ABOUT

OUR TEAM

IAMT hires only the best instructors with real industry experience

Across the entire range of our faculty, we look for people who have been on Broadway stages and seen behind the curtain. That starts at the top with the Director.

Michael Minarik
Owner, Director & Head of Acting

Michael is a three-time Broadway performer in Les Miserables, Rock of Ages and Matilda. He also performed at the Tony Awards in 2009 and introduced the musical Cinderella at the Tony’s in 2013. Mr. Minarik has performed lead roles on 4 national tours including The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber (Phantom Soloist), Phantom (Phantom), Urinetown (Bobby Strong) and Little Women (John Brooke) and leads in numerous regional theater productions. Mr. Minarik has also sang for the NY Yankees 13 times as a soloist during Playoffs and Opening Day games.

Not only a successful performer, Michael has also produced musicals on and off Broadway. He has a Tony Nomination as an associate producer of the 27th longest-running musical in Broadway history, Rock of Ages. The show ran for almost 6 years with multiple incarnations around the world.

As a lead producer, Michael also took the musical Fat Camp from an idea to winning "Best of the Festival" in 2009. He brought the show to a workshop then to Cleveland for an out of town tryout then to the ATA theater off-Broadway for a limited run which garnered rave reviews.

He has seen the entire process of how a show makes it to Broadway, how it stays there, and is profitable. He understands the business side of theater as well as the performing side which makes him very unique in this business. It's this combination of producing and performing that makes Michael uniquely positioned to prepare the next generation of performers. Broadway is a business as well as an art form and aspiring young performers are best positioned for success when they can combine both of those perspectives.

ADMINISTRATION

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Sam Stein
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Kate Boka
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Beau Austin
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Hannah Wilson
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Gabi Ditto
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Greg Garrison

FACULTY

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Lindsay Lancaster

Dancing with the Stars, X-Factor, America's Got Talent, Newsies

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Tonna Miller

Phantom of the Opera, Sweeney Todd

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Justin Ramos

Moulin Rouge, Here Lies Love, Dear Evan Hansen

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Derek Klena

Moulin Rouge, Jagged Little Pill, Anastasia

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Michaeljon Slinger

Mrs Doubtfire, Billy Elliot, How to Succeed, Hello Dolly

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Ryan Emmons

Water for Elephants, Kimberly Akimbo Matilda, Miss Saigon, Groundhog Day

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Dr Ew

Midsummer: A Shakespearience, Radio City Spring Spectacular, Flashdance

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Jimmy Ray Bennett

Hand of God, The Daily Show

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Wes Krukow

An American in Paris, Phantom of the Opera

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Marni Raab

Phantom of the Opera

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Jackie Burns

Wicked, Hair, If/Then

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Martin Sola

How to Dance in Ohio, On your Feet!, La Boheme

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Reed Luplau

Moulin Rouge, Natasha Pierre, Fiddler

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Sara Esty

Phantom of the Opera, An American in Paris, West Side Story film, Fosse/Verdon

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Dee Tomassetta

The Who's Tommy, Finding Neverland

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Kammie Crum

The Music Man

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