Photo and Video Flash: Behind the Scenes at a Master Class with Beth Leavel
Broadway legend and Tony Award Winner Beth Leavel prepared five talented performers -- Kristen DelBosque, Mark Jammal, Priscilla Milliner, Lauren Santana, and Laurel Smalley -- for careers in theatre in a special Straight From New York documentary. Watch the video below, plus scroll down for photos from the workshop!
Through the documentary, follow the students' experiences and witness firsthand their growth as performers and individuals. For these students, this masterclass means a once-in-a-lifetime chance to prove themselves, discover their true abilities, and train to become Broadway-caliber performers.
Beth Leavel's advice to the actors: "The bottom line is: what's going to get you the job?"
Student Mark Jammal looks over his music one last time before singing.
Beth Leavel surveying the performers as they prepare for her class.
Student Kristen Delbosque receives feedback on her performance of 'Breathe' from the musical In The Heights.
'Weâ€™re all storytellers, and these lyrics are part of a story. We have to personalize that story, and itâ€™s all coming from a place of truth.' - Beth Leavel
Mark Jammal shares his experiences throughout the masterclass.
Student Priscilla Milliner sings 'Your Daddy's Son' from the musical Ragtime.
Beth Leavel works with Priscilla on discovering her song through an acting exercise.
Kristen Delbosque shares her experiences throughout the masterclass.
Beth Leavel looks on as a student performs.
Student Laurel Smalley shakes the room with 'Take Me or Leave Me' from RENT.
'The music you have should serve you. This is my song. When I sing this, I own it.' - Beth Leavel