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Musical Theatre Workshop 

Michael Cassara - Michael Cassara Casting

Michael Cassara Workshop

Michael Cassara, CSA is a casting director and educator in New York City, where he and his team have cast over 400 theatre and film projects since the formation of Michael Cassara Casting in 2003. Recent credits include An American In Paris (international tour/dir. Christopher Wheeldon), Enter Laughing (York Theatre/dir. Stuart Ross), Do You Feel Anger? (Humana Festival/Actors Theatre of Louisville - world premiere), Spamilton: An American Parody (dir. Gerard Alessandrini - NYC and Chicago companies, current national tour), Gigantic (Vineyard Theatre, dir. Scott Schwartz), Forbidden Broadway (most recent two off-Broadway editions and cast albums), I Love Lucy® Live On Stage (2014-15 national tour), Heat Wave: The Jack Cole Project (dir. Chet Walker), Kingdom (The Old Globe, dir. Ron Daniels), Oliver! (National Asian Artists Project - Artios Award nomination for excellence in casting), A Little Night Music (starring Penny Fuller and Mark Jacoby), The Twelve (Denver Center/world premiere), The Molly Maguires (dir. Sheryl Kaller) and many more. Regional credits include frequent productions for top regional theatres including Asolo Rep, Gulfshore Playhouse, Great Lakes Theater, Hangar Theatre, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, American Theater Group, and many more. Michael has served as the resident casting director of the New York Musical Festival since 2007, and has cast over 80 musicals since the festival's inception in 2004. Additionally, in 2013 he began serving as the Resident Casting Director for the National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) and casts their annual Festival of New Musicals each October. Film credits include "Grantham & Rose", "The Hyperglot" (Artios Award nomination, dir. Michael Urie), "Contest", "Clear Blue Tuesday" and more. 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 and a BFA graduate of the musical theatre program at Otterbein College. An obsessive family historian, he is the only person to ever hold membership in both the Casting Society of America and the Association of Professional Genealogists. / @michaelcassara   


Next Workshop

May 20th

7 pm - 10 pm

​​Work with Michael on your musical theatre audition material and get feedback and direction from this important casting director for tons of Off-Broadway, Regional and NYC Festival theatre.