Biography

 Pete has taught and coached in New York for over thirty-five years. In addition to his private labs, he has taught at many institutions including NYU; The School for Film & Television; The American Academy of Dramatic Arts; Villanova University; Hofstra University; and The National Theatre of the Handicapped. He has also volunteer taught "Acting for Everyone" at The All Stars Project in NYC.

He has also conducted an Acting For Models Lab; Acting for Alternative Artists; as well as coached young actors in preparation for their auditions for Performing Arts High Schools or College Departments.

Actors he has worked with or coached include:

Jill Clayburgh (Academy Award Nominee, Golden Globe Winner)

Jeremy Renner

Javier Munoz  (Hamilton)

Beth Behrs  (The Neighborhood; 2 Broke Girls)

Amanda Clayton  (Tyler Perry's If Loving You Is Wrong)

Adam Jacobs  (Aladdin)

Alicia Minshew (Kendall Hart, All My Children) 

Carry Keagan (VH 1's Morning Buzz) 

Donna Murphy (Multiple Tony Winner)

Kerry Butler (Xanadu (Tony Nominee); Hairspray)
Brooke Tansley (Beauty & the Beast; Hairspray)
Robin Grean (Jesus Christ Superstar; Original “Har-lette”)

2010 - present

"Ask real questions; Answer real questions; Say what you're saying."

What is the difference between an acting class and an acting lab?



In a class, the instructor generally views material that you have worked on with your partner outside of class, then gives their notes and observations and has you repeat the work. As a rule, there can be as many as 30-40 actors in the group and you actually are on your feet working once or perhaps twice a month (perhaps).​

 

 

A lab is just that: A place for hands-on work to try to come up with solutions for the various acting problems that are in every scene. These solutions, more often than not, are in the text. I help actors learn how to read a script or screenplay with the writer’s intention in mind, enabling them to recognize where the writer wants them to make a choice, then the actual choice is up to them. I keep my lab sizes small (never more than 16 actors in a group) and everyone works in every lab.
I use these same concepts in my one-on-one sessions for monologue work, cold readings, auditions and self-taping.


 

Pete Mattaliano Matthew Morrison Acting Coach Glee New York City
Pete Mattaliano Matthew Morrison Acting Coach Glee New York City
Pete Mattaliano Matthew Morrison Acting Coach Glee New York City
Pete Mattaliano Matthew Morrison Acting Coach Glee New York City
Pete Mattaliano Matthew Morrison Acting Coach Glee New York City
Pete Mattaliano Matthew Morrison Acting Coach Glee New York City
Pete Mattaliano Matthew Morrison Acting Coach Glee New York City
Pete Mattaliano Matthew Morrison Acting Coach Glee New York City
Pete Mattaliano Matthew Morrison Acting Coach Glee New York City
Pete Mattaliano Matthew Morrison Acting Coach Glee New York City
Pete Mattaliano Matthew Morrison Acting Coach Glee New York City
Pete Mattaliano Matthew Morrison

2010 - present