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    Fear of Singing

    "When working with new clients, I always begin by trying to ascertain what it is about their voices that they perceive as problematic or would like to improve."

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    Do You Attend Workshops and/or Showcases?

    I love to attend showcases and workshops. The problem is allotting the time to do so.

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    Tonys Nix Crix

    Last week, the Tony Awards Management Committee announced that it had revoked the voting privileges of critics and journalists, including Back Stage's first-string critic, David Sheward.

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    Actors, Agents and Blackmarket Breakdowns: Part 2

    This has got to stop. Actors paying thieves for black-market breakdowns. Especially actors with representation.

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    War Stories

    "I have to warn you, it's not just modeling," she said. Wow, I thought, stretching all five-foot-two of me. I look like a prospective model? Now this is new. "He wants you to sell things out of a cigar tray."

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    Welcome to Hollywood!

    I have some fantastic news for any actor who's thinking about moving to Los Angeles. Thanks to a grant from Gov. Schwarzenegger, the city has just established its very first halfway home for actors who are in the process of relocating.

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    What Was the First Acting Job You Booked in Hollywood?

    "My first L.A. acting job was in a music video—as one of the 'cute girls,' thank you very much—for teen British pop star Li'l Chris." -- Kelsey Higgs

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    Miriam Pultro

    It's an actor's worst nightmare: drawing a blank in the middle of a monologue. And that is precisely what happened to Miriam Pultro during her audition for "Browncoats: Redemption."

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    A Star is Born -- or Made

    In  the years I've been writing this column, I've always assumed that acting training is an absolute necessity if you want to be an actor.

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    Parent Trap, Photo Flap

    I'm an actor who happens to also be a mother—not a big deal. Like any professional, when I have a job, I balance my work with life with my husband and childcare.