Michelle Federer, the original Nessarose of Broadway's Wicked, shared her talents with Broadway
Artists Alliance and lead a Wicked-themed
Master class on Saturday, January 19, 2008.
Broadway Artists Alliance is the dynamic not-for-profit
educational organization that is quickly gaining a reputation for ensuring the
future of great Broadway talent by bringing together Broadway artists and
promising young performers. They began 2008 with Federer and Telsey & Co.
casting director, Joe Langworth, continuing their one-day master class series.
Federer participated in a Q&A, then lead a master class
in "Song Interpretation" for a group of lucky and talented young
performers, ages 10-21. She explained the importance of memorization and the
strength to pursue as an artist, describing the magical moment that "suddenly
you'll get inspired" and your career will fall into place.
Participants of this one day master class gained the benefit
of audition training and feedback from both Federer and Joe Langworth (Telsey
& Co). Langworth stressed the importance of basing one's audition and
performance with truth. Both instructors emphasized that the students should
always ask themselves, "Who are you singing this to?" Joe passionately stressed the importance of
the singer forming a real life relationship with the song.
Broadway Artists Alliance's 2008 Master Class Series began
with the Wicked-themed master class,
closely followed by the reprise of the Spring
Awakening-themed master class. Additional upcoming classes feature special
guest instructors from Broadway's Young
Frankenstein, The Little Mermaid
Although space is limited, all one-day master classes are
open to returning and new students ages 10-21. Interested students are welcome
to visit www.broadwayartistsalliance.org/masterclasses
to apply for all Broadway Artists
Alliance events, and to view a list of all upcoming one-day master classes.
Previous guest speakers and one-day master class instructors
for Broadway Artists Alliance include Sutton Foster, Beth Leavel, Stephen
Schwartz, Jason Robert Brown, John Lloyd Young, Ashley Brown, Lea Michele,
Megan McGinnis, Jonathan Groff and John Gallagher Jr. For more information
about Broadway Artists Alliance, please visit www.broadwayartistsalliance.org
Photos by Laura