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Workshops & Master Classes
Patrick feels strongly about sharing his knowledge and experience with drama students. As an alumnus of Carnegie-Mellon University, and through professional connections, he is involved in presenting workshops and master classes.
"Actors Patrick Wilson and Dagmara Dominczyk spoke to School of Drama college seniors on April 26, 2005 in preparation for the students’ upcoming “consortium” presentation for members of the industry in New York. They are both graduates of the drama school at Carnegie Mellon, which is a member school of the Consortium of Conservatory Theatre Training Programs, as is NCSA. Wilson was nominated for two Tonys for “The Full Monty” and “Oklahoma!” on Broadway, and recently has been seen in the films THE ALAMO, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and HARD CANDY. His fiancée, Dagmara Dominczyk, was in “Closer” on Broadway and played Mercedes in THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO (opposite Jim Caveizel) and Marguerite (opposite Jon Voight) in THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN, a made-for-television movie."--NCArts Bridge to the Profession
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It's Broadway 101
Some remember the very first time they felt a passion to perform. It came while watching television, or listening to their parents' old records.
"He knew he was a singer and actor, but he said he was going to learn how to dance,'' she said. "The last thing Patrick told me when we were breaking for the summer that year was that he was going to take more classes and get good at dance.''
Wilson got good enough to star in several Broadway musicals with plenty of dance, including The Full Monty and a revival of Oklahoma! He has also had leading roles in several high-profile movies, including his performance as Joe Pitt in HBO's Angels in America and The Phantom of the Opera, in which he played Raoul.
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Tampa Bay Times/ Photo: Melissa Lyttle
“I think it really helps them to see someone who was here and has gone on to do various things, and it resonates with them.’’
— Patrick Wilson, master class instructor
Tampa Bay Times/ Photo: Melissa Lyttle/tbt*
Patrick Wilson, right, tries to pull more out of the character UCF sophomore Ariela Arnon, 18, of Orlando is portraying while performing the song "Maybe This Time" from Cabaret. Wilson was a guest teacher Friday afternoon during a class at the Broadway Theater Project at USF.
Patrick Wilson at Carnegie Mellon
Ten years out of Carnegie Mellon University, Patrick Wilson was back, talking with this year's crop about the pitfalls ahead and taking some master classes. He has done this before, most recently in November 2001. Then, he had just left the lead in "The Full Monty" and was about to start rehearsals for "Oklahoma!," both on Broadway...He will keep coming back to Carnegie Mellon, Wilson says, "because I love it. I love directing. I love people who love to work." For the students, "I'm still young and connected enough. I think it's important for them to see someone who's an optimist. I loved it when Holly Hunter came back."...He had worked all the day before with Carnegie Mellon juniors and seniors. "Don't make it about yourself," he told them of movie scenes, "make it about the other person. I don't want to see you 'acting'!"
Patrick Wilson, a 1995 graduate of the School of Drama, returned to campus in mid-November to teach a master drama class. ilson earned a 2001 Tony Award nomination for his lead role in Broadway's "The Full Monty." He was also named one of "America's Top 50 Bachelors" by People Magazine along with Ben Affleck and Tiger Woods. This spring Wilson will star on Broadway in "Oklahoma." Following an April 4 performance, he'll be the honored guest at a New York City alumni gathering.
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