The Erics

We, "the Erics", have lived and worked in NYC for many years. We are both professional actors and working musicians. Playing the piano and making theatre has been a part of our lives for as long as we can remember. We share a work space in Hudson Heights (ok, it’s our apartment) and fill our days with music and creativity. We are here to help you prep your audition repertoire in the most efficient and productive way possible. We look forward to collaborating with you!

Eric Van Tielen is from Salt Lake City, UT. Raised in a musical home, he started piano lessons at 11. Choir and theatre soon followed. Eric stunned his family by landing the lead in his high school production of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’, introducing Utah to the world’s skinniest Tevye. He went to Utah State on a theatre scholarship, and completed his Masters in Acting at Indiana University. Shortly after moving to New York, he made his Broadway debut in the short-lived ‘A Tale of Two Cities.’ A few other tours—‘Fiddler on the Roof’ (this time as Fyedka) and Les Miserables—followed. Eric has since been seen in Les Miserables on Broadway and in the Tokyo engagement of Prince Of Broadway. Eric now coaches regularly, both voice/audition technique and scenes/monologues. 

Eric Shorey is a native of Elgin, Illinois. His auspicious beginning in theatre, playing Peter Pan in a fully mounted basement production, quickly lead to bigger and better opportunities; playing the title role in Oliver (twice!), starring as the only male in his local dance studio, and eventually launching his professional acting/dancing career at 19 in the national tour of ‘Cats’. More National and International tours followed, including ‘West Side Story’, ‘Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang!’, and two stints with the Tokyo Philharmonic as a soloist. He has also worked at the top regional theatres in the country, including Arena Stage, Papermill, and Goodspeed. Eric, a skilled sight-reader, now regularly plays auditions and coachings around New York and has begun to expand his skill set into Musical Direction.