SALARY OF A BROADWAY LEAD ROLE

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SALARY OF A BROADWAY LEAD ROLE#0
Posted: 6/17/06 at 12:59am
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re: SALARY OF A BROADWAY LEAD ROLE#1
Posted: 6/17/06 at 1:02am
Completely depends. Base minimum is $1365 - that's just for an ensemble track. The actors' agents negotiate their salaries...Apparantly Matthew and Nathan were each making $100k a week during the producers at some point. I heard (second hand) that Kristen and Idina started out at $5k a week with Wicked and got drastic raises when the show exploded as a hit...
"High time we made a stand and shook up the views of the common man" - Tears for Fears
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re: SALARY OF A BROADWAY LEAD ROLE#2
Posted: 6/17/06 at 1:09am
i believe you mean $1465
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re: SALARY OF A BROADWAY LEAD ROLE#3
Posted: 6/17/06 at 1:14am
From the Production Contract....

63. SALARIES.

Effective Date:
6/28/04 6/27/05 6/26/06 6/25/07
Actor $1,381 $1,422 $1,465 $1,509
SM (Musical) $2,270 $2,338 $2,408 $2,480
SM (Dramatic) $1,951 $2,010 $2,070 $2,132
1st ASM (Musical) $1,795 $1,849 $1,904 $1,961
1st ASM (Dramatic)$1,594 $1,642 $1,691 $1,742
2nd ASM (Musical) $1,499 $1,544 $1,590 $1,638

Well, this came out messy, but you can get the idea...

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Updated On: 6/17/06 at 01:14 AM
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re: SALARY OF A BROADWAY LEAD ROLE#5
Posted: 6/17/06 at 3:30am
Ah well, if you're going to be "that guy" then I'll be "that girl" who complains about the excess of caps in the title, seems to be a particularly rife trend tonight, come on now, are your threads that much more important?...or are you and the shift key having an illicit affair?
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re: SALARY OF A BROADWAY LEAD ROLE#6
Posted: 6/17/06 at 12:05pm
Why do you feel the need to be "that guy" or "that girl". If you don't link the topic of the thread don't read it. Also, I'm pretty sure that there aren't any rules as to how one person wants to type their own thread, but clearly you two have appointed yourselves message board police.
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re: SALARY OF A BROADWAY LEAD ROLE#7
Posted: 6/17/06 at 12:06pm
OH MY GOD I THINK MY THREAD IS SO IMPORTANT SO LET ME MAKE SURE EVERYONE ELSE KNOWS THAT!!!!11111111

Ahem...anyway...interesting question.
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re: SALARY OF A BROADWAY LEAD ROLE#8
Posted: 6/17/06 at 12:39pm
And suddenly I'm reminded why I only post on Off-Topic anymore. Have fun, children...
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re: SALARY OF A BROADWAY LEAD ROLE#9
Posted: 6/17/06 at 2:09pm
MJR, thanks for posting the salaries for SMs and ASMs. Really interested in that area.
<--- the set of A Midsummer Night's Dream that I was assistant stage manager for during the 2007 season at the STNJ outdoor stage.

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re: SALARY OF A BROADWAY LEAD ROLE#10
Posted: 6/17/06 at 2:09pm
I AM NOT THE MESSAGE BOARD POLICE I WAS JUST TRYING TO BE HELPFUL.

Sorry, it's really loud in here.
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re: SALARY OF A BROADWAY LEAD ROLE#11
Posted: 6/17/06 at 2:14pm
Well, I mean...does the position include handcuffs?
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re: SALARY OF A BROADWAY LEAD ROLE#12
Posted: 6/17/06 at 2:51pm
Wow...for Manhattan standards...$1500-$2500 per week is pretty minimal. Not that I thought anyone was making 20K a week or anything but...wow...considering they have to pay agents and publicists....that's not a hell of a lot.
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re: SALARY OF A BROADWAY LEAD ROLE#13
Posted: 6/17/06 at 3:00pm
Is that gross or net?
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re: SALARY OF A BROADWAY LEAD ROLE#14
Posted: 6/17/06 at 6:55pm
Those numbers are BEFORE taxes, equity fees (2%), agent fees (10% - 15%), manager, etc......
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re: SALARY OF A BROADWAY LEAD ROLE#15
Posted: 6/17/06 at 7:07pm
I thought it was like...twice at least that for a lead role.
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re: SALARY OF A BROADWAY LEAD ROLE#16
Posted: 6/17/06 at 7:28pm
is that equity tax per week or month?
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You must remember all the same that at the crux of every game is knowing when it's time to leave the table... And it's important to be artful in your exit. No turning back, you must accept the con is done... It was a ball, it was a blast. And it's a shame it couldn't last. But every chapter has to end, you must agree.
~Dirty Rotten Scoundrels~

There's a special kind of people known as show people. We live in a world full of dreams. Sometimes we're not too certain what's false and what's real. But we're seldom in doubt about what we feel.
~Curtains~

It is a far, far better thing I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest I go to, than I have ever known.
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re: SALARY OF A BROADWAY LEAD ROLE#17
Posted: 6/17/06 at 7:49pm
According to the stage manager for the Phantom tour that came through Kalamazoo in April, chorus for POTO gets paid a whopping 10,000 a week! Which includes the stippend because it is a touring show. So I guess Phantom pays extremely well.


Now, the credibility of this story is pretty good in my eyes, because it came right from the SM's mouth in a conversation we had.
Those who want to argue or correct that is fine, but Im just telling you my side, and what I've heard. :)!
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re: SALARY OF A BROADWAY LEAD ROLE#18
Posted: 6/17/06 at 7:53pm
I didn't know that SM's made so much more than actors.
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re: SALARY OF A BROADWAY LEAD ROLE#19
Posted: 6/17/06 at 7:54pm
Equity dues are 2% of your salary. In other words, if you are making $1500 a week, $30 is taken out of your check for dues each week.
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re: SALARY OF A BROADWAY LEAD ROLE#20
Posted: 6/17/06 at 8:15pm
Stagerage, there's no way that the ensemble members of the Phantom tour are making $10,000 a week. Zero chance.
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re: SALARY OF A BROADWAY LEAD ROLE#21
Posted: 6/17/06 at 8:16pm
Im just the middle man, and it came from the SM's mouth
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re: SALARY OF A BROADWAY LEAD ROLE#22
Posted: 6/17/06 at 8:18pm
Well, he was obviously kidding you. I have a friend who's a lead in a longrunning Broadway show, has been in the show for 7+ years, total of tour and Broadway cast, and who is making less than a third of that. So I can say, there's no way the touring cast ensemble members are making $10,000/week, stipend or no stipend.
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re: SALARY OF A BROADWAY LEAD ROLE#23
Posted: 6/17/06 at 8:24pm
Now how do I know that you're not 'kidding' you gave no credentials...and secondly it was a very serious conversation we were having, because I was asking about the business and about life on a tour and all of that. I believe it was "Is it worth it to be on a tour?" SM said "yes they make it worth the while" I said "so How much do you make, because you have to pay for hotels and such" they said "Chorus in this show gets 10 grand a week" I flipped my bucket, but it's true.

And it all made sense as to why they all stayed in suites in the most expensive hotel in the city.
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re: SALARY OF A BROADWAY LEAD ROLE#24
Posted: 6/17/06 at 8:27pm
so how much would be leftover if one were to make $1,465 a week and pay an agent, publicist, and AEA?