On Saturday, Jan. 5, award-winning composer lyricist RYAN SCOTT OLIVER and New York photographer MATTHEW MURPHY will offer a masterclass in Los Angeles for actors.  Students can sing for Oliver for critique (audit also available), and then have the opportunity to get headshots with Murphy.

RYAN SCOTT OLIVER is a 2009 Jonathan Larson Grant Recipient, 2008 Rodgers Award Winner, 2011 Lortel Award Nominee, a 2007 Dramatists Guild Fellow, and most recently, the recipient of residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Weston Playhouse, and Cap 21 for We Foxes, a commission by Broadway Across America.  Music and lyrics for 35mm: A Musical Exhibition (original cast recording avail. on Ghostlight Records), Darling (featured on NBC’s The Apprentice), Mrs. Sharp (Playwrights Horizons July 2009 starring Jane Krakowski, dir. by Michael Greif), and the commissions Jasper in Deadland and The Frog Prince Continued; a collection of his work, Rated RSO, played the Kennedy Center, Joe’s Pub, New York Musical Theatre Festival; Off-Broadway and elsewhere: Disney Theatricals commission, TheatreWorksUSA’s We the People, Rosie O’Donnell’s Theater Kids, and cabarets worldwide. Songbooks and sheet music now available: Music+Lyrics by Ryan Scott Oliver: Volume 1 and 35mm Vocal Selections.  More at

MATTHEW MURPHY is a New York City-based photographer specializing in theater and dance. His work appears regularly in the Arts and Leisure section of The New York Times, and additional credits include Bravo TV, New York Magazine, Playbill, Vanity Fair, The Village Voice,, Broadway World, Dance Magazine, The Financial Times, Dance Spirit Magazine, Movmnt Magazine, Dance Teacher Magazine, Time Out New York and The New York Post. He is a former member of American Ballet Theatre.  For more information visit

The masterclass / headshot shoot will take place from 1—4pm at Madilyn Clark Studios (located at 10852 Burbank Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91601).  Pricing begins at $30 through $175; students may audit the class or sing, and/or get headshots with Murphy.

Update 1/3/12:
This event is no longer accepting enrollment.  More events will be announced soon!

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