After years of training and working directly under Master Teacher Katie Agresta, Mary Jo DuPrey has also worked extensively in Musical Theater styles and repertoire, combining these techniques and disciplines into a vocal approach for theater actors that is unique and amazingly effective.In tandem with her extensive experience in acting and directing, Mary Jo can provide singers with the technical abilities to deliver superior sound while delving into the specifics and depths of acting, guiding her students towards auditions and performances that are integrated and of the very highest professional quality.
Daveed Diggs, Tony Award Winner, "Hamilton"     "Mary Jo is the only voice teacher I had ever worked with before Hamilton. I went from actually never singing before to starring in a Broadway musical. And it's because she was able to very quickly teach me the mechanics of how my voice worked in a way that I could apply to any situation. Mary Jo is THE BEST!"     

Daveed Diggs, Tony Award Winner, "Hamilton"

"Mary Jo is the only voice teacher I had ever worked with before Hamilton. I went from actually never singing before to starring in a Broadway musical. And it's because she was able to very quickly teach me the mechanics of how my voice worked in a way that I could apply to any situation. Mary Jo is THE BEST!"

 

Jessica Keenan Wynn    Broadway "Beautiful" and "Heathers"     National Tour "Les Miserables"    “Mary Jo has not only given me the essential techniques necessary to approach the physical and emotional components to a song, but she has given me the gift of letting go-- believing that all the hard work we have fostered in a piece will shine through with ease, intensity, precision, and vitality. The first song I ever worked on with her, was the  song that got me call backed to every audition---no joke. She is a gem and I am forever in debt to her for the training and the light she instilled in me.”    

Jessica Keenan Wynn

Broadway "Beautiful" and "Heathers" 

National Tour "Les Miserables"

“Mary Jo has not only given me the essential techniques necessary to approach the physical and emotional components to a song, but she has given me the gift of letting go-- believing that all the hard work we have fostered in a piece will shine through with ease, intensity, precision, and vitality. The first song I ever worked on with her, was the  song that got me call backed to every audition---no joke. She is a gem and I am forever in debt to her for the training and the light she instilled in me.”

 

Coby Getzug     Broadway and National Tours of "Book of Mormon, Cunningham    National Tour "Spring Awakening," Moritz    Kirk Douglas Theater, Original Cast "Black Suits," Chris   "Mary Jo is a lifesaver. Her vast knowledge of the voice and the way that it is connected to the human body is astounding, and her techniques have taught me how to sustain during a long run. She is a true professional, and someone I consider vital to my career. I wouldn't be where I am without her!"   

Coby Getzug

Broadway and National Tours of "Book of Mormon, Cunningham

National Tour "Spring Awakening," Moritz

Kirk Douglas Theater, Original Cast "Black Suits," Chris

"Mary Jo is a lifesaver. Her vast knowledge of the voice and the way that it is connected to the human body is astounding, and her techniques have taught me how to sustain during a long run. She is a true professional, and someone I consider vital to my career. I wouldn't be where I am without her!"

 

Cassie Silva    Broadway “Rock of Ages,” Sherrie and Regina Koontz    Broadway and National Tour "Matilda,"  Mrs. Wormwood    Film: “Hairspray”    "MJ is one of the greatest mentors I've had the pleasure of working with. She’s knowledgeable, effective and a lot of fun. I would not be where I am today if it weren't for her. I owe her everything. She took me from talker, to singer, to professional. She's magical. I am forever grateful."    

Cassie Silva

Broadway “Rock of Ages,” Sherrie and Regina Koontz

Broadway and National Tour "Matilda,"  Mrs. Wormwood

Film: “Hairspray”

"MJ is one of the greatest mentors I've had the pleasure of working with. She’s knowledgeable, effective and a lot of fun. I would not be where I am today if it weren't for her. I owe her everything. She took me from talker, to singer, to professional. She's magical. I am forever grateful."

 

Joe Bwarie     Broadway and National Tours of Jersey Boys, Frankie Valli       Album "Nothing But Love'"    "Mary Jo will open your eyes to a whole different approach to singing.  After 5 years as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys, I still rely on Mary Jo’s insight.  She offers more than 'how to sing' – she helps you understand 'why?'  So, if you think you 'know' how to sing, give her a few sessions to enlighten you on how to vocally reach places you didn’t know were available to you.  You will thank me."     

Joe Bwarie

Broadway and National Tours of Jersey Boys, Frankie Valli

 Album "Nothing But Love'"

"Mary Jo will open your eyes to a whole different approach to singing.  After 5 years as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys, I still rely on Mary Jo’s insight.  She offers more than 'how to sing' – she helps you understand 'why?'  So, if you think you 'know' how to sing, give her a few sessions to enlighten you on how to vocally reach places you didn’t know were available to you.  You will thank me." 

 

Joanna Jones    Vegas "Baz"      London Westend "Thriller Live"    Chicago "Gotta Dance"     Finalist NBC's "The Sing Off"   "Mary Jo gives so much of herself towards the fulfillment of others and provides an environment of support and encouragement as her students find their way down the path to success.  She is so knowledgeable in her craft, and her training has allowed me to free myself of several technical habits that use to hold me back vocally, while still keeping the integrity of the acting.  She always tells the truth."

Joanna Jones

Vegas "Baz"  

London Westend "Thriller Live"

Chicago "Gotta Dance"

Finalist NBC's "The Sing Off"

"Mary Jo gives so much of herself towards the fulfillment of others and provides an environment of support and encouragement as her students find their way down the path to success.  She is so knowledgeable in her craft, and her training has allowed me to free myself of several technical habits that use to hold me back vocally, while still keeping the integrity of the acting.  She always tells the truth."

Taylor Sternberg    Broadway, "Jersey Boys," Frankie Valli, Joe Pesci   "Few teachers understand how the connection between body and voice effect technique. Mary Jo focuses on directing artists towards the secrets that the body holds to help the voice produce excellent tone, support, and power. With Mary Jo's empathetic and joyful teaching style, I found a safe, yet challenging space to practice my craft."

Taylor Sternberg

Broadway, "Jersey Boys," Frankie Valli, Joe Pesci

"Few teachers understand how the connection between body and voice effect technique. Mary Jo focuses on directing artists towards the secrets that the body holds to help the voice produce excellent tone, support, and power. With Mary Jo's empathetic and joyful teaching style, I found a safe, yet challenging space to practice my craft."