ABOUT OUR COACHES

Tommy Beardmore is an award-winning television and film actor, producer, and Founder of Bookit. Over 50 credits: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Chicago PD, Shameless, BULL, Hustlers. Commercial and Voiceover: Heinz, Wal-Mart, Heineken, and numerous audiobooks. Tommy was trained at the World Famous Second City Conservatory, iO Theatre, Chicago's Artistic Home, and Purdue University where he was named the first recipient of their Outstanding Alumni Award in Film & Video Studies. More at imdb.com or www.TommyBeardmore.com.

Jackie Burns is Broadway's longest-running Elphaba (Wicked). Jackie travelled across the country as Elizabeth in the national tour of If/Then. She continued on the national tour where her performance was nominated for an Irene Award. Other Broadway credits includes the Tony-winning revival of Hair (original company) and If/Then (original company). Off-Broadway credits include Rock of Ages (original company) and Unlock’d. She has appeared regionally at Paper Mill, PCLO, Casa, CRT and on film in Set It Up.

Lucas Van Engen Credits: NBC's Chicago Fire, Showtime's City on a Hill, Law & Order, The Blacklist, and many more. Check out imdb.com for more information.

Jelani Remy A New Jersey native, Jelani's credits include Broadway's Aint Too Proud: The Life & Times of The Temptations, Disney's The Lion King (Simba), Disney's High School Musical, Smokey Joe's Cafe, and The Apple Boys. @itsjelanieremy

Adam DeCarlo is an Orange County, CA native and an award-winning actor and filmmaker based in NYC. Credits: Unforgettable (CBS), Gotham (Fox), The Good Cop (Netflix). Adam has also directed two films: ‘Lost & Found’ and 'Skeletons' starring Robin Lord Taylor. Training: Circle in the Square, University of California, Riverside (UCR): Theatre and Media/Cultural Studies. SAG-AFTRA and AEA.

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Kristin Wetherington boasts a huge resume of powerhouse performances from AIDA and Legally Blonde to Gypsy and Parade (SALT award) taking her all over the country. MFA: American Rep Theatre / Harvard University, BFA East Carolina University. Kristin specializes in musical theatre and children's theatre.

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Julian Elijah Martinez is a New York based actor with credits spanning stage and screen: Wu Tang: An American Saga (Hulu), Elementary on CBS, Madam Secretary (CBS), Broadway credits include: Network. Off-Broadway/Off-Off Broadway credits include: Anatomy of A Suicide (Atlantic Theater Company); Mud (Boundless Theater Company); and Alligator (New Georges).

Julian holds a B.F.A from Elon University and a M.F.A from the Yale School of Drama. Raised in Washington D.C, Elijah has performed on Broadway, Off-Broadway and regionally throughout the country. Elijah is also a fitness coach and teaches at a number of institutions including Bookit, New York Film Academy, the Chautauqua Institute, and the Yale Summer Conservatory.
 

Max Quinlan is a Broadway Resident Director, Director, Broadway Performer, Jeff Award-Winning Actor, and Audition Coach based in New York City. Currently, Max is serving as the Resident Director for the North American U.S. National Tour of The Phantom of the Opera. Previously, Max served as the Resident Director for the 2014 Broadway Revival of Les Miserables. Max has an extensive background working as a director, performer, instructor, and in casting, spanning much of North America.