BroadwayWorld Stage Door has announced the next lineup of masterclass instructors! Classes with Laura Michelle Kelly (August 9), Sam Pauly (August 16), Kerry Butler (September 13) and Brittany Nicholas (September 20) are now on sale!
Reserve your spot today – a limited number of students can participate in each course. Students will have the opportunity to perform for their instructor, get personalized feedback on their piece, and try their song another time after the reviews. Improve your performance and gain the edge at your next audition with commentary from working Broadway professionals!
Tickets are also on sale for those who wish to audit (observe only) the class. These participants will not be able to interact with the instructor, but will be able to ask questions to be answered during Q&A.
August 9, 2021
Laura Michelle Kelly is an Oliver Award-winning actress for her star performance in the title role in the London production of Disney’s Mary Poppins. Kelly recently wrapped up a year-and-a-half tour of the United States in the Lincoln Center production of The King and I as Anna. Previously, she played Sylvia Llewelyn Davies in the Broadway production of Finding Neverland, starring Matthew Morrison and Kelsey Grammer after creating the role at the American Repertory Theater (Elliott Award nominee 2015). Her other Broadway credits include the reprise of her role in Mary Poppins, the 2004 revival of Fiddler on the Roof and City Center’s Encores! production of Me and My Daughter (Sally Smith). West End credits include: My Fair Lady (Eliza), Speed The Plow, (Karen), Lord of the Rings: The Musical (Galadriel), Beauty and the Beast (Belle), Whistle Down the Wind (Swallow) , Peter Pan (Wendy), Les Misérables (Eponine), Mamma Mia! (Sophie). Regional: The King and I (Anna) and South Pacific (Nellie). Film: “Sweeney Todd” (Lucy / Beggar Woman; dir. Tim Burton) and “Goddess” (Cannes Film Festival 2012) Album: The Storm inside (2006). Recipient: La Voix du Théâtre Musical. Numerous radio, television and concert appearances including Pioneer Day with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra, Albert Hall, Hampton Court Palace, Royal Opera House, Millennium Stadium, Buckingham Palace and performed for President Obama for the celebrations July 4.
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August 16, 2021
Samantha Pauly recently appeared on Broadway in SIX the Musical as Katherine Howard. West End credits include Eva Peron in the critically acclaimed Regent’s Park Open Air Theater cover of Evita (Evening Standard Theater Award, WhatsOnStage Award, Olivier nomination). National Tours: Bat Out Of Hell. Regional: SIX (Joseph Jefferson Award), Evita as Eva Peron, Honeymoon in Vegas as Betsy Nolan, Godspell, Seussical (Marriott Theater), Hairspray as Amber von Tussle, Elf the Musical as Jovie (Paramount Theater), Beaches as Teen Ceecee (Drury Lane Theater), Evita as Eva Peron (Westport County Playhouse). TV: “Chicago PD” (NBC), Purina, T-Mobile, Mike’s Hard Lemonade.
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September 19, 2021
Kerry Butler was born in Brooklyn. She started doing commercials at the age of three, but didn’t have her big hit on Broadway until she graduated from college. Before Broadway closed, she enjoyed playing Barbara in Beetlejuice. Previously, she had been nominated for an Outdoors Critics Award while playing the Three Moms in Mean Girls. She was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for Xanadu. Other Broadway credits include Beauty in Beauty and the Beast (Dora nomination) Disaster !, Catch Me If You Can, (Drama Desk nomination) Sherrie in Rock of Ages, Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, (Outer Critics nomination) ). Kerry won the Clarence Derwent Award for Penny Pingleton in the original cast of Hairspray, Eponine in Les Misérables, Blood Brothers and The Best Man. On television, she has appeared in 30 Rock, The Mindy Project, Rescue Me, Law and Order, Elementary, Mysteries of Laura, White Collar, Blue Bloods, One Life to Live, and most recently The Gilmore Girls Reunion for Netflix. She can be seen in the movie ‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’. Her album ‘Faith, Trust, And Pixie Dust’ is available on iTunes.
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September 20, 2021
Brittany Nicholas was recently seen on Broadway as part of the original Broadway cast of Mean Girls. Brittany is originally from Newport News, Virginia and began her dance training at the age of 4. She is trained in many styles of dance as well as many styles of aerial dance. Broadway: Billy Elliot (Swing). International: Billy Elliot Toronto (Swing / Dance Captain). Tours: Billy Elliot First National (Original Cast), Matilda (Swing / Children’s Dance Captain). Other credits: Bye Bye, Birdie (Goodspeed); Mom Mia! (RCCL); Lacquer (STONC). Brittany has also been a principal airline for Royal Caribbean Productions.
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