Harley Yanoff (Founder/Producer/Acting Coach) is currently a New York based Actor. He is a graduate of Brandeis University (cum laude) with a B.A. in Theater Arts Performance (High Honors). Film Credits: He can be seen alongside Oscar Winner Casey Affleck as Smitty in Disney's "The Finest Hours". His Off Broadway theater credits include the world premiere of "Final Days", "Perfectly Complicated", and "The Glass Menagerie" He made his professional theater debut in A Little Night Music with the Lyric Stage Company of Boston. At Brandeis University he was seen as Jack in Into The Woods, Bob in Balm In Gilead, Chance in The Water Children, and Edges, a new song cycle. Regional theater credits include Jeff in Kimberly Akimbo, Troy Bolton in High School Musical, Hugo Peabody in Bye Bye Birdie, The Artful Dodger in Oliver, and Harvey Cheyne, for which he received an EMACT award for Best Actor in a lead role in the New England premiere of Captains Courageous. His film work includes supporting roles in The Town (starring Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner, and Jon Hamm), 21 (starring Kevin Spacey), My Best Friend's Girl (Starring Kate Hudson and Dane Cook), Don McKay (Starring Thomas Hayden Church, Elizabeth Shue, and Melissa Leo). He's had many starring roles in short films such as Cinemazing with Greth Productions, The Burn Book with Jodom Pictures, Noted with Who Productions, Key's To Success with Code Red Productions as well as in an independent feature film, Remedial Attraction which premiered at the Landmark Theatre in Kendall Square. His television credits include a role on the Fox TV hit show Fringe as well as featured work on CBS's The Good Wife, WB's Gossip Girl. His commercial work includes Subway, McDonald's, American Express, and Titleist. He is a proud member of The Actors Equity Association (AEA), and SAG-AFTRA, The Screen Actors Guild and The American Federation of Television and Radio Artist.
In addition to Spotlight, he's the founder of Broadway From Home, a global virtual theater workshop. For nearly a decade he worked at the Turtle Lane Playhouse Summer Children's Theater Workshop where he also taught an acting and auditioning class. He has also worked with Boston Casting where he has assisted with many projects. He is thrilled to begin the 13th summer of Spotlight!