Photo Flash: Laura Osnes Stops by Broadway Artists Alliance's Summer Intensive Classes
Two-time Tony nominated Best Actress Laura Osnes visits Broadway Artists Alliance Junior and Alumni Only Summer Intensives on July 16th. Osnes provided feedback to students as well as participated in a Q&A. Check out a look back at the event below!
"It's really special to see so many talented people with such drive and such determination coming to New York and taking these workshops, learning and growing from them, and going back into their communities better people and artists," said Osnes regarding her interaction with the students of Broadway Artists Alliance. "It [Broadway Artists Alliance] is empowering."
Osnes' star has risen quickly since winning the lead role of Sandy in the Broadway revival of Grease in 2007. Other Broadway credits include Bonnie and Clyde (Bonnie Parker), Anything Goes (Hope Harcourt), South Pacific (Nellie Forbush), and most recently Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella where she received a Tony nomination for her performance in the title role.
On June 23rd, Osnes spoke at the Cinderella themed Master Class. The Broadway Artists Alliance, founded with the goal of providing professional-level training to talented young artists, enlists the services of Broadway performers, Tony Award winners, and top industry professionals. Students enjoy a wide range of experiences in vocal training, scene study, and various types of dance among the many offerings. BAA offers three Summer Intensive Sessions and one Alumni Only Session with ages ranging from 8 to 21.
The Broadway Artists Alliance master class series continues with a Wicked-themed Master Class (Jul. 28), Phantom/Les Miserables-themed Master Class with Sierra Boggess (Aug. 4), and a Last Five Years-themed Master Class with Adam Kantor and Betsy Wolfe (Sept. 22).
Broadway Artists Alliance's roster of master class instructors and guest speakers includes Laura Benanti, Susan Blackwell, Stephanie J. Block, Christian Borle, Jason Robert Brown, Andrea Burns, Norbert Leo Butz, Matt Cavenaugh, Michael Cerveris, Adam Chanler-Berat, Jenn Colella, Christian Coulson, Eden Espinosa, Michelle Federer, Katie Finneran, Christopher Fitzgerald, Sutton Foster, John Gallagher Jr., Alexander Gemignani, Douglas Hodge, Bill Irwin, Christopher Jackson, Nikki M. James, Gregory Jbara, Adam Kantor, Judy Kaye, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Beth Leavel, Norm Lewis, Andrea Martin, Bebe Neuwirth, Karen Olivo, Laura Osnes, Alice Ripley, Lea Salonga, Stephen Schwartz, Will Swenson, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, Aaron Tveit, Noah Weisberg, Lillias White, John Lloyd Young, and many more.
For more information or to register, please visit www.broadwayartistsalliance.org
Photos by Laura McBride