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Congrats to MCS’ Derek Nicoletto

904601 10151625152085039 656042697 o 214x300 Congrats to MCS Derek NicolettoDerek Nicoletto is one of our newest members to MCS T/Th night family.  Before plunging into this training, Derek is an accomplished artist and musician, check out his latest video and single “ONLY THE LONELY“, filmed at MCS Theatre and featuring many MCS actors.

So proud of this guy and look forward to be on this creative journey with him and see how he grows artistically and personally.   See you back in class in August, Derek!


Congrats to MCS’ Kristen Doscher

10555183 10152535023935821 329467611 n 300x169 Congrats to MCS Kristen DoscherKristen Doscher or Tues/Thurs day class (formerly M/W day), has been training at MCS over a year.

Kristen is a renaissance woman–actor and playwright. Kristen’s latest project is MOB a one act play written by Kristen Doscher and directed by Joanna Tomasz.

Premiering in The Thespis Theatre Festival. Roy Arias Studio II, August 5th @ 8:45pm – August 8th @ 9pm – August 10th @ 4:30pm.

Congrats Kristen we are proud of you!


Congrats MCS Costa Nicholas

d16670 c9f4e8e3fd19f2b2e52cb2c1bdb70fd3.jpg srz p 960 487 75 22 0.50 1.20 0 300x152 Congrats MCS Costa NicholasCosta Nicholas, has been training at MCS for over a year — watching this actor change and grow into his truth has been amazing. Costa is currently in our Tues/Thurs day class and is also our MCS resident carpenter. Costa is performing in Shakespeares’ THE COMEDY OF ERRORS in Central Park with Barefoot Shakespeare Company. Congrats Costa — we are proud of you.

Thursday, July 24th at 6pm, 96th street
Friday, July 25th at 6pm, 96th street
Saturday, July 26th at 4pm, Mineral Springs
Sunday, July 27th at 2pm, Summit Rock

All performances FREE! All in Central Park. For maps, directions and more info, visit

Directed by Andrew Hutcheson

Produced by Barefoot Shakespeare Company: Rob Sniffin and Courtney Moors

Congrats to MCS’ Parker Drown

1909980 535307217936 6990 n 300x199 Congrats to MCS Parker DrownOne of our newest additions to our MCS family this season is actor Parker Drown. Parker is in Mon/Wed day class and has been growing at the speed of lightning.

We are so proud of this guy–and you can catch him as “Luke” in THE LIGHTNING THIEF, at The Lucille Lortel Theatre in NYC.  Runs July 24-August 22.

Congrats again Parker and see you back at MCS -picking up your Meisner Training in September.

Congrats to MCS’ Anthony Wayne

10360623 878627185496641 5041745321172800602 n Congrats to MCS Anthony WayneAnthony Wayne, from Broadways’ PIPPIN and MCS day class tuesday-thursday is creating, writing and acting in his own work. Get your tickets NOW for the Highly Anticipated Off-Broadway Premiere of MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL - the Brand New musical that celebrates the life of the Original 1970′s Disco Queen SYLVESTER. With songs like “(You Make Me Feel) Mighty Reall”, “Can’t Stop dancing” and “You Are My Friend”, Previews are set to begin at Theatre at St. Clement’s on September 5th, 2014 with an Opening set for September 14th, 2014.

The principal cast will feature Anthony Wayne (PIPPIN, Anything Goes) as Sylvester, Anastacia McCleskey (VIOLET, Book of Mormon) as Izora and Jacqueline B. Arnold (We Will Rock You, PRISCILLA) as Martha. Completed casting will include DeAnne Stewart and Jack Fuller both as Sylvester Singers.

Congrats Anthony all of us at MCS, who have worked with you, are so proud of your commitment, determination and talent.

Congrats to MCS’ Jacquie Militano

73914 10151336934141890 1919720457 n 239x300 Congrats to MCS Jacquie MilitanoJacquie Militano has been a committed actor at MCS for over 2 plus years and has recently made the Tuesday/Thursday Day Class part of her artistic home.  Jacquie has created her own web series THE ANONYMOUS LIVES OF JOHN AND JANE–A zany web comedy about two nobodies stumbling in a city of wannabe somebodies.  Jacquie’s webseries also contains some amazing cameos of MCS actors past and present including:  Deanna Georges (Miss D.),  Jim Bray, Ravi Roth, Rachel Pearl, Joe Thanner, Courtney Case and Lauren Blanco.

We are so proud of Jacquie–taking action and creating and keeping the MCS community in all that she does. We can’t wait for you to return to the work at MCS this fall.

Congrats to MCS’ Gabrielle Ruiz

922765 669411088333 1499640463 n 300x200 Congrats to MCS Gabrielle RuizMCS’ very own Gabrielle Ruiz is currently performing in PIECE OF MY HEART -The Bert Berns Story, Off-Broadway at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center.

Gabi always returns to her artistic home at MCS in between gigs–and we look forward to having her back soon.

Congrats to you Gabi!

Congrats to MCS’ Holly Heiser & John Alix in WAYRA

10400693 23409676495 8858 n 200x300 Congrats to MCS Holly Heiser & John Alix in WAYRAalix john Congrats to MCS Holly Heiser & John Alix in WAYRAWe are really proud of Holly Heiser and John Alix.  Holly and John are both performing  in FUERZA BRUTA: WAYRA.  Holly Heiser has been a major force in Tues/Thurs day class and John Alix has been a committed vital part of Mon/Wed day for this entire last year. These two are a major part of MCS community and we look forward to these actors returning to training at MCS in August.

Tessa Faye starring in LITTLE SHOP…with MCS’ Renee Veronica Freeman

photo 300x169 Tessa Faye starring in LITTLE SHOP...with MCS Renee Veronica FreemanMCS trained actor, administrator and assistant to Matthew Corozine for 3 years, Tessa Faye, is starring as “Audrey” in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS with MCS alumni Renee Veronica Freeman as “Chiffon”.

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, under the direction of David Hemsley Caldwell, runs at the historic Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre through June 29th.

Please check out a sneak peek video with Tessa Faye and also featuring Renee Veronica Freeman.

Tessa Faye (Audrey): Lyceum debut! Regional: GOOD NEWS! (Babe, CCC Best Supporting Actress Nominee, Goodspeed Opera), YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (Inga, NHTA Best Supporting Actress Nominee, Weathervane Theatre); 9 TO 5 (Doralee); SYLVIA (Sylvia); AVENUE Q (Mrs. T); SISTERS OF SWING (Patty Andrews, Gretna Theatre); DAMES AT SEA (Joan, Saint Michael’s Playhouse); …SPELLING BEE (Logainne); HELLO MUDDAH, HELLO FADDAH (Sarah, Seven Angels Theatre).Television: “The Electric Company” (Harper), MTV’s “Made”, “Pokemon Learning League” (Siara). Acting student of Matthew Corozine and client of The Krasny Office.  Proud graduate of the University of Michigan’s Musical Theatre program – Go Blue!

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Congrats MCS’ Lyonel Reneau

1909431 10152716289864251 1162568120 o 209x300 Congrats MCS Lyonel ReneauLyonel Reneau has been training at MCS in the Tues/Thurs night class and has been a busy actor. Lyonel is currently performing as “Donkey” in SHREK THE MUSICAL at Crown Uptown Theatre, in Wichita Kansas.

Check out this great review in The Wichita Eagle.

Lyonel we are proud of you and look forward to your return to MCS this fall.