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Jay Binder

 
Bio:
Jay Binder has cast over 70 Broadway productions, including the Tony Award winning productions of The Lion King, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, Dames At Sea, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Gypsy, The King and I, Lost in Yonkers and Jerome Robbins’ Broadway. In addition, he was fortunate ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
Jay Binder has cast over 70 Broadway productions, including the Tony Award winning productions of The Lion King, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, Dames At Sea, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Gypsy, The King and I, Lost in Yonkers and Jerome Robbins’ Broadway. In addition, he was fortunate ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 2016]
Casting
 
[US Tour, 2016]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Casting
 
[Off-Broadway, 2012]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 2011]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 2010]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 2010]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 2009] Cancelled
Casting
 
[Broadway, 2009]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 2009]
Casting
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2009]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 2008]
Casting
 
[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Casting
 
[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Casting
 
[Houston, TX (Regional), 2008]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 2008]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 2008]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 2008]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 2007]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 2007]
Casting
Casting[Replacement]
 
[Broadway, 2007]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 2007]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 2006]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 2006]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 2006]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 2006]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 2006]
Casting
 
[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 2005]
Associate Producer
 
[Broadway, 2005]
Casting
Associate Producer
 
[Broadway, 2005]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 2004]
Casting
 
[Off-Broadway, 2004]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2003]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 2003]
Casting
 
[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Casting
 
[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Casting
 
[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Casting Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Casting Director
 
[Broadway, 2001]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 2001]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 2001]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 2001]
Casting
 
[Off-Broadway, 2001]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 2001]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 2000]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 2000]
Casting
 
[Off-Broadway, 2000]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 2000]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 2000]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 2000]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 1999]
Casting
 
[Off-Broadway, 1999]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 1999]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 1999]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 1998]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 1998]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 1998]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 1998]
Casting
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1997]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 1997]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 1997]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 1997]
Casting
 
[Off-Broadway, 1997]
Casting Director
 
[Broadway, 1997]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 1996]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 1996]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 1996]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 1996]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 1996]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 1995]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 1994]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 1994]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 1994]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 1993]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 1993]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 1992]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 1991]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 1990]
Casting Consultant
 
[Broadway, 1989]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 1989]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 1988]
Casting
 
[Off-Broadway, 1988]
Casting
 
[Broadway, 1986]
Casting
 
[Off-Broadway, 1981]
Director
Director
 
[Broadway, 1980]
Production Assistant
 
[Broadway, 1977]
Assistant to Mr. Billington
 
[Broadway, 1972]
Casting
Casting

Photos

 Jack Viertel, Jay Binder Photo

Jack Viertel, Jay Binder

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04/13/2018
Donna Trinkoff, Jay Binder Photo

Donna Trinkoff, Jay Binder

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04/13/2018
Donna Trinkoff, Jay Binder Photo

Donna Trinkoff, Jay Binder

From: 
Date:
04/13/2018
Donna Trinkoff, Jay Binder Photo

Donna Trinkoff, Jay Binder

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Date:
04/13/2018

 

Stage

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Casting

[Broadway, 2016]
Casting

[US Tour, 2016]
Casting

[Broadway, 2013]
Casting

[Off-Broadway, 2012]
Casting

[Broadway, 2011]
Casting

[Broadway, 2010]
Casting

[Broadway, 2010]
Casting

[Broadway, 2009] Cancelled
Casting

[Broadway, 2009]
Casting

[Broadway, 2009]
Casting

Producer

[Broadway, 2009]
Casting

[Broadway, 2008]
Casting

[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Casting

[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Casting

[Houston, TX (Regional), 2008]
Casting

[Broadway, 2008]
Casting

[Broadway, 2008]
Casting

[Broadway, 2008]
Casting

[Broadway, 2007]
Casting

[Broadway, 2007]
Casting

Casting[Replacement]

[Broadway, 2007]
Casting

[Broadway, 2007]
Casting

[Broadway, 2006]
Casting

[Broadway, 2006]
Casting

[Broadway, 2006]
Casting

[Broadway, 2006]
Casting

[Broadway, 2006]
Casting

[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Casting

[Broadway, 2005]
Associate Producer

[Broadway, 2005]
Casting

Associate Producer

[Broadway, 2005]
Casting

[Broadway, 2004]
Casting

[Off-Broadway, 2004]
Director

[Broadway, 2003]
Casting

[Broadway, 2003]
Casting

[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Casting

[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Casting

[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Casting Director

[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Casting Director

[Broadway, 2001]
Casting

[Broadway, 2001]
Casting

[Broadway, 2001]
Casting

[Broadway, 2001]
Casting

[Off-Broadway, 2001]
Casting

[Broadway, 2001]
Casting

[Broadway, 2000]
Casting

[Broadway, 2000]
Casting

[Off-Broadway, 2000]
Casting

[Broadway, 2000]
Casting

[Broadway, 2000]
Casting

[Broadway, 2000]
Casting

[Broadway, 1999]
Casting

[Off-Broadway, 1999]
Casting

[Broadway, 1999]
Casting

[Broadway, 1999]
Casting

[Broadway, 1998]
Casting

[Broadway, 1998]
Casting

[Broadway, 1998]
Casting

[Broadway, 1998]
Casting

Producer

[Broadway, 1997]
Casting

[Broadway, 1997]
Casting

[Broadway, 1997]
Casting

[Broadway, 1997]
Casting

[Off-Broadway, 1997]
Casting Director

[Broadway, 1997]
Casting

[Broadway, 1996]
Casting

[Broadway, 1996]
Casting

[Broadway, 1996]
Casting

[Broadway, 1996]
Casting

[Broadway, 1996]
Casting

[Broadway, 1995]
Casting

[Broadway, 1994]
Casting

[Broadway, 1994]
Casting

[Broadway, 1994]
Casting

[Broadway, 1993]
Casting

[Broadway, 1993]
Casting

[Broadway, 1992]
Casting

[Broadway, 1991]
Casting

[Broadway, 1990]
Casting Consultant

[Broadway, 1989]
Casting

[Broadway, 1989]
Casting

[Broadway, 1988]
Casting

[Off-Broadway, 1988]
Casting

[Broadway, 1986]
Casting

[Off-Broadway, 1981]
Director

Director

[Broadway, 1980]
Production Assistant

[Broadway, 1977]
Assistant to Mr. Billington

[Broadway, 1972]
Casting

Casting

Jay Binder Biography

Jay Binder has cast over 70 Broadway productions, including the Tony Award winning productions of The Lion King, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, Dames At Sea, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Gypsy, The King and I, Lost in Yonkers and Jerome Robbins’ Broadway. In addition, he was fortunate enough to cast every Neil Simon play from 1990 through 2009. Mr. Binder was one of the founders and continues to be a driving force behind the highly-acclaimed Encores! Great American Musicals in Concert series at City Center in New York City. His work casting this series led to the Tony Award winning revival of Chicago. For television, he cast the Emmy Award winning series I’ll Fly Away and was the East Coast Casting Director of Warner Brothers Television for five years. For film, he cast Six by Sondheim (HBO), Hairspray, Dreamgirls, Chicago, and Nine. He is the recipient of twelve Artios Awards, the highest honor in Casting. He has been an artistic consultant for Disney World and National Artists Management Company. He was creative consultant on the PBS special, My Favorite Broadway, The Love Songs, hosted by Julie Andrews. Most recently Mr. Binder directed the workshop of Love and Other Fables. On Broadway, he was the associate director of Lolita and Happy New Year. He has worked as a director at numerous regional theaters across the country. Those credits include Present Laughter at The Acting Company, Rex, Jumbo, and Best Foot Forward at The York Theatre Company, and Say Yes!, at the Berkshire Theatre Festival. In 2016, Binder Casting was acquired by RWS Entertainment Group. Through RWS, Mr. Binder has recently been promoted to Director of Theatrical Development. Along with Joe Christopher, Vice President of Commercial Theatre Ventures, they will be developing new projects in all entertainment medias.

Jay Binder Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2010 - Best Revival of a Musical
Jay Binder, Finian's Rainbow
 
Tony Awards - 1998 - Best Revival of a Musical
Jay Binder, The Sound of Music

Jay Binder News

Broadway Casting Director Jay Binder Passes Away at 71 Photo Broadway Casting Director Jay Binder Passes Away at 71
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 15, 2022

Legendary Broadway casting director, Jay Binder, passed away Friday, April 15, 2022 at the age of 71. Binder died peacefully at home.

BWW Interview: Laura Benanti to Headline Cabaret Project of St. Louis Gala Photo BWW Interview: Laura Benanti to Headline Cabaret Project of St. Louis Gala
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 22, 2022

At the end of April, The Cabaret Project of St. Louis is presenting Laura Benanti at The Sheldon for her first solo performance in St. Louis. Ms. Benanti is a Tony Award Winner and five time nominee. Ahead of the event, BroadwayWorld sat down with the celebrated star of Stage and Screen.

Who Casts Broadway Shows? And More Casting Questions Answered! Photo Who Casts Broadway Shows? And More Casting Questions Answered!
by Team BWW - Sep 5, 2021

What is a casting director? Casting directors work closely with members of a production's creative team to help them find ideal candidates for each role. Typically, they will not make the final decision on who is hired, but they often play a vital role in holding auditions, finding talent, and providing an array of options for key members of a show's production team.

Find a Theatre Job on BWW - 5/6/2021 Photo Find a Theatre Job on BWW - 5/6/2021
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2021

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 5/6/2021 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.

 BWW Interview: Daryl Eisenberg of EISENBERG/BEANS CASTING Photo BWW Interview: Daryl Eisenberg of EISENBERG/BEANS CASTING
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 5, 2020

Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing NJ native, Daryl Eisenberg about her company, Eisenberg/Beans Casting. It was a great opportunity to learn about her career and what goes on behind the scenes when a show is being cast.

Broadway Casting Director Jay Binder Steps Down From Binder Casting Photo Broadway Casting Director Jay Binder Steps Down From Binder Casting
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 16, 2020

Legendary Broadway casting director Jay Binder is stepping down from his company Binder Casting. Jay Binder has cast over 70 Broadway productions, including the Tony Award winning productions of The Lion King, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, Dames At Sea, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Gypsy, The King and I, Lost in Yonkers and more.

Jay Binder's A LIFE IN CASTING Podcast Premieres on Broadway Podcast Network Today Photo Jay Binder's A LIFE IN CASTING Podcast Premieres on Broadway Podcast Network Today
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2020

RWS Entertainment Group, Binder Casting in association with the Broadway Podcast Network, have announced .... Jay Binder... A Life In Casting, a 5-episode podcast exploring the life and career of the esteemed casting director.

HADESTOWN, TOOTSIE & More Nominated for Casting Society of America's 2019 Artios Awar Photo HADESTOWN, TOOTSIE & More Nominated for Casting Society of America's 2019 Artios Awards
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 24, 2019

Casting Society of America (CSA) today announced the television and theatre nominees for the 35th Artios Awards, which honor the contribution of Casting Directors to film, television and theatre. The winners will be revealed on Thursday, January 30, 2020 in ceremonies in Los Angeles, New York City and London. Comedian, actor and writer Ron Funches will serve as host for the Los Angeles event.

2019 Tour Cities Announced For IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS Photo 2019 Tour Cities Announced For IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS
by Stephi Wild - Jul 26, 2019

The producers of IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, the stage adaptation of the beloved classic film, have announced the route for the 2019 holiday season. The tour will run from November through December with tour stops including Cleveland, Chicago, Boston, and more. All eight cities experiencing the holiday classic of the season are included below.

BWW Interview: Kirsten Wyatt of GUYS AND DOLLS at Guthrie Theater Photo BWW Interview: Kirsten Wyatt of GUYS AND DOLLS at Guthrie Theater
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Jul 14, 2019

While there is much to praise, the stand-out amongst the talented GUYS AND DOLLS cast is Kirsten Wyatt, making her debut at the Guthrie as Miss Adelaide. Read this 6 Questions & a Plug to learn more from Wyatt about what makes this Guthrie show special.

Jay Binder Videos

BWW TV: First Look at THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA - Meet The Cast, Performance Preview & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 22, 2012

The company of THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA, which opens August 2 upstairs at The Westside Theatre, met the press yesterday, June 21, and treated the audience to a performace preview. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the show and to speak with the exciting team. Click below to go inside the press day!

BWW TV: Tony Documentary Film Talkback Series Presents FINDING BILLY
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 13, 2011

The first ever Tony Award Documentary Film Series launched this week, May 9, as part of the 2011 Tony Awards Showcase at the Times Square Visitors Center and Mini-Museum. The Tony Award Documentary Films Series features three films that examine what it's like to be behind-the-scenes on a Tony-eligible Broadway musical. The first film to be screened was Finding Billy, taking viewers on the journey in the search for the young male leads in Billy Elliot the Musical. The screening was immediately followed by a panel discussion comprised of moderator Nora Brennan (Children's Casting Director for Billy Elliot), and Broadway cast members Tade Biesinger (Billy), Jacob Clemente (Billy), Stephen Hanna (Older Billy), and Joel Hatch (George). BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special event and brings you the panel disussion below.

STAGE TUBE: CW 11 Goes Backstage at WHITE CHRISTMAS
by Robert Diamond - Dec 8, 2009

'CW 11 Morning News' host Lisa Mateo made her holiday dreams come true this morning with a behind-the-scenes tour of the hit Broadway musical IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS.

BWW TV: Broadway Beat Exclusive - Opening Night of WHITE CHRISTMAS!
by Robert Diamond - Nov 23, 2009

The Tony Award¬ģ nominated hit musical Irving Berlin'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, the stage reinvention of the beloved classic film, directed byWalter Bobbie and choreographed by Randy Skinner, with music supervision by Rob Berman, returned to Broadway with an official opening November 22, 2009 and Broadway Beat was there!

BWW WEST END: THE LION KING Celebrates 10th Anniversary
by Eddie Varley - Oct 19, 2009

Disney's THE LION KING celebrated its 10th Anniversary with a gala performance at London's Lyceum Theatre on Sunday 18th October 2009. Former cast members along with the show's award-winning creative team gathered with a host of celebrities and friends to celebrate 10 triumphant years in the West End.

STAGE TUBE: Jeffry Denman's 'Without WHITE CHRISTMAS' Rap
by Eddie Varley - Dec 22, 2008

BroadwayWorld.com is proud to announce its newest addition to the BroadwayWorld.TV family - StageTube! Presenting the best in viral, viewer-created videos, StageTube will connect BroadwayWorld.com visitors with the best of user driven video content. In the spirit of the holiday season, we are excited to share with you Broadway song and dance man Jeffry Denman's Holiday Rap music video 'WITHOUT WHITE CHRISTMAS'! His WHITE CHRISTMAS videos have become an annual event and this one tops them all, where else can you find Batman, the Joker, Broadway best dancers and Patti LuPone?


Jay Binder Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Jay Binder been nominated for?
Best Revival of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Finian's Rainbow and Best Revival of a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Sound of Music .