I met Mary Setrakian when I was 17 years old at the American Singer Seminar in Breckenridge CO and she changed my life completely. It wasn’t just how she talks about the voice but how she wouldn’t let me sing a note unless I was utterly connected to what and whom I was singing about! No one had ever talked about performing in that way to me before! She has been my teacher, mentor and dearest friend for years now and is one of the most encouraging, beautiful, inspirational humans on this planet. Anyone who has come in contact with Mary as a teacher, friend or human is transformed forever!!
SIERRA BOGGESS is best known world-wide not only for re-inventing the coveted role of ‘Christine Daae’ in Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera, but for Lord Webber himself going on record to say that “she’s the best, the best Christine certainly.” Boggess made her Broadway debut as Ariel in Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Her additional Broadway credits include Master Class, It Shoulda Been You, The Phantom of The Opera, and School of Rock. She has been featured on multiple cast recordings and released a solo album, Awakening.
Mary Setrakian is simply the best. She guides students in all areas of the art of singing with patience, warmth and expertise. My work with Mary is the main reason why I've kept working & have been getting to live my dream around world. I have responded to her so positively and I truly believe anyone regardless of level or experience will without a doubt respond to her method of teaching. Mary is a godsend & I'm beyond proud to be her student.
BIO: The 25th Anniversary Revival of Crazy For You at Lincoln Center (Susan Stroman., Dir.), Broadway's Inspirational Voices (Tony Nominee Michael McElroy, Dir.). The Jackie Mason Musical-Off Broadway, Defying Gravity @ Lincoln Center (Stephen Schwartz, Dir.), Originating the role of Trevor in Holloway, A New Musical (Nate Brewer, Dir). West End/International: Carmen (London), Tosca (London), The Phantom of The Opera (UK), Dido & Aeneas (UK), Elijah (Sydney Opera House, Upcoming). TV: American Idol (14/15), Connected (Upcoming, Netflix). Lopez's award winning debut album "21 & Counting" featuring duets with three-time Tony Nominee Rebecca Lucker & Broadway/YouTube personality Natalie Weiess., released 11/18/2016 & went to No. 1 Worldwide on iTunes. www.ericanthonylopez.com
Working with Mary has changed the way I approach singing! I came to Mary after having some vocal issues, and I can’t imagine having done that precious work with anyone else. Mary is so good at re-training your body to do what it naturally does! It seems so simple, so it’s hard to believe that we as actors and singers spend so much time and money learning to do so much extra work. Working with Mary just a few times before my run in the West End ensured that I had a long, healthy run. If you are interested in singing from a supported, intentional place, look no further. Mary is a positive, compassionate, intuitive magician of a teacher. I’m so grateful to have her in my corner!
BIO: Asmeret was last seen playing Nickie in The New Group’s off Broadway production of Sweet Charity, starring Sutton Foster. Her Broadway credits include The Book of Mormon(Nabulungi and original ensemble member), Elf, Legally Blonde(Pilar), Spamalot, Wicked, and Footloose. West End: The Book of Mormon(Nabulungi). Other favorite theatre credits include In the Heights(off Broadway, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble), The Wiz(Encores!), West Side Story at North Carolina Theatre(Anita). Film/TV credits include The Wiz Live!(NBC), Confessions of a Shopaholic, The Drummer, Red Hook, and Legally Blonde: The Musical on MTV. Asmeret hold a B.S. in Communications from New York University, where she was also Valedictory Speaker for her graduating class.
Mary completely changed the way I sing. She gave me the technique and showed how to sing from the heart. I became a better artist because I learned to be conected emotionally at all times. She is deeply dedicated to her students and truly cares about the work. Not only is she amazing at teaching the technical aspects of singing, but also at giving encouragement and great advice for us performers.
Myra Ruiz is a brazilian actress, singer and dancer. She graduated at The Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute in NYC. Myra was most recently seen as Elphaba in Wicked Brazil.
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