A BRONX TALE’s Chazz Palminteri, Academy Award nominee, returns to BTP as Artistic Advisor and will also serve as Advisor to the Acting Department!
Palminteri grew up in a tough area of the Bronx and it gave young Calogero (Palminteri’s given first name) the life lessons that would later prove very useful to his career. He started out pursuing his craft in studying at the Actor’s Studio with Lee Strasberg. He appeared off-Broadway in the early 1980s while paying his dues as a singer in his own band.
Broadway Theatre Project’s (BTP), visiting faculty will include international notable artists from all areas of musical theatre and dance. This summer apprentices will have the opportunity to work with Emmy-award winning dance virtuoso Jason Samuels Smith who will also be performing at this year’s SummerStage Charlie Parker Jazz Festival in New York City.
As featured in Broadway World, BTP has just five spots remaining! If you have ever dreamed about professional level instruction in the discilpines of musical theatre, this is your last chance to apply for the 2017 Summer Institute!
With over three decades of professional experience, Peisha McPhee is one of the most sought-after vocal instructors in the world. With students numbering in the thousands, Peisha helped launch the careers of some of the most famous singers in modern music, including her daughter, Katharine McPhee, the star of NBC’s hit show SCORPION.
Peisha was the premiere AMERICAN IDOL vocal coach, training the show’s contestants and eventual winners of four seasons. Most recently, Peisha was vocal coach for Auli’i Cravalho who plays the title character in Walt Disney’s newest animated, musical adventure MOANA, released in November 2016.
Broadway Theatre Project is thrilled to announce that Pat Birch will be joining us for this year’s Summer Institute as a Visiting Artist.
In a career crossing all media, Director/Choreographer Patricia Birch has earned two Emmy Awards and five Tony nominations. Other honors include Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Fred Astaire Award, and Theater Hall of Fame for her choreography and direction of music-driven projects ranging from Sondheim to the Rolling Stones.
Learn more about Pat’s extensive credits on stage, film and television by clicking here.