Broadway Casting Director

Merri Sugarman

A former actress herself, Merri Sugarman is a master teacher, kind mentor, and industry leader. Her workshops on audition materials, college showcases, and the “business of the business” are renowned across the United States. Her expert coaching and feedback have been instrumental in setting actors on paths to great success. She is known for her warmth and ability to communicate in ways that feel molded for every individual performer. Merri’s office casts some of your favorite shows, including SIX, Dear Evan Hansen, Ain’t Too Proud, School of Rock, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Mis√©rables, the upcoming Trevor the Musical, and many more! Connect with Merri for a one-on-one session today.

A half-hour session (consultation) gives you enough time to ask Merri anything! Regarding training paths and the variety of career options available, Merri brings a wealth of knowledge based on decades in the industry.

In a full-hour session (audition coaching), you may also choose to work on your audition material (song or monologue) and hone your craft with Merri, who has watched thousands of actors audition and has an expert eye for what will work in the audition room. Please come prepared with material for coaching at the top of the session. Merri is unable to workshop material from a show that her office currently represents, please consult tararubincasting.com for a complete list.

Please note, this experience does not guarantee future employment, talent representation, invitations to auditions, or any outcome other than further honing your audition skills and gaining a knowledge of how the business works. 

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