Billy Sharpe

Billy S.

Astoria, NY
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Broadway Singing

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have over 25 years of experience in performing, teaching, directing and coaching in acting, singing and musical theatre. Let me help you delve into your characters and bring rich organic life to all of your work.
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About

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Billy delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
1990

I am a professional actor, singer, dancer, director, teacher and coach who lives in New York City. I LOVE what I do in every aspect of my artistic career, and I want to help students improve while also enjoying their work.

I have a degree in Music Education from East Carolina University, where I was also fortunate to participate in the Professional Actors Training Program and studied the Meisner Technique for 2 years. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and helping students bring honest, organic emotional life to their performances.

I do have an eclectic life and schedule, but I am usually available to teach online no matter where I am in the world! I often travel to London to cast the production of MAMMA MIA! that I direct for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, and I'm in Florida about 6 weeks every year in rehearsals. Don't let that bother you! I can teach online after auditions or rehearsals!

I also have performed in several Off Broadway shows, national tours and many regional theatres around the country. If you've ever seen a show at the esteemed Alabama Shakespeare Festival, you may have seen me I've done about 14 shows there over the past 11 years.

Whether you're looking for a vocal coaching, or working on a monologue or scene, I know we can have a great time breaking down the material so you can deliver an amazing performance!

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Education

Bachelors of Music in Education
Aug 1987 - May 1991
East Carolina University

Awards

Winner State NATS Competition
Apr 1990
NC NATS
Winner Regional NATS Competition
Apr 1988
NATS

Affiliations

Actors' Equity Association
Sep 1998

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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Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America
Apr 1988

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America (also known as Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Mu Alpha, or simply Sinfonia) is an American collegiate social[1] fraternity for men with a special interest in music. The fraternity is open to men "who, through a love for music, can assist in the fulfillment of [its] Object and ideals either by adopting music as a profession, or by working to advance the cause of music in America."

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International Thespian Society
May 1984

The International Thespian Society (ITS) is the Educational Theatre Association’s student honorary organization. ITS recognizes the achievements of high school and middle school theatre students. Since 1929, EdTA has inducted more than 2 million Thespians into ITS. That number continues to grow, with more than 36,000 students from around the country being inducted each year.

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