Opened by late acting greats Herbert Berghof and Uta Hagen in 1945, HB's Greenwich Village building is always abuzz with actors, both experienced and aspiring. Though advanced classes with pros like Oscar-winner Mercedes Ruehl and Tony nominee Jessica Hecht are by audition only, all Level 1 offerings—Acting 1, Scene Study 1 and Acting with the Camera 1—are aimed at neophytes or those returning to performing after an absence. Students can sign up by trimester ($445–$645) but if you're on the fence, you can audit one session for $20.
Always yearned to see your name written in lights? It’s time to follow your dreams and enroll in one of the best acting classes in NYC. Even if you can’t afford to quit your day job to attend one of New York's acting schools, there are plenty of part-time classes with flexible schedules and affordable prices. Whether you’re always belting out the best Broadway songs of all time or just want to see whether being called "a character" all your life means you have any actual talent, these workshops for beginners are the perfect place to start. And who knows? Maybe one day you’ll land your breakout role in one of the best Broadway shows on the Great White Way.
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