Master Class Taught by Tony Award Winner, John Rubinstein
Tony Award winning actor John Rubinstein will hold a master class on Monday, December 5 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in Seto Hall on the campus of 'Iolani School. The class is free and open to the public and is being sponsored by Dr. Edwin and Audrey Dierdoff, the University of Hawaii Foundation Glenn Cannon Fund, the Western Theatre program of the University of Hawaii Mānoa Department of Theatre and Dance, and 'Iolani School's Tam & Young Chair for the Visual and Performing Arts. In this master class, Rubinstein will coach two 'Iolani School and two University of Hawaii singers in front of a live audience, allowing all attendees to learn from his techniques and insights. Student singers will be accompanied by Po'okela Award winning music director, Melina Lillios.
Rubinstein has taught theater and directed plays and musicals at NYU, UCLA, and, for seven years, USC. He is celebrating his 51st year as a professional actor. He created the title role in the Broadway musical Pippin in 1972, winning a Theatre World Award, and appeared on Broadway in the revival of Pippin in 2014, which he followed by touring in the show throughout the United States, and in Japan and Europe. He won the Tony Award as Best Actor in 1980, as well as the Drama Desk Award, for Children of a Lesser God. Other Broadway appearances include Ragtime, Hurlyburly, M. Butterfly, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, Fools, Getting Away With Murder, and Love Letters. He will next appear on Broadway in April 2017 as Grandpa Joe in the new musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Those interested in attending the master class can contact 'Iolani's Performing Arts Department for additional information at 943-2244