Michael Cassara, CSA


MICHAEL CASSARA, CSA (Casting Director) casts theatre and film in New York City and is thrilled to be returning for a thirteenth season with Gulfshore Playhouse, where has cast over 45 plays and musicals since 2009. Recent credits include An American In Paris (International Tour, dir. Christopher Wheeldon), Spamilton (NYC/Chicago/Pittsburgh CLO/national ), Enter Laughing (York Theatre), Gigantic (Vineyard Theatre), Forbidden Broadway (last three editions/cast albums), The 12 (Denver Center/world premiere). Film credits include The Hyperglot (Artios nomination for excellence in casting, dir. Michael Urie), Contest, Grantham & Rose (dir. Kristin Hanggi, starring Marla Gibbs, Jake T. Austin, and Tessa Thompson). Other regional credits include productions for Ogunquit Playhouse, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Denver Center, Old Globe, Asolo Rep, Hangar Theatre, and many more. Resident Casting Director for the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) since 2007 and the National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) since 2013. Michael is a native Clevelander and a member of the Casting Society of America.

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