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Michael Cassara

 
Birth Place:
Cleveland, Ohio
Bio:
Michael Cassara, CSA is a Casting Director and Producer based in New York City and dedicated to developing and fostering the growth of new musicals and musical theatre artists. Recent credits include Forbidden Broadway (most recent two editions and cast albums), Fat Camp (Off-Broadway and ... (read complete bio)
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Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio

Bio:
Michael Cassara, CSA is a Casting Director and Producer based in New York City and dedicated to developing and fostering the growth of new musicals and musical theatre artists. Recent credits include Forbidden Broadway (most recent two editions and cast albums), Fat Camp (Off-Broadway and ... (read complete bio)

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[Off-Broadway, 2022]
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[Off-Broadway, 2018]
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[Off-Broadway, 2017]
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[Off-Broadway, 2016]
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[Off-Broadway, 2016]
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[Off-Broadway, 2016]
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[Off-Broadway, 2015]
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[Off-Broadway, 2015]
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[Off-Broadway, 2015]
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[Off-Broadway, 2014]
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[Off-Broadway, 2012]
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[Off-Broadway, 2010]
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[Off-Off-Broadway, 2005]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Casting

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Marty Rubin, Dylan Perlman, Michael Cassara, Antoinette Dipietropolo, Evan Pappas and Photo

Marty Rubin, Dylan Perlman, Michael Cassara, Antoinette Dipietropolo, Evan Pappas and Mark Perlman

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03/20/2022
Michael Cassara, Tessa Faye Photo

Michael Cassara, Tessa Faye

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01/20/2020
Terri Kent, Michael Cassara, Jen Korecki Photo

Terri Kent, Michael Cassara, Jen Korecki

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01/20/2020
Casting Director Michael Cassara speaks to teens about the audition and casting proce Photo

Casting Director Michael Cassara speaks to teens about the audition and casting process before monologue coaching.

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07/21/2018
CHRISTOPHER HART, MICHAEL CASSARA Photo

CHRISTOPHER HART, MICHAEL CASSARA

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06/12/2013

 

Stage

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Casting

[Off-Broadway, 2018]
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[Off-Broadway, 2017]
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[Off-Broadway, 2016]
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[Off-Broadway, 2016]
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[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Casting Director

[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Casting Director

[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Casting Director

[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Casting Director

[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Casting

[Off-Broadway, 2012]
Casting Director

[Off-Broadway, 2010]
Casting

[Off-Off-Broadway, 2005]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Casting

Michael Cassara Biography

Michael Cassara, CSA is a Casting Director and Producer based in New York City and dedicated to developing and fostering the growth of new musicals and musical theatre artists.

Recent credits include Forbidden Broadway (most recent two editions and cast albums), Fat Camp (Off-Broadway and regional), I Love Lucy¬ģ Live On Stage (2014‚Äď15 national tour), dozens of regional theatres and countless readings and workshops. Resident Casting Director: NYMF,
NAMT, NAAP. Film: The Hyperglot (dir. Michael Urie, Artios nomination for excellence in casting), Contest, Grantham & Rose. Upcoming: The 12 (Denver Center/world premiere).

Originally a performer, Michael is a native Clevelander and a graduate of the musical theatre program at Otterbein College. He regularly teaches and lectures on musical theatre and the entertainment industry, in New York City and throughout the world. Native Clevelander. Member, Casting Society of America. MichaelCassara.net / @michaelcassara




Michael Cassara News

CHEEK TO CHEEK: IRVING BERLIN IN HOLLYWOOD Announces Limited Return Engagement This F Photo CHEEK TO CHEEK: IRVING BERLIN IN HOLLYWOOD Announces Limited Return Engagement This Fall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2022

The York Theatre Company, in association with Riki Kane Larimer, has announced a limited return engagement of the hit Off-Broadway musical Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood, a song and dance celebration featuring the music and lyrics of the legendary Irving Berlin that premiered last fall.

New Musical RUBIES by Dennis Hanrahan and Laura I Kramer Announces Industry Reading Photo New Musical RUBIES by Dennis Hanrahan and Laura I Kramer Announces Industry Reading
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2022

The new musical RUBIES  with book and lyrics by Dennis Hanrahan and music by Laura I. Kramer (A Letter To Harvey Milk) will get an invite-only industry presentation on Friday, June 10.

SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY Opens at The Hangar Theatre This Month Photo SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY Opens at The Hangar Theatre This Month
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2022

The Hangar Theater has announced the beginning of the 2022 Mainstage Season with the regional premiere of School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play. 

Photos: First Look at BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at the Argyle Theater Photo Photos: First Look at BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at the Argyle Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 23, 2022

The Argyle Theatre is presenting the international hit  Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story written by Alan Janes, and featuring the music of Buddy Holly. Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story begans performances on May 19 and opened on May 21 running through June 26, 2022.

Photos: The Cast of BUDDY THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Celebrates Opening Photo Photos: The Cast of BUDDY THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Celebrates Opening
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 23, 2022

The Argyle Theatre presents the international hit Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story written by Alan Janes, and featuring the music of Buddy Holly. It is directed and choreographed by Gary John La Rosa with musical direction by Jason Cohen.

The Rehearsal Club to Present ANNUAL RISING STAR COMPETITION and Carol Burnett Tribut Photo The Rehearsal Club to Present ANNUAL RISING STAR COMPETITION and Carol Burnett Tribute at Symphony Space
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022

The Rehearsal Club, a legendary rooming house for aspiring actresses will host on Monday, May 16 at 7:00 PM, its annual Rising Star Event at Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th St.). Tickets: $50 (TRC Members $40). 

BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Comes to the Argyle Theatre Next Week Photo BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Comes to the Argyle Theatre Next Week
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2022

Long Island's largest year-round professional theatrical venue, The Argyle Theatre (Mark and Dylan Perlman, Executive Producers & Managing Partners; Evan Pappas, Artistic Director), presents the international hit  Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story written by Alan Janes, and featuring the music of Buddy Holly.

¬°AMERICANO! Pauses Performances Until April 18, Due To COVID-19; Opening Night Resch Photo ¬°AMERICANO! Pauses Performances Until April 18, Due To COVID-19; Opening Night Rescheduled To May 1
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 12, 2022

Due to a limited number of COVID-19 cases detected in the company, ¬°Americano! will pause performances this week and resume Monday, April 18. Opening night is rescheduled to Sunday, May 1 at 7PM.

Photos: Opening Night of PENELOPE at the York Theatre Company Photo Photos: Opening Night of PENELOPE at the York Theatre Company
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 8, 2022

The York Theatre Company will present the world premiere of Penelope, or How the Odyssey Was Really Written, a new musical comedy. Find out more about the production, cast and creative team plus how to get tickets.

¬°AMERICANO! to Celebrate NYC Immigrant Heritage Week with $20.12 Tickets Photo ¬°AMERICANO! to Celebrate NYC Immigrant Heritage Week with $20.12 Tickets
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2022

The new musical,¬†¬°Americano!,¬†will celebrate¬†NYC Immigrant Heritage Week, April 11 ‚Äď 17, with a *special offer: purchase select orchestra and mezzanine seats for $20.12.

Michael Cassara Videos

VIDEO: On This Day, September 8- SPAMILTON Opens Off-Broadway VideoVIDEO: On This Day, September 8- SPAMILTON Opens Off-Broadway
by Stage Tube - Sep 8, 2020

On this day in 2016, the Hamilton parody, Spamilton, opened off-Broadway!

VIDEO: First Look at Milwaukee Rep's HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH VideoVIDEO: First Look at Milwaukee Rep's HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
by Stage Tube - Jan 31, 2020

Milwaukee Repertory Theater's Hedwig and the Angry Inch will run January 28 - March 8, 2020 in the Stiemke Studio. Matt Rodin will perform the title character Hedwig with Rep favorite Bethany Thomas (Songs for Nobodies, Milwaukee Rep) as Yitzhak.

VIDEO: First Look at THE LITTLE MERMAID at the Argyle Theatre VideoVIDEO: First Look at THE LITTLE MERMAID at the Argyle Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jan 27, 2020

Long Island's newest year-round professional theatrical venue, The Argyle Theatre, presents the hit Broadway musical Disney's The Little Mermaid with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and book by Doug Wright.

BWW Exclusive: Watch a Scene from Paul Gordon's NO ONE CALLED AHEAD VideoBWW Exclusive: Watch a Scene from Paul Gordon's NO ONE CALLED AHEAD
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 17, 2019

Apples and Oranges Studios, Judith Manocherian, and Streaming Musicals have just released their latest soundstage musical, No One Called Ahead, which is now available to stream through your favorite device. Filmed as a hybrid between film and stage, No One Called Ahead is available at NoOneCalledAhead.com.

VIDEO: THE PRODUCERS at Argyle Theatre VideoVIDEO: THE PRODUCERS at Argyle Theatre
by Stage Tube - Mar 30, 2019

Long Island's newest theatrical venue The Argyle Theatre (Mark and Dylan Perlman, Managing Partners; Evan Pappas, Artistic Director) concludes its inaugural season with the hit Tony Award-winning Broadway musical The Producers, with book by Mel Brooksand Thomas Meehan, and music & lyrics by Mel Brooks. Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center is a Major Sponsor of The Producers. Now on stage for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 20, 2019 at The Argyle Theatre (34 West Main Street, Babylon, Long Island) where performances began March 14, 2019. Opening Night is Saturday evening, March 16, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At SPAMILTON on Tour VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At SPAMILTON on Tour
by Alan Henry - Jan 7, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the North American tour of the acclaimed musical comedy, Spamilton: An American Parody. The tour launched at Playhouse Square in Cleveland, OH on December 20, 2018 and is now on tour across the country, playing ten multi-week engagements in its first season.

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Campers - Max Wilcox Plays 'Robert Grisetti' in GIGANTIC at the Vineyard
by Stage Tube - Nov 30, 2015

Below, meet 'Robert Grisetti', a camper at Camp Overton, played by Max Wilcox (GLEE) in The Vineyard Theatre's production of GIGANTIC, currently in previews for a December 3rd opening at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row!

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Campers - Larry Owens Plays 'Darnell Parnell' in GIGANTIC at the Vineyard
by Stage Tube - Nov 16, 2015

Below, meet 'Darnell Parnell', a camper at Camp Overton, played by Larry Owens (FAT CAMP) in The Vineyard Theatre's production of GIGANTIC, currently in previews for a December 3rd opening at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row!

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Campers - Ryann Redmond Plays 'Taylor Waldo' in GIGANTIC at the Vineyard
by Stage Tube - Nov 12, 2015

Actress Ryann Redmond plays Taylor Waldo Below, meet 'Taylor Waldo', a camper at Camp Overton, played by Ryann Redmond (IF/THEN, BRING IT ON, HAIRSPRAY, TVLand's YOUNGER) in The Vineyard Theatre's production of GIGANTIC, currently in previews for a December 3rd opening at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row!

STAGE TUBE: Broadway's Kyle Dean Massey Plays 'Random or Relevant' Interview Game
by Stage Tube - Jun 24, 2013

Alistair Williams, assistant director of the Mason Gross Extension Division at Rutgers University, launches 'Random or Relevant' interview web series via Google+ Hangouts. Broadway's Kyle Dean Massey is featured as the first guest. The interview series aims to support young, budding artists looking to excel in the professional world of musical theater with vital industry advice from performers and executives. Click below for Massey's interview!