In 2011, LDoT students had the opportunity to participate in a workshop with TV and Broadway star Chuck Wagner. In this workshop, students performed their musical theater audition package and he gave them oral critique based on his long career as an actor. Chuck was first seen on General Hospital as Randall Thompson in 1987. He also appeared on several shows including Matlock, Dukes of Hazzard, Dynasty and As the World Turns.
Chuck then shifted his focus to stage acting, where he starred on Broadway in the Three Musketeers. He then originated the role of Rapunzel's Prince in Sondheim's Into The Woods. Wagner has also appeared on Broadway and in the U.S. national tour of Les Misérables as Inspector Javert. In 1994, he began a four-year stint as "The Beast" in Beauty and the Beast, in both the Broadway and Toronto Productions. Wagner originated the title role in Frank Wildhorn's Svengali in 1991 and Jekyll Hyde in 1999.
Most recently, he was seen in Studio Tenn's production of Hello, Dolly in Nashville Tennessee. He is now playing the role of the Captain on the National Tour of Anything Goes.
Mr. Boccitto currently teaches at Broadway Dance Center, Circle in the Square Theatre School and Manhattan Movement & Arts Center in NYC. He also serves on the guest faculty at The Juilliard School and Broadway Artists Alliance. Other credits include: Wingspan Arts, Lipscomb University, Dance Cavise, Groove With Me, Helen Hayes Youth Theatre, White Plains Performing Arts Center, The Living Museum Company and the Centenary Young Performers Workshop where he also taught stage combat. For three years Justin instructed tap and theatre dance in Queens at Astoria Dance Centre. He also assisted Michael Blevins in the training of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon's grandson, Sean Fosse-Greiner. Mr. Boccitto currently conducts workshops and private lessons in Manhattan and througout the country. Students have included Broadway performers David Rhee(Thoroughly Modern Millie), Robert Royston (Swing), and Loni Ackerman(George M!, No, No Nanette, Dames At Sea, Cats). He also trained Lady Gaga in tap at Circle in the Square and was recently asked to teach Stephen Colbert for THE COLBERT REPORT. Justin has acted as a judicator for dance competitions in the Boston area and choreographs for color guard teams in Rockland County.