To all BADA alumni,

Welcome back for another season of online opportunities to continue to grow and nurture your craft. For this fall, we’re offering the chance to work one-on-one in Tutorial sessions with three of our regular faculty, we’ll be sharing several of our recorded sessions from this summer for those who missed them the first time around, and we’ve lined up some exciting “BADA on Broadway” Q&As featuring conversations with alumni who regularly tread the boards.

Click through the tabs above to learn more & register.

See you online,




Fall Series 2020

  • October 22


    7:00 PM BST


    Joél Pérez (LTP ’06) and Dean Eunice Roberts 

    Dean Eunice Roberts joins Lucille Lortel Award-winning actor and writer Joél Pérez for a conversation about career and craft.

    October 29


    6:00 PM GMT


    Neal Huff (LTP ’86, MIO ’87) and Peter Francis James

    Faculty member Peter Francis James joins Broadway, Film and TV veteran actor Neal Huff in a conversation about their work on Broadway and off. Neal and “PFJ” go “way back” so this should be fun!

    November 6


    7:00 PM GMT


    Brandon Victor Dixon (MIO ’98) and David Leveaux

    Both Emmy-nominated for their work on Jesus Christ Superstar Live!, Broadway Director and Masterclass Instructor David Leveaux joins actor-producer-advocate Brandon Victor Dixon in a conversation about art and activism.

    November 12


    7:00 PM GMT


    Melissa Errico (MIO ’91) and Ian Wooldridge

    Theatre Director and BADA’s Former Dean & Director, Ian Wooldridge joins actor-singer Melissa Errico in a conversation about life and creativity in time of crisis.

    NB: Times above are listed for London. As the clocks will change at different times in the UK and the US, the time differences are not the same over the course of the Fall Series. Please double-check the difference between your time zone and London for each session you plan to attend.

    About our Guests

    Brandon Victor Dixon (MIO ’98)  following his Emmy Award nominated turn opposite John Legend as Judas in NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar, most recently starred in FOX’s RENTonFOX, Amazon’s Modern Love, and as Terry Silver on the STARZ hit POWER. Prior to that he completed a star turn as Aaron Burr in the cast of Hamilton on Broadway.

    A Presidential Scholar Semi-finalist and scholarship winner at the British Academy of Dramatic Acting in Oxford, Brandon is a graduate of Columbia University and a recipient of the University’s I.A.L Diamond Award for Achievement in the Arts which is an honor he shares with Tony Kushner (Angels in America), Jeanine Tesori (Caroline, or Change) and Katori Hall (Mountaintop, TINA on Broadway).

    Since his professional debut, originating the role of Adult Simba in The Lion King national tour (Cheetah), Brandon has displayed his diverse abilities in a number of roles. Notably, he was nominated for a Tony Award for his role as Harpo in Broadway’s The Color Purple, a Grammy for his portrayal of Berry Gordy Jr. in Motown The Musical, and he was nominated for Olivier, Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, and AUDELCO awards for his outstanding portrayal of Haywood Patterson in Kander and Ebb’s The Scottsboro Boys.

    Brandon has appeared in concert with various artists such as Burnt Sugar: The Arkestra Chamber, Jennifer Hudson, Nathan Lane, Wynton Marsalis, Chita Rivera, Liza Minnelli, David Hyde Pierce, and Tony winners Levi Kries, Kelli O’hara, and Brian Stokes Mitchell. Other Credits include: ABC’s One Life To Live, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, ABC’s The Good Wife, and NETFLIX’s “She’s Gotta Have It”.

    His company WalkRunFly has produced multiple works including the Tony Award winning Hedwig and the Angry Inch starring Neil Patrick Harris, He is co-founder of The WeAre Foundation, a non-profit “Turning Art into Action”, and Qurator: The Movie Ratings App (available on iOS/ANDROID). Originally from Gaithersburg, Maryland, Brandon currently resides in New York City.


    Melissa Errico (MIO ’91) “The Maria Callas of American musical theater,” as Opera News has called her, referencing both her silken voice and dramatic, expressive intensity, Melissa Errico’s career is characterized by a dazzling range of passions as actress, singer, and author. First known for her starring roles on Broadway, her tribute album, Sondheim Sublime, was called by The Wall Street Journal “The best all-Sondheim album ever recorded.” Nominated for a Tony for her appearance in Michel Legrand’s only Broadway musical, “Amour”, she was asked to write the eulogy to Legrand in The New York Times in 2019; while, that fall, Ghostlight Records reissued an expanded version of her symphonic album, which Legrand arranged & conducted, as Legrand Affair Deluxe Edition. The lyrics of Yip Harburg have been another special affection of hers, with Melissa making several much-praised appearances in the role of Sharon in “Finian’s Rainbow”. (And also writing wittily in the TIMES about the complexities of playing the part over several decades.) She will release a holiday single of Yip Harburg & Harold Arlen’s classic song “Happiness is Just A Thing Called Joe,” a collaboration with the Billboard topping classical pianist and activist Lara Downes, on December 4th, 2020. Melissa has also worked widely as a concert singer, touring from Singapore to Paris with the world’s most noted symphonies and dipping into cabaret and nightclubs from Los Angeles to London. She is currently working on her first book, a memoir tentatively titled “Terminal Ingenue.”


    Neal Huff (LTP ’86, MIO ’87)

    Broadway: Bob Ewell in To Kill a Mockingbird, Willie Oban in The Iceman ComethTake Me OutThe Lion in WinterThe Tempest. Other theatre includes LuceWhen I Come to Die,The Green BookThe KillingTrumperyThe ForeignerRude EntertainmentBlue Window, and Troilus and Cressida.

    Film: SpotlightSplitThe Grand Budapest HotelNasty BabyMoonrise KingdomNasty BabyRunoffMeek’s CutoffBeirut.

    Television: The Wire, God Friended Me, Falling Water, The Affair, Girls, Person of Interest, Billions, Genius, The Abolitionists and Fringe.


    Peter Francis James is a graduate and associate of RADA and teacher at Yale School of Drama. Theatre productions include The Lady from Dubuque which opened the Signature Theatre on Broadway, having previously been in the same play with Dame Maggie Smith in London; The Merchant of Venice on Broadway; Colin Powell in David Hare’s Stuff Happens (Public Theater – OBIE, Lucille Lortel, and Drama Desk Awards). Other theatre credits include: On Golden Pond, Drowning Crow, Judgment at Nuremberg (Broadway), August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean (Mark Taper, L.A), House of Flowers (Encores!), the Baron in Suzan-Lori Park’s Venus (Public), Claire in The Maids (CSC – OBIE Award), Jupiter in Amphityron (CSC), Scent of the Roses with Julie Harris, Jean in Miss Julie (McCarter), and A.R. Gurney’s Buffalo Gal (Williamstown). His many roles in Shakespeare include: Othello in Othello, (Baltimore Center Stage), Oberon in Sir Peter Hall’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Ahmanson), Coriolanus in Coriolanus (McCarter) Don Pedro in Much Ado About Nothing (Central Park), Pisanio in Cymbeline (RSC/TFANA). Film and television credits include: The Losers, The Rebound, The Messenger, Joe Gould’s Secret, The Rosa Parks Story with Angela Bassett, Oz, Gossip Girl, Kings, Simple Justice, The Ruby Bridges Story, The Wedding, Third Watch, Guiding Light, and all three Law & Order series.


    David Leveaux is an Emmy, Olivier, and five-time Tony Award nominated director who has worked extensively in London and on Broadway. David’s recent work includes directing the multi Emmy Award winning Jesus Christ Superstar Live for NBC, the feature film The Exception with Christopher Plummer, Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern with Daniel Radcliffe at the Old Vic in London, and David Hare’s Plenty with Rachel Weisz for The Public Theatre New York.

    Previous work: Closer (Donmar Warehouse), Romeo and Juliet (Broadway), Arcadia (West End and Broadway, Tony nomination for best revival), Cyrano de Bergerac (Broadway), Jumpers (National Theatre and Broadway, Tony nominations for outstanding direction and best revival), The Real Thing (Donmar Warehouse and Broadway, Tony Award for best revival, nominated for outstanding direction), Fiddler on the Roof (Broadway, Tony nomination for best revival), Nine (Donmar Warehouse and Broadway, Tony Award for best revival, nominated for outstanding direction), The Glass Menagerie (Broadway), Anna Christie (Broadway, Tony Award for best revival, nominated for outstanding direction), No Man’s Land (Almeida), Betrayal (Almeida and Broadway, Tony nomination for best revival), Electra (Donmar Warehouse and Broadway, Tony nomination for best revival), Moonlight (Almeida), The Distance From Here (Almeida), Romeo and Juliet (RSC), A Moon for the Misbegotten (Riverside, West End and Broadway, Tony nominations for outstanding direction and best revival), The Late Middle Classes (Donmar Warehouse), Sinatra Live at the London Palladium, The Father (National Theatre), ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore (RSC), Rudolph (Vienna), Tales of Ballycumber and The Three Sisters (Abbey Theatre, Dublin), The Turn of the Screw (Scottish Opera), The Marriage of Figaro and Salome (ENO).


    Joél Pérez (LTP ’06) is an award-winning performer and writer living in NYC.

    As an actor, his theater work includes Fun Home (Broadway and The Public Theater), Sweet Charity (New Group revival starring Sutton Foster; Lucille Lortel Award Winner for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical), Kiss My Aztec! (Berkeley Rep and La Jolla Playhouse), Oedipus El Rey (Public Theater), Raw Bacon From Poland (Abrons Art Center), As You Like It (Public Theater Public Works) as well as national and international tours of In the Heights and Fame. His TV work includes Person of Interest (CBS), Odd Mom Out (Bravo), The Big C (Showtime), The Outs (Vimeo) and Black Box (ABC). He has participated in developmental labs with the Sundance Theater Lab, Soho Rep, Atlantic Theater Company, and many others. He has also worked on several national commercials and voice-overs in both English and Spanish. He’s an ensemble member of Broken Box Mime Theater. He studied at Tufts University, The British American Drama Academy and Upright Citizen’s Brigade.  He is repped by BRS/GAGE.

    He performs monthly at Upright Citizen’s Brigade in the house Maude Sketch team PEACH! They have a monthly show the first Monday of every month.

    As a writer, his play, The Church of the Holy Glory, premiered at Ars Nova as a part of ANTFest 2018. His full-length play, From the Fountain, is in development with the Sol Project. He is also at work on an animated TV pilot. He is a 2019 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Playwriting/Screenwriting from The New York Foundation for the Arts.


    Ian Wooldridge is a director, teacher, and the former Dean and Director of the British American Drama Academy. As a director, he has worked on numerous Shakespeare productions in Britain, the USA and Chile, plus work by Moliere, Hauptmann, Buchner, Brighouse, Marlowe, Beaumarchais, Gay, Euripides, Pinter, Beckett, Chekhov, Brecht, Lorca, Kane, Shaw, Miller, O’Neill, Frisch, Wilde, Williams, Osborne, Albee, O’Casey, Fo, McGrath, Simon, Bridie, Ibsen, Jones/Baraka, Fugard, Dorst and Koltes. Has also directed work by contemporary playwrights, including Mark Ravenhill, Richard Crane, Shelagh Stephenson, Will Eno, Steven Berkoff, Chris Hannan, Jim Cartwright, John Byrne, Barrie Keeffe, Trevor Griffiths, Stuart Paterson, Marcella Evaristi, Mike Bartlett, Simon Stephens and Martin Crimp. He has directed for the Citizens Company, Glasgow; 7:84 Theatre Company, Scotland; Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh; Wildcat Theatre Company; Tron Theatre, Glasgow and Pitlochry Festival Theatre.Associate Director Dark and Light Theatre, Brixton, London. Artistic Director TAG Theatre Company at the Citizens Theatre Glasgow. Artistic Director Royal Lyceum Theatre Company, Edinburgh.

  • Faculty Members Madeleine Potter, John Tucker, and Leo Winger are offering a limited number of hour-long Tutorial sessions via Zoom to BADA alumni during October and November. Tutorial sessions are open to any alum, regardless of whether you have trained with a particular faculty member before.

    Please check the Eventbrite page (see the “Registration & Fees” tab or click below) for a list of slots that are currently available and to register.

    Tutorials with Madeleine Potter
    Tutorials with John Tucker
    Tutorials with Leo Wringer

    About our Faculty

    Madeleine Potter is an actress and director residing in London. She has dual Irish and American citizenship, and most recently appeared as Gertrude in Hamlet at the Shakespeare Theatre in DC opposite Michael Urie. She previously appeared in The Glass Menagerie (Fords Theatre, 2016). Her London credits include Electra and The Internationalist (Gate Theatre), 4:48 Psychosis (Royal Court), After Mrs Rochester, Madame Melville, An Ideal Husband (West End), All My Sons, Southwark Fair (National Theatre), Broken Glass (Tricycle), The Waters Edge (Arcola). Her Broadway credits include Plenty, Slab Boys, Metamorphoses, Coastal Disturbances, The Master Builder, The Crucible, A Little Hotel On the Side. Other NY credits include Pygmalion (Roundabout), Richard III (NYSF), Playboy of the Western World and many more. Madeleine’s film credits include The Bostonians, Slaves of New York, The Golden Bowl and The White Countess, all for Merchant Ivory; recent television includes Foyles War, Houdini and Mr Selfridge (2016) in which she played Elizabeth Arden. She has taught for BADA (since 2002), and FSU, and she has directed for MMU, Rose Bruford and Synergy Theatre Project. Madeleine is a member of the Actors Studio.


    John Tucker‘s voice work is at the forefront of contemporary theatre, TV, and film in Britain today ( Clients include Cressida Bonas, Kathryn Drysdale, Edward Holcroft, William Houston, Katherine Kingsley, Elliot Levey, Sophie Okonedo, Diana Quick, Orlando Seale, Andrew Simpson, Toby Stephens, Indira Varma, and Daisy Waterstone. Client theatre credits include: Electra (Old Vic), Man and Superman (National Theatre), Les Liasons Dangereuses (Donmar Warehouse), Matilda (Cambridge Theatre), The Goat, or Who is Sylvia (Theatre Royal Haymarket), The Tempest (Royal Shakespeare Company), The Treatment (Almeida Theatre), Three Sisters (Young Vic), Titus Andronicus (Globe), The Crucible (Old Vic) and The Crucible (Broadway). In 2017 client TV appearances include Alias Grace (Netflix), The Durrells (ITV) and in 2016 Dr. Thorne (ITV), London Spies (BBC2), The Hollow Crown (BBC2) and Undercover (BBC1). Theatre credits as voice coach include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Headlong Theatre), Bloody Poetry (RADA), and Stovepipe (National Theatre – ‘top ten theatre productions of the decade’ Sunday Times). In May 2016, John directed the first ever Shakespeare Festival in Uzbekistan for the British Council. In November 2016, John directed Hamlet in a series of workshops at The Actors Center in New York. John Tucker is a faculty member teaching voice at the British American Dramatic Academy (BADA). John also teaches voice at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).


    Leo Wringer went to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he was awarded the Shakespeare Prize. His classical work includes: Michael Grandage’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Noel Coward Theatre; Blackta for Young Vic; Fool in King Lear with the late Corin Redgrave as Lear, Prince of Verona in Romeo and Juliet directed by Peter Gill, and Duke of Ephesus doubled with Doctor Pinch in Tim Supple’s production of Comedy of Errors – all for the RSC. For Shakespeare At The Tobacco Factory, Bristol, he played Brutus in Julius Caesar, Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew, Aaron the Moor in Titus Andronicus and the title role in Othello – director Andrew Hilton; Camillo in The Winters Tale for Complicité; Cinna The Poet in Julius Caesar at the Barbican, then King Of Athens in Fiona Shaw’s Medea in Dublin and West End, both productions directed by Deborah Warner. Among the modern work he’s played in: Perseverance Drive, Sixty-Six Books & Two Horsemen – all at the Bush Theatre, the latter achieving a Time Out Award; Zinnie Harris’s The Wheel for National Theatre of Scotland, directed by Vicky Featherstone; and Search and Destroy at the Royal Court directed by Stephen Daldry. Film and TV credits include: Nighthawks, Death in Paradise, The Kitchen Toto, Silent Witness, Judge John Deed, Canterbury Tales, Casualty, Law and Order, Rebus, and the role of Thomas Peters in Simon Schama’s Rough Crossing.

  • We’re sharing several of our conversations from the Summer Series again this fall. Sign up if you missed one of these sessions the first time around or if you’d just like to give them another listen!

    Each recording will be available to stream online for one week. Join us for encore presentations of:


    October 20 – 26
    Interview with BADA Patron Brian Cox CBE

    Brian Cox and Dean Eunice Roberts talk about Brian’s career, including his current work as Logan Roy on HBO’s Succession, working with young artists, and his long association with the Moscow Art Theatre.
    October 27 – November 2 
    Q&A with playwright Antoinette Nwandu
    Join award winning playwright Antoinette Nwandu (The Whiting Award, The Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, The Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award, The Negro Ensemble Company’s Douglas Turner Ward Prize) as she shares advice and discusses the approach and inspiration behind her work with Dean Eunice Roberts.
    November 3 – November 9
    Conversation with actor Sir Patrick Stewart OBE
    (audio only)
    Sir Patrick Stewart and Dean Eunice Roberts discuss his quarantine #ASonnetADay project and his approach to performing sonnets.
    November 10 – November 16
    Q&A with actor/producer/director Elliot Barnes-Worrell
    Join Elliot Barnes-Worrell and Dean Eunice Roberts as they discuss Elliot’s recent quarantine project #thinkingoutloudquarantineshakespeare and creating your own work and opportunities.

    About Our Guests

    Elliot Barnes-Worrell is an actor, poet and teacher who currently stars in the ITV series Van der Valk. He graduated from Central School of Speech and Drama, where he won the Sir John Gielgud Award and was the winner of the Actors Centre Alan Bates Award 2012. He has starred in Poirot and Dr Who, and has performed with the RSC (where he was nominated for an Ian Charleson Award) and The National Theatre. As a poet, he performs all over London. His poetry challenges class, stereotypes, sexuality and religion with humorous, dark and moving material. As a teacher, he runs workshops in various colleges in London, working on unlocking the language of Shakespeare, the creative process and poetry.


    Brian Cox CBE is the Patron of the British American Drama Academy. An Olivier, Emmy, Lortel, and Golden Globe-winning actor and director, Brian is a celebrated presence on stage and screen in both Great Britain and the United States and has been for more than five decades. His career spans theatre: King Lear and Richard III (National Theatre), Rat in the Skull (Royal Court), Titus Andronicus (Royal Shakespeare Company), The Championship Season (Broadway), Rock ‘n’ Roll (Broadway), and Art (Broadway); film: Churchill, The Bourne Identity, X2: X-Men United, Adaptation, Rob Roy, and Braveheart; and television: Succession, Frasier, Nuremberg, and Deadwood.


    Antoinette Nwandu is a playwright who also writes for film & tv. Her play Pass Over (LCT3; Steppenwolf) was a NYT Critic’s Pick and won a Lucille Lortel Award and a Jeff Award for Best Play. A filmed version of Pass Over—directed by Spike Lee—premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and at SXSW, and is currently streaming on Amazon Prime. Her play Breach: a manifesto on race in america through the eyes of a black girl recovering from self-hate premiered at Victory Gardens. And her play Tuvalu, or The Saddest Song was due to premiere at The Vineyard Theater during the Spring 2020 season. Antoinette is under commission from The Denver Center, Ars Nova & Audible. Antoinette’s writing has won the Whiting Award, the Samuel French Next Step Award, the Cullman Prize, the Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, the Sky Cooper Prize, and spots on the 2016 and 2017 Kilroys lists. She is a MacDowell Fellow, a Dramatists Guild Fellow, and an Ars Nova Play Group alum, and her work has been developed & supported by The Sundance Theatre Lab, Space on Ryder Farm, Ignition Fest, The Cherry Lane Mentor Project, Page73, PlayPenn, Southern Rep, The Flea, Naked Angels, Fire This Time, and The Movement Theater Company. In film & tv, Antoinette wrote for Season 2 of Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It (Netflix), and is adapting the short story “Wash Clean the Bones” for Amazon Studios from the collection Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires.


    Sir Patrick Stewart OBE Patrick Stewart’s work has included roles on stage, television, and film in a career spanning almost six decades. He is a multiple time Olivier, Golden Globe, Emmy, Screen Actors Guild and Saturn Award nominee. Beginning his career with a long run with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Stewart received the 1979 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in Antony and Cleopatra on the West End. Stewart’s first major screen roles were in BBC-broadcast television productions during the mid-late 1970s, including Hedda, and the I, Claudius miniseries.

    From the 1980s onward, Stewart began working in American television and film, with prominent leading roles such as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation and its successor films, as Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men series of superhero films, the lead of the Starz TV series Blunt Talk, and voice roles such as CIA Deputy Director Avery Bullock in American Dad! and the narrator in Ted. Having remained with the Royal Shakespeare Company, in 2008 Stewart played King Claudius in Hamlet on the West End and won a second Olivier Award.

    In 2010, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for services to drama.


  • Click the links below to register for individual events via Eventbrite.

    BADA on Broadway and Summer Series Sessions are Pay What you Can admission. No amount is too large or too small. Please join us, your fellow alumni and the extended BADA family in conversation while supporting BADA.

    Live Sessions
    October 22 – Joél Pérez (LTP ’06) and Dean Eunice Roberts
    October 29 – Neal Huff (LTP ’86, MIO ’87) and Peter Francis James
    November 6 – Brandon Victor Dixon (MIO ’98) and David Leveaux
    November 12 – Melissa Errico (MIO ’91) and Ian Wooldridge

    Recorded Sessions
    October 20 – 26 – Interview with BADA Patron Brian Cox CBE
    October 27 – November 2 – Q&A with playwright Antoinette Nwandu
    November 3 – November 9 – Conversation with actor Sir Patrick Stewart OBE (audio)
    November 10 – November 16 Q&A with actor/producer/director Elliot Barnes-Worrell

    Tutorials are $95.00 (plus fees) for each one-hour session. Please note, this is not a donation to BADA. This is a fee that will be paid to the Faculty Member. Please check the Eventbrite page by clicking below for a list of slots that are currently available and to register:

    Tutorials with Madeleine Potter
    Tutorials with John Tucker
    Tutorials with Leo Wringer


    Looking for more ways to be part of BADA’s growing online activities? Join us on Zoom each month for a reading of a Shakespeare play led by Dean Eunice Roberts. Each reading will last about one hour and will be followed by a casual discussion of the work. Be part of the audience and the discussion for these upcoming readings:

    November 10 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    December 8 – Twelfth Night

Click here to learn more about previous Online Courses at BADA.