Keith Buhl

Lecturer, BFA Acting

Vocal Production - BFA Acting & BA Acting


Keith Buhl is an arts educator, curriculum author, and voice teacher of national recognition. His career in education began in 1995 at the renowned Actors Studio Drama School in New York City where Mr. Buhl was charged to co-author, chair, and teach a new innovative voice curriculum that would marry the respected and proven tenets of vocal production and speech training to the unique needs of the contemporary actor. That system, based upon Constantin Stanislavski’s own ideas for building an expressive voice, remains in place today at the New School for Drama (New School University), and has gained great respect and popularity with other teaching-artists and training programs for the actor and professional voice user. In 2005 Mr. Buhl developed the New School for Drama’s Music Theater training course for MFA actors – a course that has already placed eight actors in the annual Broadway’s Rising Stars introduction at Town Hall. In 2006 Mr. Buhl was asked by Robert LuPone to create and direct the Summer Music Theater Immersion Experience! (SMTIE), a groundbreaking three-week intensive program designed for Music Theater professionals focusing on complete artistic synthesis. His faculty included, among others: Bill Irwin, Michael Ceveris, Denis O’Hare, Donna McKechnie, Michelle Pawk, Judy Kuhn, Wayne Cilento, Christopher Sieber, Nova Thomas and Dr. Don Greene. The enormous success of this program was featured in an article for the Chronicle of Higher Education, and prompted an encore season in 2007. In 2006, Mr. Buhl was a recipient of the coveted Distinguished University Teaching Award – the highest honor a teacher can receive at the New School for excellence in teaching. Most recently in 2012, Mr. Buhl joined the faculties of Fordham University at Lincoln Center to design and teach the Vocal Production curriculum for their summer music theater training program and Pace University’s Department of Performing Arts to design and teach the Vocal Production curriculum for their new and exciting BFA Actor program. Mr. Buhl continues his own performing career as a much acclaimed operatic tenor whose work keeps him busy throughout the United States and Canada. His most recent engagements have featured Mr. Buhl as Canio in I Pagliacci, Radames in Aida, Manrico in Il Trovatore, Don José in Carmen, Riccardo in Un Ballo in Maschera, and Mario Cavaradossi in Tosca. He has appeared with the Santa Fe Opera, Florentine Opera, Opera Hamilton, Kentucky Opera, Indianapolis Opera, Nashville Opera, Virginia Opera, Opera Illinois, Opera Memphis, Mississippi Opera, Knoxville Opera, the Opera Festival of New Jersey, and Des Moines Metro Opera. Mr. Buhl is a member of Actor’s Equity Association, Canadian Actor’s Equity Association, and the American Guild of Musical Artists. Mr. Buhl is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music in New York City.