Our students work hard and it is our joy to see them succeed in what they want to be doing in life.
Here at Acting Out!, we love being able to say that we have TONS of student success stories. Why hide it, we say! Our students work hard and it is our joy to see them succeed in what they want to be doing in life. With that, we’re thrilled to continue to announce all our success stories as they come in! Keep checking in to see all our latest successes!
Erick Abbate — Daredevil, and more!
Congratulations to one of our frequently working students on your most recent projects! Erick Abbate was cast in a recurring role in the first season of Netflix’s Daredevil. He also appeared on an episode of NBC’s The Mysteries of Laura, and finally, wrapped shooting Touched With Fire alongside Katie Holmes. All of this in 2015. What a year, Erick! We are so proud to see all of your hard work paying off!
Zachary Brod — On a Stool at the End of the Bar
A huge congratulations to our student Zachary Brod on his role in the world premiere of On a Stool at the End of the Bar by Robert Callely, presented by The Director’s Company at 59E59! The New York Times describes his role perfectly:
“[Antoinette Thornes] has a lovely rapport with the actors playing the children, particularly Zachary Brod as the youngest, sleepy-eyed Mario.”
Derek Johnson — The Lion King
Congratulations to our student Derek Johnson on a very successful run in the role of Simba in Broadway’s The Lion King. You made em’ all roar kiddo!
“My son Derek is heading to Broadway thanks to Ms. Roberta and her talented staff. My son could not have accomplished his goal if it wasn’t for Acting Out!. If your child’s desire is to sing or act, Acting Out! will make it happen!” – Frederika Johnson
Jaden Jordan — The Lion King & Kinky Boots
Congratulations to our very own student, Jaden Jordan, who is now the second child from Acting Out to land the role of Simba in Broadway’s The Lion King. He also recently landed the role of Young Lola in the #1 Hit Broadway smash Kinky Boots, which won six Tony Awards! It’s amazing watching Jaden’s career continue to rocket upwards, and we’re proud that we’ve contributed to his success!
Samantha Rodino — Tango Shalom
Congratulations to our student Samantha Rodino for her recent role in the movie Tango Shalom alongside such talents as Joe Bologna, Renee Taylor, Lainie Kazan, and Karina Smirnoff! We know this is just the start to a long and successful career!
Caroline Rosenblum — Moose Murders & Broadway’s Impressionism, and more!
Congratulations to our student Caroline Rosenblum for landing the role of Gay in the off Broadway revival of Moose Murders and on your NEW YORK TIMES review!!! So proud of you!
“…and of course that tap-dancing dynamo, little Gay, a delirious cross between Shirley Temple and the heartless Rhoda of “The Bad Seed”… at least the Snooks of Brittany Velotta has a certain ghastly verve, as does the crazed tapping of Caroline Rosenblum as Gay.” – THE NEW YORK TIMES
Caroline’s hard work also landed her a role in Impressionism on Broadway, starring Jeremy Irons and Joan Allen.
“My daughter is now a professional actress with Broadway and TV credits, thanks to the wonderful training she got at Acting Out! Acting Out! is an amazing, top-notch place for children and teens to learn acting, singing, or musical theatre. My daughter continues to take lessons there, and we ALWAYS go to Acting Out! for private audition coaching before any important audition. We love Acting Out!” – Trudi Rosenblum
After both of these roles, Caroline then went on to perform in the musical A Little Princess. It was originally at the Hudson Guild Theatre, but the run was so successful it has been extended, and moved to the Pershing Square Theatre on 42nd Street. Go Caroline!!
Gabrielle Smith Goldson — My Mom is Trying to Ruin My Life
ACTING OUT! gives a big CONGRATULATIONS to our student Gabrielle Smith Goldson for her performance in My Mom is Trying to Ruin My Life at The Workshop Theatre Co.
Jake Goris — Late Night with David Letterman
Congratulations to our student Jake Goris for his appearance on Late Night with David Letterman.
“The staff at Acting Out teach have been invaluable to me. I’ve learned acting, dancing, and even picked up some singing. But most of all, each and every one of their instructors teach you how to be a better you. I wouldn’t be the person I am today without Acting Out. Thank you guys so much.” -Jake Goris
Andrew Johnson — Kinky Boots
Boy, oh boy, talent certainly runs in this family! Following shortly after brother Derek’s run on Lion King (see below), Andrew booked the role of Young Lola in the national tour of Broadway’s Kinky Boots. We are so proud of you Andrew! This talented family’s got a whole lot ahead of them!
Jonah Mussolino — Deadly Devotion, Broadway’s A Bronx Tale, & more!
Casting directors know to expect talent and professionalism when they call Acting Out for a recommendation! This right here is just one prime example! Congratulations to our student Jonah Mussolino on his professional debut on Discovery ID Chanel’s Deadly Devotion: “Mafia Murder”. We know that your talent, drive, and hard work will get you far!
And far it’s gotten him indeed! After coming off of his second run of Gypsy (first time with The Gallery Players, second time in LaGuardia High School’s Spring Production), Jonah has now made his Broadway stage debut play young Calgero in A Bronx Tale
Jared Riley — Timmy the Great & Pixels
Our student Jared Riley was cast in “Timmy the Great” on Broadway in 2013. He then went on to play the 13-year-old version of Kevin James in 2015’s Pixels. So many wonderful things are happening for this talented young man and we are very proud! We love watching our students succeed after all the hard work and dedication they put in with us! Congratulations, Jared!
David Schallipp — No Letting Go
Congratulations David! No Letting Go centers around what would appear to be a typical family. Over a 5-year period we soon realize the middle son is struggling in ways that do not seem common or typical. In a time where the impact of mental health challenges for families, parents, siblings and the community are just being realized — this poignant story touches on a parents worst nightmare: What if you lost your child to a mental disorder? David does a remarkable job portraying the middle son at the very start of his journey. What a vulnerable role to take on, and what justice David did it! We are so proud of you!
Josh Schwartz — Gershwin Award Winner
Congratulations to our student Josh Schwartz who was recently awarded the Gershwin Award and made his Broadway debut performance at The Jimmy’s at the Minskoff Theatre.
“I have no words to explain how happy I am to be a part of Acting Out! and the Triple Threat Troupe. I love my Acting Out family and how welcoming they are. Thank you all for your continuous love and support.” – Josh Schwartz
Jake Wasserman — SNL
A fresh talent to watch out for: our student, Jake Wasserman! He recently made his Saturday Night Live debut in their SNL Review skit. Congratulations Jake! We’re excited to watch your star continue to grow!
Lauren Zilberman — The Food Network
Not only are our kids talented on the stage or in front of the camera, some of them are also adding kitchen skills to their resumes! Congratulations to our student Lauren Zilberman on cooking up a storm on the Food Network’s Rachel vs. Guy Kid Cook Off, season 2!
Jaylah Springer — Mariah Carey’s Christmas Special
Our student Jaylah Springer is an all around talent! She recently performed alongside Mariah Carey in her Christmas Special “All I Want For Christmas is You” at the Beacon Theatre, along with the Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Center. We couldn’t be more excited and proud of you Jaylah! What a way to celebrate the holidays!