Michael Howard Studios

Michael Howard Studios Michael Howard Studios is the country's premiere professional acting studio for theater, film, and television.

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Are you a writer looking to break into the Television industry? Our Writing for Television workshop run by Emmy-nominate...
09/04/2019
Michael Howard Studios Writing for Television Workshop

Are you a writer looking to break into the Television industry? Our Writing for Television workshop run by Emmy-nominated writer Laura Cahill will teach you how to do just that! Please give us a call at 212-645-1525 for more information and/or registration!

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This intensive two day workshop is open to any writer who wants to learn how to write for TV. Taught by an Emmy nominated writer, you’ll learn how a writer’s room works, how to get hired on a series and how pilots are developed. The basics of pilot writing will be covered, including exactly what...

Ready to start or continue to take classes? Here is what is in store for Michael Howard Studios in Fall 2019:http://www....
08/21/2019
Michael Howard Studios Fall Line-Up 2019

Ready to start or continue to take classes? Here is what is in store for Michael Howard Studios in Fall 2019:

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Our One-Year Conservatory is a comprehensive training program which meets five days a week from September to June and provides students with all the tools necessary for a professional acting career. In addition to hundreds of hours of in-class training, the One-Year culminates in a full theatrical p...

Are you looking for a rigorous Conservatory program that will prepare you for the New York entertainment industry and he...
08/14/2019
Michael Howard Studios One-Year Conservatory 2019-2020

Are you looking for a rigorous Conservatory program that will prepare you for the New York entertainment industry and help you get an agent/manager? Look no further! The prestigious Michael Howard Studios One-Year Conservatory 2019-2020 starts in September! We are currently accepting applications. For more information please call 212-645-1525.

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Our One-Year Conservatory is a comprehensive training program which meets five days a week from September to June and provides students with all the tools necessary for a professional acting career. In addition to hundreds of hours of in-class training, the One-Year culminates in a full theatrical p...

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Congratulations to Michael Howard Studios Second-Year Conservatory 16/17 on a beautiful Icons show. Full house and full ...
02/16/2018

Congratulations to Michael Howard Studios Second-Year Conservatory 16/17 on a beautiful Icons show. Full house and full hearts. What wonderful performances. Thank you for gracing us with Hedy Lamarr, Tyrone Power, Shirley Temple, Loretta Young, Jennifer Jones, Ronald Reagan, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, and Lon Chaney Jr.

We're so proud of you Marine Assaiante, Andrew Kallimani, Madison Awalt, Claire Thompson, Jackie Casolaro, Michael Bonini, Andrew Schwartz, Pagie Wilson, and Ben Ferguson!!!

#workingactors #mhspride #conservatorytraining #mhsactors #actingtraining #artistichome

Young Actor Advanced Scene Study returns March 3rd
02/13/2018
Young Actor Advanced Scene Study returns March 3rd

Young Actor Advanced Scene Study returns March 3rd

This 8-week class is for young actors who are serious about exploring the actor's craft. Exercises, games and improvisation are used to free the imagination while emphasizing listening, observation, and the importance of working as an ensemble. Actors will learn physical and vocal warm-ups, the basi...

02/12/2018

Curtains up! Our Second-Year Conservatory 16/17 Returns with "In Private: An Evening of Hollywood Icons" Thursday, February 15th at 7:00pm AND our Second-Year Conservatory 17/18 will get you laughing Friday, February 16th at 7:00pm with their Improv show! RSVP to the office 212-645-1525. These shows should not be missed!

#actortraining #workingactors #conservatorytraining #mhspride #icons #mhsactors #showtime

02/07/2018

Tune in to NBC tonight at 9:00pm to catch Michael Howard Studios actor Sprague Theobald on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Way to go Sprague!!!

#mhspride #workingactors #actortraining #dowhatyoulove #filmandtv #mhsactors

02/05/2018

Getting Camera Ready for Acting for Film and Television workshop this Friday! Actors work on-camera in every class with sides from television, studio and independent films.
#workingactors #actingforfilmandtv #auditionready #bookthejob

01/25/2018

Getting ready for an exciting week, Thursday Long-Form Improv with Armando Diaz begins AND on Saturday, February 3rd our Advanced Young Actor Scene Study Returns! Come check it out! #actingworkshops #workingactors #startyour2018offright #improv #actingtechnique

Last Chance to Sign Up for Fundamentals, Improv, and Patsy This Month
01/17/2018
Last Chance to Sign Up for Fundamentals, Improv, and Patsy This Month

Last Chance to Sign Up for Fundamentals, Improv, and Patsy This Month

This workshop goes to the roots of acting, and gives each actor the tools to build his or her own creative process. The mastery of acting is a lifelong pursuit, and can be overwhelming in scope.  Learn how to break it down into manageable components, and chart your path for artistic growth. Beginne...

Introducing Patsy Rodenburg's ALL NEW FORMAT!
01/10/2018
Introducing Patsy Rodenburg's ALL NEW FORMAT!

Introducing Patsy Rodenburg's ALL NEW FORMAT!

Please note that Patsy has been known to exceed class time to ensure that every actor receives sufficient individual attention. 

Since Michael Howard began teaching in 1953, he has guided many generations of actors including Oscar Winners Meryl Stre...
01/09/2018
Early Decision Deadlines for Michael Howard Studios Prestigious Conservatory Programs

Since Michael Howard began teaching in 1953, he has guided many generations of actors including Oscar Winners Meryl Streep, Michael Douglas, & Robin Williams; Emmy Winners Kyra Sedgwick, Kelsey Grammer, & Alfre Woodard; Tony Winners David Hyde Pierce & Victoria Clark; as well as Kerry Washington, Melissa Rauch, Lea Michele, and countless others into wildly successful careers.

"The invaluable training and intensive study at Michael Howard Studios allowed me to pursue the craft on a full-time basis. I was introduced to so many techniques for using my mind and body for expression that I was able to find what works best for me. Not only did I find focus, I learned that profe...

2018 Winter Line-Up
12/19/2017
2018 Winter Line-Up

2018 Winter Line-Up

This workshop goes to the roots of acting, and gives each actor the tools to build his or her own creative process. The mastery of acting is a lifelong pursuit, and can be overwhelming in scope.  Learn how to break it down into manageable components, and chart your path for artistic growth. Beginne...

Last Chance for Levels I and II, Patsy Rodenburg Returns in December
10/31/2017
Last Chance for Levels I and II, Patsy Rodenburg Returns in December

Last Chance for Levels I and II, Patsy Rodenburg Returns in December

Designed to take the fear out of approaching Shakespeare, this workshop incorporates significant individual and group vocal work. The workshop culminates with one-on-one monologue work with Patsy.

10/26/2017

Tune in to CBS' Hit Show BULL, Tuesday October 31st and check out Michael Howard Studios Second-Year Conservatory Actor Michael Bonini and his guest-starring role!! We couldn't be more proud. GO MICHAEL!!!!!

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10/12/2017

Congratulations to Michael Howard Studios Two-Year Conservatory Graduate Lawryn LaCroix for booking a co-staring role on CBS' Hit Show BULL! We can't wait to tune in!!!

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Learn these master tips and more:·        Quick tricks to text analysis·        What genre is and how knowing it helps y...
10/11/2017
Acting for Film and Television with Gabrielle Berberich returns November 17th

Learn these master tips and more:

· Quick tricks to text analysis

· What genre is and how knowing it helps you book the job

· What your type is and how to sell it

· What clothing looks good on camera

· How to get into SAG and AFTRA

· How to find and agent and manager

· What your headshot and resume should look like and how to make it work for you

This popular intensive guides actors through the casting process as well as what happens before and after auditioning for on-camera roles.

09/28/2017
New Classes Beginning this October

Join us for Two Exciting New Classes Next Month

This workshop goes to the roots of acting, and gives each actor the tools to build his or her own creative process. The mastery of acting is a lifelong pursuit, and can be overwhelming in scope.  Learn how to break it down into manageable components, and chart your path for artistic growth. Beginner...

09/28/2017
London International STORY FIRST Review of 'Joseph's Reel' short film

Congratulations to Michael Howard Studios actor Shawn Cortel on his short film Drop-Off. Check it out this weekend at Joshua Tree as part of the Filmchella Festival.

Read about this imaginative and enjoyable short: https://www.lisffilmfest.co.uk/review-19-drop-off

Way to go Shawn!!

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An International Festival showcasing films with fantastic storytelling skills. We run seasonal awards and reviews; culminating in a live festival in London, UK.

09/27/2017

We're One Week Away from TWO Exciting NEW classes!!! Fundamentals of Acting: The Actor's Toolbox with Adam Swartz and Scene Study with Michael Colby Jones! Call the office at 212-645-1525 for more information or shoot us an email. We hope to see you soon!

The Level III Play for Shakespeare's Heightened Language Workshop this October is King Lear
09/22/2017
The Level III Play for Shakespeare's Heightened Language Workshop this October is King Lear

The Level III Play for Shakespeare's Heightened Language Workshop this October is King Lear

For those ready to apply Patsy's work to a full length play.  Level III takes the ensemble aspect of Patsy's work and culminates in a presentation of a Shakespearean play.  This four-day intensive focuses on ensemble, heightened text, and character development, and is for actors ready to take their…

Two More Spots for Michael Howard Studios One Year Conservatory
09/18/2017
Two More Spots for Michael Howard Studios One Year Conservatory

Two More Spots for Michael Howard Studios One Year Conservatory

We are excited to say that our 2017/2018 One-Year Conservatory is right around the corner, and we're looking for TWO MORE bright, responsive, and talented candidates to complete our ensemble! Apply now!

Final Spots for Michael Howard Studios One Year Conservatory
09/06/2017
Final Spots for Michael Howard Studios One Year Conservatory

Final Spots for Michael Howard Studios One Year Conservatory

"The invaluable training and intensive study at Michael Howard Studios allowed me to pursue the craft on a full-time basis. I was introduced to so many techniques for using my mind and body for expression that I was able to find what works best for me. Not only did I find focus, I learned that profe...

09/05/2017

Our Young Actor Advanced Scene Study with Emmy Award-Winning Casting Director Brett Goldstein returns Saturday, September 16th! For more information, contact the office at 212-645-1525!

Last Chance, Patsy Rodenburg Returns this October
08/22/2017
Last Chance, Patsy Rodenburg Returns this October

Last Chance, Patsy Rodenburg Returns this October

Designed to take the fear out of approaching Shakespeare, this workshop incorporates significant individual and group vocal work. The workshop culminates with one-on-one monologue work with Patsy.

Michael Howard Studios One Year Conservatory Program
08/16/2017
Michael Howard Studios One Year Conservatory Program

Michael Howard Studios One Year Conservatory Program

We are excited to say that our 2017/2018 One-Year Conservatory is right around the corner, and we are looking for bright, responsive, and talented candidates to complete our ensemble!

#tbt to our amazingly talented Michael Howard Studios Summer Conservatory 2017. We miss you already! Thank you for your ...
08/10/2017

#tbt to our amazingly talented Michael Howard Studios Summer Conservatory 2017. We miss you already! Thank you for your generosity and dedication to the craft. It was an honor to have you here. We are delighted to help guide your journey. Welcome to the MHS Family!!!

#mhs #actingconservatory #workingactors #mhspride

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Michael Howard Studios is the country's Premier Professional Acting Studio for Theater, Film, and Television. Founded in 1953 by actor and director Michael Howard, a protege of both Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse and Lee Strasberg at the Actor’s Studio, it is the longest running, privately-owned acting Studio in New York. Michael established his Studio grounded in the dramatic innovations of Constantin Stanislavski. The Studio has evolved to incorporate many schools of thought and techniques from around the world. Its core belief is to help actors develop a technique - a method which is truly individual. Michael Howard Studios offers Summer Conservatories, One and Two-Year Conservatories, Scene Study, Workshops, and Intensives. Teachers include: Michael Howard Gabrielle Berberich Patsy Rodenburg Olympia Dukakis Greg Chwerchak Armando Diaz Brett Goldstein Mari Lyn Henry Polina Klimovitskaya Judy Kuhn Greg Mullavey Will O'Hare Angela Pietropinto Virginia Scott Andrew Shaifer Jim Shankman Daniel Singer Ronni Stewart Naomi Thornton David Wells

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Founded in 1953 by actor and director Michael Howard, a protege of both Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse and Lee Strasberg at the Actor's Studio, it is the longest running, privately owned acting Studio in New York. Michael established his studio grounded in the dramatic innovations of Constantin Stanislavski. The Studio has evolved to incorporate many schools of thought and techniques from around the world.

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Monday 10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 19:00
Thursday 10:00 - 19:00
Friday 10:00 - 19:00

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(212) 645-1525

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