This unique workshop gives performers the opportunity to perform and work with one of the most exciting producers and casting directors. Performers will be given the chance to perform their song to Danielle and the rest of the participants and observers. Danielle will then work on the song with the performer focusing on the acting through the song and also the performer’s approach to their auditions.
Each performer will be given around 10-15 minutes each to work with Danielle in front of the group.
Please note that whilst the workshop is open to everyone to observe, participants must be of a suitable standard and have relevant performance experience.
Danielle is a freelance producer and casting director. She won Best Producer at the Off West End Awards 2012, was nominated Producer of the Year at the Stage Awards 2015 and was listed as one of the top ten producers of Musical Theatre in 2016 in The Stage.
She is co-founder of the Menier Chocolate Factory.
Theatre includes: Titanic The Musical (UK, Ireland and Germany tour); The Grift (Town Hall Hotel, Bethnal Green); Mother Courage And Her Children, Allegro, Gods And Monsters, Three Sisters, Victor/Victoria, Company (Southwark Playhouse); Le Grand Mort, Songs And Solidarity – A Concert For Those Affected By The Grenfell Tower Fire (Trafalgar Studios); The Color Purple In Concert, Grateful (Cadogan Hall); Death Takes A Holiday (Charing Cross Theatre); Ragtime (Charing Cross Theatre – winner, Off West End Award for Best Musical Revival 2017;nominated, WhatsOnStage Awards for Best Musical Revival and Best Off West End Production); Grey Gardens (Southwark Playhouse – winner, Off West End Award for Best New Musical 2017;nominated, WhatsOnStage Award for Best Off West End Production); Titanic (Charing Cross Theatre – winner, West End Wilma Award for Best Off West End Production 2016); Pure Imagination (St James Theatre); Grand Hotel (Southwark Playhouse – winner, Broadway World Award for Best Musical Revival 2015; nominated, WhatsOnStage Award for Best Off West End Production and 6 Off West End Awards including Best Musical Production); The Grand Tour (Finborough Theatre); Man To Man (Park Theatre); My Lifelong Love – An Evening With Georgia Stitt And Friends (Garrick Theatre); Frances Ruffelle – Paris Original (St James Studio); Dogfight (Southwark Playhouse – shortlisted, Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Musical 2014); Titanic (Southwark Playhouse – longlisted, Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Musical 2013; winner, Broadway World UK Award for Best Fringe/Regional Musical, WhatsOnStage Award for Best Off West End Production and 4 Off West End Awards including Best Musical Production); Evita, Grease (Ljubljana Festival, Slovenia); Taboo (Brixton Club House – winner, WhatsOnStage Award for Best Off West End Production 2013); Mack & Mabel (Southwark Playhouse – longlisted, Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Musical 2012; nominated for 13 Broadway World UK Awards and 6 Off West End Awards); The Pitchfork Disney (Arcola Theatre); Burlesque (Jermyn Street Theatre – winner, Off West End Award for Best New Musical 2012); Noël And Gertie (Cockpit Theatre); Parade (Southwark Playhouse – longlisted, Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Musical 2011; nominated, WhatsOnStage Award for Best Musical Revival 2012, Off West End Award for Best Musical Production); Spring Awakening (Rose Theatre, Kingston); Drowning On Dry Land (Jermyn Street Theatre); Legacy Falls (New Players Theatre); Frances Ruffelle: Beneath The Dress (Madame JoJo’s, Edinburgh Festival, Wroclaw Stage Song Review, Poland, Menier Chocolate Factory & Crazy Coqs); Happy Savages (Edinburgh Festival).
As Associate Producer: Smokey Joe’s Café (Landor Theatre); Kurt And Sid (Trafalgar Studios – nominated, WhatsOnStage Award for Best Off West End Production 2009); Side By Side By Sondheim (The Venue); Tamburlaine The Great (Rose Theatre, Bankside).
Date: Monday 30th March 2020
Times: 6.30pm – 9.30pm
What to Prepare: Please bring one contemporary Musical Theatre song (with sheet music) that suits your casting bracket and vocal range. A pianist will be provided.
Venue: Associated Studios, 204 Latimer Road, London W10 6QY
Fee: £40.00 to participate
£10.00 to observe
Entry: Via applications. Please note that this Masterclass is not suitable for beginners and all applicants will be asked about their previous performance experience/training and may be asked to provide their show reel / any performance footage.
How to Apply: To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your headshot, your current CV and your show reel / any performance footage.
Leontine Hass is currently vocal coach for Motown at The Shaftesbury Theatre London. She has served as vocal coach to Matt Henry (Lola in Kinky Boots West End), Alice Stokoe (Sophie in Mamma Mia, West End), Gloria Onitiri (Lead in The Bodyguard & Hair, West End), Claire Sweeney (Tell Me on a Sunday) and many other leads and swings in the West End, national and international tours of productions such as Thriller-Live, Oliver!, Carousel, Parade, Tell Me on a Sunday, The Lion King, The Phantom of the Opera, Witches of Eastwick, Nine, The Wizard of Oz, Ragtime, Sweeney Todd, Cats, Sister Act, We Will Rock You, Footloose, Wicked, The Sound of Music, Ghost, Hairspray, Porgy and Bess, The Bodyguard, Jesus Christ Superstar, Jersey Boys, Barnum, Miss Saigon, Book of Mormon, Mamma Mia, In the Heights, The Color Purple, Memphis, Spamalot, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Aladdin, Chicago, The Pyjama Game, Kinky Boots and the upcoming production of Dreamgirls.
Leontine coaches members of The Swingle Singers, Collabro, The Magnets, The Sons of Pitches and classical singers with ENO, Welsh National Opera and ROH, as well as Pop/Rock/Jazz singers. Leontine was the Vocal Coach for shows including the London premiere of Bernarda Alba the Musical, and currently the a cappella hit, ‘Gobsmacked’.
Leontine teaches workshops and lectures internationally on singing, voice and performance. She rehabilitates voices after surgery, or as surgery prevention. She has taught at leading Music & Drama Schools including GSA Conservatoire, the Oxford School of Drama, Mountview, LSMT, YMT, The Brit School, La Salle (Singapore), the Queensland Conservatorium, Centre Stage and The VCA (Melbourne).
Leontine has acted as vocal consultant to various music management/production companies, including ITV and the BBC. Leontine is vocal coach for ‘The Voice’ for BBC TV. She was featured as a mentor/vocal coach on the Gareth Malone show, ‘The Naked Choir’, for BBC2 and will also be involved with Series 2. She is a regular columnist at voicecouncil.com and for The Stage newspaper. She is a contributor to ‘The Singer’s Complete Guide to Vocal Health’ (Oxford Uni. Press), and advisor/contributor to ‘The Ultimate Guide to Singing’ published by TC Helicon in 2014.
Having originally trained as a classical singer (BA, Melb. Uni, BMus. Kings College London, Dip. RAM), Leontine has performed as a singer and actress in concert, theatre and TV.
Leontine is the CEO/Founding Principal of the Associated Studios Performing Arts Academy London, which she founded in 2007, then based at The Royal Academy of Music. Associated Studios provides full-time and part-time training and professional development in Musical Theatre and Opera (www.associatedstudios.co.uk). The Board of Directors includes Rory Bremner (Chair), Patrick Lawrence QC and Dr Christopher Stewardson. Patrons include Sir Tim Rice, Jeremy Irons, Jeremy Herrin, Timothy West and Scott Alan.
Leontine is represented by Lesley Duff at Diamond Management.