Acting in Plays, Singing/My English Paper

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Hello! My name is Patrick, and I am writing an essay on how to become a Broadway actor for my English class. I need to have at least one resource from an interview with someone, and that's why I am contacting you. I would really appreciate it if you would be able to answer the following questions and get back to me as soon as possible:
1. Do you need an education to be on Broadway? If so, what are the credentials?
2. Do you need an agent to land an audition?
3. How do you get an agent?
4. Do you need lessons or experience to be on Broadway?
5. How much money do you make being on Broadway? Is it enough to make a living off of?
6. What is the audition process?
7. Do you have to be able to sing, act, and dance to be able to be on Broadway?
8. What are the actual statistics of me getting on Broadway?
9. How much spare time would I have if I were in a Broadway show (how busy is the schedule)?
10. Is pursuing a career on Broadway a "practical" life plan?

I appreciate your time and knowledge very much. Thank you!

         Sincerely,
         Patrick

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Hi, Patrick

Thank you for contacting me.

Unfortunately I don't have time to write out all the information you would need for each of the questions in order to turn in a good paper.

But I would be willing to speak with you. If you would like to call me (do you use Skype?), then send another post to me mark it "Private" and I will give you my number.

Otherwise, send me another regular post choose two questions and I will respond.

Best regards,
Sean Martinfield

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I am a professional vocal coach in San Francisco. I have published over 3300 responses related to vocal training - particularly as it relates to Musical Theatre, Pop/Standard, and Opera. I have 30 years of experience as a personal trainer to working singers and actors in the San Francisco Bay Area. I sang professionally for 20 years and know what it means to live the life of a musician. I can determine your voice category, i.e., Tenor, Baritone, Bass, Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto, Alto Belter, etc., and how to broaden and strengthen your range. Need an audition song for a Broadway Musical? I can assist you with your song selections and help you build an audition portfolio that demonstrates your vocal category and meets the requirements specified in the audition notice. I have created a vocal methodology, "The Belter`s Method". It will enable those in Cabaret and Musical Theatre to practice more efficiently because it focuses on the vocal demands of professional performers and will keep you performance-ready. If what you want is a better voice and more control over your career moves and choices, contact me at: BroadwayBelters@yahoo.com I am also a music and cultural critic for HuffingtonPost.com and Examiner.com. I interview internationally recognized musicians, singers, dancers, and recording artists -- particularly those who are now appearing or scheduled to perform in San Francisco.

Experience

As a vocal coach, I work primarily with singers and actors throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. My students range from absolute beginners to working professionals, from kids to senior citizens. The vast majority of my clients come to me through recommendation. I know how to identify any singer's vocal category, i.e., soprano, tenor, alto, baritone, etc. I know how to muscle-up every singer's vocal range and to expand it beyond conventional definitions. I have developed a vocal methodology for those who want to know how to belt, THE BELTER'S METHOD. There are a number of major components to my work as a vocal coach. The first is to identify the client's vocal category and to strengthen and maximize the vocal range accordingly. Then it's about teaching a reliable vocal workout that will enable the client to gain better control of their musicianship. That includes scale work to expand the vocal range and to improve placement, breath control, and diction. Then we work on material for the audition portfolio, the immediate job or assignment, a recording session, etc. My task to is to better equip singers and actors who are hoping to or relying upon their performance skills and vocal endurance to maintain a career in the Performing Arts. My clients regularly appear in cabarets and musical productions throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Some have worked in New York and gone on National Tours. For more information, Contact me at: Broadwaybelters@yahoo.com

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HuffingtonPost.com Examiner.com FabulousFilmSongs.com SanFranciscoSentinel.com

Education/Credentials
San Francisco State University BA in Theatre Arts; graduate work in Theatre, Philosophy, and Comparative Reiligion. Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley Graduate work in Ethics

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