The Anonymous Actor #04

BWALPHAA Completely Synchronized Vocal and Dance Warm-Up

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.


The Anonymous Actor #02

BWALPHAA completely synchronized vocal and dance warm-up in under 30 minutes

The Anonymous Actor #02

The Anonymous Actor

Les-MiserablesHey New Yorkers! Anonymous Actor is back with a platter full of this week’s entrees and hors d’oeuvres in the concrete jungle where dreams are made! This week was full of chorus calls including one for Les Miserables! The men’s call and the women’s call were packed with non-equity and equity singers hoping to make their splash on the Broadway scene! I certainly hope it went well for everyone! Chorus calls can be intense! Not only is the holding room brimming with unbridled amounts of testosterone or estrogen but nerves are active and the sun is just starting to peek over the horizon, which means our vocal chords are not awake yet and they still want us belting out sustained high E flats! So, I chose to sustain a legit music theatre piece instead. In some ways it was a big-time cop-out. imagesI was afraid of my voice cracking in front of a major casting director and a major music director. I was afraid that one false note would mean the end of my singing career in NYC which has only just begun – I have not even lived here for 6 months yet. But as my voice teacher, Kim Stern says, I have to take risks! And that alone is terrifying. I have an audition coming up this week that would be a huge risk, at least in my head as a singer new to this belting sound. Should I take it?


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