Coaching for Professional Actors

A Broadway veteran, award winning actress and writer, Cheryl has also been enjoying a thriving coaching practice in New York for the past fifteen years. She coaches actors privately for auditions and solo performances and has taught musical audition classes at the reknowned T. Schreiber Studio and at Wagner College as well as offering her own Broadway Boot Camp workshops.

Cheryl’s Broadway Credits include the 2010 Tony winning revival of La Cage Aux Folles starring Kelsey Grammer, Les Miserables, Evita, Grand Night for Singing, The Women starring Cynthia Nixonand Laughing Room Only . Off Broadway: Fiorello at Encores, A Letter To Harvey Milk, Being Audrey, I Love You, You’re Perfect and First Lady Suite.

With over thirty years of experience in the theatre as both actress and writer, Cheryl  brings her unique first hand experience to each and every student. Cheryl works to shape audition songs, monologues that will bring out the personal strengths and uniqueness of each student.  From first audition, to final callbacks, she provides a supportive environment of discovery where students can explore the emotional life of their songs and callback scenes to find characterizations that are original and full of life. The kind of work that makes you stand out and book the job!!!

 Cheryl also works extensively with young actors in preparation for professional school and college conservatory auditions.

Whether a seasoned pro or an aspiring young actor, Cheryl will help you:

  • Get your "book" together.

  • Create your best 16 bars.

  • Find your perfect Uptempo and Ballad

  • Nail the callback- Land the Job!!!

  • Learn to bring your songs to life with a much deeper understanding of the story you are telling and the choices you can make.

  • Free your body of tension and that feeling of "what am I doing with my hands" by investing fully in the intensions of each song and scene.

  • Gain confidence. Be prepared. Bring your very best into the room.

Learn to trust that YOU are enough!!!!

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"When I had an important callback for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival during a jam-packed week, with exactly one hour to prepare on the morning of the audition, I knew exactly what to do.  I called Cheryl Stern.  And I booked it.  I've never worked with a coach who can so quickly and consistently help me find the arc, nuance, action, beats, humor, stakes, vulnerability and honesty of any audition side.  More to the point:  her unflagging energy, warmth and enthusiasm make working FUN and FREE.  Yet her work is so specific that I can always count on the results to be dropped in by audition time.  So far I've booked every role I've coached with her--all central roles at prestigious regionals.  Cheryl Stern is my secret weapon."

Sarah Corey
A Letter To Harvey Milk (NYMF) , Love and Real Estate (Summer Shorts 2012),Beau Jest (Public Theatre), Illyria (Off Bway), Book Of (Alabama Shakespeare)

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