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Front & Center Master Class

Alex Brightman

Studio Event

All tickets $30

Mon Oct 21, 2019

Barbara and David Zalaznick Studio

130 W 56th St, 5th Floor




Alex Brightman (Beetlejuice the Musical, School of Rock) leads a master class that pushes performers outside their comfort zones, towards a more genuinely confident audition technique. By challenging audition norms, Brightman encourages students to take risks, be more malleable, and choose material that showcases their strengths and personality. The audience gets an insider’s look at how artists prepare for Broadway auditions and has the opportunity to dig deeper in a closing Q&A.

Participants are chosen through an online audition process. Auditions are for this master class are now closed.


Alex Brightman is a writer and two-time Tony Award-nominated actor. His Broadway credits include Beetlejuice, School of Rock, Matilda, Big Fish, Wicked, and Glory Days. At City Center, he played the role of Giuseppe Zangara in the Encores! Off-Center production of Assassins. Other credits include The History Boys (Ahmanson Theatre), Next to Normal (Pioneer Theatre Company), and Soon (Signature Theatre). On television, he can be seen in Documentary Now!, The Good Fight, SMILF, and Impractical Jokers. As a writer, Alex has written the book to the upcoming musical adaptation of It's Kind of a Funny Story (Universal Theatrical/Second Stage) with composer Drew Gasparini. Both of his full-length plays, We Left it Here and Everything is Fine, will be developed this Fall/Winter in New York City. He is also the proud owner of a wonderfully cute Chiweenie named Kevin.



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