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VP Boyle VP BOYLE is one of the most sought after Broadway audition and life coaches for professionals in New York City and works with actors at every level across the country to spread his irreverent approach to theatrical wellness. He wears many hats in the Broadway community (director, casting director, actor, writer, producer) and is most known in the theatrical casting world for creating The Musical Theatre Forum, a professional casting workshop with every major Broadway casting agency in NYC.

VP currently serves as the creator and Chair of the New York Film Academy's new cutting-edge Musical Theatre & Film Conservatory Program. The two-year program merges conservatory musical theatre training with Broadway professionals and an intensive acting on film curriculum that culminates with an original movie musical film project.

His book, AUDITION FREEDOM: The Irreverent Wellness Guide for Theatre People is availalbe at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and Drama Book Shop NYC.

He directed the sold-out An Evening with Frank Wildhorn and Friends at Studio 54 featuring Linda Eder, Douglas Sills, Frank Wildhorn and others. He also directed the critically acclaimed presentation of The Normal Heart at Lincoln Center. He spent two years as the Producing Director for The Musical Writers' Playground and as a casting director with Dave Clemmons Casting casting Broadway shows, tours, and original workshops. He is currently the casting director for Mason Street Warehouse and teaches audition workshops from coast to coast. As an actor, his favorite moments on the boards include The Scarlet Pimpernel with Douglas Sills and Sunset Boulevard with Diahann Carroll.

He is the screenwriter/lyricist for Walk Away, with Sharon Kenny and is currently at work on a new pop/rock musical with Joe O'Keefe, The Tunnel, based on the Mole People—the underground homeless living in NYC's abandoned subway tunnels. Outside of the zany world of show biz, VP is an amateur potter, librettist/lyricist, closet photographer and self-proclaimed man of leisure with more professional union cards and guild affiliations than any one person should really have. Member: AEA, CAEA, SAG, AFTRA, SSDC, ASCAP, The Dramatists' Guild.



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VP's BLOG: Toxic Emeralds
September 27, 2010

Welcome to Oz where there are two kinds of sparkly green. The first (and most wonderful) is the sparkle that comes from your family, friends and colleagues that wish you joy with every molecule of their body. They are the keepers. The jewels in your crown adventure that add luster and light to anything you do. They will champion you whether you rise or whether you fall and love you just the same. They come in all sorts of surprise colors and shine. They can be sapphire blue, emerald green, amber yellow, ruby red and the brightest of white diamonds. They can be co-workers at your survival job, the man that got away, the young gal at your stage door every night or even someone from afar that you will never meet.

VP's BLOG: THROW ME A STICK
September 21, 2010

I think dogs really get it. They have their priorities straight and live totally in the moment. Life is an awesome combination of eating, sleeping, playing, pooping and hanging out with people who love you. Throw in some snow, an old shoe to chew, a good stick to fetch, some crotch sniffing and the world is their oyster. Sign me up for that life in the next round-

VP's BLOG: Audition Mind Tool
September 14, 2010

Think about vanilla ice cream. It's always a pretty nice thought in my head...

VP's BLOG: Everyday Rapture
August 30, 2010

I've had two amazing theatrical experiences recently that showcase the power of what we do. Firstly, I was absolutely blown away by Sherie Rene Scott's personal and professional triumph with Everyday Rapture. I walked out inspired, refreshed and honored to be in theatre.

VP's BLOG: GLEE, GOD & BEING GAY
August 23, 2010

I'm constantly fascinated by people. I should be since it is inherent to my job as a coach, champion and artist. As a storyteller, we have to observe and study the world in which we live so that we can draw inspiration from it in powerful ways.

VP's BLOG: Inner Posse 101
August 18, 2010

Building your team or support network is a two way street. It starts with understanding of what you need personally, professionall, creatively and spiritually. Denying that you need to create a team, a tribe or your own little (or huge) network of like-minded individuals is deadly. A support network is a group of colleagues who provide guidance and assistance to one another throughout their lives and/or careers. Some people call it networking. I think 'networking' is an ugly word. Networking is collecting cards and names with only a 'what can they do for me' attitude. It's greedy and everyone on the planet can smell that kind of oily from a mile away. I'm up for creating and contributing to my community. I believe in legacy. You have to give more than you take but you also have to learn how to make requests. Giving is receiving and vice versa. By designing your own support network, you can tailor it to suit your needs but first ask yourself these questions:

VP's BLOG: Debbie Downers
August 9, 2010

If you want the sauce to simmer, you have to turn up the heat. I'm not really talking about temperature, you know. However, I really think that actors fall into three groups:

VP's BLOG: Does it Ever End?
August 2, 2010

After spending the last 15 years training musical theatre professionals, I've learned that there are no rules. More importantly, the training never stops. Ever. This business is hard and if you aren't constantly working on your craft through training and practical experience, you are totally faking it and someone else is going to book the job. There is a school of thought that 10% of your income (whatever that is) should go to education in someway because if you are not learning you are dying. I totally agree. The thing that fascinates me the most is that people wait so long or think that dedicating six months, a year or even two to their artistic development isn't worth a gazillion returns in the future. Tell that to any serious professional who enjoys a career and livelihood in this business and they would laugh at you.

VP's BLOG: Curb Your Emotional Spew
July 26, 2010

There are a few things in life that really incite me to rage. Littering, lame passive/aggressive communication, condescension and piss-poor-customer-service-by-people-who-recite-scripts-and-do-not-use-the-gray-matter-located-in-their-skulls. Can you tell I'm serious?

VP's BLOG: Television Sucks for Actors
July 19, 2010

Not being on television you dork, that is awesome and welcomed. Watching hours and hours and hours of crap when you could be doing something productive with your time. Or playing video games. They suck, too.

VP's BLOG: A Miracle Day
July 6, 2010

I tried something recently and want to share it with you. Here's the caveat, I'm going to be vague.

VP's BLOG: Through Your Own Looking Glass
June 28, 2010

Life is about filters. When Alice took her trippy, twisted adventures down the rabbit hole and through the looking glass, she always showed up as a curious observer of life. She chose to take on whatever came to her with a pretty heroic point of view when much of the information really didn't fall into anything that seemed logical. What's logical? Logical is a phony way to feel safe. To judge. To stagnate. Being uncomfortable is growth.

VP's BLOG: What Am I Doing Wrong?
June 21, 2010

BroadwayWorld.com is excited to introduce its newest blogger - VP Boyle! VP BOYLE is one of the most sought after Broadway audition and life coaches for professionals in New York City and works with actors at every level across the country to spread his irreverent approach to theatrical wellness. He wears many hats in the Broadway community (director, casting director, actor, writer, producer) and is most known in the theatrical casting world for creating The Musical Theatre Forum, a professional casting workshop with every major Broadway casting agency in NYC.

VP's BLOG: Explore Synergy
June 15, 2010

BroadwayWorld.com is excited to introduce its newest blogger - VP Boyle! VP BOYLE is one of the most sought after Broadway audition and life coaches for professionals in New York City and works with actors at every level across the country to spread his irreverent approach to theatrical wellness. He wears many hats in the Broadway community (director, casting director, actor, writer, producer) and is most known in the theatrical casting world for creating The Musical Theatre Forum, a professional casting workshop with every major Broadway casting agency in NYC.

VP's BLOG: You Have To Have An Action Plan
June 8, 2010

BroadwayWorld.com is excited to introduce its newest blogger - VP Boyle! VP BOYLE is one of the most sought after Broadway audition and life coaches for professionals in New York City and works with actors at every level across the country to spread his irreverent approach to theatrical wellness. He wears many hats in the Broadway community (director, casting director, actor, writer, producer) and is most known in the theatrical casting world for creating The Musical Theatre Forum, a professional casting workshop with every major Broadway casting agency in NYC.

VP's BLOG: Do You Love Your Life's Adventure?
June 1, 2010

The professional roller coaster for actor/artists is not a linear journey. It requires discipline, lifelong training and an appreciation for the craft with no guarantee of consistent results in the ways that our society measures success in other professions.

VP's BLOG: We Cast You, Not an Idea of a Role
May 25, 2010

BroadwayWorld.com is excited to introduce its newest blogger - VP Boyle! VP BOYLE is one of the most sought after Broadway audition and life coaches for professionals in New York City and works with actors at every level across the country to spread his irreverent approach to theatrical wellness. He wears many hats in the Broadway community (director, casting director, actor, writer, producer) and is most known in the theatrical casting world for creating The Musical Theatre Forum, a professional casting workshop with every major Broadway casting agency in NYC.

VP's BLOG - You Get to Choose
May 24, 2010

BroadwayWorld.com is excited to introduce its newest blogger - VP Boyle! VP BOYLE is one of the most sought after Broadway audition and life coaches for professionals in New York City and works with actors at every level across the country to spread his irreverent approach to theatrical wellness. He wears many hats in the Broadway community (director, casting director, actor, writer, producer) and is most known in the theatrical casting world for creating The Musical Theatre Forum, a professional casting workshop with every major Broadway casting agency in NYC.