Betty Buckley to Teach Song Interpretation & Monologue Master Class at Denver Summer Intensive in June
Tony Award winner, Theater Hall of Fame member and legendary Broadway star Betty Buckley returns to Denver to teach her third consecutive Summer Intensive Song Interpretation & Monologue Workshop, June 9-13th. The workshop is a master class for actors and singers of all levels: high school students, college students, professionals, educators and anyone aspiring to refine their communication skills in word or song.
During her workshops, Ms. Buckley shares her expertise and guides her students through a methodology that facilitates audience connection through songs and monologues. Her emotional connection to songs and audiences is renowned, and that very connection is at the heart of what Ms. Buckley imparts to her students.
For over forty years, Ms. Buckley has taught scene study and song interpretation workshops at various universities and performing arts conservatories throughout the U.S. She continues to share her talents with professional and emerging actors through her musical theater workshops. Her professional workshops are in Fort Worth, New York, Los Angeles, Denver and other cities nationwide.
Buckley is especially proud of her high school students, all of whom, through the work they have done in her past workshops, have been admitted into the universities and performing arts conservatories of their choosing, most on full scholarships. "It gives me such joy to assist the growth of my younger students and to facilitate the dreams of my mature students to step into their true potential. It is my privilege to pass along the tools given to me by my great teachers," says Buckley.
The Denver Summer Intensive consists of five consecutive class sessions - Monday through Friday, June 9-13th from 1pm to 6pm. Auditors are welcome to observe the class at a reduced fee and will participate in the group exercises. Full participants prepare two contrasting songs or monologues and will also do individual work under Ms. Buckley's direction. An accompanist will be provided for singers. Space is limited. For more information, contact Becky O'Rourke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Betty Buckley won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Grizabella the Glamour Cat in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway production of CATS. Most recently, she starred in the World Premiere of Horton Foote's The Old Friends at the Signature Theatre in New York last fall. Earlier in 2013, Ms. Buckley received rave reviews starring in the London premiere of Jerry Herman's Dear World, directed by Dame Gillian Lynne. She also plays a recurring role on ABC Family's hit TV show, Pretty Little Liars. Her critically acclaimed concerts, Ah, Men! The Boys of Broadway, which was recorded in 2012, and The Other Woman: The Vixens of Broadway. both debuted at Feinstein's famed cabaret room in New York City. In 2011, Buckley co-starred in the Dallas Theater Center's smash hit, Arsenic and Old Lace. The Tony Award winner has thrilled audiences with acclaimed performances on Broadway and in London's West End in such shows as Sunset Boulevard, CATS, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Carrie, Song & Dance, Triumph of Love, Pippin, Promises, Promises and 1776. Her highly praised starring role in the M. Night Shyamalan feature film The Happening joins her other memorable film performances including Tender Mercies, Frantic and Carrie.
In addition to her 2013 Theater Hall of Fame induction, Ms. Buckley was honored with the Texas Medal of Arts Award for Theater in 2009 and was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in 2007. She is a Tony Award winner and was nominated for a second Tony, an Olivier Award and an Evening Standard Award in London. She has received two Emmy Award nominations for her work in television and two Grammy Award nominations for her recordings.
She has a new recording to be released by Palmetto Records, Ghost Light, produced by the legendary T Bone Burnett, in August 2014.