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

By Playbill Staff
25 Jul 2013

Erin Davie

Erin Davie
Playing Emma in Jekyll & Hyde for Surflight Theater at Trump Plaza in Atlantic City.

Moya Angela
A production contract from The Lion King.

Maria Dizzia
My Three Angels and I Hate Hamlet at Summer Theater Mount Holyoke.

Danny Burstein
I was hired by my teacher & mentor, Edward M. Greenberg, to be in the chorus of The Music Man at the St. Louis MUNY. It starred Jim Dale and Pam Dawber. That summer at the MUNY also included Funny Girl (with Juliet Prowse and Larry Kert) and Sleeping Beauty. One of the best summers of my young life.

Hugh Panaro
I had just moved to New York and was doing my first Off-Broadway show, What's a Nice Country Like You Doing in a State Like This? at the Actors' Playhouse. There was a casting notice in Backstage for dancer/singers for a production of Chicago at the Coachlight Dinner Theater in East Windsor, CT. I actually found the casting director's home phone number in the white pages and called him to ask if they had cast the leads yet!