Anthony Michael Martinez

Anthony Michael M.

Astoria, NY

About Anthony Michael M.

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Anthony Michael teaches: Ages 15 to 40
Teaching since: January 2008
Last sign in: 6 days ago


I received my MFA in Acting from the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University in addition to earning a BA in Theatre from Florida State University. My experience as a professional actor with Off-Broadway, International, and Regional credits, enhances my ability to work with actors in a unique and personal way!

An actor makes many personal and professional discoveries on the way toward fulfilling his/her artistic goals. He/she often gets disenchanted by the hustle and bustle of the industry. However, I want my students to understand that the actor's career can be a competitive and challenging journey. But, it is rewarding and exciting if we dedicate focus to the craft itself!

Whether you are beginning actor or an experienced veteran, we will work to confront the obstacles and emotional blocks that get in your way. Each lesson is aimed toward refining and transforming your acting technique to help you feel more confident, prepared, and excited about the work you create!

My goal is to help you build a solid technique in voice & text, physicalization & movement, and theatrical improvisation, so that you illuminate your natural talents and present your best self in the audition room, in rehearsal, and in performance!

Photos and Videos

Edmund from Shakespeare's KING LEAR (video by: Richard Patterson)


Teaching Artist

Aug 2013 - Present
Classic Stage Company

Educational Outreach Program:

-Teach Shakespeare Workshops in NYC (Middle/High School Students)

-Introduce principles of Acting Shakespeare & Text Exploration


Jan 2008 - Present
Private Lessons

-Teach students of all ages (Acting/Shakespeare/Audition Technique)

Teaching Artist/Actor

Jan 2013 - Jun 2013
Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

-Taught Shakespeare Workshops to students of all ages (NY,NJ,CT)

Teaching Artist

Nov 2012 - Dec 2012
Revolucion Latina

-Designed & Taught interactive Shakespeare workshops to students of all ages (NYC) through exploring Shakespeare's sonnets


MFA Master of Fine Arts

Aug 2015 - Jul 2016
Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University

The Shakespeare Forum

Sep 2014 - Jul 2015

London's Old Vic Theatre

Sep 2013 - Nov 2013
Workshops/Master Classes

The Pearl Theatre Company

Mar 2013 - Jun 2013
Conservatory Training

Fiasco Theatre Company (Shakespeare)

May 2012 - Jul 2012
Workshop Training

B.A. Theatre & Mass Media Studies

Sep 2003 - May 2007
Florida State University

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Master of Fine Arts (Acting)

Jul 2016
George Washington University

Stage Combat (Unarmed, Rapier & Dagger, Long Sword, Single Sword, Quarterstaff)

Jun 2016
SAFD (The Society of American Fight Directors)

Bachelor of Arts (Theater)

Aug 2007
Florida State University


Actors' Equity Association

Sep 2013

Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

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3 Reviews on Anthony Michael M.

Adam K. Aug 10, 2016
I have had the unique experience of working with Anthony Michael Martinez as both a teacher/coach and fellow teacher. He has coached me in private sessions on multiple Shakespeare monologues and contemporary pieces. He had an incredible ability to explain various acting adjustments and helps to bring the best out of the performances and performers. I always feel confident after working with Anthony, and he makes each session fun and full of energy. Similarly, as a fellow teacher, Anthony can adapt to any situation, student or class size. He is energetic, articulate, and has an incredible sense of humor with students and teachers. He is an ideal fellow teacher.
Ryan Jul 25, 2016
Shakespearean Acting · In studio
I've had the pleasure of working with Anthony for almost a year now and it has been the best decision I've ever made. Anthony is the type of teacher that knows your potential and will do everything he can to push your skills to the next level. He challenged me on my diction, reading lines out-loud, and taught me techniques on how to understand the character I was playing in ways I never would have thought. I can't say enough amazing things about him!
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Diana D. May 29, 2015
Shakespearean Acting · In studio
Michael is a fantastic teacher! He helped me work on my Cleopatra among other great characters. He is focused, knowledgeable, passionate and has a profound manner in making the text accessible-current and personal. I used to have difficulty relating to a piece, the language intimidated me. Michael helped me to make the text my own, coming from my own heart. It changed how I worked on everything, both classical and modern.
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