THE SCREENING ROOM: Jeremy Jordan, Krysta Rodriguez, Corey Cott and More Share Tips on How to Be a "Superstar"

By Michael Gioia
September 18, 2013

Tony Award nominee Jeremy Jordan, First Date actress Krysta Rodriguez, Newsies' Corey Cott and more share insight, via video interviews, into making it in show business in celebration of the new book "So You Wanna Be a Superstar?"



The book, written by Ted Michael, features contributions from actors and writers Nic Cory and Mara Jill Herman with an introduction by Tony Award winner Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon).

Here, Zak Resnick (Mamma Mia!), Cott (Newsies), songwriter Jonathan Reid Gealt, Natalie Weiss (Les Misérables), songwriter Joey Contreras, Jordan (Newsies, "Smash"), Ali Stroker ("The Glee Project") and Rodriguez (First Date) share stories about how they made it into show business and provide advice for aspiring performers.

Here's how the book is described: "Full of straightforward, well-organized advice for every step of the process, this book will help you train your vocal cords, pick the right audition material, and become comfortable with the spotlight. Interactive quizzes, helpful sidebars, and words of advice from industry professionals add a personalized and real-world touch. Author Ted Michael, a veteran of music and theatre, along with the help of popular actors, actresses, and singers, provides all the tools young singers need in order to nail their auditions and nurture their natural show-stopping abilities."

For more information on "So You Wanna Be a Superstar?," visit SoYouWannaBeASuperstar.com.

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