Michael Cassara regularly teaches master classes on acting, musical theatre performance, auditioning and industry topics, in New York City and throughout the world.

He has taught master classes at dozens of the top training programs in the US and abroad, including Baldwin Wallace University, The Boston Conservatory, Indiana University, Northwestern University, The University Of The Arts, and in both the Steinhardt School and Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.  He previously served on the adjunct faculty of Pace University and CAP21.  As a leading expert on the musical theatre repertoire, Michael offers his students input based upon his unique vantage point as a casting director.

In New York, Michael regularly teaches at The Growing Studio and for SaveMyAudition.com.

College and University Master Classes and Workshops

As a leading performing arts educator, Michael Cassara regularly teaches at many of the top universities and training programs worldwide.  He has taught master classes and workshops on the campuses of Baldwin Wallace UniversityThe Boston ConservatoryCAP21 / Molloy CollegeElon University, Indiana UniversityNYU (Steinhardt School of Education and Tisch School of the Arts)Texas State UniversityThe University of the ArtsThe University of Central Florida, The University of Miami, Yale University, and over two dozen other schools. He currently serves on the adjunct faculty of Wright State University, where he teaches the Business of Acting to Senior BFA students. He previously served on the adjunct faculty of Pace University, and has presented multiple talks on musical theatre education for the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).

Classes and workshops are custom-fit to the needs of each individual program/group of students, but some topics include:

  • musical theatre audition techniques
  • advanced song repertoire
  • “the business” of the business
  • showcase preparation
  • do’s and don’t’s
  • how to get an agent
  • musical theatre history
  • self-taping technology and approaches

In addition to on-campus visits and workshops, Michael is often available to work with groups of students while they are in the New York City area.


If you’d like to speak further, feel free to call the office of Michael Cassara Casting at (212) 564-6700, or you may fill out the contact form and someone will be in touch with you shortly.