The Write Teacher(s) Faculty

The Write Teacher(s) Faculty is a roster of the brightest and best professionals in the theatrical community. This is the place to find the perfect vocal or acting coach to suit your experience and schedule! 

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Bobby Cronin
Vocal Coach

Bobby Cronin is an award-winning composer/writer who “…is one of the most exciting musical theatre writers around now.” – Broadwayworld. “He thinks big.  In all ways.  Writing in a contemporary musical theatre vein, the songs are passionate and powerful in a take-no-prisoners way that will knock your socks off.” — Rob Lester, Cabaret Exchange.  Bobby’s current projects include a contemporary, pop/rock driven original new musical called W2ML (WELCOME TO MY LIFE); THE CONCRETE JUNGLE, a romantic musical comedy loosely based on Cyrano, set in NYC and updated with a female twist; ‘TIL DEATH DO US PART, which was awarded the 2012 Alec Baldwin Fellowship, is a large musical about the seemingly perfect relationship of 5th generation Southern Baptist preacher Matthew Whitfield and his forward-thinking wife Grace, that leads ends in murder; and SUNSET CITY, which will be headed to The Running Deer Theatre Lab August 2013 led by Tony winning producer Brisa Trinchero, a musical comedy about Allan Budde who has worked in the Sunset City Retirement Community since he was 15-years old, and now at 30-years old and the manager of the establishment, Sunset City is faced with foreclosure leading the elderly residents to “put on a show” and save their community. As an educator, Bobby has taught all over England and America. Specializing in contemporary musical theatre acting/singing, audition technique, and the business of networking, Cronin has given master classes at schools like The Royal Academy of Music London, SLP in Leeds, Reade College in Reading, Arts Ed London, CAP21/NYU, and theatres such as Northern Stage, VT  (where he was the head of the education program and taught numerous classes for students ranging from 10 – 21 years old) and Stoneham Theatre, MA.  Bobby Cronin is a graduate of Yale University where he was awarded the prestigious Michael P. Manzella Award for Excellence in Arts, Scholastics and Character. He is a member of ASCAP (having been given the ASCAP PLUS award thrice), The Dramatists Guild, and UK’s Mercury Musicals Development. He is represented by Penny Luedtke in NYC and by James Beresford at Shepherd Management in the UK. Visit www.bobbycronin.com. EMAIL Bobby at rojocro@gmail.com to schedule your first lesson!

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Amanda Flynn
Voice teacher, Musical Theatre and Audition coach

Amanda Flynn is a professional actress, singer, educator, and voice teacher. As a performer, she was an original cast member of the LA company of Wicked understudying the role of Glinda. She was also part of the Las Vegas company of Mamma Mia as an understudy for Sophie, and the Laurey understudy in the national tour of the last Broadway revival of Oklahoma. Regional credits include Diana Devereaux in Of Thee I Sing at Bard Summerscape, Betty Blake in Will Rogers Follies at Stage Door Theatre, Urleen in Footloose at Carousel Dinner Theatre, A Christmas Carol at The McCarter Theatre, and Ragtime at The Fulton Opera House. Also, numerous concerts, readings, workshops, and recordings throughout NYC including the album “I’m Ready: The Song of Rob Rokicki,” available on iTunes. As an educator, Amanda is on faculty at CAP21and Art House Astoria, and recently finished teaching at NYU’s Steinhardt School. She currently runs a successful private voice studio in NYC working with professional musical theatre performers. She has taught voice and musical theatre performance at The Studio New Canaan and Front and Center for the Performing Arts. After studying voice at Baylor University, Amanda began performing professionally before finishing her BS in Liberal Arts at The New School. Amanda holds a MM in Vocal Performance with a Musical Theatre concentration as well as an Advanced Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy from NYU. She is a member of NATS, NYSTA, AEA, and The Voice Foundation. www.amandaflynn.comEMAIL Amanda at amandaflynn@mac.com to schedule your first lesson!
Siri Howard Acting and Vocal Coach

Siri Howard
Acting and Vocal Coach

Siri has enjoyed a long and varied career in performing.  Her credits include: Broadway: The Sound of Music (Ensemble, Liesl cover), and the Broadway Revival Cast Recording (RCA).  National Tours: The Sound of Music with Richard Chamberlain (Ensemble, Liesl cover); Parade (Iola Stover); Les Misérables (Ensemble, Cosette cover).  Other theatre: Cinderella (Cinderella); The Fantasticks (Luisa); Cyrano de Bergerac (Roxanne); Les Misérables (Cosette); South Pacific (Nellie Forbush).  Concert: 25th Anniversary of A Little Night Music (Fredrika), with The Philadelphia Orchestra and Maestro Paul Gemignani; Mozart’s Requiem with Maestro Anton Armstrong; Berg’s Wozzeck and Bernstein’s Songfest, both with Maestro Maurice Peress.  Opera: Le Nozze di Figaro (Susanna); La Bohème (Musetta); NY premiere of Bruce Saylor’s Orpheus Descending (Carol Cutrere).  Other:  The Howard Sisters, a jazz trio; the USO Show Troupe.  Siri holds both a Bachelor of Music from The University of Maryland, College Park, and a Master of Arts from Queens College, CUNY.  She is represented by Avalon Artists Group.  www.sirihoward.com – Email Siri at Howie0421@yahoo.com to schedule your first lesson today!

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Andrew Kober
Acting Coach

Andrew Kober holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon Univeristy in Acting. Credits include the original Shakespeare in the Park, Broadway, and West End revival casts of Hair (2009 Tony Award for Best Revival), the First National Tour of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling BeeSense and Sensibility (Denver Theatre Center), Johnny Baseball (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Crazy Just Like Me (NYMF Best of Fest Winner, 2011), as well as many readings, workshops, and concerts around New York City. He has performed his solo show, Koberet, to sold-out crowds at NYMF, Joe’s Pub, (le) Poisson Rouge, and Feinstein’s. He’s also been seen on “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO), “Pan Am” (ABC), and, most recently, “House of Cards” (Netflix) opposite Kevin Spacey. He’s also the co-creator and co-star of “Morons”, currently in development. He can be heard on the Original Revival Cast Recording of Hair, as well as Bobby Cronin’s album, “Reach the Sky”, and Drew Gasparini’s album, “I Could Use a Drink”. Twitter: @andrewkober. Email Andrew at andrewkober@gmail.com to set up your first lesson today! 
Lindsay Kyler Acting Coach

Lindsey Kyler
Acting Coach

Lindsey Kyler is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama. Recent productions: The Seagull (Nina) and The School for Husbands (Isabelle) with New York Classical Theater; Othello (Desdemona) and Sense and Sensibility (Elinor) with Orlando Shakespeare Theater; Three Musketeers (Constance) and Tigers Be Still (Sherry) with Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia) and The Royal Family (Gwen) with Pittsburgh Public Theater; and the World Premiere of Legacy of Light (Millie/Pauline) at Arena Stage. You can also check out her webseries An Actor Prepares… on youtube. Email Lindsey at LindseyKyler@gmail.com to schedule your first lesson today! 

Lauren Marcus

Lauren Marcus
Acting, Vocal, and Ukulele Coach

Lauren Marcus is an actress, singer, and songwriter. Credits include: Pregnancy Pact (World Premiere, Weston Playhouse), Hello, Dolly! (Paper Mill Playhouse), They’re Playing Our Song (Sharon TriArts Playhouse),The Improvised Musical (Edinburgh Fringe), The Children’s Hour (Astoria Performing Arts Center), Strange Tails (Ars Nova), Hams on the Lam (West Village Musical Theatre Festival, Best Actress Award 2011), Rewrite (Urban Stages), The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks (Lucille Lortel), and many more. Lauren is also a songwriter and has performed her original music at NYC venues including Rockwood Music Hall, Arlene’s Grocery, 54 Below, and Le Poisson Rouge. Check the girl out at www.laurenmarcus.com! She holds a Bachelor of Music from New York University and a Master of Arts from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Email Lauren at laur.marcus@gmail.com to schedule your first appointment today! 

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Megan Minutillo
College Prep Coaching                                                                                                 

Megan Minutillo is a playwright, director, writer, and teacher living in New York.  She studied Philosophy, Politics, Law and theatre at Binghamton University.  After graduation, she went on to receive her M.A. from NYU in Educational Theatre and English Education.  She has taught in New York City, Rocky Point, and Southampton, New York. Her most recent plays, (Ghosts in My Vodka, and H…), have been presented at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre in New York City. Megan continues to direct productions for the Young American Writers Project, of Stony Brook Southampton University, as various productions in high schools and communities throughout New York.  Megan has run the PR and Marketing campaign for Love Slap! and Michael in Room 2, as well as The Vagina Monologues at HERE, a V-Day benefit performance that is part of the One Billion Rising Campaign.  She recently made her way back onstage at the Performing the World Conference as The Woman in White in Collateral Bodies, written by Erin Rachel Kaplan. As you all know, Megan is the founder of The Write Teacher(s), a cultural substance hub committed bringing you the latest and greatest in books, television, film, theatre, & education.  Currently, Megan is at work on writing her first musical, and a new comedy. Stay tuned for more details! Twitter: @MeganMinutillo. Email Megan at megan@thewriteteachers.com to schedule your first lesson! 

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Michael A. Newcomer
Acting and Career Coach

Michael A. Newcomer is a working actor, based in New York City, whose career has spanned 15 years, coast to coast, and has taken him from the stage to the big screen and everything in between.  He is a living testimony for controlling your own destiny by owning all aspects of your acting business.  An expert at self-marketing, Michael is able to share his experience as an actor in developing your talent, as well as help you take control of your own career! As an actor, Michael is a recent Los Angeles Drama Critic’s Circle Award Winner for his performance as Lelie in “The Bungler”.  He recently worked at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and has been seen on the stages of The Old Globe, South Coast Repertory, Portland Center Stage, Intiman Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Virginia Stage Company and Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, to name a few.  Current film projects include starring roles in the Saturn Award Nominated feature “A Thousand Cuts” and in the award-winning short  “Harmony.”  Visit www.michaelanewcomer.com to learn more about Michael as an actor, and head on over to www.auditiontapingnyc.com for all your self-tape/audition taping needs. Email Michael at coaching@michaelanewcomer.com to schedule your first lesson! 

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Drew Overcash
Vocal Coach                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Drew Overcash is a born and raised Midwestern boy living and working in New York City. His music has been heard around the city at venues such as Joe’s Pub, The Highline Ballroom, Time Out Lounge, D-Lounge, Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, Saloon, 54 Below, Birdland and (le) poisson rouge. His musical Boys Vs. Girls recently had it’s Broadway Cast reading in NYC and has now been optioned for production. Overcash is also a co-producer on “Spot-light on St. Jude”, raising money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which raised over $101,000 for the organization. He has had the privilege of working with a slew of Broadway performers including Tony Winners Patina Miller, Beth Leavel & Christian Borle. Email Drew at drewovercash@gmail.com to schedule your first lesson!

Bret Shuford Acting and Career Coach

Bret Shuford
Acting and Career Coach

Bret Shuford is an accomplished Performer on Broadway and onscreen, a blogger at bretshuford.com, and is currently residing in New York City. Bret made his Broadway Debut in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Subsequently he has performed for Disney on Broadway as the understudy to Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast, and as the understudy to Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid.  Currently, Bret can be seen in as Vernon Castle in the musical, Castle Walk, which will be done at this season of NYMF.  Also, his self-produced show, Evolution of Love, will be done at the Triad on 72nd street, (more information available here.)  Bret holds a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre from Wagner College.  Film credits include: THE WOLF OF WALL STREETBEDFELLOWS, and UNCLE MELVIN’S APARTMENT, as well as several webseries. Find him on Facebook at: facebook.com/bretshuford, and follow him on twitter at: twitter.com/bretshuford. EMAIL Bret at bret@bretshuford.com to schedule your first lesson today!

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Gabriel Sloyer
Acting and Vocal Performance Coaching                                                                                                      

Gabriel Sloyer has worked on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and in film and television. Broadway: The Assembled Parties (Manhattan Theatre Club – Dir: Lynne Meadow).  Recent Off-Broadway and Regional: Los Valientes (one-man show National Tour), Pinkolandia! (INTAR Theater), Romeo and Juliet (Yale Repertory Theatre), Stories from the 99 Percent! (Working Theater), The Contemporary Shakesperience (Tusten Theatre), The Dreamer Examines His Pillow (Liberty Free Theater), Sex and the Holy Land (SoHo Playhouse), Playing Cricket (Kraine Theater), Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Abingdon Theater.  Gabriel trained at Yale, The Moscow Art Theater, and Gardzienice in Poland.  He has appeared in several feature films, video games, and is a narrator on 

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