Musical Theater Intensive

Dates: July 6 – August 14, 2020 – New Dates!
Duration: 6 Weeks, 30 Hours of Class per Week (20 Hours on Final Week)
Tuition: $4100
Audition Required
Applications are Closed

UPDATE: (3/23/2020) The Musical Theater Intensive will now begin on Monday, July 6, 2020, instead of the previously scheduled June 1, and will run through August 14. The delayed start date is offered in an effort to offer actors a chance to pursue their summer training plans while observing the important social distancing measures advised by the authorities.


The Musical Theater Intensive is a cutting edge, five-week course providing rigorous musical theater training anchored in the core belief of the Stella Adler Studio, that growth as an actor and growth as a human being are synonymous. Impassioned acting rooted in craft is most essential in the pivotal moment when a scene becomes a song.

Combining current Broadway professionals with the Studio’s master teachers, the Musical Theater Intensive is a one-of-a-kind experience that integrates performance and analysis of the musical theater form with training in voice and speech, movement for the actor, and effective audition techniques.

Designed for the professional actor with requisite skills in song and dance, the Musical Theater Intensive immerses students into a deeper, more precise understanding of their acting ability and development of acting skills while connecting their work with the rest of the world.

Contact Ryan Chittaphong at for more information on this intensive.


Musical Interpretation and Performance
Audition Skills and Strategies
Musical Theater Analysis
Musical Theater History
Acting a Song
Voice and Speech
Acting Technique
Movement for Actors
MT Ensemble Rehearsal Process
One-on-One Coaching
Master Classes*

2020 Master Classes TBA

*Previous Master Classes
Donna Murphy (Tony Award Winning Actress)
Harold Prince
(Tony Award Winning Director)
Jeanine Tesori (Tony Award Winning Composer)
Billy Porter (Tony Award Winning Actor)
Stephanie Klemons (Hamilton Associate Choreographer)
Joanna Gleason (Tony Award Winning Actress)
Kurt Crowley (Hamilton Associate Musical Director)
Andrea Martin (Tony Award Winning Actress)
Tom Kitt (Tony Award Winning Composer)
Rob McClure (Tony Award Nominated Actor)
Michael John LaChiusa
(Tony Award Nominated Composer)
Robin De Jesus (Tony Award Nominated Actor)
Seth Rudetsky
(Conductor, SiriusXM Radio)
Katie Finneran (Tony Award Winning Actress)
Lonny Price (Emmy Award Winning Director)


Devanand Janki (Intensive Director, Ensemble Performance)
Peter Flynn (Musical Theater Department Consultant)
Mark Fifer (Head of Musical Direction)
Andréa Burns (Audition Skills and Strategies)
Peter Flynn (Interpretation and Performance)
J. Oconer Navarro (Music Director)
Ric Ryder (Vocal Coaching)
Betsy Parrish (Master Teacher of Character)
Eddie Carlo (Musical Theater History)
Christa Kimlicko Jones (Voice & Speech)
Antonio Merenda (Acting Technique)
Joanne Edelmann (Master Teacher of Movement)
Terrence Carey (Movement and Wellness)

*faculty, guest artists, and program details subject to change


Admission to the Musical Theater Intensive is by interview and audition. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

Student visas for international study are not available for this program at this time. Applicants must be a US Citizen/Permanent Resident or already possess a currently active visa that allows for full-time study in the US. The studio will not be able to provide this visa.

Applicant must submit the following:

  1. A completed Online Application Form
  2. Headshot (Photo) and Resume
  3. A $45 non-refundable application fee (payable to Stella Adler Studio of Acting, Inc)

Once the online application and supplementing materials have been received by the admissions office, an associate will contact the applicant to schedule an audition appointment. Video auditions are also accepted.

1. A performance of two contrasting musical selections no longer than 60 seconds in length each
2. A performance of one monologue no longer than 60 seconds in length (contemporary or classical)

All auditions are to be submitted via video for the time being.

Please contact to schedule an audition appointment once application is submitted.
Please see our Audition Tour Schedule for other locations and dates.
*Video Auditions are currently being accepted as well.


Video Auditions are absolutely acceptable, if necessary. After the audition has taken place, applicants will be formally notified phone regarding their acceptance in the program.

Testimonies from past students:

“The Stella Adler Musical Theater Intensive Program was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. It truly helped me discover that I am fearless performer, and gave me the tools to continue to be one. Being surrounded by individuals who were excited to learn, excited to teach, willing jump into every experience, and who shared a passion and hunger for this industry and a joy in collaboration allowed me to learn from not only the esteemed faculty, but from my colleagues as well. I would highly recommend this program–it’s unlike any other!”
Gabrielle C. Rivera (inaugural class)

Christine Pardos talks about her experience in the Musical Theater Intensive: