The Studio

 MN Acting Studio is an acclaimed on-camera acting studio located in Herald Square in New York City, with a satellite office in LA.  Founded in 2010 by professional actor and acting coach Matt Newton, MN Acting Studio trains actors to work at the highest level in the modern TV and film market, whether they are stepping into an audition, or onto set.    We offer coaching and classes for youth through adult, and are highly recommended by agents and managers for our unique approach combining the craft of acting with the business.   

Our Philosphy

We believe in actors putting in the work, being prepared, no b.s., and no excuses.   We want our actors to book jobs in TV and film, and to facilitate that, we offer a no nonsense, simple, direct approach based on honesty, feedback, and allowing our actors to fail in a safe environment, and "get out the kinks."  We treat our classes like an "actor gym," where actors work out their tv and film acting muscles.  We believe every actor is unique, and our classes and coaching focus on helping actors put their fingerprint on their scene, while also creating a dynamic, interesting, emotionally and physically connected performance.  


The Owner


Matt Newton began as a professional tv and film actor, both in Los Angeles and New York City, before turning to coaching in 2010.   He is one of the top on-camera coaches in New York City for youth and adults, and recently coached on the set of ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, JESSICA JONES, THE AFFAIR, BLUE BLOODS, and MASTERS OF NONE.  He is an industry expert contributor to Backstage, and the author of the popular book "10 Steps to Breaking into Acting." He currently resides in New York City. 


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Matt Newton Acting Studio is by far the best on-camera acting school in New York City. Our clients have gone from just being really great actors to booking guest stars, recurring guest stars, series regular roles and supporting/lead roles in films. All of the actors taking classes at MN Acting Studio, whether developmental or working actors, are far better equipped with the necessary tools needed to not only make it in this difficult business but to sustain a career at the highest level. If you are lucky enough to get into one of the classes offered by Matt or his incredible staff, it would be a mistake not to jump at the chance to take them. In a very short period of time, you will become a better actor with a handle on how the business works and will walk away with the knowledge and power of how to have the career you want and how you, too, can make it to the top.
— Erica Bines, agent, Headline Talent Agency
Matt Newton has one of the most well-trained eyes for talent I’ve ever seen. With students who are learning the true craft of auditions and performance, I highly recommend him as a coach. More over, as the business continues to grow and change, so does the ‘audition’ process. Too oft are actors burdened with the task of the ubiquitous self-tape. Matt has top of the line technology and his self-tapes are 110% ready to send off to CDs, Producers, Directors, etc.. Even better, when he gets the chance to coach and tape, I could not imagine a better success rate!
— Chris Silveri, manager, Center Stage Management
Love this man! Become a student of Matt Newton. You won’t regret it.
— Kim Graham, casting for "Homeland"
With as much sincerity as possible, Matt Newton and MN Acting Studio cut the crap and get it done.
— Levi Kreis, Tony Award Winner for “Million Dollar Quartet"