Michael GoldfriedMichael Goldfried is an acting coach available by appointment.

  • Audition technique
  • On-Camera technique
  • Monologue matchmaking
  • Scene Study Classes
  • Career Planning & Life Goals

As an acting teacher, I draw on over 25 years of acting experience in the theater.

I use a simple, direct method to help actors get immediate results. Combining text analysis, physical technique and intuitive access, I give actors tools to make smart, truthful, passionate choices. Dramatic results are often seen in the first session.

Ideal for audition prep or just getting a great acting workout.

Warning: Improving your acting might improve your life.

David Hanbury

“Michael’s enthusiasm and desire to make great work helped me do some of the best acting in my entire life.”

- David Hanbury (Actor in “The Imaginary Invalid” at Trinity Rep, directed by Michael Goldfried)

Amanda Johnson“Michael is an amazing coach. Since I’ve been studying with Michael I have gained skills and confidence in auditions – as well as in life. With his encouragement and guidance, he’s advised me through crafting a business plan with tangible long and short-term goals and he empowered me to produce and perform in an award-winning one act play!”

-Amanda Johnson

Mary Ann Conk“Michael Goldfried is a gem!  In addition to being a great director, he’s a natural born teacher. His ideas are fresh, innovative (and make really good sense), and he easily communicates them to actors at all levels of experience – from beginner to seasoned pro.”

-Mary Ann Conk, actress in the Geva Theater Production of “The Underpants”.

Elizabeth Pickett“Classical, contemporary, on-camera.. After every coaching session with Michael, I emerge a better actress and my acting continues to reach new heights from working with him.   Along with his incredible knowledge base is an uncanny ability to teach that brings out the truth – and my best work. Top it off, he’s professional, honest, and smart as a whip!”

-Elizabeth Pickett