MHS Instructors

Our Team of Instructors

Gabrielle Berberich

Gabrielle is the owner of Michael Howard Studios. She is an award-winning writer, casting director, and producer, and has worked with actors on such series as The Americans, Billions, Blue Bloods, Blacklist, Cobra Kai, The Company You Keep, Law & Order: SVU, Person of interest, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Succession, and many more.

Gabrielle Berberich

Ross Meyerson

Ross is an Emmy Award-winning casting director. His work includes Homeland, Damages, Rescue Me, The Americans, Nurse Jackie, The Equalizer, Sneaky Pete, Dexter, True Blood, The Affair, and many other films & television series.

Ross Meyerson

Cady McClain

Cady is a three-time Emmy Award-winning actress and director. Her work includes Law & Order: SVU, Cheers, St. Elsewhere, All My Children, Days of Our Lives, As The World Turns, Much Ado About Nothing, Barefoot In The Park, and many more productions.

Cady McClain

Eric Jordan Young

Eric is an actor, director, choreographer, and songwriter. He has performed on Broadway (Ragtime, Chicago, Seussical), Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, The Public, and on hundreds of other stages around the world.

Eric Jordan Young

Michael Colby Jones

Michael is the Studio Director at MHS. As an actor and director, his work includes hundreds of plays, musicals, film, and television. He was Head of the BFA Acting program at Brooklyn College and taught at NYU, LIU-Post, and Ithaca College.

Michael Colby Jones

Margie Haber

Margie is an acting coach and industry legend. Her best-selling book How to Get the Part Without Falling Apart is taught in drama programs around the world, and her acting clients include Brad Pitt, Halle Berry, Kyle Chandler, Tiffany Haddish, Josh Duhamel, and many, many more.

Margie Haber

Ian Wen

Ian is a groundbreaking performance artist and movement instructor. He is co-founder of the performance collective De Novo Dance and has devised or performed at The Public, La MaMa, in Greece, Mexico, The Netherlands, and Ukraine.

Ian Wen

Justin Elizabeth Sayre

Justin is a writer and performer, dubbed by Michael Musto as “Oscar Wilde meets Whoopi Goldberg.” Justin’s variety show, Assorted Fruit, is currently in residency at Joe’s Pub at The Public. Credits include 2 Broke Girls, The Cool Kids, The Comeback, and many more.

Justin Elizabeth Sayre

Angela Pietropinto

Angela is an award-winning actress. She has performed in hundreds of theatre, film and television projects, which have won Obie & Drama Desk Awards (Alice In Wonderland), Sundance Grand Jury Award (Welcome to the Dollhouse) and Academy Awards (Goodfellas).

Angela Pietropinto

Armando Diaz

Armando is an improv performer and teacher. He has trained hundreds of comedians who have performed on Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and many more. He is also founder of the legendary Magnet Theater in New York.

Armando Diaz

Howard Meyer

Howard is an award-winning playwright, actor, and director. He is the founding Artistic Director of Axial Theatre, presently in its 25th year of new plays and revivals. His work includes Paint Made Flesh, Radiance, Maybe Never Fell, and many other productions.

Howard Meyer

Julia Scotti

Julia is a groundbreaking comedian. She has performed stand-up comedy in clubs across the country since 1980, was a quarterfinalist on NBC's America's Got Talent, and is recognized as the first transgender comedian to appear on national television.

Julia Scotti

Christopher Alexander Chukwueke

Christopher is a New York City based actor originally from Philadelphia. He is best known for his work on CBS's Blue Bloods, ABC's Emergence, and NBC's The Blacklist.

Christopher Alexander Chukwueke

Stephen Reich

Stephen is an actor and voiceover artist. His vocal work includes hundreds of spots for brands such as Gatorade, IKEA, Sprint, UPS, Skechers, Liberty Mutual, Keurig, and MTV, while his filmed projects include Blue Bloods, Law & Order: SVU, Power, Bonding, Worth, and more.

Stephen Reich

Greg Chwerchak

Greg is an award-winning writer and director. His work includes hundreds of music videos (Britney Spears, Beyoncé), commercials (ESPN, McDonald's), the feature film Greetings from the Shore, and short films that have screened at over 500 film festivals worldwide.

Greg Chwerchak

Ian Kevin Scott

Ian is an award-winning actor, writer, and director. His work includes hundreds of theatre productions, as well as national commercials (Arm & Hammer), television (PBS's Biscuit Brothers), and films; including his own film, Alchemy, which screened at 160 festivals worldwide.

Ian Kevin Scott

Allison Waguespack

Allison is an Ashtanga-certifed yoga and mindfulness instructor. Her work has taken her around the world as she guides students to balance the physical benefits of yoga with the mental strength of mindfulness and meditation.

Allison Waguespack

Candice Edwards-Marchrones

Candice is an award-winning producer and talent manager. Her firms CEM Casting and Media Freeway focus on diversity representation and have landed clients roles with HBO, Marvel, Netflix, BET, NBC, CBS, ABC and many others.

Candice Edwards-Marchrones

Stevie Boothe

Stevie is a Tony Award-winning producer and talent manager. Her clients have appeared on Broadway in West Side StoryAin't Too ProudCompany, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child; and on TV in Blue BloodsNew AmsterdamCity on a HillFBIInventing Anna, and more.

Stevie Boothe

Michael Bergen

Michael is an award-winning writer and content creator. His work includes over 100 episodes of Theorist Media's largest online channels, amassing more than 750 million views and reaching #1 on YouTube's Trending List multiple times.

Michael Bergen