Rainsworth Productions provides skills to performers through our masterclasses and our private coaching. In private coaching sessions our team offers one-on-one teaching to interested performers. We have found that some individuals prefer a customized, personal tutoring session over the small group model in our masterclasses. This might be because they are advanced actors or singers who want advanced tutoring, or on the other end of the spectrum, because they are new to either singing or acting, and want more customized feedback to suit their level.
To organize a private coaching with any of our teachers, please contact us at Coaching@RainsworthProductions.com
Bryan L. Wade
Bryan L. Wade (Broadway: Finian’s Rainbow [keyboards], National Tours: Whistle Down the Wind, Chicago, Three Irish Tenors, Regional: Brigadoon, Annie Warbucks, Always… Patsy Cline, Beguiled Again) has musical directed and conducted shows for the New York Musical Theatre Festival and the Midtown International Theatre Festival, as well as the York Theater and the Irish Repertory Theater. He has conducted/accompanied over twenty productions in regional venues along the East Coast, served on the faculties of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and Marymount Manhattan College (She Loves Me, Ragtime). Dr. Wade earned his Master’s Degree in Piano Performance from Virginia Commonwealth University, receiving training there both as Vocal Pedagogue and Conductor (both Instrumental and Choral). He earned his Ph. D. in Music from The Catholic University of America. He spent a year of study at the University of Texas-Austin, where he received training in advanced orchestration.
Rachel de Benedet
Rachel de Benedet is a Broadway Star best known for her starring performance in Catch Me if You Can, for which she earned a nomination for “Best Female Dancer, Broadway” at the 2011 Astaire Awards. Her other Broadway roles include The Sound of Music, Nine, The Addams Family and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Off Broadway: Christopher Durang/Peter Melnick’s Adrift in Macao, Barrymore Award, original Philadelphia Theatre Company production; The Second Tosca. National Tours: Camelot (Opposie Lou Diamond Philips); The Sound of Music (JUDY Award). Regional: Catch Me If You Can, 5th Avenue Theatre; Tommy Tune’s Turn of the Century, Goodman Theatre; As Bees in Honey Drown and The Secret Garden, Arvada Center (DDCC Awards), The King and I, Ogunquit Playhouse; Chess, Stage One; Kiss Me, Kate, North Shore Music Theatre (IRNE Award nom.); Blithe Spirit, Riverside Theatre; Brigadoon, TUTS; Seven Brides…, Sacramento Music Circus (Audience Favorite Award).
CEO of Rainsworth Productions, Casting Director and Executive Producer of the 2013 feature film Subconscious, Co-Executive Producer and Casting Producer on the 2013 feature film Audition, Director of 2014 feature Skirting Authority, VFX coordinator and extras casting coordinator in the 2013 feature film Asockalypse, Producer on the 2013 sitcom “Cap South”. She is a fellow at the Moving Picture Institute, Media Liaison Officer for the Principality of Hutt River, and is a host and correspondent with JagTV. Naomi has a Bachelor of Arts in acting, minor in business, Advanced Diploma in musical theatre, Certificate I in musical theatre, and a Bachelor of Arts in classical music, with a major in opera. Naomi has worked with Todd Thaler (The Professional, Billy Madison, Little Children…), Judith Abrams (Toni Award winning producer of Spring Awakening), and has brought in some of NY’s top Casting Directors to teach Audition Masterclasses at Rainsworth: Erica Palgon (Mean Girls, X-Men 3, and Glory Road, Casting director for Comedy Central), Aleta Chappelle (The Godfather III, The Nutty Professor, Sister Act 2).