Tuesday, August 2, 2011

8/2 Larry Manetti Talks with Acting Coach Michelle Danner

Michelle Danner is an internationally acclaimed actress and acting coach. Her student list include Catherine Bell, Gerard Butler, Common, Penelope Cruz, Justin Chatwin, Marcia Cross, Zooey Deschanel, Rob Estes, Isla Fisher, Rick Fox, James Franco, Salma Hayek, Sally Kellerman, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Christian Slater, Gabrielle Union, Justine Waddell and numerous others. She teaches internationally in Europe, Toronto, Vancouver, Dubai, Los Angeles and New York.

Michelle started her career in the arts production in 1977 when she helped with the production and administration of Saturday Night Fever, West Side Story (1978) and Bubbling Brown Sugar (1979) on their European tours.

From 1983 to 1987 she acted as artistic director of the non-profit theatre group New York Theatre Company.

In 1990 she moved to Los Angeles. In 2000 she and Larry Moss (Acting Coach) raised $1.5 million from donors, such as Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Kate Capshaw, and Niel Simon to build and open Edgemar Center for the Arts in Los Angeles. Housed in the Edgemar Center, they created The Larry Moss Studio (now The Acting Studio at Edgemar). The two theatre, art gallery complex in Santa Monica contains a 99-seat black box theatre and a 60 seat second stage along with an art filled lobby.

In 2006 she produced, directed and starred in "How to Go on a Date in Queens."

Michelle was the acting expert on the WB series "The Starlet".

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