Just last week, we were lamenting the near impossibility of scoring tickets to Hamilton, that forever-sold-out Broadway show. We offered some solace for would-be audience members in the form of a helpful lottery entry app for iPhones. But if you’re one of those folks who’s been waiting for a chance to get on the stage instead of in front of it, then here’s some exciting news: Hamilton is now holding an open casting call!
The Broadway musical is seeking non-white singers who can rap. No prior theater experience necessary. You can audition for them live in May or send in an application online. Either way, this is your chance to become a part of musical theatre history in New York City, up there with Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, The Lion King and Cats!
If you want to audition live, head over to Chelsea Studios (151 W. 26th St.) on May 3 as early as 10am to sign up for an audition slot. Auditions take place from 11am-2pm. You’ll need your headshot and resumé, as well as sheet music for a pop or rock song (they’ll provide the accompanist).
If you’re applying online, you’ll need a current picture and resumé that lists your height and weight, a link to an unlisted Youtube or Vimeo video of you performing a pop/rock song and a short rap, and contact information. Send all materials to casting[at]hamiltonbroadway.com.
There’s no specified end date for the applications, but since casting calls will inevitably close once roles are filled, you’ll want to get on this ASAP. As for our part, we’re just going to sip this tea while all the angry conservatives start railing about the casting call’s use of the term “non-white.”
Don’t throw away your shot!