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    Rosalyn Coleman Williams

    Rosalyn Coleman Williams learned a great deal from the people who taught her and wanted to pass that knowledge along, but also because she was dissatisfied with many of the training programs available to young actors.

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    Mark Rylance, 'La Bete' and 'Jerusalem,' Broadway

    Rylance took the stage in two tour de force roles this past season. Both performances received more votes from our readers than any other, so we're awarding Rylance a double honor.

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    Nancy Mayans

    Mayans has been teaching, directing, and performing for more than 25 years. She has served as acting and speech coach for HBO, MTV, and two PBS children's series.

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    Reproductions

    Hat trick! 2011 marks the third straight year that Reproductions has nabbed the title of Back Stage readers' favorite litho/reproduction house.

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    Broadway Dance Center

    Welcoming 3,000 students each week, Broadway Dance Center offers classes in all disciplines and for all skill sets in five studios, with class size ranging from 20 to 70.

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    ACTeen

    Since 1978, the school has been providing theatrical and on-camera training for teens and young adults, ages 13–20.

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    Larry Singer

    Singer is committed to the idea that each actor has individual needs and there is no one-size-fits-all method.

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    Deb Jackel

    She teaches audition technique primarily at the William Esper Studio, but she also coaches privately. At Esper, Jackel teaches an eight-week course for the students who are graduating in the Meisner technique.

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    Upright Citizens Brigade Training Center

    Performers and writers from "Saturday Night Live," "The Daily Show," "The Late Show With David Letterman," and "The Colbert Report" often contribute to the theater and its training center.

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    Kohli Calhoun

    Over the course of her career, she has worked on film, television, and theater projects. She currently teaches voice, speech, and dialects at NYU and serves as a dialect coach at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.