Tony Winner Betty Buckley Will Offer Three-Month Spring Intensive Song Interpretation Workshop

By Andrew Gans
March 17, 2014

Tony Award winner Betty Buckley, who scored rave reviews for her performance in the recent Off-Broadway production of Horton Foote's The Old Friends, will offer a three-month Spring Intensive Song Interpretation Workshop at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth beginning April 7.



The training will focus on preparation for Story Songs IV, two nights of concerts to be presented in June featuring participants from the Workshop.

The Workshop welcomes high-school age, amateur and professional singers and actors. Auditors are also welcome and will participate in the group exercises. Full participants will enjoy one-on-one work with Buckley directing their songs or monologues.

Buckley, according to a press release, is especially proud of her high school students, all of whom, through the work they have done in her past workshops, have been admitted to the universities and performing arts conservatories of their choice.

"It gives me such joy to assist the growth of my younger students and to facilitate the dreams of my mature students to step into their true potential. It is my privilege to pass along the tools given to me by my great teachers," Buckley said in a statement.

Buckley will share her expertise and guide her students through a methodology that facilitates audience connection through songs and monologues.

The Workshop consists of 18 evening meetings beginning at 6:30 PM April 7 and is held at the Museum of Modern Art, Fort Worth. An accompanist will be provided.

For further details and to arrange an interview, prospective participants should contact m@marjoriehayes.com. For more information go to www.bettybuckley.com.

Betty Buckley offered acclaimed performances in Broadway's Sunset Boulevard, Carrie, Song & Dance, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, 1776, Triumph of Love and Promises, Promises. She won a Tony Award for her performance as Grizabella in the Broadway production of Cats, and she starred on the London stage in Promises, Promises, Dear World and Sunset Boulevard, earning an Olivier Award nomination for her work in the latter. Her screen credits are numerous.

Read more about Betty Buckley's career at the Playbill Vault.

Watch a Video Celebration of Betty Buckley, from Broadway to London and Carnegie Hall, here.