Meet Erich Schuett
I have been performing in front of crowd since I was five years old, and by the age of nine I was already singing, dancing, and acting in competitive engagements. An accomplished actor and singer, I recently finished filming a new movie based on the award-winning book “Song of the Tree Frogs” where I played the lead role of a teenager named Philip. My first feature film “18 to Party” recently premiered at the Woodstock Film Festival, and over the past several years I have appeared in in multiple other films, commercials, TV episodes, voice overs, and national and international TV ads.
Ever since arriving in New York in 2015, I have regularly put in 15 to 20+ hours a week training, attending workshops, and auditioning. All of my hard work and dedication to perfecting my talents paid off when I was tapped to play Friedrich for the Broadway 50th Anniversary National Tour of The Sound of Music. Once off tour, my musical abilities continued to be highlighted as I was selected as a finalist in the American Protégé International Vocal Competition and I had the privilege of singing at Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium. I then was chosen as a winner in the Junior Division of the NY Lyric Opera Competition and was asked to perform on The Harry Connick Jr TV Show. I have performed in and sang Tosca, Macbeth, and have performed in multiple cabarets all over NYC. I was selected as a 2018 Honors Performance Series Sydney Opera House Finalist and had a 2017 Grammy consideration for my first professional recording “A Christmas Presence”. I was given the honor of being the first and the youngest American artist to be invited to Italy to train in the art of Belcanto, where I was honored to be invited to sing with the Belcanto Italiano Foundation in the home of famous tenor Beniamino Gigli.
I am represented by Innovative Artists and managed by Snow Entertainment, Cinda Snow. I am an honors student in high school and I also attend The Juilliard School as a Vocal Performance Vocal Major in Juilliard’s Pre-College program 2019-2021.
Member of AEA (Acotrs Equity) & SAG-AFTRA
The struggles are always present. One of the hardest things is not letting in the “noise” in and avoiding the jealousy in the business. Being a young actor there is much competition and from other actors and sometimes even parents, sadly not everyone wishes everyone else success. I want everyone to like me and be my friend. I learned that not everyone will wish you success or want you to succeed. I no longer worry about what others say and do what I’m taught to the best of my ability. I don’t take things personally and always keep moving forward. My other biggest struggle is my height. I am 16 and 6’2 which in this industry is quite tall. I have a young look but I am usually much taller than others up for the same role. I focus on training and becoming the best I can be and trust the process.
I am an Actor, Pop & Classical Singer, Songwriter, and Voice Over Artist. I think what makes me unique is my extensive training in classical music. I started very young to develop my voice and was able to relocate at age 11 from Fl to NYC to get the best training. I made industry connections and signed with a manager and agent at a very early age. I also was able to audition for and be accepted to the very prestigious program at Juilliard Pre College to study voice. This has opened many doors for me at a very early age. I am very driven and work seven days a week to keep learning and moving forward.
The late Coach John Wooden, defined success as follows: “ Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.” Success is an attitude.
I do my best to live by this quote. Success to me is always a work in progress.