Auditioning for TV & Commercials

Auditioning for TV & Commercials with T.J. Mannix

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Class Description

Auditioning for TV & Commercials: This is the class you have heard about. Hundreds of improvisors and performers in NYC have taken T.J. Mannix's on-camera auditioning classes. This is the opportunity to put your improv skills to work in the entertainment industry and learn how to get paid to do what you love.

This 9 week dclass will cover the ABC?s of auditioning. Topics to be covered include auditioning, working with sides, knowing what to wear when, how to build industry relationships, and the business of the business. Students will work on-camera each week, ending with a live audition for commercial agents and casting directors in an industry showcase. INDUSTRY SHOWCASE NIGHT WILL BE WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 26TH

"This class is amazing! T.J. has a ton of knowledge about auditioning and I can't recommend this class enough. If you take it, it'll cut a year or more off your learning curve for commercial auditions. If you're interested in commercial auditioning: TAKE THIS CLASS!" - Andrew Yurman-Glaser

"The industry audition felt great. I felt really confident and prepared... and that's definitely due to this class. This has been a great experience." - Elana Fishbein

"The class paid for itself and then some and I'd recommend it to anyone out there who wants to take their auditioning skills to the next level!" - Ali Maher

"(T .J. is) like a doctor. He fixes what is ailing actors in their auditions and knows exactly how to diagnose each student's needs. It is rare to have someone truly care about another actors success and to get the inside scoop on auditioning." -Ruby Marez

"At the beginning of class T.J. had us write every question we had about the audition process on an index card. We didn't see those cards again until the end of class when T . J . read each one aloud. There wasn't a single question left unanswered." - Jesse Acini

"This guy is the real deal!!!" - Adam Wade

Instructor: T.J. Mannix

T.J. Mannix is a veteran improvisor, actor, voice over artist, teacher, and acting coach. During his 21 years in NYC, he has appeared in more than 85 TV and radio commercials - along with roles on "Law and Order: SVU," "Law and Order," "Law and Order: Criminal Intent," "All My Children," "One Life to Live," "As the World Turns," and numerous appearances on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien."

He fell hard for improv after studying with Amy Poehler and Armando Diaz, and since then has studied with everyone from Ed Herbstman and Matt Walsh to Mick Napier.. He has been a member of several touring casts with The Second City/NCL under the direction of Matt Hovde, Annaliese Toft, and Anne Libera. He was an original cast member and host of "BLANK: the Musical" off-Broadway.

T.J. was on one of the first Harold teams at UCB/NY (The Bureau), has been a regular performer at the Magnet Theater for 12 years. He is the founder of the 10th annual New York Musical Improv Festival www.NYMIF.com and is currently touring with the epic one-man improvised musical "LimboLand." T.J. is a member of the faculty at the Professional Conservatory of Musical Theatre at NYFA, and has taught master classes in improv, musical improv, acting, and on-camera auditioning across the U.S., Canada, and the world..

He admits to spending a very dark year working as a Mouseketeer. T.J. is a huge fan of the Magnet community, where it's safe to perform smart and honest scene work without getting yelled at.

Full Session Schedule


Session Schedule*

  • Jan 8, 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at The Magnet Training Center
    (22 West 32nd Street, bet. Broadway and 5th Ave., 10th floor)
  • Jan 15, 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at The Magnet Training Center
    (22 West 32nd Street, bet. Broadway and 5th Ave., 10th floor)
  • Jan 22, 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at The Magnet Training Center
    (22 West 32nd Street, bet. Broadway and 5th Ave., 10th floor)
  • Jan 29, 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at The Magnet Training Center
    (22 West 32nd Street, bet. Broadway and 5th Ave., 10th floor)
  • Feb 5, 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at The Magnet Training Center
    (22 West 32nd Street, bet. Broadway and 5th Ave., 10th floor)
  • Feb 12, 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at The Magnet Training Center
    (22 West 32nd Street, bet. Broadway and 5th Ave., 10th floor)
  • Feb 19, 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at The Magnet Training Center
    (22 West 32nd Street, bet. Broadway and 5th Ave., 10th floor)
  • Feb 26, 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at The Magnet Training Center
    (22 West 32nd Street, bet. Broadway and 5th Ave., 10th floor)
  • Mar 4, 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at The Magnet Training Center
    (22 West 32nd Street, bet. Broadway and 5th Ave., 10th floor)

Show Schedule*

  • This class does not include a performance.