Tom Lanno - Acting Coach, Makeup Artist & Theatre Specialist

Recommended Theatre Schools

Nationally recognized theatre colleges, universities & programs 


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American Academy of Dramatic Arts (NYC, LA)
2-Year College Degree Acting Conservatory Program (
Alumni include Paul Rudd, Jason Robarts, Jr., Judd Hirsh, Anne Bancroft, Adrien Brody, Robert Redford and Danny Devito.


American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) ( NYC & LA)
2-year conservatory with Musical Theatre emphasis (
Many graduates working professionally.


Ball State University (Muncie, IN)
B.A., B.S. in Acting, Directing, Tech., Mgmt., Musical Theatre
One of the best midwestern universities with 15 full-time theatre faculty and  6 dance instructors.

The Boston Conservatory (Boston, MA)
B.F.A. and M.M. in Acting, Directing, Musical Theatre, Dance
Founded in 1867 as an independant private college. A multi-disciplinary structure with strong music and dance elements.

Boston University (Boston, MA)
Professional Training in Acting and Design (
Rigorous training including partnerships with Boston theatre, The Guthrie Theatre (MN) and the Williamsburg Festival (MA.) London study abroad.



Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
B.F.A. in All Theatre Disciplines (

Catholic University of America (Wash., D.C.)
B.A., B.F.A. in All Theatre Disciplines (
Phillip Bosco, Laurence Luckenbill, Susan Sarandon Jon Voight among its notable graduates.

Circle in the Square Theatre School (NYC)
Certificate in Acting and Musical Theatre (
Classes taught by NYC professionals. Graduates include Idina Menzil, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Felicity Huffman, Molly Shannon, Linda Fiorentino, Benicio del Toro & Kevin Bacon.


Columbia College Chicago (Chicago, IL)
B.A., B.F.A in All Theatre Disciplines ( 

Cornell University (Cornell, NY)
B.A. Professional Training in All Theatre Disciplines, Ivy League

The Theatre School, DePaul University (Chicago, IL)
B.F.A., M.F.A. in All Theatre Disciplines (  


East Carolina University (Greenville, NC)
B.A., B.F.A. in All Theatre Disciplines, Education  (

Elon University (Elon, NC)
B.A. in General Theatre, Tech., B.F.A. in Acting and Musical Theatre

Emerson College (Boston, MA)
B.A., B.F.A., M.A. in Acting, Musical Theatre, Tech., Education, Theatre Studies

University of Evansville (Evansville, IN)
B.A., B.F.A., B.S. in All Theatre Disciplines (

The George Washington University (Wash., D.C.)
B.A. in All Theatre Disciplines (

University of Hartford, The Hartt School (West Hartford, CT)
B.F.A. in Acting and Musical Theatre (

HB (Herbert Berghof) Studios
Professional Training in Classical Theatre, Movement and Scene Study (


Ithica College (Ithica, NY)
B.A. & B.F.A. and B.S. in All Theatre Disciplines, Film, Dance (

The Juliard School (NYC)
B.F.A. in Acting and Playwrighting (
Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute (NYC, LA)
2-Year Certificate in Professional Actor Training


Marymount Manhattan College (NYC)
B.A. in Theatre Arts, B.F.A. in Acting (

University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
B.A., B.F.A. in All Theatre Disciplines, B.A. in Screen Arts & Cultures

Muhlenberg College (Allentown, PA)
B.A. in All Theatre Disciplines (

The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre
2-Year Certificate Program in Acting -Meisner Technique (


New York University, Steinhart School ( NYC)
B.M., B.S., M.A. in All Theatre Disciplines, Musical (

New York University - Tishch School of the Arts (NYC)
B.A., B.F.A., M.A., M.F.A.,M.P.S. All Theatre Disciplines, Dance, Film, Photography, Writing

State University of New York, Purchase (Purchase, NY)
B.F.A. in Acting, Writing, Tech., Film; M.F.A. in Design Tech.

North Carolina School of the Arts (Winston-Salem, NC)
B.F.A., B.M., M.M., M.F.A. - Professional Training in Acting, Directing, Technical Design & Production, Filmmaking, Music and Dance (


Northern Illinois University (DeKalb, IL)
B.A., B.F.A., M.F.A. in All Theatre Disciplines, Musical Theatre, Dance (


Ohio University (Athens, Ohio)
B.F.A., M.F.A., in All Theatre Disciplines (

Penn State University
B.A. in Theatre, B.F.A. in Musical Theatre, Mgmt., Tech/Design (,,

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (New Brunswick, NJ)
Mason Gross School of the Arts
B.A., B.F.A. in All Theatre Disciplines (


The Sanford Meisner Center (Hollywood, CA)
2-Year Program in Meisner Technique for Professional Acting (


The Second City (Chicago, NYC, LA, Las Vegas, Toronto)
The Premier Schools of Improvisation (


The University of Southern California (LA, CA)
B.A., B.F.A., M.F.A. in  Acting and Dramatic Writing (

Stella Adler Academy (Hollywood, CA)
Certificate in Professional Acting (


Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY)
B.S. & B.F.A. in Acting, Technical Theatre Musical Theatre and Management (

William Esper Studio (NYC)
2-Year Program For Professional Actor Training (

York University (Toronto, Ontario)
B.A., B.F.A., M.A., M.F.A in All Theatre Disciplines (

Yale School of Drama (New Haven, CT)
M.F.A. in All Theatre Disciplines (


Additional Audition Opportunity: SETC
Southeastern Theatre Conference (Atlanta, GA)
Audition for 80+ Colleges and Universities (


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