Sat, Jun 05|
Online Via Zoom
Spring Term Master Class with NYC Casting Director Michael Cassara
Learn what the casting process is like in NYC, sing and get feedback, ask questions - opportunities to perform or just observe.
Time & Location
Jun 05, 2021, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
Online Via Zoom
About the Event
Performers: Sing an audition cut and work with Michael to make adjustments.
Observers: Learn by watching and participate in the Q&A.
***limited performance opportunities
Michael Cassara, CSA is a Casting Director and Educator in New York City, where he and his team have cast over 500 theatre and film projects since the formation of Michael Cassara Casting in 2003. Recent credits include Mr. Holland's Opus (world premiere, dir. BD Wong, upcoming), An American In Paris (international tour, dir. Christopher Wheeldon), The Mad Ones (Prospect Theater Company, Kerrigan-Lowdermilk, dir. Stephen Brackett), Spamilton (NYC/Chicago/Pittsburgh CLO/tour/cast recording), A Night With Janis Joplin (National Tour), PAW Patrol Live! (Nick Jr./US national tours), Gigantic (dir. Scott Schwartz/Vineyard Theatre), Forbidden Broadway (last three editions/cast albums), The 12 (Denver Center/world premiere), Caroline, or Change (Tantrum Theater, dir. Robert Barry Fleming), My Fair Lady (Gulfshore Playhouse) and many more. Regional credits include frequent productions for top regional theatres including Gulfshore Playhouse, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Old Globe, Denver Center, Great Lakes Theater, Hangar Theatre, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, American Theater Group, and more. Film: The Hyperglot (dir. Michael Urie, Artios nomination for excellence in casting), Grantham & Rose (dir. Kristin Hanggi). Resident Casting Director for the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) from 2007 through 2019, and for the National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) since 2013. As an educator, he regularly teaches at many of the nation's top universities and training programs, including Baldwin Wallace University, The Boston Conservatory, Indiana University, NYU, Texas State, and many others. Michael is a native Clevelander who enjoys a dual career as a professional genealogist, with a specialty in Italian-American research. Member, Casting Society of America (CSA). BFA, Otterbein University. MichaelCassara.net / @michaelcassara
You will have the opportunity to perform an audition cut, work with Michael for 10-15 mins, and participate in the Q&A.$55.00+$1.38 service fee
You will have the opportunity to learn by watching and participate in the Q&A.$30.00+$0.75 service fee