Dare to Dream

From Stage to Screen

Performing Arts Academy


From Stage to Screen

is the premiere Performing Arts Academy located in Huntington, Long Island

From Stage to Screen alumni attend some of the best colleges & musical theater programs in the country. Founded by Gene and Jennifer Forman, both who have a background in Musical Theater, Broadcasting & TV/Film, From Stage to Screen hires working Broadway actors to teach its students every facet of the business!

Some of our top instructors include Newsies' Ryan Steele, Aladdin's Adam Jacobs, original Hamilton cast member, Carleigh Bettiol, A Chorus Line & West Side Story's Natalie Cortez, Jenn Colella of Come From Away, as well as Broadway veterans Jeffrey Schechter, Heather Parcells & Josh Grisetti, to name a few!

From Stage to Screen received the award for Best Arts Academy in the Huntington Area by the Huntington Arts Program, multi nominee for Best of Long Island in the Arts and Education category and in 2014, Program Director, Gene Forman received a Tony Award Nomination for Theatre Education.


2017-2018 Class Schedule

Scholarship News!

Say hello to the recipient of our first annual Senior Leadership Scholarship award, Kaleigh Liebler!

The From Stage to Screen Leadership Award was started this year by a parent who has a child in our program. She was very moved and extremely complimentary of
the way we acknowledge our seniors and by our academy in general. She felt that Kaleigh exemplified the leadership skills that represent the studio and the goals we aspire to for our students.

Congratulations to Kaleigh, who will attend Providence College this fall! We couldn't be prouder of you and all your accomplishments. And thank you to our student's parent for creating this award! What a great day for the studio, and of course for Kaleigh. Our motto has always been, and always will be, quality people first, performers second. Very excited at the direction we're headed. Perfect day.


Last September, From Stage to Screen lost our good friend, Jon Parker. Jon appeared in our teen production of West Side Story, and our parent production of Grease. Gene also had the great pleasure to play opposite Jon in a show that had an extended run. Jon was great to work with and a really good performer. And such a great person.

We're proud to say that the first From Stage to Screen Jon Parker Scholarship Award for Courage was awarded to a deserving student for the upcoming semester. This award will cover tuition for a class at the studio, and was awarded with the consent of Jon's lovely wife, Andrea Parker.  A toast to Jon Parker. As quality a person as you would ever want to meet.


Heathers was a huge hit!

Larry O'Keefe, co-writer/lyricist/composer of Heathers the Musical, and Andy Fickman, the Director of the Off-Broadway production of Heathers came to our show and were gracious to spend time with our cast and production team after the show!


We're not the only ones excited about our alumni production of Heathers the Musical!

"Our first Education Spotlight features two-time Drama Desk Award and Lucille Lortel Award Winner, HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL. The show is getting a revamp with new music and scene changes! Directed by original cast member and Long Island Native Dan Domenech, the writers have allowed him to beta test this never-before-seen version of the show with current students and Alumni of From Stage to Screen, Long Island's Premiere Performing Arts Academy! If all goes well, this will become the official version of the show!"

                                                                                              BroadwayWorld Education Spotlight 8/8/17

Click here to read the article:  https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Education-Spotlight-Photos-of-Student-Cast-of-HEATHERS-With-Dan-Domenech-20170808

"The level of commitment from the students is inspiring and their history as students of Stage to Screen added an element of confidence and trust from day one that can take weeks to develop when starting up a new production. Kevin Murphy, 'Heathers' book writer, has been sending over changes that really serve the piece well and keep the heart of what made the show popular intact," said this production's director, Broadway performer and Heathers original cast member Dan Domenech, in a statement.

"It's wonderful to see the students getting the first-hand experience of what it's like working with a new material on a show like this," he added.

BroadwayWorld News Desk 8/2/17

Click here to read the article:




We're proud to announce that one of our students shot her first commercial for JetBlue, through From Stage to Screen and Jana Kogen of Kogen Management. This cutie recently signed with the talent agency Innovative Artists NY and is being managed by Kogen Management.

Click here to watch Fallon's first commercial (she's the blonde at the beginning)!


Summer Intensive!

Our students visited West Hills Day Camp for some outdoor fun!
Makeup artist Jenn Blum showed our students how to apply special effects makeup!
Our students had a great time with original Hamilton castmember (and Eliza understudy) Carleigh Bettiol!  Carliegh taught an audition masterclass and a dance combination from Hamilton!

Week Two included an On-Camera Workshop with Actor and Instructor Anthony Robert Grasso!

Our first week concluded with a workshop on Hip Hop/Street Fusion with New Zealand's fabulous Karen Ng. From a cappella to Anastasia, Improv, Scene Work, a musical audition, and then rehearsing the show itself.  Great week!
Our Summer Intensive crew traveled to NYC to see Anastasia The Musical and, in our annual tradition, we had a singalong while we lunched at John's Pizza!

Having fun in the studio!


In The News!


Class of 2017!

Congratulations to our graduating seniors:

Andrew Aprigliano will attend Suffolk County Community College

Katrina Giambertone will attend the University of Delaware

Collin Haber will study Musical Theatre at Temple University

Emily Liebowitz will attend SUNY Binghamton

Kaleigh Liebler will study Biology and Theatre at Providence College

Hannah Mariani will study Drama at Hofstra University

Meredith Peters will study Business Administration at Marist College

Leah Pesso will study Media Management and Marketing at the University of Miami

Mia Santomauro will study Computer Science and Theatre & Performance Studies at Brown University

Sammy Schapero will study Communications at Syracuse University's Newhouse School

Nick Tesoriero will study Acting at New York University

Anna Waiter will study Musical Theatre at The Hartt School at the University of Hartford


Our Talented Instructors!

Our musical theatre pianist, voice teacher, and vocal/musical director Michael Radi's new musical The King’s Legacy is terrific!

Join Michael for The Songs of Michael Radi at Feinstein's/54 Below for a sensational evening of music by this talented emerging composer!  Songs from The King's Legacy and several of Michael's other projects, including The Legend of Sleepy Hollow will be featured.

The Songs of Michael Radi
Feinstein's/54 Below
254 W 54th Street, NYC
Monday, October 16th 9:30-11 pm

The talented performers (video, click below) include From Stage to Screen's own Jacque Carnahan, along with It Shoulda Been You's Jillian Louis, Hamilton's Betsy Struxness, and Finding Neverland's Teal Wicks!!

Our musical theatre and tap instructor Jacque Carnahan's (Artistic Director) Arts for Autism production was an incredible experience! 

The Broadway community came together for a fantastic one night only performance at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre to benefit Autism Speaks! From Wicked, to Beautiful, Dear Evan Hansen to Hamilton, Broadway soloists performed to inspire compassion, kindness, and understanding. They were joined by young artists from across North America who auditioned for the opportunity to perform on a Broadway stage and support this amazing cause.



Our hip-hop instructor, Karen Ng, will present new choreography work in the Leg Up on Life Showcase!  which benefits The Trevor Project.  Click here to read all about it on Playbill.com


High School Musical (Intermediate Students)


High School Musical (Teens)


The Sound of Music


Almost,  Maine at the Playroom Theater in Manhattan


Our Annual Variety Show


From Stage to Screen Performed in Disney World!


Our Teen Production of Cabaret


HuntingTony Awards!

Congratulations to our From Stage to Screen students who were nominated for 2017 HuntingTony Awards!

The HuntingTony Awards honor students who participate in the nine public high school performing arts programs in the Town of Huntington

Matty Levenberg received two nominations--one for the Lead Actor in a Musical category for the role of Sky Masterson and one as Best Male Vocalist in Harborfields' production of Guys and Dolls

Sammy Schapero received two nominations--one for the Lead Actress in a Musical category for the role of Sarah Brown and one as Best Female Vocalist in Harborfields' production of Guys and Dolls

Click here for previous years' honorees!


Tony Award Nomination!

We're excited to announce that Gene was nominated for an


 About the Excellence in Theatre Education Award:

The Tony Awards(R) and Carnegie Mellon University are proud to present this honor, established to celebrate the educators who transform lives through the power of the arts.

Visit TonyAwards.com/EducationAward for more details.

 Congratulations to Gene! 




We're happy to offer an Open Level Vinyasa Yoga Class at the studio

Fridays at 10 am 

By donation only 

Call Cindy Valentine at (516) 946-9872 to reserve your spot 


People are talking!
Mommy & Me!

From Stage to Screen is thrilled to offer

Mommy & Me


 Long Island Aardvarks 

 Wednesdays 10:30 am

Wednesdays 11:30 am (Class Full)


An exciting, interactive, musical extravaganza for

children ages 4 months to 3 years and their grownups!


Call the studio (631) 423-4440 for more info

Visit the Long Island Aardvarks website at:


for more information and to register for class!



"From Stage to Screen" is the premiere Performing Arts Academy located in Huntington, Long Island.

Our staff includes NYC professionals and adults who have years of experience in either Musical Theatre, Acting for the Stage or TV and Film. We provide classes that rival those in New York City for students on Long Island who love or are interested in the performing arts. Our hope is not only to help our students grow as actors in a safe and fun environment, but also to help them discover more about themselves and walk away as more confident people.

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589 West Jericho Turnpike, Huntington

(west of Oakwood Road/across from West Hills Day Camp)

For more information call Gene Forman, Director

(631) 423-4440