BWW Feature: Broadway Couple Amy Spanger and Brian Shepard Launch MARRIED TO BROADWAY Masterclass Tour
Between their two lofty resumes, Broadway husband-and-wife duo Amy Spanger and Brian Shepard have a grand total of 15 Broadway credits to their names. Adding in their multiple film/TV credits and cast recordings, the phrase "triple threat" couldn't be a better fit to define their talents. And with the skills they've honed on "the boards," the couple is eager to support the next generation of Broadway gypsies through their new training program: "Married to Broadway."
Spanger and Shepard will travel to schools, theatres and studios across the US to offer exclusive boot camp-style classes customized for dancers, singers and actors of all ages. Participants will learn valuable tips and tricks on audition preparation, vocal technique, and choreography.
On teaching young artists, Spanger says, "We can't wait to get out there and share [our experience], to help inspire a whole new generation of Broadway talent."
The couple is currently scheduling their Married to Broadway masterclass tour across the US. Theatre groups, schools, performing arts and dance studios interested in participating may contact firstname.lastname@example.org for booking details. Student workshops with Amy and Brian can be one-day or two-day and would include 6-12 hours of classes.
Amy Spanger's Broadway credits include Matilda (Mrs. Wormwood), Elf (Jovie), Rock of Ages (Sherrie), The Wedding Singer (Holly), Urinetown (Hope), Kiss Me Kate (Lois Lane/Bianca), Chicago (Roxie), and Sunset Boulevard. She also originated the role of Susan in tick, tick...boom! off-Broadway, and played Sally DeBains in the movie musical Reefer Madness: The Musical. Television appearances include Law and Order, Law and Order: SVU, Bored to Death, Royal Pains and Six Feet Under, as well as performances on the 2009 Tony Awards, The Macy's Thanksgiving Parade (1999 and 2010), and three appearances on The Today Show. She appears on the cast recordings of Kiss Me Kate (2000 Revival Cast), tick, tick...boom!, The Wedding Singer, Rock of Ages, Elf, and the motion picture soundtrack of Reefer Madness: The Musical.
Brian Shepard's many Broadway credits include Something Rotten!, Follies, Guys and Dolls, Young Frankenstein, Spamalot, Annie Get Your Gun and Peter Pan, as well as the national tours of Jesus Christ Superstar and Seussical. Regionally, Brian has performed at in How To Succeed (Bud Frump, Walnut Street & Riverside Florida), Mary Poppins (Bert, Fulton Opera House), White Christmas (Phil, Fulton Opera House), Singing in the Rain (Cosmo, Maltz Jupiter & Fulton Opera House), On The Town (Joey, Papermill Playhouse) and Robin and the 7 Hoods (Joey, Old Globe), as well as performances on Live At The White House For Michelle Obama, The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, 2015 Macy's Parade, 2015 Tony Awards. Brian can be heard on the Broadway cast recordings of Something Rotten, Follies (2011 Broadway Revival Cast), Young Frankenstein and Spamalot.