VP BOYLE wears many hats in the Broadway community, both on and off stage. As an actor, his favorite moments on the boards include The Scarlet Pimpernel with Douglas Sills and Sunset Boulevard with Diahann Carroll. He will be starring in the upcoming short film KINDLING directed by Glenn Kalison.
VP made his film directorial debut with IT IS WHAT IT IS, an original musical short film written with composer Andrew Gerle. The film premiered as an official selection at Rhode Island International Film Festival—one of the top ten festivals in the country and an Academy Award qualifying festival for short film. It is currently screening in festivals across the country and has garnered awards for Best Direction (BAFF), Best Ensemble Cast (BAFF) and Best Musical Short (NYIIFF). He is currently in pre-production to write/direct his next musical film, LIFELESS and his screenplay for the new musical film WALK AWAY is currently slated for production in 2012 in Canada. Other projects include a new pop/rock musical with Joe O'Keefe, THE TUNNEL, based on the Mole People—the underground homeless living in NYC's abandoned subway tunnels.
Theatrical directing highlights include the sold-out An Evening with Frank Wildhorn and Friends at Studio 54 featuring Linda Eder, Douglas Sills, Frank Wildhorn and others. He also directed the critically acclaimed presentation of The Normal Heart at Lincoln Center. He spent two years as the Producing Director for The Musical Writers' Playground and as a casting director for Broadway shows, tours, and original workshops with Dave Clemmons Casting.
One of the most sought after Broadway audition and life coaches for professionals in New York City, VP created The Musical Theatre Forum, a professional casting workshop with every major Broadway casting agency in NYC. His book, AUDITION FREEDOM: The Irreverent Wellness Guide for Theatre People is available at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and Drama Book Shop NYC. He works with actors at every level across the country to spread his irreverent approach to theatrical wellness with celebrity guest appearances across the globe including Italy's top-rated talent show Io Canto and the new Brazilian television series, Broadway Dreams.
VP currently serves as the creator and Chair of the New York Film Academy's new cutting-edge Musical Theatre & Film Conservatory Program. The two-year program merges conservatory musical theatre training with Broadway professionals and an intensive acting for film curriculum that culminates with an original movie musical.
Outside of the zany world of show biz, VP is an amateur potter, French Bulldog lover, closet photographer and self-proclaimed man of leisure with more professional union cards and guild affiliations than any one person should really have. Member: AEA, CAEA, SAG, AFTRA, SDC, ASCAP, The Dramatists' Guild.