Gabrielle Berberich is an award-winning writer, casting director, and producer, as well as the owner of Michael Howard Studios. Gabrielle has taught Scene Study and workshops at the Studio since 2007, with a focus on on-camera acting that leverages her years of experience in film, television, and commercials. From Sony to Sundance, NBC to Netflix, Gabrielle has worked with actors at every major studio and network, and she imparts that insider insight into each of her classes.
Whether in her ongoing Scene Study class, Acting for Film & Television workshop, One and Two Year Conservatories, or Private Coaching, Gabrielle has helped guide hundreds of actors at the Studio to careers in theater, film, and television. Just a few of those productions include Hamilton, Wicked, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Succession, West Side Story, Homeland, The Blacklist, Billy Elliot, Billions, Law & Order: SVU, Blue Bloods, Funny Girl, The Americans, Boardwalk Empire, 30 Rock, Aladdin, Cobra Kai, Person of Interest, New Amsterdam, Black Adam, Gotham, FBI, and dozens of other plays, musicals, movies, shows and national commercials.
Gabrielle’s creative credits span dozens of films and TV series, including Greetings From the Shore (Paul Sorvino, Kim Shaw, David Fumero, Jay O. Sanders, Angela Pietropinto, Cristin Milioti), Hounddog (Dakota Fanning, Robin Wright, Piper Laurie), Oz (J.K. Simmons, Rita Moreno), Nash Bridges (Don Johnson, Cheech Marin), With Friends Like These… (Bill Murray, Martin Scorcese, Alan Arkin), If You Only Knew (Gabrielle Anwar, Jonathan Schaech, Allison Eastwood), Universal Soldier: The Return (Jean-Claude Van Damme, Michael Jai White), Martial Law(Sammo Hung, Kelly Hu), Family Brood (Brian Cox, Patti Lupone), and many others. Her award-winning films have played at hundreds of film festivals and in theaters around the world garnering her acclaim for Best Screenplay, Best of Fest, Audience Awards, and a nomination for the Sundance Grand Jury Prize.
Gabrielle began her career in entertainment as a student at Marymount Manhattan College on the Upper East Side, when her interviews of actors from the golden age of television were published in the Pulitzer Prize-nominated book, Serling: The Rise and Twilight of Television’s Last Angry Man, a biography of Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling. Gabrielle began working in publicity, then transitioned to casting in Los Angeles and was tapped to work at Rysher Entertainment and at Penny Marshall’s Parkway Productions at Universal Studios.