Joe Daly

Instructor-JosephDaly Studied with Uta Hagen, Bill Hickey, Earle Hyman, Stephen Strimpell, Joe Bousard. Member of HB Studio since 1957, faculty member 1975-2013. Broadway: MASTERGATE and MOURNING PICTURES; Off-Broadway: COMEDIANS, MECCA, JUNE MOON, A COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, THE VINEGAR TREE, THE GREAT LABOR DAY CLASSIC, SCARAMOUCHE, more. Worked extensively in regional theatre. Spent four years as an actor in The Open Theater (Joe Chaikin). Film: THE MISSION, WHO'S THAT GIRL, ONCE AGAIN. TV: Principal roles on THE GUIDING LIGHT, ALL MY CHILDREN, ONE LIFE TO LIVE, LOVING, and AS THE WORLD TURNS.

John Monteith

Instructor-JohnMonteith BFA Acting, Boston University. First appeared Off-Broadway in THE PROPOSITION, an all improvised comedy and music revue at The Manhattan Theatre Club. Joined the Toronto company of THE SECOND CITY. Returned to the States to work on two person improv comedy act with Suzanne Rand. MONTEITH AND RAND played theaters all over; appeared on TV, including Johnny Carson's Tonight Show; had their own PBS series; performed for both Democratic and Republican administrations, and once improvised for the Supreme Court. John Monteith also writes, directs, acts, and taught at HB Studio for 25 years.



Regina O'Malley

Instructor-ReginaOMalley Regina had a long and varied career as both an actress and a singer, easily crossing over from one medium to another. She appeared on Broadway in Blood Brothers in both leading roles, Mrs.Lyons and Mrs. Johnston. She toured with The First National Tour of Les Mis and appeared at The Kennedy Center in On Your Toes. Several off-broadway shows too, most notably Forbidden Broadway. She toured as Gretel in The New American Opera's Hansel and Gretel. Extensive work in regional theaters:Sarah in Guys and Dolls at Seattle Rep, Adrianna in Boys from Syracuse at Goodspeed Opera House and Violet in Ken Ludwig's Sullivan and Gilbert at The Huntington in Boston. Leading roles at Indiana Rep, Buffalo Studio Arena, and Maine State and Papermill Playhouse. Television appearances and many national commercials. Regina switched gears when her children were young to pursue teaching. She found her true passion in the classroom. She teaches, acting, musical theatre, and improvisation all over from Shanghai to Mexico to New York City! Her job is to help performers find their joy in performing. Education: BFA Boston Conservatory(acting, musical theatre). Meisner studies at The Gately-Poole Studio. Arts in Education-graduate studies at Marymount Manhattan College.

Gael Schaefer

Instructor-GaelSchaefer BFA, Carnegie Mellon University. Studied at HB Studio with Hal Holden, Joan Matthiessen, Joe Daly, Ian Marshall and Dan Renkin. Studied fencing with Joe Daly since 1997. Has been coaching private students in stage combat and fencing for eight years. Substitute teacher for Fencing I and II and Contemporary Stage Violence I and II at HB Studio. Selected acting credits: COUNSELLOR-AT-LAW with John Rubinstein (Lortel Award, Outstanding Revival), EMMA (NY Musical Theatre Festival), I COME FOR LOVE (NYMF), THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER (stock tour with Tony Randall). Fight choreography: ANOTHER LIFE Off-Broadway starring George Bartenieff, UNTYING LOVE, RIPPED! (feature film).


Stage Combat

Steven Silverstein

Instructor-StevenSilverstein Broadway: Blood Brothers, Swinging on a Star, All Shook Up and the 2010 revival of Promises Promises. Off-Broadway: A Naughty Knight, The Jazz Singer, When Pigs Fly, The Green Heart, The Ark, Annie Warbucks. Regional: Goodspeed Opera House, Papermill Playhouse, Westport County Playhouse. Vocal coach/pianist: Martha Stewart, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes, Eric McCormick, Megan Mullally, Harry Connick Jr., John Raitt, Deborah Gibson, Neva Small, Carole King and most recently played for Bill Irwin. Onstage pianist for Gossip Girl (CW). Composer: Human Heart (Billy Rose winner), Boss in the Satin Kimono (NYC Fringe Festival), 10 Reasons I Won't Go Home with You (Midtown Manhattan Fringe Festival) featuring award winning song Capture A Queen, Diary of A Dancer. (Bridge Theatre, NYC) Published composer of two children's holiday shows, (One Magic Christmas and The Adventures of the First Easter Bunny). Music director/arranger and composer of John Treacy Egan's debut CD, Count the Stars Steven's songs have been presented as part of the Lincoln Center Songbook Series. Teacher: Faculty: American Music and Dramatic Academy, Neighborhood Playhouse (Junior division) and has served on the faculty of Marymount Manhattan College, Pace University, SUNY Purchase and NYU. Creator of The Fearless Audition. TV: Vocal coaching to Delorys on Wednesday's Child 5/25/11. B.A., Theatre,/B.S., Finance, University of Bridgeport; M.A., Music Education


Musical Theater

Ruth Berkowitz

Speech consultant and dialect coach for actors, singers, broadcasters, public speakers and others since 1972. Studied speech with Alice Hermes and Milenko Radosavljevich. Began teaching as their assistant at HB Studio in 1972, and was the only teacher entrusted by them to teach their Dialect, Pattern Shift, and Shakespeare classes. Member of HB Studio from 1971 to 2013. Also taught at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre and Dorothy Sarnoff’s Speech Dynamics. Studied voice with Eugene Brice and Gayle Swymer; studied acting and musical theatre with Julie Bovasso, Walt Witcover, Dorothy Dorff, and George Axiltree. Appeared in two productions of Ms. Bovasso’s MONDAY ON THE WAY TO MERCURY ISLAND at La MaMa E.T.C. in NYC. Female lead in James Thurber’s MACBETH MURDER MYSTERY broadcast live on WBAI Radio by the Shakespeare Liberation Front. Voiceovers for cartoons for PBS. Leader of Evening Prayer at the Church of St. Luke in the Field where she sang with the West Village Chorale. Ms. Berkowitz currently sings with the choir of All Saints Church in Manhattan.