour, Chicago), Miss Bassett in "Finding Neverland," "Jerry Springer: the Opera" at Carnegie Hall, a handful of Off-Broadway shows and many regional productions. Proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA. Kristy is an original member of the NYFA Musical Theatre faculty and is a professional voiceover artist.
Deidre Goodwin: Deidre is a veteran of 8 Broadway shows, a voice-over artist, and has appeared in several TV shows and films. Broadway credits include the original companies of "Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life," and "Never Gonna Dance," and the original revival casts of "Nine," "Rocky Horror Show," "Jesus Christ Superstar," "A Chorus Line" and "Chicago." Film credits include Oscar-winning film "Chicago," "Every Little Step," "Across the Universe," "It’s Complicated," "Half Nelson," "Magic Mike XXL" and "Ocean’s 8." Television highlights include "30 Rock,""Dancing with the Stars," "Law & Order SVU," "Broad City," "Search Party" and "Madam Secretary." As one of the founding faculty members of the NYFA Musical Theatre Program, Deidre teaches jazz and theatre dance, choreographs a variety of school productions for stage and screen, and is the supervising producer for the Dance on Film Projects.
Musical Theatre Alumni
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In addition to immersing students in the essentials of musical theatre, our faculty also focuses on preparing students for life after the Academy. Below are some of the positions and networks in which our alumni have worked.
Fine Arts Teacher
Contact the Musical Theatre School
To learn more about the musical theatre school at the New York Film Academy, please call us at +1 (212) 674-4430 or follow the links below to get more information.
*The expedition is planned and supervised by NYFA faculty and staff. Please note: participants pay for the costs of their transportation, accommodation, and food. The trip is scheduled during a school vacation or semester break. It is offered as an optional experience, students and alumni are not required to participate.
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