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Backstage 2016 Readers’ Choice Award Nominees Announced!

Backstage 2016 Readers’ Choice Award Nominees Announced!
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You voted for them, and now the Backstage Readers’ Choice Award nominees are finally here! We tabulated over 6,000 responses from Backstage readers to determine your favorite headshot photographers, acting studios, summer camps, and more. Check out the results below!

Next, the voting process for finalists will open July 25 and close Aug. 7, and winners will be announced in our Sept. 1 print issue. Be sure to vote for the people you nominated, and spread the word! This is your chance to help out future aspiring actors by giving your seal of approval.

On that note, congratulations to all of this year’s nominees—officially ranked among the best of the best, you’re all winners in our book!

VOTE NOW: Readers’ Choice 2016 Finalists 

FAVORITE HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHER (NYC)
Barry Morgenstein
The Headshot Truck
David Noles
Peter Hurley

FAVORITE HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHER (L.A.)
Stephanie Girard
Arthur Bryan Marroquin
Cathryn Farnsworth
Nicely Made Media

FAVORITE DANCE INSTRUCTOR (NYC)
Patti Wilcox
Janine Molinari
Carlos Neto
Jeff Shade

FAVORITE DANCE INSTRUCTOR (L.A.)
Danielle Janco
Kristi Slager
Debbie Allen
Joe Tremaine

FAVORITE AUDITION TECHNIQUE TEACHER (NYC)
Ted Bardy
John Pallotta
Tom Todoroff
Sarah Baskin

FAVORITE AUDITION TECHNIQUE TEACHER (L.A.)
Judy Kain
Ted Brunetti
Lindsay Frame
Shari Shaw

FAVORITE ON-CAMERA TEACHER (NYC)
Ted Bardy
John Pallotta
Alberto Bonilla
Ron Burrus

FAVORITE ON-CAMERA TEACHER (L.A.)
Judy Kain
Ted Brunetti
Shari Shaw
Joseph Pearlman

FAVORITE ACTING SCHOOL (NYC)
Ted Bardy Acting Studio
Stella Adler Studio of Acting
Terry Knickerbocker Studio
Tom Todoroff Studio

FAVORITE ACTING SCHOOL (L.A.)
Taylor School of Acting
Keep It Real Acting Studios
Art of Acting Studio
Anthony Meindl's Actor Workshop

FAVORITE VOCAL/SINGING COACH (NYC)
Andrew Drost
David Brunetti
Michael Jacobs
Matthew Dudley

FAVORITE VOCAL/SINGING COACH (L.A.)
Bob Corff
Adjoa Skinner
Steven Memel
Gayla Goehl

FAVORITE VOICEOVER TEACHER (NYC)
Marla Kirban
Anna Garduno
Andy Roth
Melanie Ehrlich

FAVORITE VOICEOVER TEACHER (L.A.)
Lynnanne Zager
Anna Garduno
David H. Lawrence XVII
Gayla Goehl

FAVORITE KIDS ACTING COACH (NYC)
John Pallotta
Ted Bardy
Denise Simon
Jen Rudin

FAVORITE KIDS ACTING COACH (L.A.)
Donna Rusch
Diane Christiansen
Shari Shaw
Gayla Goehl

FAVORITE CASTING DIRECTOR (NYC)
Jen Rudin
Marci Phillips
Todd Thaler
John Pallotta

FAVORITE CASTING DIRECTOR (L.A.)
Renita Casting
Ross Lacy
Jeanie Bacharach
Jami Rudofsky

BEST INTRO TO ACTING COURSE (NYC)
Ted Bardy Acting Studio
John Pallotta
Stella Adler Evening Introductory Program
Terry Knickerbocker Studio

BEST INTRO TO ACTING COURSE (L.A.)
Keep It Real Acting Studios
Taylor School of Acting
Art of Acting Intensive
Ted Brunetti

FAVORITE MUSICAL THEATER CLASS
Stella Adler Musical Theatre Intensive
David Brunetti
Mark York
Actor Therapy

FAVORITE ACTING TECHNIQUE BOOK
“I Booked It” by Judy Kain
“The Art of Acting” by Stella Adler
“Confessions of a Casting Director” by Jen Rudin
“Book the F#©king Job” by Anthony Meindl

FAVORITE MFA PROGRAM FOR ACTORS
Yale
NYU
UCLA
USC

BEST SUMMER ACTING CAMP
Keep It Real Acting Studios
Stella Adler Summer Conservatory
Terry Knickerbocker Studio
Ted Bardy Acting Studio

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