Get ready to have the best audition you can create.
Each session emphasizes text and character analysis, looking for clues, and working to understand the character's experience.
Michael encourages actors to work and explore slowly rather than rushing to a performance. He also addresses how you are feeling about the audition, as he believes that affects the work.
"I want to send the actor off excited to play the role." --Michael
Michael Kostroff is an established film, television and stage actor best known for his five seasons on HBO’s legendary series, The Wire.
His long list of television credits includes recurring roles on The Blacklist, Law & Order: SVU, Billions, Damages, 911 Lone Star, and several HBO projects including The Plot Against America, Wizard of Lies, and The Deuce.
Kostroff was an original cast member in the first national tour of The Producers, understudying the role of Max Bialystock (a role he has since played in six productions of the show). He also toured with Les Misérables as the comic villain and “Master of the House,” Thénardier, and has starred at regional theatres all over the country in such shows as Hairspray, Little Shop of Horrors, Lend Me a Tenor, Nice Work if You Can Get It, Clue, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and many more.
He’s authored several books about show business including his latest, The Stage Actor’s Handbook: Traditions, Protocols, and Etiquette for the Working and Aspiring Professional (Rowman & Littlefield, 2022).
Kostroff is an instructor, audition coach, and mentor.