AMTA IS:

   
Principal
Kenneth Avery-Clark

Kenneth has appeared in the West End production of Sweet Charity at Theatre Royal, Haymarket. He has 23 years experience in Musical Theatre and has shared the stage with Nathan Lane, Lee Evans, Elaine Paige, Elton John, Liza Minelli, Cliff Richard, Girls Aloud, and Olivia Newton-John, to name a few. He has appeared in the West End productions of Sweet Charity, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Producers, Ragtime and 125th Street. He has toured extensively throughout the US and Canada, is an accomplished writer of both plays and music and is one of London's leading vocal coaches.

Christie Miller
Director of Operations and Personal Coach

Christie is an award-winning actress with over thirty years experience, not only on stage but also as a director and producer. She is also a qualified coach and specializes in co-active coaching, allowing the client to arrive at his or her own solutions to their problems via the use of constructive questions and self-reflection. Having had extensive experience in performing arts she understands the challenges that every performer faces.

 
 

OUR TUTORS:

Vice Principal and Head of Acting
Mark Goldthorp

Mark is currently appearing in Matilda in the West End. Other credits include Regent's Park's Into The Woods, which won an Olivier Award. Prior to that Mark spent two years playing Nicky/Trekkie in Avenue Q in the West End. Other West End credits include The Drowsy Chaperone, Woman in White and Les Miserables. He has performed in the UK tours of Me and My Girl, Beauty and the Beast and Whistle Down the Wind. He has also recently appeared in My Family for the BBC. Mark is currently appearing in Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre in London, in the role of the doctor and the Escapologist, and also covers Mr Wormwood and Miss Trunchbull .

Ryan Forde Iosco
Acting

 

Ryan works as a performer and director and trained in musical theatre at the Arts Educational School, Tring Park and as an actor at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. As a performer, Ryan has worked with: Universal Pictures (Robert De Niro's The Good Shepherd), the Soho Theatre (The Translators), Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch (Viktor, Sadler's Wells), Belt Up Theatre (Antigone and Lorca is Dead in rep at the Lowry), Bill Kenwright Ltd (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), BBC (Songs of Praise:Musicals), principal vocalist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, in numerous commercial campaigns (Doritos, Right Guard, Ford, etc) and as a voice over artiste for several audio books and video games. Ryan's direction credits include: Philippe Decouflé's Panorama (Sadler's Wells and International Tour), Only on Sundays (the Bush Theatre), Star Crossed workshop (Bush Theatre Attic), Children's Director on Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK and Ireland Tour) and several pieces with drama schools and young people. Ryan is also the Artistic Director of Theatre Renegade.

 



Alice Fearn
Singing

Alice made her West End Debut in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "The Woman In White" (Palace Theatre) u/s Laura Fairlie. Since then theatre credits include: "Les Miserables" (Queen's Theatre) playing Factory Girl u/s Fantine and Cosette; "Awaking Beauty" playing Princess Aurora (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough) directed by Alan Ayckbourn; "Annie Get Your Gun" (Young Vic) Ensemble u/s Dolly; Madaleine in "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" (Workshop) directed by Emma Rice; Rapunzel u/s Cinderella in the Olivier Award winning production of "Into The Woods" (Regents Park Open Air Theatre) and most recently playing Shazzer in Bridget Jones the Musical (Workshop). Alice is currently playing Gingy/Sugar Plum Fairy u/s Princess Fiona in Shrek The Musical (Theatre Royal Drury Lane).

  Alex Nordin
Dance Instructor London and New York


Alex Nordin has been working professionally throughout United States since the age of 17. He has toured the US in productions of The Rocky  Horror Show Live, Singin' in the Rain, West Side Story, The  Fantasticks,  Footloose, and Oklahoma. He has danced at some of New York City's  iconic theatres and jazz venues, sharing the stage with Tony, Grammy,  Olivier and Emmy award winners. Alex has trained extensively in stylistic work, especially the Fosse style, and has been seen in productions of Chicago around the United States, as well as national productions of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,  Hello Dolly!, White Christmas, Crazy for You,  Fiddler on The Roof  and in numerous roles in film and television. His work has also bridged the theatre and fashion worlds for Hermes of Paris, as a featured dancer and associate choreographer and consultant for their U.S. live events. 



Jude Alderson
Acting, Film and Television


She has developed a distinctive approach to acting training that releases and strengthens the actor. Her method has a high success rate in the industry. Through detailed text study and improvisation, the actor develops confidence and flexibility plus a relaxed approach, which enables him or her to play to their own strengths. Through this strong and purposeful approach, one’s own unique qualities can be developed. And – most importantly - it gives actors an active strategy for working in the profession. As an actor she has worked with Stephen Frears. Gary Oldman, Barbara Hershey, Allesandro Jodorowsky, Sir Richard Eyre, Richard Harris, Ken Campbell, Steven Berkoff (3 years in his company playing major roles) and Alex Cox. She formed own music theatre company Sadista Sisters, which played for 12 years all over Europe, in the West End and a season at Ronnie Scotts. Other writing and directing credits include A Soldier’s Tale for New York based L’Ensemble; several shows for Clean Break and a Year of the Artist Award for The People’s Opera. On screen she has written for the BBC (Rachel and the Roarettes), Paramount Pictures, Working Title and Warner Sisters.

  James Kinney
Dance (Fosse) London and New York


Broadway credits include: Fosse, Dance of Death, Barry Manilow's Harmony and the most recent revival of Sweet Charity, starring Christina Applegate, where he also served as the production's Assistant Dance Captain. He continued preserving the "Fosse style" when he became the Dance Captain for choreographer Wayne Cilento's First National Tour of Sweet Charity, starring Molly Ringwald. Film and Television appearances include: "The Producers," "The Dave Chappell Show," PBS' "Dance in America," "Fosse," "Good Morning America" and "The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade." Tours and regional productions include: Oklahoma!, A Chorus Line, Chicago, Cabaret, West Side Story, 42nd Street, Phantom, and the legendary Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular. He has also performed at Carnegie Hall, at The White House and has danced alongside Liza Minnelli for "Rosie Live" on NBC. James, alongside Broadway legend  Donna McKechnie, created the dynamic movement for The Hollywood Bowl's Guys and Dolls, starring Jessica Biel. The duo would also work to choreograph a new musical; Cross That River, premiering at the New York Musical Festival. Further musical theatre choreogprahic credits include: "I Do, I Do!" at the Old Globe, Hello, Dolly! starring Sally Struthers, West Side Story, White Christmas, Crazy for You, as well as countless other productions around the U.S. In addition to choreography, James acted as Artistic Director and resident choreographer for the Broadway Dreams Foundation, and continues to teach at New York City's premier dance studios, Broadway Dance Center,Steps on Broadway, and Peridance.



Robert Irons
Acting


Robert trained as actor at LAMDA. Credits in London: Giles Ralston in The Mousetrap (St Martin’s Theatre),  Beadle and Pirelli u/s & featured ensemble in Sweeney Todd (The Adelphi Theatre),  Giles André in Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s Theatre),  Angel Clare in Tess Of The D’Urbervilles (Savoy Theatre),  Charles in After The Fair (King’s Head),  Hugh Chalcot in Ours (Finborough),  Trevor in Troubleshooters (Sit Com Trials Finalist, Soho Theatre),  Ralph Rackstraw in HMS Pinafore (Covent Garden Festival),  Side By Side By Sondheim (Landor / & 25th anniversary concert at Wavendon),  News Revue (Canal Café),  Godspell (Barbican Hall),  Sweeney Todd (Royal Festival Hall). Tesman, Brack and Loevborg u/s in Hedda Gabler (Theatre Royal, Bath / Tour),  Mr Snow in Carousel (Chichester Festival Theatre),  Anthony in Sweeney Todd (New Wolsey, Ipswich),  Vinnie in The Screams of Kitty Genovese (Edinburgh Festival),  Casanova in Casanova Returns (Cardiff),  Young Scrooge in A Christmas Carol (Clwyd Theatr Cymru),  Don Jose in Carmen (New Vic, Newcastle-u-Lyme),  Fyedka in Fiddler On The Roof (Belgrade, Coventry),  Tale of Two Cities (Alexandra, Birmingham). Marius u/s & Lesgles in Les Misérables, Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing, Stephen in Deadly Embrace,  Simon Stride in Jekyll and Hyde (UK Tours) Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Concert (O2 Arena, London),  Soloist in Rogers and Hammerstein Gala with BBC Concert Orchestra (Chichester),  London cast recording of Sweeney Todd, three solo tracks and two duets for Simply Broadway album,  Edinburgh cast recording of The Screams of Kitty Genovese. Alessandro in Konnichiwa Brick Lane (Balance Film),  Tell Me! and The Soldier (award winning short films),  A Close Shave (Folgate Films),  Altra Caverna (One Wing),  Hand You Are Dealt (Lloyds TSB),  Presenter for Amway Business Opportunity DVD,  Narrator for the Carte Noire Readers Season,  Presenter and Narrator for NHS Dementia Campaign.

 

Stuart Matthew Price Singing Repertoire

 

Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.
Theatre includes: Dear World (Charing Cross); Sweet Smell of Success, Cradle Will Rock (Arcola); Mack & Mabel (Southwark Playhouse); Vampirette (Manchester Opera House); Shrek (Original West End Cast); Beyond the Gate (Gate); Merrily We Roll Along - Sondheim 80th Birthday Celebrations (Donmar); Liberation Day (National Theatre Studio); Only The Brave - Workshop (Trafalgar Studios); The Rocky Horror Show (ATG); Jesus Christ Superstar (Minnack, Cornwall); Parade (Donmar).
Concert work includes: Stuart Matthew Price: The Roles I'll Never Play (St. James Theatre); My Fair Lady (RTE Concert Orchestra); Strictly Gershwin (Royal Albert Hall); Notes in Heels (Duchess); Hooray for Hollywood, MGM Musicals and The Rodgers and Hammerstein Prom (BBC, Royal Albert Hall); The Good Companions (BBC Radio 3); Simply The Music of Scott Allen (New Players Theatre).
Stuart won the Tim William's Award for his composition Stories of Heroes, and his latest musical, The Diary of Me, will be workshopped next year.



 



Tony Winter


Anthony is continuing a successful freelance career as a musical director. Theatre Credits includes: Currently Keyboards Associate - Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre), and previously Les Miserables (Queens Theatre), Musical Director - West End Eurovision - Wicked (Dominion Theatre), Assistant MD for Children of Eden (Prince of Wales Theatre), 80th Anniversary Gala (Apollo Victoria Theatre), Sunday Night at the London Palladium (London Palladium). Music Associate for She’s the One Gala (Savoy Theatre), Louise Dearman in Concert (Leicester Square Theatre), Andrew Lloyd Webbers’ “Aspects of Love” (Menier Chocolate Factory). Principal Bass for BBC Proms 2010. He has worked alongside Kiri Te Kanawa, Kerry Ellis, Dianne Pilkington, Louise Dearman, Rachel Tucker, Lesley Garrett, and amongst many others whilst having worked in a variety of West End Theatres and flagship venues including St Paul's Cathedral, The Royal Albert Hall, Westminster Abbey, Maida Vaile and Abbey Road Studios. International credits include concerts in Japan, Brazil, Hungary, Holland, including a televised album release of "Air" - Boys Air Choir at Tokyo Opera City (JVC). Session work include recordings for BBC, EMI, Hyperion and Laserlight records.

Kirsty Hoiles
Acting


Kirsty has worked extensively in Theatre and light Opera. Her West End Credits include Betty Blue Eyes (Novello Theatre), Gone With The Wind (New London Theatre) and Les Miserables (Queens Theatre). She recently worked on the forthcoming movie of Les Miserables for Working Title playing a featured factory worker. In November 2009 Kirsty won the TMA Award for Best Supporting Performance in a musical for playing Young Viv in Spend Spend Spend at the Watermill Theatre, directed by Craig Revel Horwood. Other work includes The Three Musketeers (Rose Theatre, Kingston), Peter Pan (West Yorkshire Playhouse), King Cotton (Lowry, Liverpool Empire), Jerry Springer the Opera (BAC). She features on a new recording of West Side Story for Sony BMG, as Mrs Darling on the cast album of Peter Pan and as Mrs Allardyce on the cast album of Betty Blue Eyes both by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.



  Tom McClane
Acting


Tom McClane trained at Drama Centre London. His theatre credits include Troilus and Cressida (Cheek by Jowl, Barbican and world tour), Silverland (59E59 New York), Hamelt (Arcola), Creditors (Southwark Playhouse), Watership Down (Riverside Studios) 100 (Rome), The Alchemist (The Globe)

Film,Television and Radio includes, Suspension of Disbelief, Bel Ami, The Marchioness Disaster, Dixon of Dock Green (BBC R4).
Tom teaches at Guildford School of Acting, leads the Acting short courses at Central St Martins, and has been an assistant to a senior tutor at Drama Centre London. He also works extensively as a voice over artist and is a founding member and co-director of Boxing Rabbit Theatre Company.

  Luis Garcia
Private voice teacher

Tenor Luis Garcia, born in Lisbon, completed his BMus(Hon) degree at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London where he studied with Laura Sarti. He completed his Masters of Music at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2004.
Luis is passionate about teaching and his work with Musical Theatre performers has resulted in his students being accepted at all the major colleges in London as well as having lead roles in shows such as Wicked, Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables. In addition, his technical approach has helped performers to achieve a high level of success and has brought Luis to the attention of the internationally recognized Edgemar Centre in Los Angeles and he has been invited to work on the next session here in London.



Keith Wallace
Stage Combat

Keith trained as an actor-combatant at East 15 Acting School and was one of the first to graduate with a unique degree in stage combat & specialist performance skills. He operates as a freelance fight consultant and stage combat teacher for theatres and acting colleges across the UK, alongside frequent work for the National Film & Television School. Keith also continues to work as a performer, appearing recently in the Channel 4 series Back From The Dead and the medieval epic Ironclad. He has just finished working as a fight performer for the West End production of Singin' In The Rain.

Tony Bayliss
Boot Camp Trainer

Tony is a graduate of AMTA and is currently working as an actor, musician and composer. He knows just what kind of shape students need to be in to get the most from their year at AMTA. He is a personal trainer and has served as a soldier for 12 years, first in the Army then the Marines. Operational tours of duty include Iraq and Northern Ireland. He is also the recipient of the AMTA's Musical Theatre Award for 1012. He WILL teach you DISCIPLINE!



Richard Pryal
Head of Acting Programme


Richard trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama. Recent theatre includes: Romeo & Juliet (Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds), Three Sisters (Young  Vic), We Love You City (Belgrade Theatre, Coventry), Farm Boy (59e59 Theater, New York), The Tempest (OSC) , Translations (Leicester Curve), The Ugly One (Norwich Theatre Royal), The Merchant of Venice (Changeling Theatre Co.), Tamburlaine & Edward II  (Rose Theatre, South Bank). Films include: Dreck (T-Squared Film), Zebra Crossing (Exile Media Group) The Baseline (Finelight Films), She Stoops to Conquer (Sky Arts) and Stardust (Paramount & MARV Pictures). Television includes: David Copperfield, A Passionate Woman and Murder Rooms (BBC). He is also an experienced  motion-capture performer and voice artist.

  Evan Ensign
Singing Repertoire


Evan Ensign has directed Avenue Q for its UK tours, Richard Thomas’ Wrong Songs For Summer in London, RENT in Montreal and for a tour of the Far East, Womyn In Three, Out of the Reach of Children and Simone at Town Hall – A Tribute to Nina Simone in New York.  Most recently, Evan was the Resident Director for the UK tour of The Phantom of the Opera.  As Associate Director: Avenue Q (Broadway, Las Vegas, West End and US tours), RENT (Broadway and US tours), Les Miserables (US tour) and Shrek (Broadway and US tour).  Other credits include work on Broadway with Chicago, Exit The King, and Annie Get Your Gun, the US tour and Los Angeles company of The Phantom of the Opera, the workshops for The Book of Mormon, and Julie Andrew’s Gift of Music at the O2.  Film work includes Smooth Talk, Student Confidential and Doin’ Time on Planet Earth. For Television The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers, The American Film Institute Salute to Jack Lemmon and Elvira’s Thriller Theatre as well as rock videos for Lou Rawls, Rick Springfield and The Motels. 



  Ste Clough
Dance - Jazz


Ste hails from West Yorkshire, and trained at Arts Educational, London. Gaining a BA Hons in Musical Theatre. 
Theatre Credits include; Sticks (One of the three pigs) & Understudied & played Lord Farquaad in 'Shrek The Musical', Original London Cast, (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), Chalmers & Understudied & Played Will Parker in 'Oklahoma!' (UK Tour), 'Evita' (UK Tour), Bacchus – the God of Wine in 'Orpheus in the Underworld' (Opera Holland Park), 'Dress Circle Benefit Concert' (Her Majesty's), '2009 WhatsOnStage Awards' (Prince of Wales), 'Betwixt!' in Concert (Ambassadors) 'Flying with the stars' (Palladium). Film Credits include: Like Minds (Lionsgate Productions).

  Terence Penk
Ensemble Singing


Originally from New Zealand, Terence Penk attained a BMus degree in Composition from the University of Auckland in 2005. Terence has performed extensively throughout Britain, New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific as a pianist and international dance accompanist. 
As a musical director and repetiteur his professional musical theatre credits include: Avenue Q, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Sweeney Todd, Putting it Together, Oliver!, Lucky Stiff, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, The Last 5 Years, Kiss Me, Kate, HMS Pinafore and The Boy from Oz, as well as producing West End concerts: Best of Bond: 007, Bacharach: Of Life & Lovesong, Dusty Springfield: The Tribute Concert and Sondheim: Women.



Ellie Rutherford Dance - Ballet, Jazz and Tap

 

Ellie graduated with a BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre from The Arts Educational Schools, London. Ellie was assistant choreographer for AMTA's production of Sweet Charity in 2013. Other Choreography credits include: Associate Director/Choreographer When Midnight Strikes (Aria Entertainment), Assistant Choreographer Avenue Q (Upstairs at The Gatehouse), Our House (The Winston Churchill Theatre), Assistant choreographer Crazy for you (Upstairs at The Gatehouse), Associate choreographer Evita (The Beck Theatre), Nevermore: A Musical (The Courtyard Theatre). Performance credits include: West End Heroes (Dominion Theatre), 42nd Street (London Palladium), Crazy for you (Upstairs at The Gatehouse), T-mobile's Big Dance (London Palladium), Edges The Musical (The Landor Theatre), Guys and Dolls (Upstairs at The Gatehouse), Film roles include: The Bride in London, Paris, New York (Fox Star Studios), and Tango Dancer in No Sweat (The Generating Company). Ellie trains students in Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Contemporary and Musical Theatre at various theatre schools across London and is very much looking forward to starting her classes at AMTA.

  Kendall Purdy
Singing, New York and London


Kendall Purdy first hit the stage at 13 as a member of the Donny Osmond National tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat's children chorus. Hit with the performing bug, she received her Bachelor's of Music from Boston University College of Fine Arts, Summa Cum Laude and Master's of Music from The Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with world-renowned voice teacher Trish McCaffrey. Additional studies include: The International Institute of Vocal Arts in Chiari, Italy and VOICExperience with acclaimed operatic star Sherrill Milnes. Operatic credits with IIVA include Norina in Don Pasquale, Suor Genevieffa in Suor Angelica, Musetta in La Boheme and Carmelite/Blanche cover in Dialogue Of The Carmelites. 
In 2007 Kendall was the New York Winner and National Finalist in the Kurt Weill Lotte Lenya Competition. Her credits include the International/World Tour of West Side Story in the starring role of Maria. National Tour: Cats as Jellylorum/Griddlebone. Regional credits:A Wonderful Life, Mary u/s , Ensemble (Westchester Broadway Theatre), Music Of The Night: Concert Series (Flat Rock Playhouse) New York Debut; Kay Swift/Ginger Rogers in George And Ira (The Players Club). Kendall has previously served on the voice faculties of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute and Dean College School of Theatre. She currently teaches vocal technique with MTCA and maintains a private voice studio in New York City.



  Gary Albert Hughes Private Singing and Repertoire

 

Gary trained at The Purcell School of Music and Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the he trained further in voice at The a Royal Academy of Music
where he also completed his LRAM technical vocal coaching diploma.
As a performer he has started in E4's hit reality dating series Playing It straight as the singing presenter along with Jameela Jamil and Alan Carr. He has sung for Stephen Sondheim for his 80th Birthday Prom at The Royal Albert Hall alongside Judi Dench and Julian Ovenden. He was also a features soloist at Kerry Ellis and Brian Mays concert 'Anthems'. Gary has been performing in classical, musical theatre and pop music for 10 years.
Gary had been a coach for 8 years both in his own private practise and at various drama schools around the UK.

  Richard Jones
Head of Dance

 

Performance credits include most recently the role of Frank in Richard Eyre’s revival of The Pajama Game (Minerva Theatre, Chichester), covered and played the roles of Hortensio and Paul in Kiss Me Kate (Chichester Festival Theatre and The Old Vic), Crazy For You (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and Novello Theatre), Me & My Girl (Sheffield Crucible), Dance Captain on Sweet Charity (Menier Chocolate Factory and Theatre Royal Haymarket), Hello Dolly! (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Mary Poppins (1st UK Tour), We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre), Saturday Night Fever (Apollo Victoria Theatre) and Chicago (International Tour).
Other theatre work includes the original workshop production of Lend Me A Tenor-The Musical and the Olivier Awards 2012, 2011 AND 2010.
Television credits include; Let’s Dance and Strictly Night Fever (BBC); IT Crowd (Channel 4); The Al Murray Show and The Paul O’Grady Show (ITV).
Choreography credits include most recently BARE (Greenwich Theatre), Carnival of the Animals (Riverside Studios), Stepping Out (Manor Pavilion Sidmouth), European Premiere of Stiles & Drewes’ The Three Little Pigs (Greenwich Theatre), Anything Goes (Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts), European Premier of Steel Pier (Union Theatre) Off West End Nomination-Best Choreography, Rent (Greenwich Theatre), Broadway World Award-Best Fringe Production, Floyd Collins (Southwark Playhouse) Off West End Award Best Musical 2013 and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Union Theatre) Off West End Nomination Best Choreography.



  Stephen Purdy
Voice, New York & London

 

Stephen Purdy is on voice faculty of Marymount Manhattan College and founded and is principal coach at the New York Vocal Coaching Studio, a vocal and music services studio for musical theatre performers. His clients have been cast in the Broadway and touring companies of virtually every major Broadway musical of the last decade including WICKED, MAMMA MIA, BILLY ELLIOT, SPIDERMAN, HAIRSPRAY, LEGALLY BLONDE, PHANTOM, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, MEMPHIS and many others. His clients are also performing in regional theatres and on concert stages across the globe. As a musical director and conductor for the musical theatre stage, Stephen's Broadway, off- Broadway and National touring credits include TARZAN, SPELLING BEE, PETER PAN (Cathy Rigby-both in New York and on tour), THE FULL MONTY, THE FANTASTICKS, and FRANKENSTEIN (Original cast recording). Stephen spent nearly five years touring Europe with GREASE (Paris and European tours), A CHORUS LINE and 42nd STREET and MY FAIR LADY in Hong Kong (cast recording). Major regional theatre credits include Atlanta Alliance, Washington Arena, Joseph Papp Public Theatre and the York. Television includes work for A and E, PBS and the BRAVO channel. Stephen studied voice and piano at University of Mississippi, conducting at the Juilliard School, and Vocal pedagogy and coaching at Westminster. In 2011 he was artist-in-residence of musical theatre at the University of Shanghai and Shanghai Theatre Academy and has taught and given master classes at notable universities and colleges throughout the United States and Europe. His first book entitled "The Alchemy Of Theatre Song", a song preparation and audition guide for performers is due in bookstores late next year. Stephen lives in New York City and is married to actress and fellow voice pedagogue Kendall Kelly. www.Manhattanvocalcoach.com.

 

George Rae
Singing Tutor
 


Training: The Royal Academy of Music, London, where he gained a Postgraduate Performance Diploma (Distinction) and the LRAM in singing teaching.  He also holds a BMus (Ian Tomlin School of Music, Napier University) and a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (University of Greenwich/Trinity College of Music).
Performing Credits: Most recently, Disney's The Lion King where he played 'Timon' for Sir Tim Rice at the Irish Premiere to great critical acclaim.  He also played Zazu, Ed and Pumbaa at certain performances.
West End/West End Tours include: 'Benjamin' in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (West End/British national tour), 'Schlomo' in Fame with Barbara Dickson and 'Rick' in A Slice of Saturday Night with Norman Pace.
Two seasons in repertory for Pitlochry Festival Theatre included: 'Tim' in Noises Off (Leon Sinden Award Winner – Best Supporting Actor); 'Dvornichek' in Rough Crossing; 'Ralph/Gremio' in Kiss Me, Kate; 'Harold' in An Ideal Husband; 'Fraser' in The Life of Stuff; 'Jock' in The Servant o' Twa Maisters; 'Mr Adamson' in What Every Woman Knows; 'Prince Donald' in Sleeping Beauty; 'Ugly Sister' in Cinderella.  He created the role of 'George Campbell' in the critically acclaimed Whisky Galore – A Musical!
Other performing credits include 'Man 1' in The World Goes 'Round (Canal Café Theatre, London); the title role in Pinocchio (Adam Smith Theatre); 'Ko-Ko' in The Mikado (Carl Rosa Opera Company); HMS Pinafore (Carl Rosa Opera Company's 2006/2008 USA tour); 'David' in Michael Strassen's production of Company (King's Head Theatre, London); 'Man 1' in I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change! (King's Head/Edinburgh Fringe Festival); Lead Soloist in Simply Sondheim (Music Theatre Ireland); 'Paul' in Company (Insideout Productions); A Dickens of a Christmas (Jermyn Street Theatre) and The Pirates of Penzance (Buxton Opera House).  George was a soloist in the Stephen Gately Memorial Concert (Palace Theatre, London).
Television: 'Herbie' in An Enchanted Evening (DVD) alongside Dame Judi Dench and Ruthie Henshall (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane - BBC4); The Queen's Golden Jubilee; Taggart (STV).
Other: As a Musical Director, credits include Beauty and the Beast (Questors Theatre, London); Little Women (Bloomsbury Theatre); Tarzan (The Music Box, Edinburgh).  George is the Vocal Consultant to Faith Drama and is in high demand as a teacher of singing throughout London.

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