CSA Pays Tribute to Broadway Casting Director Barry Moss
A prized member of the CSA, Mr. Moss played an instrumental part in launching the group in its infancy. During his tenure as a casting director, he cast over 88 Broadway shows that included A Tale of Two Cities, The Scarlett Pimpernel, Crazy for You, Grand Hotel, Sophisticated Ladies, Children of a Lesser God, They're Playing Our Song, to name a few. His television credits included "The Cosby Show" and "Cosby Mysteries" that were shot in New York, giving New York actors more national television exposure. He discovered Adam Sandler and was his first manager. The list of influential entertainment professionals who interned in his office include Oscar winners, Broadway composers, and network executives, demonstrating his commitment to nurturing talents both onstage and off.
"To say that Barry was a pioneer of the casting industry is an understatement. His credits alone speak volumes of his contributions to the New York entertainment industry and CSA, but more importantly, they represent the stories of hundreds of stage actors who were given their first professional jobs or Broadway debuts. He will be greatly missed by Casting Directors and actors alike who will all remember him as a kind and generous human being who believed that performance art could make a difference in the world."- Bernard Telsey on behalf of the CSA NY Board.