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Member Name: Paul Russell Casting
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Occupation: Casting Director - Director - Author - Acting Coach
Profile: Paul Russell is an award-winning casting, director, director, and author of ACTING: Make It Your Business - How to Avoid Mistakes and Achieve Success as a Working Actor.

With a forty-plus year career he has worked on projects for major film studios, television networks, and Broadway.

Featured in American Theatre Magazine Russell worked with legendary playwright John Guare, directing the regional premiere of Mr. Guare’s A Free Man of Color. He directed the 1st, post-Broadway production of Mamma Mia!. He has also directed original New York productions, and a variety of plays and musicals at America's leading regional theaters.

His book ACTING: Make It Your Business first released by Penguin Random House will have a new, expanded 2nd Edition released worldwide 10.15.2020!

Updates on Paul, Paul Russell Casting, and ACTING: Make It Your Business available at

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Unheard Somerville - Broadway & Screen Star Uncensored  Aug 18 2020, 05:31:14 AM

Uncensored. Unscripted. Unmistakeable.

Never before released, recorded candor of Broadway & screen actress Phyllis Somerville. Sharing hilarious anecdotes, acting career tips and cautions, plus a devastating casting demand made of her, culled from from her extraordinary career.


Auditions | National Tour - Diary of Anne Frank & ECCs  Dec 6 2009, 05:51:25 PM
Paul Russell Casting is presently casting a 2010 national tour of The Diary of Anne Frank (AEA).

Also upcoming are ECC calls in New York for our client The Barter Theatre (LORT D).

Breakdowns for both are located on the casting page (lower right hand corner) of

Valid until 12/16/09.

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Paul Russell Casting

How to Lose an Agent & Manager in 10 Minutes  Dec 6 2009, 08:12:22 AM
How to Lose an Agent & Manager in 10 Minutes

A true tragedy of error is this week's Answers for Actors @

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Paul Russell Casting

3 Theaters. 3 Suspicious Fires. 1 Producer.  Dec 3 2009, 10:56:36 PM
An Angry Call to Alarm!

A theatrical producer continues to tarnish his reputation. This week's special commentary in Answers For Actors @

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