Marla Schaffel

Audition Prep for Actors, College Audition Prep for Actors, Singing for Actors

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Marla Schaffel starred on Broadway in the Tony-nominated musical Jane Eyre. The role earned Ms. Schaffel several accolades: a Tony nomination, the Drama Desk Award, a Drama League Award, and the Outer Critics Circle Award, all for Best Actress in Musical. Her other Broadway credits included Titanic and Les Miserables, as well as starring in the national tours of Evita, My Fair Lady, White Christmas, and The Sound of Music. Marla created the leading roles off-Broadway in Enter Laughing, Christina Alberta’s Father, Enter the Guardsman, Fanny Hill, Tall Grass and A Broadway Diva Christmas. Her regional credits include leading roles in world premiere musicals Jane Eyre, Let Me Sing, They All Laughed (now called Nice Work If You Can Get It), Lucky In The Rain, Glimmerglass, as well as in the classics like, West Side Story, A Little Night Music, Paint Your Wagon, among others. With Greensboro Arts Alliance Summer/Mirror Theater in Vermont  Ms. Schaffel has been the Artist-in-Residence and has had the priviledge of performing the leads in The Music Man, The Miracle Worker, Kiss Me Kate, Annie Get Your Gun and The Belle of Amherst.  Ms. Schaffel also starred in the critically acclaimed independent feature, I Love You, Don’t Touch Me! And created the pivotal role of Beaver Woman in Tim Robbins film Cradle Will Rock. TV: Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and Law and Order: Criminal Intent. Her voice can be heard on several recordings including Jane Eyre (original Broadway Cast Recording and world premiere Toronto Cast recording), The Prince of Egypt (soundtrack), A Prairie Home Companion Christmas. Marla is a graduate of The Juilliard School drama division and studied at the Moscow Art Theatre School.

I am a Juilliard-trained actress with 30 years of performace experience myself.  My goal as a coach is to provide you with an inspiring and stimulating environment in which you develop your strength, skills and techmique as a performer. 

With loving intent but also determined drive I will help you accomplish the breakthroughs you have been seeking. 

Happy to share the recommendations of my current private clients in New York City upon request. 

Tony Nomination - Best Actress in a Musical for" Jane Eyre" on Broadway
Drama Desk Award Winner - Best Actress in a Musical for "Jane Eyre" on Broadway
Outer Critics Circle Award Winner - Best Actress in a Musical for "Jane Eyre" on Broadway.
Graduate of The Juilliard School Drama Division.
Studied at Moscow Art Theater School in Russia

Personalized preparation for each student that will guarantee creative growth. Addressing habits that may be preventing you rom being your very best by developing constructive self-awareness - a skill that will strengthen your auditions and help you make bolder choices, thus leaving a lasting impression on directors/casting directors and college auditioners. 


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