CUE & A REVISITED: "How I Got My Equity Card"; Over 100 Actors Respond

By Playbill Staff
25 Jul 2013

John Gallagher, Jr.
John Gallagher, Jr.
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Actors' Equity Association celebrated its centennial on May 26; to mark that milestone the editors of have combed through the past seven years of our popular Cue & A feature to revisit how several of our favorite actors got their Equity Cards. Responses from over 100 actors follow.

(Clicking on a name bolded in blue will take readers to that actor's entry in the Playbill Vault.)

Julie White
Got my Equity card thanks to Stephen Schwartz and Joseph Stein casting me in a Chicago production of The Baker's Wife. I was 21 years old. Thank you guys!

Laura Bell Bundy
I think I got it from doing Ruthless at age 10.

Martha Plimpton
I think it was doing a workshop of Runaways at The Public in 1979. It was a looooooooong time ago.

John Gallagher, Jr
If I remember correctly, it was through the workshop I did of David Marshall Grant's Current Events months before I made my New York stage debut in the same show at MTC.

Kerry Butler
With my first Broadway show, Blood Brothers.