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Actor's Lab: Rehearsing with Tony Winner Marian Seldes

Tony-winning actress Marian Seldes invites you to perform for her during this rare opportunity to show off your talents to one of the country's most revered and respected actresses.  We also take some time to sit down and reflect with Ms. Seldes about her technique and inspiration as well as her advice for actors at all stages of their career.  Moderated by David Sheward.


Marian Seldes
Marian Seldes, a stage, film, radio, and television actor whose career has spanned six decades, was elected to the Theater Hall of Fame in 1996. She studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse and made her Broadway debut in 1947 with Judith Anderson in Medea. Her most recent Broadway appearances were in Deuce, Dinner at Eight, 45 Seconds From Broadway, Ring Round the Moon, and Ivanov. Miss Seldes has earned four Tony nominations, winning in 1967 for her performance in Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance.

She is also the recipient of three Obies (The Ginger Man, Isadora Duncan Sleeps With the Russian Navy, and for her career achievement), a Drama Desk (Father's Day), and an Outer Critics Circle Award (Painting Churches). Her many films include Leatherheads, August Rush, and The Visitor. Numerous TV credits include Kate and Allie, Law & Order, Murphy Brown, Sex and the City, and Frasier.

She served on the faculty of the Juilliard School from 1967 to 1991 and was faculty adjunct at Fordham University from 2002 to 2005. She is the author of Time Together, a novel, as well as a memoir, The Bright Lights.

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