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AMDA provides rigorous, performance-based training and an industry-focused education experience; one that inspires excellence and prepares artists with an appreciation for the universal power of transformation through art.


AMDA's educational philosophy is based on close collegial interaction between instructors and students — in class, in production and through active mentorship.


Since 1964, AMDA College of the Performing Arts has been recognized for its rich history of launching successful careers in theatre, film, television and new media.


AMDA offers BFA, AOS Degrees and Conservatory Programs in Acting, Music Theatre, Dance Theatre and Performing Arts on its NYC and Hollywood campuses.


For general information call 1-800-367-7908 or e-mail


The American Musical and Dramatic Academy
211 West 61st St., New York, NY 10023. 

AMDA College of the Performing Arts
6305 Yucca St., Los Angeles, CA 90028.

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Starred as “John Laurens/Philip Hamilton” in Broadway’s Hamilton. TV/Film credits include She’s Gotta Have It, Monsters and Men, Honest Thief, and A Star is Born. His debut album The Good & The Bad was released in 2019. Upcoming projects include feature film Distant and film adaptation of In the Heights.



Actor and composer, best known for his Tony-nominated roles as “George Washington” in Hamilton and “Benny” in In the Heights. Christopher has starred in 8 Broadway shows and won a 2011 Emmy for the song “What I Am” for Sesame Street. Christopher currently stars as “Chunk Palmer” in CBS’ Bull. 



Caissie originated the role of “Elsa” in Broadway’s Frozen. Other Broadway and West End starring roles include “Elphaba” in Wicked, “Penny” in Hairspray, “Sheila” in Hair, “Molly” in Ghost, and “Fantine” in Les Misérables. Caissie will star in the upcoming Broadway revival of Caroline, or Change in 2021.



Tony Award winner for Best Actress in a Musical in Broadway’s Gypsy. With over 100 screen credits, Tyne won four Emmy Awards for the 1980’s series Cagney & Lacey and Emmy Awards for roles in CBS’ Christy and Judging Amy. Tyne recently starred as “Phyllis” in CBS’ Murphy Brown revival.



Actor, writer, director and opera singer, best known for his film roles “Henry Kissinger” in Nixon and “Paul Cicero” in Goodfellas. Paul began his stage career in Broadway’s Bajour, and later directed Broadway’s Wheelbarrow Closers in 1976. His screen acting, directing and producing career spans 50 years.



Stars as “Janine” in Hulu's Emmy-Award winning The Handmaid's Tale. Madeline earned critical acclaim as “Tricia Miller” on Orange is the New Black, and has played dark roles on some of television’s hottest shows. Madeline shifted to feature films with Hedgehog, and will star in The Ultimate Playlist of Noise.



Earned her second Tony nomination as “Sandy Lester” in Broadway’s Tootsie. Broadway credits include Hand to God, Avenue Q and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Television credits include EPIX’s Get Shorty, Showtime’s Billions, and the upcoming Netflix series The Crew. Sarah recently released her debut EP You Can Ukulele with Me.



Received five Emmy nominations as “Mitchell Pritchett” in ABC’s Modern Family. Jesse won a Drama Desk Award for Broadway’s Fully Committed. Broadway credits include On the Town and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Jesse hosts Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and will star in the upcoming Broadway revival of Take Me Out.



Kyle made his Broadway debut as “Enjolras” in Les Misérables. He earned an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical for West End’s The Scottsboro Boys. He has starred on Broadway as “Harpo” in The Color Purple, “Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson” in Hamilton and “Tom Robinson” in To Kill a Mockingbird.



Starred as “Ray Butani” in the 2020 Emmy-winning show Schitt’s Creek. Rizwan starred in NBC’s Outsourced and Perfect Harmony. His career spans over 25 years, appearing in popular TV shows including Glee, Arrested Development, and NCIS. Film credits include The Wolf of Wall Street, The Dictator, Transformers, and upcoming indie-film Basement. 

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