The Actor Uncovered

A Life in Acting

The Actor Uncovered

By:  Howard, Michael

9781621535492
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2017/03/07
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240 pg



PERFORMING ARTS / Acting & Auditioning
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Broadway & Musicals
A Far-Reaching and Truthful Exploration of Acting in All Its Forms

"The life's work of one of our most beloved theatrical giants. It stands head and shoulders above other texts about acting." —Victoria Clark, Tony Award-winning actress

"This book is a must for anyone who wants to understand a life in the theater. I give it to aspiring actors, and I turn to it myself for inspiration." —Mary Beth Peil, Tony-nominated actress

"I consider Michael Howard the most important mentor I've had in the theater, as an acting teacher and as a director." —Michael Kahn, artistic director, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington, DC

"Reading The Actor Uncovered is like sitting backstage in a dressing room next to the master actor, the star of the show, who is kind and generous enough to chat with you about everything you always wanted to know about a life in the American theater." —Richard Warner, head of acting, University of Virginia

"Michael's book is for anyone interested in acting, theater, and freedom of expression." —Patsy Rodenburg, OBE, head of voice, Guildhall School of Music and Drama

"The Actor Uncovered is a book I would highly recommend to every actor enrolled at my studio as a must-read. . . . [This book] is filled with the same passion, love, respect, and dedication to the actor that I encountered when studying with Michael." —Terry Schreiber, founding artistic director, T. Schreiber Studio for Film and Theatre

"This book radiates wisdom . . . Every person embarking upon a career as an actor needs to read this book." —Judith Levitt, Department of Theatre Arts, Ithaca College

"Michael has written a gem, a perfect volume for young actors and would-be actors to find orientation and inspiration, as well as for advanced acting students and experienced actors to read for replenishment of spirit." —Tom Oppenheim, artistic director, Stella Adler Studio of Acting


Michael Howard has been a major force in American theater for more than seven decades. After studying with Sanford Meisner in the 1940s and Lee Strasberg in his private classes and in the Actors Studio in the 1950s, Howard enjoyed an acting career that led him to work with such American luminaries as Clifford Odets and Uta Hagen before moving on to direct and teach. He served as the first artistic director of Atlanta's Alliance Theater and later on the faculties of Julliard and Yale University. A teacher for more than fifty years in the studio he founded, Michael Howard Studios, he has been and continues to be a trainer of actors who have achieved international recognition.