Event Details

From My Backyard to Broadway:
with Brian Michael Hoffman

Saturday, June 12, 2021
10:00 AM
Appropriate  for 3rd grade and up. This is a virtual class.



This class will begin with Brian Michael Hoffman chatting with young artists about how he made it...well...from Baltimore to Broadway. We'll discuss Brian's path, schools attended based on the programs offered and how they hit his goals, moving to NYC, working on and off Broadway and around the world, maintaining connections, figuring out "side hustles," maneuvering NYC and a life, etc... Questions will be welcome!

Brian works with young artists across the country as a director, acting coach, and "build your audition book" coach! In this class, he will work virtually with two young, local artists previously selected on a song they may  want to put in their audition book  and a new monologue!



Brian started his professional theatrical career in Baltimore, Maryland at the age of 9 and currently lives in NYC where he's worked on five Broadway shows (including LEGALLY BLONDE with Baltimore buddy, Andy Karl, and LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL with six time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald) and countless tv and film shoots (2014's ANNIE, Sesame Street, Mr Robot, High Maintenance, etc..).

He's has traveled the country on several National Tours, and has performed at just about every Regional Theater in the US (Goodspeed Opera House, The MUNY, Sacramento Music Circus, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Delaware Theater Company, etc...). He can be heard on several Original Cast albums (including "Horton" in the Off-Broadway Revival of SEUSSICAL), is an accomplished voice over artist, and even lived and worked in Toyko, Japan for five years as as Opening Cast Member of Tokyo Disney Sea!

Brian dreamt of being on Broadway while giving concerts from his treehouse in his backyard before attending the Baltimore School for the Arts, the second arts high school in the country after "Fame" in NYC, and then Syracuse University as a Musical Theater major. He is one of a handful of artists who can proudly say that he has never had to wait tables to "survive." He's always worked in the industry to pay his bills and pursue his passion, between working onstage in his career as an actor, directing and coaching young artists across the country at the educational and professional levels, and with Tony Award Honoree William Berloni (of William Berloni Theatrical Animals), providing humanely trained animals for theater, film, and television. Sometimes, those "hats" are worn at the same time, including his over 10-year association with the Broadway-bound Duncan Sheik musical, BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE.


This workshop is free of charge, but students must register.