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Actresses! A Lesson from iZombie's Elysia Rotaru
Posted on: 4/1/2015 10:55:00 AM Advice 

Photo by Karolina Turek

By: ILANA RAPP
                             
Elysia Rotaru stars in the new CW series iZombie which premiered March 17, 2015. Elysia is currently working on a short film called The Wall – @TheWallSF. Follow Elysia on Twitt ...More

Q an A (Question An Actor): EP. 4 Aladdin's Adam Jacobs
Posted on: 3/31/2015 7:19:00 AM Advice 

NYCastings.com proudly presents "Q an A" (Question an Actor) where Robert Peterpaul (America's Got Talent, Access Hollywood) sits down to gain valuable insight from today's most acclaimed performers. Tune in and let us help you succeed in your career.

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Laura Bell Bundy on: Musical bloopers, Charlie Sheen & Coming back to Broadway
Posted on: 3/28/2015 4:01:00 PM Advice 

WRITTEN BY: ROBERT PETERPAUL (@robpeterpaul)


A cheery voice chimed through the phone when I picked up:

“Hi Robert, It’s Laura Bell Bundy!”

Her words immediately beamed a ray of sunshine into the room, melting the blizzard like conditions of the east coast from my mind.

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Q an A (Question An Actor): EP. 3 You Can't Stop Golden Globe Nominee Nikki Blonsky!
Posted on: 3/20/2015 11:38:00 AM Advice 


NYCastings.com presents "Q an A" (Question an Actor) where Robert Peterpaul ( America's Got Talent, Access Hollywood) sits down to gain valuable insight from today's most acclaimed performers. Tune in and let us help you succeed in your career.

Episode 3: Check out our exclusive interview with the unstoppable Nikki Blonsky. The Golden Globe Nominee reveals her best piece of advice, fun memories from the Hairspray set and her big secret. Tune in for some wonderful insight!

Follow us! Twitter - @QuestionanActor Facebook - QuestionAnActor
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The Persistence of ‘Bloodline’ star JAMIE MCSHANE
Posted on: 3/12/2015 3:38:00 PM Advice 

Photo: Vince Trupsin



WRITTEN BY: Robert Peterpaul (@robpeterpaul)

25 years.

That’s how long it took for Jamie McShane to feel like he’d finally made it as an actor. Now, these days you may recognize him from memorable stints on Sons of Anarchy, and More


BROADWAY & BEYOND w ALISON EWING, RINA SKLAR & JACK DABDOUB
Posted on: 3/9/2015 4:16:00 PM Advice 

By Ilana Rapp

Oftentimes there is confusion about working on Broadway vs. Regional vs. Community theater. There are so many factors that come into play (pun intended, haha. Ok so I need a new joke, whatever).

Back on track. There are pay scale differences, union vs. non-union questions and a bunch of other things that go on behind the scenes.

Today we find out what it's like for actors to work in different theatrical environments.

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Lather, Rinse, Repeat with Broadway's ORFEH
Posted on: 3/5/2015 11:05:00 AM Advice 
WRITTEN BY: Robert Peterpaul (@robpeterpaul)
There is a piece of Broadway missing right now that can be defined in one word - Orfeh. There's just no one else like the veteran performer who brings boundless energy complimented with powerhouse vocals to every production she's in. The singer, songwriter and actress has been seen in an abundance ...More

How To Make a Memorable Character w/ Gotham's Victoria Cartagena
Posted on: 2/25/2015 11:44:00 AM Advice 





By Ilana Rapp

Victoria Cartagena made such an impact during the interview that I was totally thrown off guard.” - ILANA

Let's talk about Victoria Cartagena, aka Vicki, who plays Detective Renee Montoya on FOX's Gotham.

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Shut up and Listen to HEATHER MATARAZZO
Posted on: 2/23/2015 6:45:00 PM Advice 

WRITTEN BY: ROBERT PETERPAUL

Performers seeking authentic advice should search no further than the honest guidance of Heather Matarazzo. The New York raised actress has remained in the spotlight ever since her lead role in the coming of age film, Welcome to the Dollhouse. This breakout 90's hit propelled Matarazzo into a successful career thats s ...More


Q an A (Question An Actor): EP. 2 Broadway's Matthew James Thomas
Posted on: 2/23/2015 1:55:00 PM Advice 

NYCastings.com presents "Q an A" (Question an Actor) where Robert Peterpaul (TMZ, Access Hollywood) sits down to gain valuable insight from acclaimed actors to help you succeed in your career.

Episode 2: Broadway's Matthew James Thomas (Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark, Pippin and Diner the Musical) stops by the NYCastings studio to chat about his career, working through dangerous stunts and most valuable piece of acting advice. You won't want to miss it!


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Chasing Your Dreams with ABC Family Star ABHI SINHA
Posted on: 2/19/2015 11:34:00 AM Advice 
Photo Credit: Lesley Bryce



WRITTEN BY: ROBERT PETERPAUL
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The Spellbinding KARA LINDSAY Soars as Broadway's Newest Glinda
Posted on: 2/13/2015 6:20:00 PM Advice 

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Listening & Answering with Emmy Award Winner ALLISON JANNEY
Posted on: 2/11/2015 9:42:00 PM Advice 


WRITTEN BY: ROBERT PETERPAUL

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12 Monkeys star AMANDA SCHULL on not giving up
Posted on: 2/7/2015 1:34:00 PM Advice 

Photo Credit: Annie McEwain

WRITTEN BY: Robert Peterpaul

Amanda Schull is mainly recognized for her recurring and noteworthy television stints on shows like One Tree Hill, Pretty Little Liars and Suits. She's also credited as the sweet Jody Sawyer in the 2000 film < ...More


Lessons From Broadway's ‘Bombshell’ MEGAN HILTY
Posted on: 2/3/2015 6:17:00 PM Advice 

Written By: Robert Peterpaul

“Just be nice.” Megan Hilty says when I inquire my signature question of the most valuable advice she has for aspiring performers. “Be nice to everyone you work with.” Readers should take heed from the triple threat whose extraordinary talent and passion has lifted her to stardom. 

A captivating combination of capability and charm, I’d venture to say that Hilty is the closet thing the world currently has to Marilyn Monroe. The ethereal beauty has taken center stage on Broadway with her stellar run ...More


10 Things You Should Know About Toddlers in Show Biz
Posted on: 1/26/2015 11:27:00 AM Advice 



Written By: 
ILANA RAPP
                     
"Your child should be a model! Your kid should be on television!" your neighbors, family, friends and babysitters shout to you. It all sounds so fun and so easy!

Then you realize it's not so easy. But it could be fun and a great learning experience if you learn a few simple things.

1. You are responsible for your child on set.

Some productions have baby wranglers, but wr ...More


Switched at Birth's VANESSA MARANO on: Acting, auditioning with pneumonia & why she’ll never get a Twitter!
Posted on: 1/23/2015 12:25:00 PM Advice 


Written By: Robert Peterpaul                                               Photo Credit: Lesley Bryce  

Phone interviews can be a harrowing process. As an interviewer you anxiously wait on the line, hoping for a pleasant and worthwhile interaction with the talent (and, of course, good reception). With a cheery “Hey, R ...More


'Act where you can, when you can' - A Conversation with HBO’s Raúl Castillo
Posted on: 1/14/2015 11:06:00 AM Advice 



With an impressive career spanning across film, television and theatre mediums, Raúl Castillo is simply just getting started. The industry is abuzz with big expectations from the CAA represented actor and playwright.

Raúl can currently be seen playing the fan favorite character “Ritchie” on HBO’s Looking. The drama offers an intimate look at a group of friends in San Francisco and their uncensored experiences while searching for happiness. Despite the cloud of controve ...More


Technique Talk from Veteran Actor, Ray Iannicelli
Posted on: 12/15/2014 1:26:00 PM Advice 

You may recognize Ray Iannicelli from the recently released Bill Murray film called St. Vincent. This week, Ray shares the big screen with Quvenzhané Wallis, Cameron Diaz and Jamie Foxx in the highly anticipated remake of the classic, ANNIE coming to theaters December 19th.

Ray has over 30 years of experience in show biz. He continues to captivate audiences in film, television and stage. And now he's a first time grandfather!

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Young Performers on Hit TV Shows
Posted on: 11/17/2014 10:42:00 AM Advice 



When your young performer gets an audition for a TV show with lots of buzz, it's time to close your eyes, take a deep gulp and maybe even meditate. You want them to go on the audition, but at the same time, you know if they get the job, life will change. Maybe forever.

For young actors David Mazouz of FOX's Gotham and Zoé de Grand’Maison of the BBC's Orphan Black, there was no doubt in their minds about auditioning for their prospective roles. Both have very supportive families which helped make their decision easier.

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