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TESTIMONIALS

"He is exceptionally intelligent and deeply committed to the craft of acting. What sets him apart in my mind, however, is his personal commitment to each student who comes under his care. He understands that it is his responsibility not only to guide them as a group, but to assist them in their individual journeys.... Actors flourish under his care, in part because Charles not only gains their trust, he nourishes their trust in themselves."
 
J. Michael Miller, President
Alliance for the Development of Theater Artists
The Actors Center
 
"Charles is the most profound and insightful resource I have! A master teacher with an invaluable talent and supreme dedication."
Christopher Perfetti, winner of the 2012 Theater World Award for Sons of the Prophet. 
 
"In the New York actor's tool kit, Charles is the essential secret weapon.  There is no kind of audition, stage or tv or film, for which he cannot prepare you: the best graduate acting programs have Charles to thank for several of their students, as do scores of professional productions.  He knows everything.  He's seen everything.  He unites his incisive insights about text with the actor's unique impulses to create audition performances that are always smart, always funny, but most importantly, always deeply personal to who the actor singularly is.  When Charles has coached you, you walk into your auditions ripe with the confidence of being 200% prepared.  If for none of these reasons, you will want to work with Charles for the pleasure of spending an hour in his warm, hysterical, delicious company." 
Genevieve Angelson, NYU Graduate Acting and soon to be seen in Christopher Durang's play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at Lincoln Center Theater 
 
"Despite the fact that I have not been a student of his for over five years, I feel as though I never left his classroom. Charles has remained a constant mentor, reminding me to keep growing, keep pushing myself and always to fall in love with the work in front of me - just as he did from the moment I walked into his first-year acting class.  He is unparalleled in his love for the craft of acting and the nurturing of people who love to act."
Micah Stock recent SUNY Purchase graduate seen at Actors Theater of Louisville's Humana Festival 
 
"Charles is the most passionate skilled and dedicated teacher I've ever had the priviledge of working with in my training as an actor."
Sofia Lawers, SUNY Purchase graduate
 
"Charles has an artistic eye and taste which I trust implicitly...study with him!"
Laura Linney, actress
Academy Award Nominee for You Can Count On Me and seen in Truman Show, Mystic River,
Love Actually, Kinsey, Squid and the Whale, The Big C among others.
 

"In my opinion, Charles Tuthill is, hands down, one of the very best acting teachers in New York City. He is especially good with young actors.  I have worked in tandem and in the classroom with Charles.  He nurtures actors into taking risks, discovering connections, finding form and freeing themselves.  He is really good at it."

Beth McGuire, Assistant Professor of Acting, Yale School of Drama

"He is easily as demanding of his students as any in the Conservatory, and yet when the students seek guidance, even after they have advanced past his year, it is more often than not Charles to whom they come. To me the reasons for this are clear:  from him they have learned to be demanding of themselves – both of discipline and courage; from him they have learned to be responsible to themselves, to their choices and to the texts they hope to serve; and finally it is from him they have learned to engage with others – their classmates, which is the 1st step to their becoming both the artist they want to be and the adult who faces and embraces that responsibility." 

Christopher McCann, SUNY Purchase 

 
"Charles is a unique teacher. He is always clear, direct, and inspirational. Students know when they work with Charles they will be challenged to do the best work they possibly can. He expects students to be disciplined, prepared, and professional."
Mary McCann, Director
Atlantic Theater Company Acting School

"Charles creates a nurturing environment in which any actor could flourish. I continue to work with him whenever I can because I know, inevitably, my auditions will be better."
Lauren Ward, actress
Drama Desk Nominee for Violet, and seen on Broadway in Follies, 1776, and The Heiress.