Arnold J. Mungioli has worked as a Broadway Casting Director for over three decades. His unique eye on the process enables him to offer students and actors beneficial and effective insights beyond the scope of ordinary workshops.
As a teacher, Arnold has devoted himself to years of Teacher Development Master Classes with the Late Great Lloyd Richards, Earl Gister, Bill Esper, David Craig, Slava Dolgachev, Olympia Dukakis, Michael Kahn, Therese Hayden, Deborah Hecht, and a host of first class mentors -- this ongoing study makes him uniquely qualified to translate what happens in the Audition Room into terms actors can easily grasp.
What is being taught in the top training programs is very much what we are looking to see in the audition room. Arnold’s work with students is largely about empowering them to recognize that. These Casting Workshops deepen for your students how important their study of acting is to the achievement of their goals, leaving them with a newfound respect for what they are learning and a deeper concentration and enhanced appetite for the work.
Arnold’s roster of credits includes major (in several cases, historically significant) Broadway Shows and involves working with a notably distinguished caliber of Creative Teams in the Industry.
The unique balance of professional Casting credits with Education experience that is offered in this workshop is unparalleled in the Industry. In addition to an extensive Casting career and multiple current projects, Arnold’s years of workshop and teaching credits include Ivy League Programs, as well as maintaining a weekly class at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts entitled “Preparing For The Profession” for two decades, and Access Musical Theater Forum, a weekly Musical Theater Audition Gymnasium for working actors for over five years.
This workshop experience (and presentation) goes beyond what many casting colleagues are able to offer, reaching further than standard so-called “mock auditions with callbacks” to ready the students for real auditions. Arnold takes the approach of a more in-depth examination of the actor’s material and helps them to connect with a logic and a process that they can then apply to their entire repertoire, supplying a ripple effect of long term benefits to their audition work and professional hire-ability.
The combination of this format, pedigree, and in-depth analysis has made a profound difference in the lives of countless actors over the years. Past students of these classes and workshops include Rachel Brosnahan and Darren Criss, both Emmy Award & Golden Globe winners this year for their performance work, among a high percentage of other working professionals.
I believe this workshop will be of unique benefit to your students, and has the potential to dramatically upgrade the caliber and elevate the reputation of your program’s output into the Industry.
I look forward to working with you!
NYU TISCH SCHOOL OF THE ARTS,
TRINITY REPERTORY CONSERVATORY at BROWN UNIVERSITY,
COLLEGE CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC, CINCINNATI
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Ann Arbor, MI
STELLA ADLER STUDIO OF ACTING,
OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY,
Oklahoma City, OK
WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY,
NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY,
North Fargo, ND
UNIVERSITY OF MONTEVALLO,
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY,
UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI,
NYU CAP 21,
THE ACTORS’ CENTER,
THE ACTORS’ CONNECTION,
THE ACTORS’ LOFT,
CANADIAN ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION,
THE CAROL WEISS STUDIO,
LIVENT COMPOSER WORKSHOP,
LIZ CAPLAN STUDIOS,
THE NEW LEAGUES,
THE SCHOOL FOR FILM AND TELEVISION,
TALENT VENTURES, INC.,
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE
Clarence Brown Theatre Program
"The most generous instructor imaginable, who tells the truth about both the difficulties and rewards of acting professionally."
"The splendid workshops and interview sessions Arnold Mungioli conducted with our students were truly invaluable and thoroughly informed them of what life was going to be in the theatre industry. I felt that, combined with their theatre training here at the University of Michigan, they were all fully prepared and ready to launch their careers with confidence and worthwhile knowledge."
-- John Neville-Andrews
Professor of Theater
Department of Theatre and Drama
University of Michigan
“Oklahoma City University owes so much to Arnold Mungioli. He helped introduce us into the world of the NYC showcase and has given our current students, Alums, and me, personally, constant guidance and Industry perspective.”
-- Dr. David Herendeen
Director of Opera and Musical Theater
Wanda L Bass School of Music
Oklahoma City University
“If you are a teacher who wants to provide current, relevant information about the industry to your students, Arnold is a gift. His insights are spot-on, his experience in casting is invaluable, and his coaching is creative and joyful. Everyone in the room learns, including me!”
-- Tracey Moore
Professor of Theatre
The Hartt School
University of Hartford
“Arnold combined his immense knowledge and experience with his artistic skill to give our students an incredibly impactful and eye-opening workshop.”
-- David Kaye
Professor of Theatre
University of New Hampshire
“Mungioli Theatricals does a first rate job of teaching our students about the audition process. They are top professionals.”
-- Greg Poggi
Professor of Theatre & Drama
University of Michigan.
- Currently Adjunct Faculty Member of the NYU Tisch School of the Arts; created "Preparing for the Profession," a class to bridge students from the academic world to the entertainment industry
- Ongoing development and instruction of techniques for actors to better their audition and artistic approach
- Seminars and lectures offering perspective in the arts and entertainment industry to further the development of theatre, film, and television artists and industry personnel
- Consultancies with several colleges, universities and training programs to groom their graduating students for presentation to the industry
- Coachings and work sessions with actors, both individually and in groups, to fine tune, develop and enhance their work