Knowledge Identifier: &Actors_Studio
The approach was originally developed by the Group Theatre in the 1930s based on the innovations of Constantin Stanislavski
Robert Lewis (actor) - The Actors Studio was an attempt to recapture the close ensemble nature of the Group, and to evolve and refine the methods first explored by the Group in the 1930s
Robert Lewis (director) - The Actors Studio was an attempt to recapture the close ensemble nature of the Group, and to evolve and refine the methods first explored by the Group in the 1930s
Nehemiah Persoff - In 1947, he was accepted into the Actors Studio and eventually began appearing in films and as an actor in 1948
Jennifer Howard - In September, 1947, Howard became one of the founding members of the Actors Studio
William Prince (actor) - It was there, in 1947, that Prince became one of the founding members of The Actors Studio
Alex Nicol - Shortly thereafter, he was admitted to The Actors Studio, where he worked with Elia_Kazan; this led to a role in the Studio's 1948 production of "Sundown Beach", staged by Kazan
Robert F. Simon - A life member of The Actors Studio, Simon appeared in films and on television between 1950 and 1985, having mastered the genre of westerns, drama, and comedy
Ron Leibman - Leibman was a member of the Compass Players in the late 1950s, and was admitted to the Actors Studio shortly thereafter
Nancy Marchand - A life member of The Actors Studio, Marchand made her Broadway debut in "The Taming of the Shrew" in 1951
Elia Kazan - In 1951, after introducing and directing one of the Actors Studio's brightest young talents, Marlon Brando, in the stage version, he went on to cast him in film version of the play, $A_Streetcar_Named_Desire (A_Streetcar_Named_Desire_(1951_film)), which made Brando a star and won 4 Oscars, being nominated for 12.
Curt Conway - A member of the Group Theatre, and later the Actors Studio, Conway went on to found his own acting school, the Theatre Studio, in 1952
Leo Penn - A life member of The Actors Studio, Penn won the Theatre World Award in 1954 for his performance in the play "The Girl on the Via Flaminia"
Carroll Baker - Her first marriage, to furrier Louie Ritter, ended in 1954 before she enrolled in the Actors Studio
Charles Robinson (actor) - He has been performing since the 1960s, is a member of the Actors Studio, and is considered by Playwright Lyle Kessler to be "one of the great American Actors
Patricia Neal - It should be noted that, concurrent with those high-profile projects, came a plethora of relatively routine television assignments; two, however, do stand out - a 1960 episode of Play of the Week featuring an Actors Studio-dominated cast presenting a double bill of Strindberg, as well as a British production, aired in 1959, of Clifford Odets' Clash by Night, which, almost by default, ended up co-starring one of the first generation of Actors Studio members, Nehemiah Persoff
Christopher Jones (actor) - Jones went on to study at Strasberg's Actors Studio, and despite personal friction between Lee and himself, "Chris" went on to marry Susan in 1965
Trish Van Devere - A life member of The Actors Studio, Van Devere played the original Meredith Lord on "One Life to Live" in 1968, as well as the lead in the 1972 film "One is a Lonely Number", for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe award
Raymond St. Jacques - A life member of The Actors Studio, St. Jacques was known for playing the roles of Coffin Ed in the 1970 blaxploitation classic "Cotton Comes to Harlem", "The Green Berets", he had an early role in "The Pawnbroker", the street preacher in "They Live", the investigator Baxter in "The Invaders" episode The Vise , and a two year stint as Judge Clayton C. Thomas on the syndicated TV show "Superior Court" from 1988 to 1989
Dinah Manoff - In 1975, at age 17, Manoff was accepted into the Actors Studio
Alec Baldwin - From 1976 to 1979, he attended George Washington University, afterwards transferring to New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he studied acting with Elaine Aiken and Geoffrey Horne at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, and, later still, being accepted as a member of the Actors Studio
Tony Burton - A life member of The Actors Studio, Burton numbers among his many credits a co-starring role on the 1980s CBS comedy-drama "Frank's Place" and parts in films such as "Hook", and "The Toy"
Lisa Eichhorn - Eichhorn was invited to be a Life Member of the Actors Studio in 1988
Inside the Actors Studio - The program began as a televised craft seminar for students of the Actors Studio Drama School, originally a joint venture of the Actors Studio and New School University in 1994, with Paul Newman, a former Actors Studio president as its first guest, and soon became Bravo's flagship program
Estelle Parsons - She served as the Artistic Director of the Actors Studio for five years, ending in 2003
Beginning with the twelfth season in the fall of 2005, "Inside the Actors Studio" is taped at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace's New York City campus
After ending its contact with the New School, the Actor's Studio established The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University in 2006
Bruno Kirby - In 2006, less than six months before his death, Kirby was invited to be a member of Actors Studio
Inside the Actors Studio - Although a charter member of the Actors Studio, Brando flatly refused; speaking in a 2012 interview, it was the only such categorical rejection Lipton could recall:
Michael Cristofer - His most recent work for the theater, "The Whore and Mr. Moore", is in workshop at the Actors Studio where he is a member, and will premiere as part of Dorset Theatre Festival's 2012 summer season in Dorset, VT. Other plays include "Pop", "Tabarja" and "Eyes Wide Open"
Johnny Whitworth - He became a lifetime member of the prestigious Actors Studio in 2017