MCT brought in Broadway and television actor Philip Hernandez to give an acting masterclass on February 6th, 2016. His professionalism and expertise were an asset to the students. We were fortunate to learn from him.
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“I loved the class. We learned techniques to help loosen up and prepare for a performance. My favorite part was the monologues. Philip explained how we could approach characters in different ways, ways that I had not thought about. Also breaking down the character through their own words, that was pretty awesome. This class definitely has me examining how to take on future roles and it was a great learning experience.”– Sonya W.
“Mr. Hernandez did very constructive work with his pupils. You could could feel and see the adjustments in their approach, vocal technique, and physical stature while they performed their monologues. Overall, his coaching was very beneficial to aspiring actors just getting their feet wet or actors who have been auditioning and training for years.”– Meg M.
“From the initial warm-up, that involved a thorough main body parts mini- workout, Philip Hernandez’s workshop demonstrated a unique reliance on experience and natural know how. Philip was able to deal with all levels of acting experience as he was able to demonstrate and highlight many approaches to the art of dramatic performance. It was educational and entertaining at the same time.”– Ernesto Lopez
About Philip Hernandez
Philip is a respected acting and singing coach in NYC. He is also the only man in Broadway history to have played both Jean Valjean and Inspector Javert in Les Miserables. He made his Broadway debut in the Original Cast of the Tony Award-winning Kander and Ebb musical Kiss of the Spider Woman, directed by Harold Prince. In Kiss, he created the role of Esteban and later went on to play the impassioned revolutionary Valentin in London’s West End and on Broadway. Philip also created the role of the Reverend Gonzalez opposite Marc Anthony and Ruben Blades in the Original Cast of Paul Simon’s The Capeman. He also played Rico in the National Tour of Barry Manilow’s Copacabana and played Juan Peron in Harold Prince’s 25th Anniversary North American Tour of EVITA. He is equally at home in plays and musicals and has performed in both at many of America’s most prestigious regional theatres.
Philip’s television credits include roles on Blue Bloods,Gotham, Nurse Jackie, Person of Interest, Elementary, Hostages, The Mysteries of Laura, Damages, Ugly Betty, Made in Jersey, Law & Order, and the daytime dramas All My Children, One Life To Live, Loving and Another World.
His students appear on television and in films, on Broadway and off, and in regional theatres and national tours across the U.S. As a private coach in NYC, he prepares students for auditioning and working professionally in theatre, film and television. He studied acting under legendary acting teachers Stella Adler and Larry Moss.