Chess Star Judy Kuhn to Return to the Classroom Oct. 28

News   Chess Star Judy Kuhn to Return to the Classroom Oct. 28
Judy Kuhn, who was most recently on Broadway as Fantine in the revival of Les Misérables, will offer master classes in song interpretation and vocal performance at the Michael Howard Studios in Manhattan.

Judy Kuhn
Judy Kuhn

Kuhn, who has taught at the New York City venue for over a decade, will teach Thursday afternoons, Oct. 28- Dec. 9 (there will be no class Nov. 25). The course is open to actors who sing and singers who act. There is limited availability for the ten-person class; those interested should submit a headshot/resume to

The master classes, according to press notes, are "for the singing actor that focuses on song interpretation and vocal performance. Students work individually on material of their choice with Tony Award nominee Judy Kuhn each class, as well as participate in group exercises. Students who take the class should come ready to play, feel free to experiment with material and take risks. Although this is not a vocal technique class, Judy will address individual technical concerns and make suggestions about how to approach working on them."

A three-time Tony Award nominee for her work in She Loves Me, Les Miserables and Chess, Judy Kuhn also starred in the concert mounting of Alan Menken and Tim Rice's King David and the Los Angeles premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard. Kuhn received an Obie Award for her work in the Off-Broadway Laura Nyro tribute, Eli's Comin', and played Fosca in the Kennedy Center mounting of Stephen Sondheim's Passion. Her solo recording is titled "Serious Playground - The Songs of Laura Nyro" (Ghostlight Records).

There is a $550 charge for the six-session course.

Justin Daniel is the conservatory director of Michael Howard Studios, which is located at 152 West 25th Street on the tenth floor. For more information visit or call (212) 645-1525. 

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