Amy Griffin is an actor, director, and teacher based in New York City. As an actor, Amy has appeared on Broadway in How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (original cast, cast recording); Off-Broadway in The English Bride, Mr. President, Infertility, Forbidden Broadway, Newsical, and as the Nightingale in Once Upon A Mattress (starring Jackie Hoffman); and in the First National Tours of Seussical The Musical, and Grinch. Some favorite roles include: Alison in the New England Regional Premiere of Fun Home; Loretta in Fly Me To The Moon (Public Theater); Fairfax/Reed in the NYC workshops of John Caird and Paul Gordon’s Jane Eyre; Miss Prism in The Importance of Being Earnest (Savannah Rep); the Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd (The Rev); Sally in Talley’s Folly (Bickford & Oldcastle Theatres); Belise in The Learned Ladies (Centenary Stage); and seven flights as Peter Pan (Independent Theatre Award).
Recent directing credits include: Aida, Tuck Everlasting, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, and the critically acclaimed production of Fun Home at White Plains Performing Arts Center; The 39 Steps, Shout!, and The Taffetas (Depot Theatre); Blue’s Clues Live (Nickelodeon); Annie (Engeman Theatre, associate director); The Producers (Argyle Theatre, associate director); and many educational productions. Amy is currently an instructor in the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York and has taught acting at California State University Long Beach and masterclasses at Northwestern University, as well as coaching privately.
Actor-Director Amy Griffin's master class will hone students' cold-reading skills and highlight the differences between acting in musicals and acting in plays.