Immersive Training
in Acting for
Musical Theatre

A new area of emphasis debuting Fall 2023

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3, 2, 1… Curtain Up!

Poised in the wings, prepared for this moment. Each movement committed to memory, each note practiced to perfection. You’ve done the work and understand your character’s heart and soul. It’s time to step out with the confidence and skill to bring this role fully to life.

Bring Truth to Life

The best professional musical theatre performers bring an undeniable truth to their roles through acting, song, and dance. That’s just what The Academy’s Two-Year Conservatory Program will prepare you to do with an emphasis in Acting for Musical Theatre. Through the rigorous training methods that define our approach to the craft, you’ll be steeped in a proven acting tradition built on the foundation of finding truth in imaginary circumstances. And with specialized training in song, dance, and technique, you’ll build a versatile toolbox of skills to inhabit any role with enthralling reality.

Train to Convey Authenticity Through Music and Dance

Musical Theatre students build and hone the skills necessary for a captivating performance in a musical production. As a foundational part of our training, performance opportunities abound throughout the Two-Year Program, including a full musical production at the conclusion of the second year.

In addition to core Academy classes in Acting, Movement, Voice & Speech, Script Analysis, Rehearsal & Performance, Audition Technique and On-Camera Fundamentals, our Musical Theatre emphasis includes:

  • Dance
  • Music Theory
  • Text to Song
  • Auditioning for Musical Theatre
  • Vocal Ensemble
  • Private Vocal Training

Realize Your Potential, Guided by Industry Professionals

The Academy’s world-class faculty work together as an interdisciplinary team to inspire and support each student in reaching their fullest artistic potential. Bringing vast professional experience and a range of perspectives to the classroom, your teachers will challenge you to discover the tools that work best for you. More than instructors, these mentors will guide you to harness your own unique voice, technique, and sense of self-expression.

Learn more about our Musical Theatre Co-Coordinators Ryan Kasprzak (Dance Supervisor, Hamilton) and Lily Ling (Musical Director & Conductor, Hamilton).

Thrive in the Heart of Theatre

The Academy’s New York campus is positioned amidst the streets and stages where musical theatre comes alive. As part of the city’s rich cultural history, The Academy serves as the nation’s first acting conservatory and is recognized as the training ground for generations of the world’s most revered actors. With the Theatre District, Times Square, countless galleries, world-class museums, and a vibrant multicultural arts and entertainment scene, our students are right in the heart of everything there is to love about New York City.

Belong To An Encouraging, Creative Family

Beyond the classroom, you’ll join an artistic community of students from cultures across the globe. Share in the joy of learning and creation while discovering new perspectives that will enhance your growth. Classmates can become future partners and collaborators who will influence your exciting path ahead. There’s a reason that our students use the same word when they’re describing the feel of their supportive Academy community: family.

Join A Legendary Network of Actors

With an unrivaled list of alumni recognized for excellence in musical theatre, stage, and screen, our students join a worldwide network of professional working actors, directors, writers, and creatives. You’ll be surprised by all the places you’ll encounter other Academy-trained actors - but not by the high regard in which they are held as contributors and collaborators. Today, our graduates carry on the legacy by working in Broadway’s biggest productions, on Hollywood’s hit sets, and as part of entertainment projects across the globe.

Academy graduates have featured in recent Broadway, national touring, and regional musical theatre productions such as:

  • Frozen
  • Chicago
  • Hamilton
  • Dear Evan Hansen
  • Hairspray
  • Mamma Mia!
  • Aida
  • 42nd Street
  • Grey Gardens
  • War Paint

The Academy’s Two-Year Conservatory Program in New York with an emphasis in Acting for Musical Theatre readies you to perform as a professional. Applications are now being accepted. Begin your artistic journey and build your musical theatre career in Fall 2023.

Musical Theatre Performances

“When you’re considering your skills as a musical theatre performer, whether you’re looking at being in a principal role or being in an ensemble role, the first step is preparation. Our curriculum readies you to live in the world of the musical and give the audience a compelling performance that feels true, coming from a place full of honesty, heart, and passion.”

Ryan Kasprzak

“The best actors are like athletes; they learn to use their entire body and voice. Once students understand how to engage their full instrument through The Academy’s holistic approach to musical theatre training, they will be able to access so many more skills and emotions. It is this preparation that will create a grounded performance and enable them to tell the story in a more truthful and rooted manner.”

Lily Ling


  • Audition Requirements Visit  
  • Learn More: Program Co-Coordinator Ryan Kasprzak Visit  
  • Learn More: Program Co-Coordinator Lily Ling Visit