Broadway Masterclass with Eric Michael Gillett


About the Presenter

Eric Michael Gillett made his Broadway debut in the original cast of the Tony Award-winning revival of Kiss Me Kate, and has since appeared on Broadway in Sweet Smell of Success and The Frogs, off-Broadway in Frankenstein, Time and Again, December Fools, The Good Companions, Dream a Little Dream, and Warning: Adult Content, and as a principal soloist at New York City Opera in Candide and Cinderella, as well as at Carnegie Hall in Show Boat. His national tour credits include Doctor Doolittle and 11 years as Ringmaster of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. He has appeared regionally at the Hangar Theater (Sleuth), Paper Mill (Carnival, Annie), Geva (A Christmas Story), and Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma (Evita), among many others. TV and film audiences have seen his work on multiple episodes of the Law & Order franchise as well as on Ed, Good God, and in The Producers, Maid in Manhattan, My Brother, and his upcoming indie feature, The Third Testament.

He was the director of the 2010/11 edition of Big Apple Circus’ 33rd Edition, Dance On, and he is an acclaimed director of concert and cabaret artists including Karen Akers, KT Sullivan, Grammy Award-winner Lari White, Jersey Boys star Jarrod Spector, and many others. He has been honored with the Manhattan Association of Cabaret and Clubs (MAC) Awards for Outstanding Direction in 2013 & 2008 and in 2012 & 1995 as a Major Male Vocalist, and the Dick Gallagher Award (Mabel Mercer Foundation) for his “outstanding contributions to the art of cabaret”. He has appeared in nightclubs and concert halls across the country.

As a teacher, Mr. Gillett has taught Acting for Musical Theater for many years, most recently under the auspices of HB Studio, where he has also served on the artistic council. His professional level classes in association with noted casting director Mark Simon are ongoing. As a bel canto vocal technique instructor, Mr. Gillet is closely aligned with the Actors Equity Scholarship program at Singers Forum.