Grant. '' . MacDermott


Monologue & Acting Coach

Grant MacDermott is our head acting coach and Co-Director of New York Acting Coaching. Grant has been a professional working actor for most of his life. He began acting professionally at the age of thirteen in commercials and live theater. Grant later moved onto Boston where he received his BFA in Acting and Theater from Emerson College. He then immersed himself in the Boston acting industry by performing in commercials and small roles for movies while continually gracing all the stages in Boston. Grant's experience ranges from shows like Medea with Actor’s Shakespeare Project; Rent with New Repertory Theater; Nicholas Nickleby with The Lyric Stage Company, The Great American Trailer Park Musical with SpeakEasy Stage; and the American premiere of Now or Later at the Huntington Theater alongside Tony Award winner Adriane Lenox and directed by Broadway's Michael Wilson.

It was also in Boston where Grant discovered his passion for teaching. He helped found My College Audition, a company with the goal of helping students prepare for their auditions for top performing arts programs all across the country. From interview prep, to walking into a room; from selecting material, to making honest connections with the words; Grant has found his passion for teaching the intricacies of not just acting, but the audition process as well. After years of teaching and performing experience in Boston, Grant moved to New York City to continue to help people strive for their personal excellence and achieve their performance goals at New York Vocal Coaching.With the help and brain power of co-director Arbender Robinson and NYVC founder Justin Stoney, Grant championed the idea of a place in New York that gives actors everything they need under one roof: and so New York Acting coaching was born.

Grant can be found on the off-Broadway stage every week in New York.

Grant is enthusiastic about his role with New York Acting Coaching and takes great Joy in helping artists find the perfect audition pieces and refine their acting craft!