Liz Caplan changed my life. Period. She can’t help it, actually. She changes lives on a daily basis… She is a sanctuary from everything that seems difficult or scary in our profession… She is a mentor, a guru, and a healer with a heavy dose of genius.”

– Nicole Parker

I am constantly amazed at how Liz also becomes friend, coach, and confidant to her students. She doesn’t just love teaching–she also loves the connection of great collaboration.”

– Dominick Amendum, Music Director/Conductor and Associate Musical Supervisor of WICKED
I couldn’t have done eight shows a week on ‘American Idiot’ without what I learned from Liz Caplan. Liz gave us a lot of physical training and warm-ups and things to do to warm up the voice because it goes against all human instinct to sing and shout that much over eight shows a week. Your body starts to shut down at a certain point. And so you have to rely on training and these little tricks and exercises. Liz is amazing. She works with everyone and she definitely saved all of our voices when she came on to ‘American Idiot’.”
– John Gallagher, Jr., JERUSALEM, AMERICAN IDIOT, Tony Award winner for SPRING AWAKENING, RABBIT HOLE

Working with Liz is the best thing I ever did for my voice. She’s improved my approach, stamina and pitch. Her energy is like a huge bear hug for your vocals cords!”

– Eric Hutchinson, His debut album, “Sounds Like This”, reached the top ten selling albums on iTunes in 2007; his second album, “Moving Up, Living Down”, was recently released and his new single was featured on the hit TV show “Grey’s Anatomy.” Other albums include “Pure Fiction” and “Easy Street”

I want to work with you on everything!! I am a true Liz acolyte and grateful from the depth of my heart for your gift, and the way you lead people from a place of fear to a place of freedom and beauty.”

– Lear DeBessonet, director, Obie Award winner and founder of Public Works

Liz, it was an honor to watch your magic spread across our cast – your contribution to the success of the production cannot be overstated. Soon again, I hope!!!”

– Bill Condon, Director of Disney’s Live action film of “Beauty and the Beast”, “Twilight Saga–Breaking Dawn parts I and II”, director of Broadway’s SIDESHOW

Liz Caplan is a master of the voice. Her technique and passion for and commitment to the entertainment industry are awe inspiring. I highly recommend her to our clients as well as artists of all ages and experience. She is a game changer.”

– Craig Burns, CSA Casting agent Telsey+Company

Liz has literally helped me find my voice. Her technique is comprehensive and individually tailored. She makes a personal connection with every one of her lucky students. Liz truly invests in each person’s unique sound and helps build confidence.”

– Brooke Shields, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, CHICAGO, WONDERFUL TOWN, CABARET, GREASE, Golden Globe nominee for “Suddenly Susan”
Liz Caplan’s skill with singers as well as actors is unparalleled. What makes me a huge fan and devoted supporter is how she integrates the voice with the full body. She teaches full-body singing in order to wholly realize the vocal potential of her students. She also greatly respects a singer’s individuality and vocal personality, not attempting to create a certain sound, but unleashing the best sound each specific person can create.”
– Michael Arden, FX’s “Anger Management”, THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN’, BARE: A POP OPERA, BIG RIVER. Director of Broadway’s SPRING AWAKENING and the upcoming ONCE ON THIS ISLAND revival.

I have no hesitation to send along people I care about to you. Easy every time. You’ve always provided the safest place for folks I respect and adore to flourish. More to come!”

– Tommy Kail, Tony Award Winning Director of Broadway’s HAMILTON
When I went to Liz I had a pre-nodular condition, and one doctor told me he would have to operate. I went on vocal rest for about one month and then started lessons. With Liz’s help I’ve been able to belt my butt off, and haven’t had serious problems again (Knock on wood!). Liz also helps me find audition material and coaches me on songs. And best of all, she always puts a smile on my face!”
– Kerry Butler, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, ROCK OF AGES, Tony Award nominee for XANADU, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, HAIRSPRAY
Liz uses her compassionate eyes and ears and hands to immediately zero in on exactly what needs to be done, whether in an emergency or in the long term. She is effective, practical, smart, loving, lighthearted, and continually invested in the success and health of her students. I’m so glad that I chose her to help me work with the actors placed under my care.”
– Deborah Abramson, children’s music director, Matilda; associate music director, Spring Awakening
Liz Caplan is one of the major reasons why I was able to perform as The Guy in Once for as long as I did. I will recommend her for the rest of my life as someone who knows the voice, knows the body, and more importantly knows the mind and the heart and helps you learn how to sing out from those places. She’s brilliant. She’s like a therapist and a vocal coach wrapped into one.”
– Steve Kazee (2012 Tony Award Winner, Best Actor in a Musical for Once)
When I first met Liz, I could tell immediately that she’s someone who ‘gets it.’ Her understanding of technique and the physiology of singing is staggering – but more importantly, she fully grasps and inspires the art of it. She’s magnificent at freeing the voice of blocks and hang-ups without removing the unique qualities of the singer. Not to mention she’s a ton of fun. I can’t recommend her highly enough.”
– Charlie Alterman, Music Director of the 2013 Tony Award Winning Revival of PIPPIN, GODSPELL and NEXT TO NORMAL
We are preparing our Music Dance Theatre Senior Showcase for New York and looking to have a vocal Master Class while we are there. Every time this comes up we think of Liz Caplan first because the Master Class that she did for our students 3 years ago was so wonderful and beneficial.”
– Gayle Lockwood, Brigham Young University Vocal Faculty

Ohhhh My My LIZ!!!!! Thank You for giving me the confidence & tools for relaxation of the body & the voice. YOU Are The Bomb no doubt & WE ALL Benefited from your wisdom & spirit on ITH !!! Again Gracias. YOU helped me check off a career long bucket list Box.”

-Jimmy Smits

ABOUT LIZ CAPLAN VOCAL STUDIOS, LLC

“balancing the state of the artist…”

Mission Statement:
At Liz Caplan Vocal Studios, LLC we create the space for artists to get comfortable being their true selves with the goal of bringing that authenticity out into the world. Liz and her associates work with their students on their minds, bodies, and voices, and seek to release tension caused by any stressors, personal or professional, that they may carry with them into the studio. Developed by Liz Caplan throughout her decades of teaching, this holistic method gets students moving, breathing, and ultimately singing in a way that makes them feel connected and comfortable with their innermost selves. With all of our work, we strive to use high levels of empathy and kindness to balance the state of the artist. Click here to learn more about Liz and scroll down to read more on our wonderful team!

 

TEAM

Associates
Tristian Wyant
Voice teacher/Music Director/Accompanist from Tampa, Fl. with a B.A. in Music Performance/Teaching Spec., as well as a B.A. in Theatre from the University of West Florida. Some of her most prominent music direction credits include, A Little Night Music, Hair, 13 The Musical, Crazy for You, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, tick, tick…BOOM!, and City of Angels. Tristian’s true passion lies with teaching voice and her love of education allows her to truly enjoy her job. Her students have had featured roles on and off Broadway, and the national tours of Kinky Boots, Matilda, Finding Neverland, August Rush, and The Lion King. In her free time, Tristian enjoys spending time with her husband and their daughter, Eva, and practicing yoga. She is consistently humbled to be working as an associate for Liz Caplan Vocal Studios.
Fernanda Douglas
Composer and Music Director from Goleta, California, and a graduate of Columbia University. She is a participant in the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop and her original musical, Plath., was part of the 2015 NY Fringe Festival. As a performer, writer and MD, Fernanda has had the opportunity to work with celebrated artists, Cheri Steinkellner (Sister Act) and Amanda McBroom ("The Rose"); and as a teacher, she works with veterans of the stage, as well as up-and-coming Broadway artists. In her free time, she's the assistant to the Executive Director at The Dream Unfinished, the NYC-based activism orchestra. After her comprehensive apprenticeship with Liz, Fernanda is honored and overjoyed to be working as her associate in New York.
Nancy McIntosh
Voice Teacher/Coach, Seattle Originally from Lewiston, Idaho, Nancy McIntosh is an accomplished musical theatre performer and teacher. Having spent the last 24 years in Missoula, Montana, Nancy has become well-known in Missoula's theatre community, performing in musicals, concerts, cabaret events and solo recitals. In addition to performing, Nancy is an accomplished musical director and conductor, most recently musical directing productions of White Christmas, Gilbert and Sullivan's Mikado, and Montana Lyric Opera's children's summer opera camp. She also has served as Montana Lyric Opera's Educational Outreach Program Director. Nancy has been teaching voice for over 20 years and recently became a licensed associate for the Liz Caplan Vocal Studio in New York City. She taught voice at Missoula's Next Step Prep, a summer intensive program for aspiring musical theatre students from across the country, helping to bring artists such as Jason Robert Brown, Georgia Stitt, Seth Rudetsky and Marni Nixon to Missoula for workshops and performances. Nancy holds a B.A. in Music from the College of Idaho and a M.M. in Vocal performance and Musical Theatre from the University of Montana. Nancy's practice is currently based in Lewiston, Idaho.
Marishka Wierzbicki
Voice Teacher/Coach, NYC Marishka holds a BFA from Carnegie-Mellon University and a Master's from The New England Conservatory of Music and has extensive training in dance, Alexander technique, Linklater, and yoga. Her professional credits include eighteen principal roles as an actor, singer, and dancer in the states and abroad. Among her teaching credits: The Hartt School, Pace University, C.A.P. 21 Summer Program, Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts Center, and The Manhattan School of Music Voice Festival. Internationally, she has taught vocal technique and coached in Vienna, Austria, and Brugge, Belgium. This summer she heads up a three week intensive for American singers in musical theatre voice as well as audition technique in Siena, Italy.   Marishka's students have garnered featured roles on Broadway, national and international tours, as well as regional theatres throughout the US and abroad. She is honored to be associated with the incomparable Liz Caplan.
Staff
Nico Miller
Nico Miller is the Studio Manager and Personal Assistant to Liz Caplan and Liz Caplan Vocal Studios. In March 2020, he graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University with a major in theatre, and a particular focus in playwriting. In his free time, Nico volunteers for The Trevor Project, helping LGBTQ youth across the country. Nico has studied voice for many years and is thrilled to be working with Liz Caplan. He was born and raised on the Upper West Side of New York City.
Jamie Kaye-Phillips
Agent, Theatre Department at United Talent Agency. Jamie provides representation to Liz for all film, television, theatre, and business affairs.