With over 40 years of experience, Margie Haber is known as Hollywood’s top audition coach. While this is how she began her career, Margie’s philosophy empowers actors to create strong ‘characters’ for both auditions and booked roles in TV, film and stage, as well as finding their own power in their lives.
Margie has always given her all to her students. It was while teaching at the Lee Strasberg Institute in the 1970’s that she noticed actors were confident at scene study but struggling with the audition process. Using her past experience as a speech therapist combined with her acting experience Margie developed the internationally recognized Haber Phrasing™ and a 10-step instinctual approach to cold reading and auditions.
The Margie Haber Studio opened in 1986 and just a few years later, two of Margie’s clients, Brad Pitt and Michael Easton, wound up testing for the same role in the film “Thelma & Louise”. That was Pitt’s career breakthrough role, and she’s helped thousands of other actors do the same ever since.
(See her client list here.)
Always responding to her students’ changing needs, Margie recently evolved her teaching to empower actors beyond the audition to life on the set and the stage. She hand-picks and trains all her teachers, ensuring a studio filled with caring, passionate educators who encourage students to grow as a person as well as an actor.
For over three decades, students have attended her Stop Acting and Start Living the Life workshop in cities across the globe including Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Atlanta, and New York City.
In 2015, she coached and associate produced the feature film, Bravetown, (starring Josh Duhamel, Lucas Till, Laura Dern, and Maria Bello). She also recently produced and starred in Hollywood Trials, a Docu/Reality TV series about Margie starring Emmett Scanlan for RTE network in Ireland.
Margie Haber’s book, How to Get the Part Without Falling Apart, is used throughout the world in drama schools and colleges. Her interactive app, Stop Acting, has over 120 minutes of videos that help actors build creativity and confidence. The free Actors Connect With Margie app is a handy way for actors to keep up on exciting studio news.
Want to meet Margie? Join us at an orientation.