Michael Cassara


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Bio from
Hit Lit

2011

Bio from
It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

Michael Cassara (Casting Director) Recent projects include: Fat Camp (pre-Broadway, dir. Casey Hushion), Kingdom (Queens Theatre/The Old Globe, dir. Ron Daniels), A Little Night Music (starring Penny Fuller and Mark Jacoby), The Molly Maguires (dir. Sheryl Kaller), Another Part Of The Forest and The Man Who Came To Dinner (The Peccadillo). Regional: The Old Globe, Gulfshore Playhouse, Olney Theatre Center, and many more. Michael is the resident casting director for the New York Musical Theatre Festival where he has cast over 45 musicals since the festival's inception in 2004. Native Clevelander. Member, Casting Society of America. Visit MichaelCassara.net.


Bio from
The Man Who Came To Dinner

Michael Cassara (Casting Director) is thrilled to cast his fourth play for The Peccadillo. Recent projects include Fat Camp (dir. Casey Hushion), Kingdom (The Old Globe, dir. Ron Daniels), The Molly Maguires (dir. Sheryl Kaller). Regional: The Old Globe, Great Lakes Theater FestIval, Idaho Shakespeare, Gulfshore Playhouse. and many more. Michael is the resident casting director of NYMF, where he has cast over 45 musicals since 2004. Native Clevelander. Member, Casting Society of America. Please visit MichaeICassara.net.


Bio from
Les Enfants De Paris

Michael Cassara (Casting Director) Recent projects include Fat Camp (pre-Broadway, dir. Casey Hushion), Kingdom (The Old Globe, dir. Ron Daniels), A Little Night Music (starring Penny Fuller and Mark Jacoby), The Molly Maguires (dir. Sheryl Kaller), Another Part Of The Forest (The Peccadillo).  Regional: The Old Globe, Great Lakes Theater Festival, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Gulfshore Playhouse, Olney Theatre Center, and many more. .  Michael is the resident casting director of NYMF and has cast over 45 musicals since the festival's inception in 2004, including The Yellow Wood (dir. Tony-Award Winner B. D. Wong), All Fall Down (dir. Lonny Price), and The Woman Upstairs(Kerrigan-Lowdermilk).  Native Clevelander. Member, Casting Society of America.  Visit MichaelCassara.net, and also check us out at: http://www.facebook.com/michaelcassaracasting and http://www.twitter.com/michaelcassara


Bio from
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, A Musical

Michael Cassara (Casting Director) 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, plays, and film projects.  Since the formation of Michael Cassara Casting in 2003, Michael has worked with many of the nation's top theatres including The Old Globe, Great Lakes Theater Festival, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Gulfshore Playhouse, The White Plains Performing Arts Center, and more.  Recent projects have included Fat Camp (pre-Broadway, dir. Casey Hushion), Kingdom (The Old Globe, dir. Ron Daniels), Falling For Eve (book by Joe DiPietro, York Theatre Company), A Little Night Music (starring Penny Fuller and Mark Jacoby), Cheer Wars (winner, 2009 Richard Rodgers Award, dir. Dan Knechtges), The Molly Maguires (dir. Sheryl Kaller, mus. dir John McDaniel), Stephen Schwartz's Captain Louie (National Tour), If This Hat Could Talk (National Tour, directed by Tony®-Award winner George Faison), The Gig (York Theatre Concert/Cast Recording on JAY Records), Barnstormer (by Douglas J. Cohen and Cheryl L. Davis, dir. Jerry Dixon), The Unauthorized Autobiography Of Samantha Brown (Makor, w/ Michael Arden and Celia Keenan-Bolger), Joy (off-Broadway and workshops), and countless readings and workshops. For New York's renowned Peccadillo Theatre Company, Michael was the casting director for the critically-acclaimed revival of Lillian Hellman's rarely-seen masterpiece, Another Part Of The Forest.  Michael is the resident casting director of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, where he has cast over 45 individual projects since the festival's inception in 2004. Some favorite NYMF casting credits include The Yellow Wood (dir. Tony-Award Winner B. D. Wong), All Fall Down (dir. Lonny Price), The Woman Upstairs (by Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk), The Last Smoker In America (dir. Sheryl Kaller),Fat Camp (dir. Alex Timbers), Max Understood (dir. David Schweizer), The Tenth Floor (dir. Igor Goldin), and Twilight In Manchego (dir. Billy Porter).  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. For more information please visit his website at http://www.michaelcassara.net. Member, Casting Society of America.


Bio from
The Kid Who Would Be Pope

Michael Cassara (Casting Director) 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, plays, and film projects.  Since the formation of Michael Cassara Casting in 2003, Michael has worked with many of the nation's top theatres including The Old Globe, Great Lakes Theater Festival, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Gulfshore Playhouse, The White Plains Performing Arts Center, and more.  Recent projects have included Fat Camp (pre-Broadway, dir. Casey Hushion), Kingdom (The Old Globe, dir. Ron Daniels), Falling For Eve (book by Joe DiPietro, York Theatre Company), A Little Night Music (starring Penny Fuller and Mark Jacoby), Cheer Wars (winner, 2009 Richard Rodgers Award, dir. Dan Knechtges), The Molly Maguires (dir. Sheryl Kaller, mus. dir John McDaniel), Stephen Schwartz's Captain Louie (National Tour), If This Hat Could Talk (National Tour, directed by Tony®-Award winner George Faison), The Gig (York Theatre Concert/Cast Recording on JAY Records), Barnstormer (by Douglas J. Cohen and Cheryl L. Davis, dir. Jerry Dixon), The Unauthorized Autobiography Of Samantha Brown (Makor, w/ Michael Arden and Celia Keenan-Bolger), Joy (off-Broadway and workshops), and countless readings and workshops. For New York's renowned Peccadillo Theatre Company, Michael was the casting director for the critically-acclaimed revival of Lillian Hellman's rarely-seen masterpiece, Another Part Of The Forest.  Michael is the resident casting director of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, where he has cast over 45 individual projects since the festival's inception in 2004. Some favorite NYMF casting credits include The Yellow Wood (dir. Tony-Award Winner B. D. Wong), All Fall Down (dir. Lonny Price), The Woman Upstairs (by Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk), The Last Smoker In America (dir. Sheryl Kaller),Fat Camp (dir. Alex Timbers), Max Understood (dir. David Schweizer), The Tenth Floor (dir. Igor Goldin), and Twilight In Manchego (dir. Billy Porter).  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. For more information please visit his website at http://www.michaelcassara.net. Member, Casting Society of America.   


Bio from
Man of Rock

Michael Cassara (Casting Director) Recent projects include Fat Camp (pre-Broadway, dir. Casey Hushion), Kingodm (The Old Globe, dir. Ron Daniels), A Little Night Music (starring Penny Fuller and Mark Jacoby), The Molly Maguires (dir. Sheryl Kaller), Another Part of the Forest (The Peccadillo). Regional: The Old Globe, Great Lakes Theater Festival, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Gulfshore Playhouse, and many more. Michael is the resident casting director of NYMF and has cast over 45 musicals since the festival's inception in 2004, including The Yellow Wood (dir. Tony-Award Winner B.D. Wong), All Fall Down (dir. Lonny Price), The Woman Upstairs (Kerrigan-Lowdermilk), as well as 8 other shows in this year's NYMF. Native Clevelander. Member, Casting Society of America. Visit MichaelCassara.net.


Bio from
Play It Cool

Michael Cassara (Casting Director) recent projects include Fat Camp (pre-Broadway, dir. Casey Hushion), Kingdom (The Old Globe, dir. Ron Daniels), A Little Night Music (starring Penny Fuller and Mark Jacoby), The Molly Maguires (dir. Sheryl Kaller), Another Part Of The Forest (The Peccadillo). Regional: The Old Globe, Great Lakes Theater Festival, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Gulfshore Playhouse, and more. Michael is the resident casting director of the NewYork Musical Theatre Festival, where he has cast over 45 musicals since the festival's inception in 2004, including The Yellow Wood (dir. Tony-Award Winner B.D. Wong), All Fall Down (dir. Lonny Price), and the upcoming F@!#ing Hipsters (dir. John Carrafa). Native Clevelander. Member, Casting Society of America. http://www.michaelcassara.net.


Bio from
Beyond The Music

2011