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Tonys 2014: The Actresses - THR Tony Award Roundtable

Tonys 2014: The Actresses – THR Tony Award Roundtable

Tony nominated actresses roundtable with Sutton Foster (Violet in Violet), Idina Menzel (Elizabeth inIf/Then), Jessie Mueller (Carole King in Beautiful: The Carole King Story) and Kelli O’Hara (Francesca in The Bridges of Madison County) and best actress in a play nominees Tyne Daly (Katharine in Mothers and Sons) and LaTanya Richardson Jackson (Lena “Mama” Younger in A Raisin in the Sun). Roundtables are back! Tune in Monday, May 16th for… Read Article →

What Songs Should Actors NOT Sing at Auditions?

What Songs Should Actors NOT Sing at Auditions?

While it’s important to learn from the careers of some of today’s brightest Broadway stars, Backstage Expert and casting director Benton Whitley (Stewart/Whitley Casting) advises actors to avoid emulating them in the audition room. That means you shouldn’t sing from the famed songbooks of “Idina Menzel, Gavin Creel, or Sutton Foster,” among other “idolized” voices in contemporary musical theater. Remember, if the casting director knows the song too well, they’ll… Read Article →