The Anonymous Actor #04

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The Anonymous Actor #04

rollercoaster-603x401Life is a tumultuous roller-coaster ride full of surprises. And New York City is just as unpredictable – a city where change occurs just as quickly as metro card fares increase. I went to an audition and received amazing feedback but because the company had a star director in the production and were using a great chunk of the talent budget on the director and leads, they were only considering non-union actresses for the role I would have been considered for. Just when I thought the chances of booking a winter show were slim to none (and slim is on vacation in the Hamptons) I booked a Holiday show!

A friend reminded me that just as much time as we spend sulking and depressed about the “negative” things that occur in our careers and lives: bad auditions, being ill, going the wrong direction on the subway, your favorite café running out of donuts, knowing you can never afford to see Hamilton – you have to spend just as much time celebrating the joys: a great audition, being alive, doing what you love, and most importantly watching the Mets win the world series! (It’s definitely going to happen this season!) victorySo, my advice for next week is to take life one day at a time, or even one moment at a time, and similar to the stretching portion of the Broadway Warm-Up, take some time to check in with yourself and tell yourself at least three positive things about yourself or your life, set and remind yourself of goals, even if it’s just getting to the next day. You never know, you might surprise yourself.


And…We’re Back!

BWALPHAHey gang! It’s been while…but we’re back! Going to be starting to bring you some more blog content focused on performing musical theatre, audition technique, singing, dancing,  auditions, warming up and all around inspiration.  For starters, check out this exciting new blog series from The Anonymous Actor!  The Anonymous Actor is a real, live, young performer who is out there trying to make it happen in this great city of New York.  He/She will be giving weekly accounts of their victories and disappointments , discoveries and day to day dealings as they work towards booking the next job, getting the attention of an agent, finding the perfect NYC apartment and figuring out how to balance it all with a smile at the end of the day.  The Anonymous Actor could be someone who reminds you of yourself when you were starting out, or someone you hope to be in a few years, it could also be the person your sitting next to in your audition… RIGHT NOW. Enjoy!

The Anonymous Actor #01


Hey New York artists: singers, musicians, actors, dancers, and all around cool people! Anonymous Actor here, bringing you the first ever titillating news on auditions, New York living, shows, and tips and tidbits about being an artist in this crazy city!

Unknown-1This week was full of incredible auditions including three days of singing EPAs for a brand new Broadway musical with casting by Telsey + Company. The CD was incredibly kind in the room, tapping his feet along to my 16 bar rock number and the accompanist was flawless! Sometimes you have incredibly fun and expectation-defying auditions (which this was for me) and sometimes you have crash and burn situations (which I have certainly experienced). One thing that I have learned from both situations is that a warm-up before a singing audition boosts my confidence ten-fold! It could be going to the gym, or walking and humming, or yoga, or a full classical 20 minute warm-up, but the one that truly stands out for me is The Broadway Warm-Up developed by Kim Stern and Deidre Goodwin!11011221_901133246616502_8468730541207047620_n  It is a fully immersive and completely synchronized vocal and dance warm-up. If you are already salivating at the prospects, then you will want to stay tuned for what I have to say next week! If you live in New York, audition, perform, or just love the arts, then you will want more of this behind the scenes look at the life of an NYC artist, brought to you by me, Anonymous Actor. Stay spicy chickadees 😉


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