The Pursuit of Acting: Working Actors Share Their Experience and Advice

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Calvin Remsberg

Calvin is forty-six, originally from Virginia, and has been pursuing acting for twenty-five years. He graduated from William and Mary and continued with graduate work at George Mason University. He studied voice with Dr. Wilbert King, Anne Rowe, and Frederick Wilkerson. Calvin is best remembered as The Beadle in the national tour and award-winning television production of Sweeney Todd with Angela Lansbury. He also starred in the national tour of Cats, and portrayed Firmin, the crotchety opera-house manager opposite Michael Crawford, Robert Guillaume, and Davis Gaines in the record-breaking Los Angeles engagement of The Phantom of the Opera. He also played the Padre in Long Beach Civic Light Opera's Man of La Mancha. He has appeared in numerous films and television shows, including Pretty Woman, The Water Engine, Cheers, Nurses, The Young and the Restless, General Hospital, and Twilight of the Golds. Calvin is also the musical theatre director of the California State Summer School of the Arts, maintains an active private studio in voice and is currently preparing a book entitled Voice for the Theatre.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction xiii
  • Part I - New York 1
  • 1 - Tamara Mark 3
  • 2 - Danny Koch 9
  • 3 - Gaffy Pastore 13
  • 4 - Emma Palzere 17
  • 5 - Veronica James 21
  • 6 - Calvin Remsberg 25
  • 7 - Ken Salley 31
  • 8 - Edward Tilghman 35
  • 9 - Luisa Di Capua 37
  • 10 - Tracy Bryce 41
  • 11 - Yassmin Alers 45
  • 12 - Doug Blackburn 49
  • 13 - Max Ryan 53
  • 14 - Shelby Rose 57
  • 15 - Trevor Wallace 61
  • 16 - Leanne Whitne 65
  • 17 - Colleen Davie 69
  • 18 - Philip J. Mastrelli 73
  • 19 - Abiola Abrams 77
  • 20 - June Angela 81
  • Part II - Los Angeles 85
  • 21 - Robert Foxworth 87
  • 22 - Jaz Davison 91
  • 23 - Mary Dryden 95
  • Note 99
  • 24 - Jonathan Coogan 101
  • 25 - Kerry Carnahan 105
  • 26 - Reena Phillips 109
  • 27 - Jack Stauffer 113
  • 28 - Vance Valencia 117
  • 29 - Whitney Weston 121
  • 30 - Kristen Miller 125
  • 31 - Jeff Asch 129
  • 32 - Joe Greco 133
  • 33 - Denny Evans 137
  • 34 - Gabrielle De Cuir 141
  • 35 - Alfonso Freeman 145
  • 36 - Gayle Rogers 149
  • 37 - Peter Van Norden 153
  • 38 - Ted Katzoff 157
  • 39 - Richard Kinsey 161
  • 40 - William Schallert 167
  • Selected Bibliography 173
  • Index 175
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