Acting Instruction

with Michael GraymanArtistic Director, Spinning Tree Theatre

Michael teaches acting, improvisation and musical theatre song interpretation for all ages. He specializes in preparing the young actor for professional auditions in Kansas City and beyond as well as in preparing the college-bound actor for university and conservatory auditions.

For Private Coaching rates and availability:  (816) 569-5277 or


Kansas City directing credits: West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Violet, Ghost-Writer, A Little Night Music, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Hello Again, Shipwrecked! An Entertainment, Master Class, The Fantasticks, The Year of Magical Thinking, Make Me a Song: The Music of William Finn (Spinning Tree Theatre); Flat Stanley and Narnia (Starlight Theatre at The Kauffman Center); Annie Jr and Bugsy Malone Jr (Coterie Theatre). Associate director: Sylvia (New Theatre Restaurant)

Upcoming directing credits: 13, Amadeus (Spinning Tree Theatre)

Broadway:  Assistant director: Translations (Directed by Tony Award winner Garry Hynes)

Broadway national tour:  Mamma Mia!; 40th anniversary production of West Side Story; The King and I

NYC directing creditsLeft Bank Bookseller (Barrow Group Theatre); Chinadoll Overdrive (NYC Summer Play Festival). Associate director: Zombie (New York Fringe Festival).

Regional directing credits:  A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Brigadoon and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (as Resident Director at The Barnstormers Theatre in New Hampshire); Part of Me Missing (McCarter Theatre). Assistant director: Mrs Packard (Kennedy Center); The Brothers Size (McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ); A Night in the Old Marketplace (Prince Music Theatre, Philadelphia).

Teaching Artist:  Coterie Theatre, Starlight Theatre, Accelerated School Overland Park, Delaware Theatre Company

Education:  BFA, The Boston Conservatory. Producing/Directing certificate, McCarter Theatre.

Union Affiliation:  Actors’ Equity Association; Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists