Acting: This Proven Method Just Resulted In An Oscar Nomination

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Andy McPhee

Webinar hosted by: Andy McPhee

Acting Coach and Actor

Andy McPhee is an acting coach of Oscar-nominated talent and a working actor with over 130 credits of his own on hit shows and films including SONS OF ANARCHY and SAVING MR. BANKS. Andy has been coaching actors for over three decades and his students include his son, Oscar-nominated Kodi Smit–McPhee (POWER OF THE DOG), Sydney Sweeney (EUPHORIA), Dylan Sprayberry (TEEN WOLF), and hundreds of other actors who have gone on to secure lead roles in top shows like THE WHITE LOTUS, ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD, THE HANDMAID’S TALE, and many more. Full Bio »

Webinar Summary

Every actor faces obstacles, but with these proven techniques and exercises, you will access that creative gem that sets you apart. Learn from an acting coach of Oscar-nominated talent on his acting method, using internal growth to raise your performance while overcoming external setbacks.

“Andy McPhee helped me lay the foundation for how I approach character development… To be content, prepared, and confident to play, and most of all, rooted in the being of my character. It’s this approach that readied me to work with some of the best directors of our time and to then be elevated further at their hands and genius… In my eyes, he is the best of the best and I have my career and record-breaking achievements to thank him for it.”

-Kodi Smit- McPhee, 2022 Oscar Nominee for Best Supporting Actor in THE POWER OF THE DOG

Andy McPhee has coached POWER OF THE DOG Oscar nominee, Kodi Smit-McPhee, EUPHORIA and THE WHITE LOTUS break-out star, Sydney McSweeney, and hundreds of talented actors, in addition to garnering over 130 acting credits of his own, including SONS OF ANARCHY and SAVING MR. BANKS.

Andy has built a successful career as an actor and coach, using his own mentoring methods and exercises, and now, he wants to share those same lessons with you.

Learn these skills directly from the expert exclusively in this Stage 32 webinar.

Andy will teach the essential principles of his method, including training for the job, and the importance of preparation and balance.

You’ll also be shown how to implement this method, as live webcast attendees will have the chance to work directly with Andy in an exercise using sides.

And, most importantly, Andy will show you how to identify your next major steps and raise your game to succeed. You’ll walk away with the tools to apply Andy’s method again and again in your career, and always be ready for that next goal as an actor.

What You'll Learn

Understanding the Base Principles of Andy’s method

  • Trusting your intuition
  • Being free by using your imagination
  • Not trying to get it right
  • Getting very comfortable being very uncomfortable
  • Creating new habits
  • Training for the job
  • The importance of preparation and balance

The Exercise

  • Andy will work with a volunteer on casting sides to demonstrate the Base Principles through method

The Goal Moving Forward

  • Help students identify the next steps
  • Up-level your game in the areas you need work (through work)

Q&A with Andy

About Your Instructor

Andy McPhee is an acting coach of Oscar-nominated talent and a working actor with over 130 credits of his own on hit shows and films including SONS OF ANARCHY and SAVING MR. BANKS. Andy has been coaching actors for over three decades and his students include his son, Oscar-nominated Kodi Smit–McPhee (POWER OF THE DOG), Sydney Sweeney (EUPHORIA), Dylan Sprayberry (TEEN WOLF), and hundreds of other actors who have gone on to secure lead roles in top shows like THE WHITE LOTUS, ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD, THE HANDMAID’S TALE, and many more.


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“Andy McPhee helped me lay the foundation for how I approach character development. It’s this approach that readied me to work with some of the best directors of our time.”

Kodi Smit-McPhee, 2022 Oscar Nominee for Best Supporting Actor in THE POWER OF THE DOG


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