December 10, 2017
It has been a season of momentous growth and transition for The Actors Center. See some of the highlights from our Fall Season, including a record number of faculty and guest artists, our most ambitious season of programming yet, footage from our memorial for Charles Tuthill, and the welcoming of 28 new company members. Read More.
MEMORIAL CELEBRATION FOR CHARLES TUTHILL, SEPTEMBER 10
August 14, 2017
The Actors Center has announced an evening of tribute to former Artistic and Executive Director Charles Tuthill, to take place on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Judson Memorial Church located at 55 Washington Square South. Please join us in paying tribute to an extraordinary artist, educator, mentor, colleague, and friend. Complete event details can be found at: theactorscenter.org/charles-tuthill.
ANNOUNCING FOUR NEW APPOINTMENTS
June 2, 2017
Armand Schultz, chair of the board of The Actors Center announced four appointments today. Alex Birnie has been appointed Managing Director of The Actors Center. Alex has been with The Actors Center since 2012 and during that time has been intimately involved in the operations and strategic planning of the organization while working closely alongside founder Michael Miller and former executive director Charles Tuthill. Schultz has also announced the appointment of three interim co-artistic directors—Michael Mastro, Lisa Rothe, and Grace Zandarski. “All highly respected artists, educators, and company members, these three dynamic individuals will ably continue and enhance our long-standing commitment to work of the highest integrity and artistry,” says Schultz.
ANNOUNCING THE PASSING OF CHARLES TUTHILL
May 24, 2017
Our esteemed colleague and dear friend Charles Tuthill passed away suddenly at home on April 28, 2017. For many years Charles was a tireless champion and passionate advocate for actors and actor training. Charles’s determined leadership was a tremendous gift to The Actors Center, whose family he had been a part for almost 20 years, serving as a faculty member and becoming its Executive and Artistic Director in 2015.
THE ACTORS CENTER SPRING GALA
February 21, 2017
The Actors Center is pleased to announce its Spring Gala will be held Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the Atlantic Theater Stage 2 at 7:00 p.m. The evening directed by Malcom Gets with music direction by Steven Freeman will feature Master of Ceremonies Peter Gerety and performances by Bob Ari, Mark Coffin, Angel Desai, Jonathan Freeman, Laura Gragtmans, Delphi Harrington, Walker Jones, Jason Kravitz, Ben Mehl, Maria Christina-Oliveras, and Vicki Shaghoian. For more information, please visit theactorscenter.org/gala
WINTER 2017: WELCOMING 20 NEW MEMBERS
January 25, 2017
The Actors Center is pleased to welcome 20 new individuals to our company. Ivory Aquino, Jeff Barry, Molly Bernard, Molly Camp, Mark Coffin, Magaly Colimon-Christopher, Paul Cooper, Robert Eli, Adriana Gaviria, Laura Gragtmans, Caroline Kaplan, Becca Lish, Brian Scott McFadden, Annie McGovern, Jo Mei, Reynaldo Piniella, Therese Plaehn, Dave Quay, Richard Theriot, and R. Richard Williams See a complete list of members.
FALL 2016: 46 NEW MEMBERS JOIN COMPANY
September 8, 2016
We are thrilled to announce the acceptance of 46 new members to The Actors Center beginning September 2016. Our new company members include: Maechi Aharanwa, Rutanya Alda, Corrina Bain, David Bottrell, Lindsay Brill, Allison Briner-Dardenne, Jeb Brown, Claire Brownell, Michael Cuomo, Austin Durant, Richard Gallagher, Gideon Glick, Christopher Grant, Nathan Hinton, Mel House, Lena Kaminsky, Margaret Ladd, Jill Larson, Kenneth Lee, Rachel Leslie, Leslie Lewis, Irene Lucio, Sarah Manton, Lucy Martin, Ben Mehl, Nick Mills, Colby Minifie, Kenneth Noel Mitchell, Patrick Mulryan, Edward O’Blenis, Kelley Rae O’Donnell, Evan Parke, Joe Paulik, Will Pullen, Sean Patrick Reilly, Vicki Shaghoian, Dina Shihabi, Maggie Siff, Jeremy Smith, Matthew Stadelmann, Nikolai Tsankov, Kristin Villanueva, Liz Wisan, Madeline Wise, Max Wolkowitz, and Mark Zeisler. See a complete list of members.
2015-2016 COMES TO A CLOSE
This year’s classes have come to a close. We’re thrilled to have had a wonderful group of teachers join us this season, including Amy Christopher, Marcia Debonis, Slava Dolgachev, Andy Grotelueschen, Rebecca Guy, David Hammond, Stephen Henderson, Michael Kahn, Sita Mani, Heidi Marshall, Rogelio Martinez, Kathleen McNenny, Jim Mezon, Michele Shay, Elizabeth Smith, Ron Van Lieu, and Grace Zandarski. See a list of past faculty.
WINTER 2016: WELCOMING 21 NEW MEMBERS
January 16, 2016
The Actors Center is pleased to welcome 21 new wonderful individuals to our company. Andre Holland, Katie Firth, Johnny Sanchez, Lou Liberatore, Helen Coxe, Julie Jesneck, Pun Bandhu, Leighton Bryan, David Manis, Genevieve Angelson, Dominic Comperatore, Elizabeth Van Dyke, Jonathan Gordon, Danny Binstock, William Youmans, Charles Borland, Laura Esterman, Antoinette LaVeccia, Annie Meisels, Heather Raffo, Griffin Dunne. See a complete list of members.
FALL 2015: 41 NEW MEMBERS JOIN COMPANY
September 8, 2015
We are thrilled to welcome 41 new members to our company. This year’s new members include: Heather Alcia Simms, Bob Ari, Heidi Armbruster, June Ballinger, Sarah Bierstock, Ato Blankson-Wood, Matthew Boston, Philippe Bowgen, John Cariani, Bill Christ, Christian Coulson, Rose Courtney, Jennifer Dorr White, Erin Felgar, Gian-Murray Gianino, Ben Graney, Suzy Hunt, Birgit Huppuch, Kelley Jackson, Kevin Kilner, Nicole Lewis, Trevor Long, Kathy McCafferty, Chris McLinden, Jonny Orsini, Christopher Perfetti, Rachel Pickup, Stephen Plunkett, Keith Randolph-Smith, Christina Rouner, Rachid Sbitri, Taylor Schilling, Tobias Segal, David Skeist, Stephen Spinella, Micah Stock, Tony Torn, Joel Van Liew, Tiffany Villarin, Jeremy Webb, Zoe Winters. See a complete list of members.
CHARLES TUTHILL NAMED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
June 16, 2015
Charles Tuthill has been named the executive director of The Actors Center. Charles takes over from founder J. Michael Miller, who announced his retirement from The Actors Center earlier this year. Charles has been associated with The Actors Center since its inception in 1996. A former faculty member of The Actors Center, he has also served on the faculty of the Acting Conservatory at SUNY Purchase College, The Atlantic Acting School, Syracuse, Princeton University, and Caymichael Patten Studios. He maintains an ongoing private coaching practice. He can be reached at email@example.com.