Lynette Sheldon is an Australian born actress, teacher, coach
and director who has worked extensively in film, stage and television
with stars including Al Pacino and Dustin Hoffman.
Her classes have been featured in books and publications including Act New York and Back Stage.
She has trained extensively in New York and Australia with Stella
Adler, Larry Moss, Michael Howard, Bryon Syron and The Ensemble
The Lynette Sheldon Actors Studio was founded in 1990 , in New
York City, to train Actors and Filmmakers in the Art of making
the script come alive, through the Stanislavski/Stella
Adler technique. Since that time, Lynette has trained
over a thousand Actors and Filmmakers, many of whom are now Award
In addition to teaching in New York and Los Angeles, Lynette
has conducted classes internationally in Toronto, Canada and Sydney,
Australia, and for major theatre companies such as Ensemble Studio
Theatre, The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre and Rye Arts Center
- in New York as well as Corporate Workshops in Communications
and Creativity for IBM in New York.
Lynette produced and co-directed a series of new plays Off Broadway
at the Westside Arts Theatre and Westside Mainstage Theatre -
New York city - in the 1980s.
In 1991 Lynette co-wrote and directed a series of plays for COLUMBIA
UNIVERSITY She has produced and directed many shows to launch
her students at The Lynette Sheldon Actors studio.
In 1999 Lynette joined THE NEW THEATRE COMPANY at Westbeth, and
directed and Acted in several original shows, as well as Tennessee
Williams - Vieux Carre, to critical acclaim.
In 2001 Lynette directed a series of new plays by the celebrated
New York playwrite - Edwin Allen Baker at the Producers Club,
She has trained Harvard and Juilliard School graduates
to develop their own special theatre programs.
For the past three years, Lynette has been dividing her time
training Actors in Sydney Australia, Los Angeles and New York.
Lynette's current and former students include:
.~ Mike Vogel - Film Star - Texas Chainsaw
Masacre. Star - Feature films Grind and Wuthering
Heights, Fox TV's Grounded for Life.
~ Jordi Vilasusso - Emmy award winning actor - Guiding
Light. Feature film Heights co-star with Glen
~ Ellouise Rothwell - Australian Film Institute nominee,
co-star My Brother Jack and lead feature film, Watermark - Cannes Film Festival Directors Selection 2004
~ Ben Unwin - Star of Home and Away, Australia
longest running television series.
~ Christine Greenough - Best Actress Award, Sydney
Theatre Festival/Short and Sweet - 2004. International
storyteller/actress - Sydney Theatre Company
~ Paige Davis - Emmy nominated host of TLC's Trading
Spaces. Broadway's Chicago and Beauty
and the Beast
~ Jason Eisner - Supporting Lead - Timothy in Legally
Blonde II. Theatre of the New City and La Mama with
~ Zoe Ventoura - Lead, Last Man Standing Australian
TV Pilot, feature films, We Will Rock You - The Musical, Debbie does Dallas - The Musical.
~ Rebecca Clay - Lead - AFC film - My Neighbour,
feature film - Snakes and Ladders and feature film Acting
Out, Our Town, Newtown Theatre, SMH Review.
~ Elizabeth Hobgood - Star - Guiding Light - Law and Order Special Victems Unit
~ Liza Huber, Miss Golden Globe 2000 and Passions star
~ Tracy Douglas - star of Mortal Kombat, soap operas,
and feature films
~ Sherri Alexander - former star - As the World
Turns, The Last Patrol with Dolph Lundgren, Layover with David Hasselhoff
~ Victor Pagan - Sex and the City and Animal
Factory with Willem Dafoe and Mickey Rourke, directed
by Steve Buscemi.
~ Sybyl Walker, Broadway The Tempest w/Patrick
Stewart, HBO - M.O.W, The Public Theatre
~ Angie Workman - recording artist w/Ray Charles,
~ Loretta Harms, Mateen Kamet and Howard Posner
- Award winning filmmakers - Sundance.
~ Many award-winning directors/writers and other actors are
current and former students at the Lynette Sheldon Actors Studio