Milton Katselas

Milton Katselas' career as a director began in the 1960s with the original off-Broadway production of Edward Albee’s The Zoo Story, and he was nominated for a Tony Award for his direction of Butterflies Are Free. Milton has directed over sixty plays in New York and Los Angeles. His feature film directorial credits include pictures for Columbia and United Artists, as well as television movies for both CBS and Fox. In addition, Milton is a renowned teacher of actors. In 1978, he founded The Beverly Hills Playhouse, which today is one of the most respected private acting schools in the country.

Under his direction, Blythe Danner won a Tony Award, Eileen Heckart an Academy Award and Bette Davis her only Emmy Award. Milton has directed such stars as Al Pacino, Gene Hackman, Goldie Hawn, Christopher Walken, Burt Reynolds, George C. Scott, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, to name just a few.

Milton studied with Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio and was mentored by such stage and film directors as Elia Kazan and Joshua Logan. It was through these influences and his extensive directing experience that Milton ultimately created his technique taught at the Beverly Hills Playhouse.

As an author, he has penned one other book: Dreams Into Action, a New York Times bestseller on getting the career you want.

Books by Milton Katselas

Acting Class: Take A Seat