The Roebuck Theatre @ the Times Square Arts Center300 West 43rd Street Between 8th & 9th Avenues 4th Floor, Suite #402 New York, New York 10036 646 200-5790
The Beverly Hills Playhouse expanded its universe to the Big Apple in September of 2008. BHP New York acting school mirrors the Los Angeles acting classes in both the operation and method of teaching. Students studying at the BHP in Los Angeles who get a job in New York would be able to sign up for the New York acting class and his/her training and school environment will be consistent. The same will be true for students studying in New York and traveling to LA. The NYC Acting School takes place on Tuesday nights and classes are taught by Neal Matarazzo.
Neal Matarazzo is a Film, Television and Stage Actor as well as an in demand acting teacher and coach. He attended and graduated with a BFA in Acting from one of the top programs in the nation, Ithaca College. He then moved to NYC and auditioned and was selected to study with legendary acting teacher Uta Hagen.
Just six months after arriving in NYC, he landed his first commercial. It not only got him his SAG card, but it put him on his first professional film set. He was hooked. Since then he has appeared over 100 commercials as an actor or as a voice-over artist.
While working in off-off Broadway theatre productions, he landed work in some Daytime Dramas, which further piqued his interest in working with the camera. He moved to Los Angeles and immediately started studying with renowned acting teacher Milton Katselas. It was here, during a decade at the BHP that his career started to take off.
By learning and applying Milton’s techniques on Acting, Attitude and Administration he landed his first studio film “Free Willy 2” and Stephen Bochco’s new series “Brooklyn South” and has continued to work ever since.
Some of his TV work includes Guest Starring roles on “The Blacklist”, “Boardwalk Empire”, “Blue Bloods”, “Law & Order: SVU, “White Collar”, “24”, “Damages” and the recently completed pilot “Blanco” for 20th Century Fox. Films include “Coming Up Roses” opposite Bernadette Peters, “Domino”, “The Clique”, “Murder By Numbers”, and “Desperate Measures”.
He has worked with directors Tony Scott, Barbet Schroeder, Robert Zemeckis, Jeannot Szwarc, Michael Zinberg, Paris Barclay and Juan Carlos Fresnadillo to name a few.
He and his wife Pam have three children and they live in the same small town they grew up in just outside of NYC in Northern New Jersey.
The Beverly Hills Playhouse Acting School’s Acting Classes NYC are held at The Roebuck Theater @ the Times Square Arts Center, 300 West 43rd Street, Between 8th & 9th Avenues, 4th Floor, Suite #402, New York, New York 10036. Phone: (646) 200-5790
Milton Katselas is everything you need in a professional acting teacher. Smart and opinionated. Creative and caring. But most of all, Katselas is clear. Of all the teachers I worked with, Katselas was the most clear in his evaluations.