re: How much do actors make on Broadway?

JKlock
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there are plenty of threads on this....search.

equity minimum is somewhere around $1,500 a week I believe
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Pippin
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oh, my...... well, see you on broadway in a month or so then. Sounds like your on the fast track to broadway stardom. will you sign my playbill once your in the show?
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nealb1
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What's fair is fair.....let's shoot the ball back in your court. How much money do you make, ssfun? Please tell us.
Updated On: 11/16/07 at 11:37 AM
JKlock
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ha...ha...ha...ha...ha....
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neurodude84
Swing
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You are in college and want your first role to be Bert in Mary Poppins? Hahaha...despite the age problem, have you ever looked at the careers of Broadway stars? Very few of them had their first roles on Broadway as leads...good luck however. Pretty sure Gavin Lee is still happy with his job, though.

At least YOU seem to know you are amazing...
Updated On: 11/16/07 at 11:44 AM
Actinggbugg474
Featured Actor
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Oh come on .. this guy sounds like the perfect replacement for Gavin Lee. In fact, they might fire him and hire you .. go for it!


please .. this is obviously a joke!
jaso937
Stand-by
joined:5/20/07
ok, no offense but number 1, you are getting school leads which is what, 50 ppl at the most auditioning??? second, you are never going to work if all you are willing to do is leads...you may be good at school, but the real world has about 500 + auditioning for the same role as you, where as now you only have 50 maybe against you. Lose the ego trip
AngActing
Leading Actor
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>> I only want to do leads since I'm so good at it....
>> is the $1500 that you wrote...is that for chorus?

It's $1,509 a week . . . yeah, for chorus; after you work at it Off Off Broadway and Off Broadway for twenty years. Get a reality check, babe!

>> I don't want to do chorus...I don't do it now...so, I don't
>> want to go backwards in my career.

Then, stay exactly where you are . . .a big fish in a little pond. And start you're own community theatre, right where you are, and give yourself every role you ever wanted!

>> I only want to do leads on Broadway.

The words "real life" come to mind. Let us know when you arrive in NYC and get picked up by a "producer" at Port Authority and start doing your porn films . . . er, I mean . . .leads on Broadway. You'll be the hottest 'thing' on 9th Avenue and 42nd Street [behind Port Authority]!

Now, as I am a positive person . . . sweety. And I enjoyed my sarcastic remark (so I'll leave it). You must know, by now, it takes a bit more than just a statement. Acting/Singing also takes team work, cooperation, flexibility and willingness [which means you do chorus, co-star, bit parts or leads] to do what you must to get to the ultimate goal of starring on Broadway or playing only lead roles. And also, either you love acting/singing or you love "fame" or "attention".

This is not a career for those seeking fast money or "just fame" and "attention". If you want that . . .try politics or Hedge Funds. Better chance there.
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JKlock
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"But I have done some good parts and that speaks for itself. I am sure that the Broadway casting directors will notice that. "

of course, you and the hundreds of other people that have played lead roles in high school shows
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neurodude84
Swing
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It's Broadway...do you honestly think that the other 499 people trying out for the role you want (that is assuming Disney wants a new Bert, which they don't, and Gavin doesn't want to leave right now, so you are out of luck there) aren't also great actors? You don't last long around Broadway if you aren't at least good enough for lead in a high school production...do you realize how competitive it is to get ANY role on Broadway, let alone a lead?
KQuill
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Don't humor this clown.
ray-andallthatjazz86
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Mmmm, sorry but you're all being terribly negative. Ssfun will not only be making more than chorus minimum (please, he has played numerous leads by now, remember he has been doing this since *gasp* high school), he'll probably make around the same salary that Nathan Lane got for stepping into THE PRODUCERS when it opened on the West End.
Ssfun, don't let this Debbie-downers bring you down. I see great things in your future. You'll be the next Bert. Who is this Gavin Lee person anyways? I believe he was just doing college leads when he got the role.
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mominator
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Wow, just wow. A new favorite thread.... But on a serious side a small bit of advice, go to Williamstown and learn the ropes
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Calvin
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Good luck, babe!

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Fosse76
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"You are right...there will be more people auditioning for Broadway than a high school or college musical. But I have done some good parts and that speaks for itself. I am sure that the Broadway casting directors will notice that."

LOL. I once worked for a casting director, and was asked to review headshot resumes for invites to audition for an upcoming show. The main requirement? No one who was the big diva of their High School, Communtiy Theater, or College productions. ALL had to have professional experience to even be considered.
Kalimba
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Wow, be careful before your head gets too big to fit through the audition door. Then again, it's most likely too big already.

And do you realize how many Broadway leads actually started out in the chorus? Hmm, Vickie Clark comes to mind (Guys and Dolls).

And this thread was started by the guy who asked when Cats would be revived.
Updated On: 11/16/07 at 12:44 PM
dancingthrulife04
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Let us know when you arrive in NYC and get picked up by a "producer" at Port Authority

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ssfun90067, do you drive a car?
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Pippin
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LOL
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AngryDeer
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I know deer in Century City...
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tazber
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I think he'd be perfect for the lead in the revival of Moose Murders.
....but the world goes 'round
best12bars
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ssfun90067 (Century City in L.A.??) --- You're either an amusing sock puppet, a delusional twit... or Christopher Plumber has finally decided to join us on the BWW board.
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Pippin
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I think he's an amusing delusional Sock puppet doing an imition of Christopher Plummer with a little bit of Peter O'Toole thrown in.
"I'm an American, Damnit!!! And if it's three things I don't believe in, it's quitting and math."
Calvin
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In the off chance he is real, would he be more in the Corky St. Clair or the pimply teen queen category?
best12bars
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Carly... is that YOU??
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Kalimba
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Well seeing as though this person didn't just join the board.

I think the problem ssfun90067 is that you came here asking a question, but that inflated ego of yours got in the way.

Not that it hasn't happened, but it is a rarity that someone goes directly from the college music program to Broadway. The only person that comes to mind at the moment is Katie Clarke. Most Broadway professionals spend years paying their dues working in regional theaters across the country. I've known many an actor/actress who I thought had tons of talent, yet never made it to Broadway. It's the nature of the business.
Updated On: 11/16/07 at 01:04 PM

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