Zach Miller

Zach M.

Jersey City, NJ
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Theater Acting

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
As an acting coach, I will help you develop an integrated technique where your voice will freely serve your acting intentions. I will help you foster honest and vulnerable moments in a song or monologue. I ask that you come ready and willing to explore your range of vocal ability and also, and most importantly, your range of emotional capacity and story-telling capability.
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About

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Zach delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 8 to 35

Teaching since:
October 2012

As a teaching artist, my goal is to reinforce a healthy structure to your voice while expanding your capacities as an actor and performer by letting the complete singing actor emerge. I wish for my work in the studio to be accessible even when you are practicing on your own. I hope to empower each student to become self-sufficient on a personal level, understanding that each individual grows from different methods to find that perfect balance of artistic and technical instruction.

I am fresh off of the Celebrity Summit Cruise Ship performing as a lead vocalist in their production shows. Previously I have performed in the Anything Goes National Tour as the quartet tenor and a primary dancer. Before this, I had appeared in shows at Pittsburgh's prestigious theatre, The Pittsburgh CLO, most recently performing in their production of The Wedding Singer and previously as The Production Tenor in Singin’ in the Rain and Garvin in Footloose. Other theatre credits include multiple shows at Music Theatre of Wichita, West Virginia Public Theatre and The Connecticut Repertory Theatre, all of which have taught me what it takes to become a successful musical theatre performer in this competitive era.

I love teaching all students, but in particular high school students who are aspiring to attend college as a musical theatre major, non-theatre majors who are new to singing and want a stronger technical background, or actors who are new to the musical theatre scene and are looking to take their talent to the next level. I have a strong knowledge of repertoire ranging from contemporary musical theatre to golden age to opera/operetta. I have performed in musicals, operettas, plays, and have started my own collegiate a cappella group, The Statesmen. At Penn State, I was trained to not only teach musical theatre repertoire, but to include art songs and arias as well which have their own tool in a student's growth and versatility.

Most importantly, I like to have fun in the studio. I have a very open and goofy personality and want you to feel free to be goofy as well. Dare to fail. You may learn more from your voice cracking then you might from singing a beautiful note.

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Experience

Lead Vocalist
May 2016 - Jan 2017
Celebrity Cruise Line

Lead vocalist on the Celebrity Summit. Sang anything from "Piano Man" by Billy Joel to one of the classics, singing and tap dancing, in "Singing in the Rain."

Anything Goes National Tour
Apr 2015 - Jul 2015
Networks Presentations

Actor
May 2014 - Aug 2014
Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera (PCLO)

Singin’ in the Rain - Production Tenor - dir. Linda Goodrich

Footloose - Garvin - dir. Barry Ivan

Cats - Singer - dir. Richard Stafford

Legally Blonde - Ensemble - dir. Charles Repole

Actor
May 2013 - Jul 2013
Connecticut Repertory Theatre

The Drowsy Chaperone Ensemble - Starring Pat Sajak

The Music Man - Salesman 1/Town Boy - Starring Barrett Foa

Actor
May 2012 - Aug 2012
Music Theatre of Wichita

Fiddler on the Roof - Ensemble - dir. Mark Madama/Mark Esposito

9 to 5 - Ensemble - dir. Lyndy Franklin Smith/Jeromy Smith

Honk! - Ensemble - dir. Wayne Bryan

Singin' in the Rain - Ensemble - dir. Linda Goodrich

Legally Blonde - Ensemble - dir. Roger Castellano

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Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Musical Theatre
Aug 2010 - May 2014
Pennsylvania State University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Emerging Artist Award
Mar 2014
Lotte Lenya Competition (The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music)
Henrietta Thomas Memorial Award for Musical Theatre Vocal Performance
May 2013
Pennsylvania State University
Wyllis Leonhard Endowment for Music and Dance
Aug 2012
Pennsylvania State University
Willie Leone Endowed Scholarship Fund in Music Theatre
Aug 2011
Pennsylvania State University

Affiliations

Actors' Equity Association
Aug 2012

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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Photos & Videos

Zach Miller (Penn State '14 BFA Music Theatre) performs "It Don't Get Better Than This" from the musical "Urban Cowboy."
Zach Miller and Phil Young (Penn State '14 BFA Music Theatre) perform a medley from the musical "Big River."
Zach Miller performing Santa Fe at Cabaret for Life's ten year anniversary concert. 5-18-14
Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance at Penn State University. Spring 2014.

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The Production Tenor in Pittsburgh CLO's "Singin' in the Rain."

Matte Harmon Photography

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The Music Man at Connecticut Repertory Theatre
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8 Reviews

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Leah Nov 7, 2017
Musical Theater · In studio

INCREDIBLE teacher. Zach is professional, dedicated, understanding, and caring. He has helped me make so much progress and I am so grateful to have found him. I would recommend him to everyone! He has helped me with auditions, performances, acting, and vocal technique. He puts so much effort into his students and will always go the extra mile. Zach is great!

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Brynn Apr 28, 2017
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Zach is very knowledgeable in his field. One of the best and most honest vocal coaches I have worked with, he helped me feel comfortable and fully prepared for an upcoming audition. I would definitely recommend his services to ANY and EVERY one I know!!

Kristi J. Nov 2, 2015
Singing · In home

Our first lesson was amazing, My granddaughter was initially shy, Zach was able in a short time to help her realize her potential.

Anne M. Sep 23, 2015
Singing · In home

I had my first session with him yesterday and i had a fantastic time.I love his teaching method and can't wait to take more lessons with him :-) He deserves 5 stars.

Jon Girson Aug 11, 2015
Singing · In studio

Zach is a very intuitive and engaged coach. He shines with musical theatre training.

Josh A. Jul 1, 2015
Singing · In studio

Lessons with Zach have been amazing, he teaches me new things every time I go to a singing lesson. He is very patient and will work as hard as he can to give you the best experience, and even when you have a hard time doing something in the lesson, Zach will push you and help to you accomplish whatever it is you are doing. Overall I recommend Zach to anyone who is willing to sing and have fun with it.

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Alix B. Jan 21, 2015
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Lessons with Zach were my first venture into a more musical theatre style of singing. He was patient, encouraging, and a lot of fun to work with and learn from! I would recommend Zach to anyone looking into taking Voice (or acting) lessons!

Jeanmarie W. Jan 7, 2015
Singing · In studio

Before taking lessons with Zach, it had been a few years since I had any proper vocal training. Zach was extremely patient, professional and helpful with our lessons, as well as making the environment a lot of fun! I would recommend Zach to any clients that might be interested.

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