Tony Award-winning actress Alice Ripley was the special surprise guest at the Broadway Artists Alliance 2011 Winter Workshop. Ripley had a Q&A with the students of Broadway Artists Alliance. She surprised the students with a performance of her new single "Beautiful Eyes," and a song from Next to Normal.
Alice Ripley joined the Broadway Artists Alliance's roster of Tony winning guest speakers, which have recently included Nikki M. James, Bebe Neuwirth, Lillias White, Sutton Foster, Karen Olivo, Gregory Jbara, Bill Irwin, Laura Benanti, Norbert Leo Butz, Beth Leavel, Michael Cerveris, Trent Kowalik, Douglas Hodge, John Gallagher Jr., Lea Salonga, John Lloyd Young, and Jason Robert Brown.
The Q&A was part of Broadway Artists Alliance's three-day Winter Workshop at Ripley Grier Studios, NYC.
Additional instructors and special guests have included Marc Shaiman, Stephen Schwartz, Kelli O'Hara (South Pacific), Will Swenson (Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Aaron Tveit (Catch Me if You Can), Telly Leung (Godspell, Glee), Kyle Dean Massey (Wicked, Next to Normal), Andrea McArdle (Annie), Brooks Ashmanskas (Promises, Promises), Lea Michele (Spring Awakening, Glee), Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening, Glee), Megan Hilty (9 to 5, Smash), Matt Cavenaugh (West Side Story), Mitch Jarvis (Rock of Ages), J. Robert Spencer (Next to Normal), Susan Blackwell ([title of show]), Stephanie J. Block (9 to 5, Wicked), Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins), Jennifer Cody (Shrek), Michelle Federer (Wicked), Christopher Jackson (In the Heights), Tyrick Wiltez Jones (Hairspray, Finian's Rainbow), Norm Lewis (Porgy & Bess), Andrea Martin (Young Frankenstein), Megan McGinnis (Les Miserables), Christopher J. Hanke (How to Succeed...), Skylar Astin (Spring Awakening), Andrea Burns (In the Heights), Lauren Kennedy (Vanities), Christopher Fitzgerald (Finian's Rainbow), Heather Parcells (A Chorus Line), Alexandra Socha (Spring Awakening), Lisa Stevens (High School Musical), Morgan Karr (Spring Awakening), and many more. For more information about Broadway Artists Alliance, please visit www.broadwayartistsalliance.org.
Broadway Artists Alliance just completed their annual 3-day Winter Workshop. This summer, they will present a College/Professional Workshop, an Alumni Session, a 3-day Summer Workshop, a 2-week Summer Intensive, and the College Audition Preparation Workshop. Space is limited and by audition-only! Applications are available on their website: www.broadwayartistsalliance.org/application.
Broadway Artists Alliance will also continue with their monthly one-day master classes. Upcoming master classes include a BAA Intensive Day @ Telsey + Company (April 22nd), Annie (May 26th), and Newsies (June 3rd). A full list is available at www.broadwayartistsalliance.org/masterclasses.
Students over age 18 may take part in the BAA Pro Series with Pat Goodwin of Telsey + Company. The next series will take place March 13th, 20th, 27th, and April 3rd. An agent will be present at the final class. Interested students may visit http://www.broadwayartistsalliance.org/BAAPro/index.html for additional information.
Photos Credit: Laura McBride
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