Casting Director, Calleri Casting
Last season’s Broadway credits include Fool for Love starring Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell and Hughie starring Forest Whitaker. Other Broadway credits include the Tony-winning revival Hedwig & The Angry Inch starring Neil Patrick Harris and Lena Hall, the Tony-nominated revival of The Elephant Man starring Bradley Cooper, Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola which also played London's West End and the hit revival Of Mice and Men with James Franco, Chris O'Dowd and Leighton Meester, Venus in Fur with Tony-winner Nina Arianda and Hugh Dancy, The Visit starring Chita Rivera and Roger Rees, Renee Fleming in Living on Love, 33 Variations starring Jane Fonda, A Raisin in the Sun with Sean Combs, Audra MacDonald, Phylicia Rashad, Chicago with Usher, and James Joyce’s The Dead starring Christopher Walken. He served as Casting Director for Playwrights Horizons for 10 seasons. Other Off Bway creds include the long-running Fuerza Bruta, Lobby Hero. TV credits include: The Path for Hulu, Army Wives, Lipstick Jungle, Z Rock on IFC, the critically acclaimed A Raisin in the Sun on ABC, also the hit series Ed, Hope & Faith, and Monk. Film: Look Away, I Origins, Another Earth, Refuge, and Merchant Ivory’s features The City of Your Final Destination, Heights, and The White Countess. James Calleri along with his partners Paul Davis and Erica Jensen run Calleri Casting. They have been awarded 13 Artios Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Casting. James proudly serves on the Board of the Casting Society of America. He is an Associate Professor of Theater at Columbia University School of the Arts where he heads the MFA Graduate Acting program. He is the co-author with Robert Cohen of ACTING PROFESSIONALLY: RAW FACTS ABOUT CAREERS IN ACTING published by Palgrave MacMillan, in it’s eighth edition it is one of the leading books in the country for young actors. James resides in New York City and Saugerties, New York.
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