Ari Axelrod

Performance Coach/Director/Teacher

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Ari has had the privilege of working with cabaret icons such as Tony Award winners Faith Prince and Christine Ebersole, Tony nominee Ann Hampton Callaway, Grammy Award winner Billy Stritch, multiple MAC Award winners Marilyn Maye, Karen Mason, and Lina Koutrakos, and Bistro Award winner Alix Korey. NYC credits include: Off-Broadway: Milk and Honey (Cantor/Sheep Boy) at The York Theatre Company. Regional: Weathervane Theatre: Last Five Years (Jamie), West Side Story (Riff), Hairspray (Corny Collins). Repertory Theatre of St. Louis: One Man Two Guvnors (Ensemble). Ari Axelrod’s solo cabaret, “Taking the Wheel”, directed by Tony Award Winner Faith Prince and music directed by multiple MAC Award winner Alex Rybeck, has been performed in multiple cities including two sold-out performances at Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York City. Ari is also the founder and director of “Bridging the Gap”, a five-week master class focusing on how to bridge the gap between musical theatre performance and the intimate art of cabaret by honing the performer’s foundational training and getting in touch with their most authentic self. Ari is a proud member of Actors Equity Association.