New York City Acting Classes Overview

Michael Howard Studio -Acting Classes

Acting Conservatories - Summer, 1 & 2 Year Programs

Our Conservatories are professional training programs designed to prepare actors for careers in stage, film, and television. We provide real-world exposure, including out-of-classroom access like internships at the Sundance and Tribeca Film Festivals, as well as The New York Fringe Festival. We have an excellent track record; each year our actors go out into the industry and book prominent work. Our Conservatory actors have appeared on EVERY major network, in films released by MOST motion picture studios, and on PREMIERE stages, Broadway and beyond.

Youth Acting Conservatory Program

The Michael Howard Studios Young Actor Conservatory is a professional training program for the serious young actor. It provides an intense training experience in one of New York City’s most respected and renowned professional acting studios.  It is geared toward the student under 18 who wants to expand his/her acting skills in theater, film, and television, and develop as an artist in a safe, positive environment.  Our Young Actor Conservatory promotes self-esteem and a “can do” attitude through our specially-designed courses, taught by an expert and nurturing faculty of artists who have extensive experience working within the professional realm of Michael Howard Studios.  We are proud to offer a program that builds confidence and helps to develop the young actor into a whole person and artist.

Independent Acting Concervatories for College Credit

Would your students benefit from professional classes and networking opportunities in New York City? Through the Michael Howard Studios Independent Conservatory, students from colleges across the country have received invaluable exposure to the entertainment industry while receiving college credit and establishing Michael Howard Studios as their artistic home in New York. We are now accepting proposals of all shapes and sizes for the Michael Howard Studios Independent Conservatory.

Acting Scene Study

The Text and Scene Study Classes offer students a chance to learn, develop, and perfect their craft under the focused guidance of an instructor and in the presence of their peers.  Each of our teachers brings years of professional experience and study to these ongoing classes, which are enrolled on a month-to-month basis to conform to the busy life of the professional actor.  Admission to these classes is highly selective, and an interview with each prospective student is required before enrollment.  In some cases, an audition may be required as well.

Acting Workshops

Surrounding our core teacher-mentors are brilliant specialists.  Three or four times a year, these immensely gifted and experienced trainers conduct workshops that concentrate on particular aspects of the actor's craft: voice, body, language, style, comedy, the classics - including Shakespeare, song, on-camera, and audition.  Together with the core text & scene study, the specialist workshops help our actors devise their own training program.  I invite you to join us.


MHS Annual Showcase

The MHS Conservatory Showcase is an incredible opportunity for our Students to work with our expert instructors in all areas of creation, writing, acting, production and direction to showcase their talents and vision for New York to experience.

Discounts May Be Available

Contact Michael Howard Studios to find about any special discounts and last minute open spots in our upcoming programs.

The MHS Class Catalog

See all the current scheduled classes and study opportunities in our New York City Acting Studios.

Conservatory Application

See all the current scheduled classes and study opportunities in our New York City Acting Studios.

Voice & Speech Outside of NYC

Not in NYC, but want to benefit from Voice & Speech Coaching. Search for the closest RRT Instructor.

MHS Recommended Services

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