Duncan Stewart and Benton Whitley Join Forces for New Casting Office

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Duncan Stewart joins colleague Benton Whitley to form Duncan Stewart and Company, a New York-based legit casting office.
Duncan Stewart and Benton Whitley
Duncan Stewart and Benton Whitley

Heidi Birkett rounds out the principal team, acting as the firm's U.K. Casting Consultant/Liaison in London.

The company will focus primarily on casting for theatre, film and television; talent consultation for numerous Broadway, Off-Broadway, West End projects and productions in development; and seminars/workshops for industry professionals, business leaders and U.S./Canadian college students.

Stewart and Whitley will continue casting duties for producers Barry and Fran Weissler, handling the Broadway and national touring productions of the Broadway musical Chicago. Over the years, Stewart has been responsible for putting numerous stars and celebrities into Chicago, including Christie Brinkley, Sofia Vergara, Kelly Osbourne, Matthew Settle, Ashlee Simpson, Chandra Wilson, Jerry Springer, Michelle Williams, Aida Turturro and Kevin Richardson, among others.

Stewart and Whitley are also casting the forthcoming national tour of La Cage Aux Folles as well as the new musical Yank! The new company will also handle other legit projects including the U.S. casting of Michael Jackson’s Thriller Live (West End), the Radio City Christmas Spectacular (New York) and various regional theatre productions.

Duncan Stewart and Company is located at 213 West 35th St., Suite 804. For more information visit www.dstewartco.com.

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