Brian McManamonis an actor, teacher, and acting coach based in New York City. He currently teaches acting at The Juilliard School Extension Division, Advanced Acting at Syracuse University's Tepper Semester Program. In addition to running a private acting studio in New York City, Brian has taught and/or directed at The Juilliard School, the National Theater Institute (NTI) at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Powerhouse Theater Training Program at Vassar College, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Columbia University’s MFA Acting program and the Public Theater. From 2015 to 2018, Brian served as artistic director of the Shakespeare Academy at Stratford. As an actor, Brian has trained with some of the most respected teachers of acting in America and abroad including Ron Van Lieu, Evan Yionoulis, Mark Wing-Davey, Austin Pendleton, Peter Francis James and the late John Barton. He received a BFA in Acting from Boston University, an MFA in Acting from the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale and was the recipient of a full scholarship to attend the Midsummer in Oxford program of the British American Drama Academy (B.A.D.A.) at Oxford University. Brian is a proud member of the Actors Center Workshop Company and the National Alliance of Acting Teachers.