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Binder Casting, a division of RWS Entertainment Group since 2015, was originally founded by Jay Binder nearly 30 years ago and has cast over 80 Broadway productions, a myriad of National Tours, Off-Broadway shows, Encores! at New York City Center since its inception in 1994, full seasons for over 25 regional theatres, as well as feature films and episodic television. In 2017 Binder expanded into commercial casting and has since cast many union and non-union commercials, voice-overs, print, beauty, industrials and real people casting campaigns. Founded on the mission to raise the casting experience by providing an approach that’s innovative, collaborative and fun, while maintaining the highest standards of professionalism, Binder Casting is a proud 12-time recipient of the Artios Award for Excellence in Casting. Binder was featured prominently in the Broadway documentary, Every Little Step.
Mark Brandon, CSA
Senior Casting Director
BioAs a Senior Casting Director at Binder Casting, I provide casting for Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theatre productions and films. In addition, I am directly responsible for casting all the North America companies and several international companies of Disney’s The Lion King as well as the upcoming production of Beauty and the Beast in Shanghai.
Fun FactI am an advanced certified scuba diver!
Chad Eric Murnane, CSA
BioI am a Casting Director at Binder Casting since 2017. I provide casting for theatre, television and film. I am committed to diversity, inclusion and intelligent casting and have a passion for discovering and fostering new talent. My casting process eliminates boundaries between theatre, television and film. Originally from Florida, I graduated from the CAP21 Musical Theatre Conservatory and I am an alumnus of Interlochen Arts Academy.
Fun FactI know all the words to The Wizard of Oz because it’s my favorite movie of all time.
BioI am a Casting Director with Binder Casting, and could not be more thrilled to be in such great company. I have worked in Casting across Theatre (Encores! and Encores! Off-Center at New York City Center, The Kennedy Center, Broadway, Off-Broadway, Touring, and Regional productions), TV (CRASHING for HBO, KEVIN CAN WAIT for CBS, etc), and Film (THE BIG SICK – feature). I graduated from NYU, and approach the casting process with a great respect for actors.
Fun FactI am a stilt walker!
Senior Commercial Casting Director
BioI have been a Casting Director for 12 years and I work with hundreds of advertising agencies and production companies worldwide. As a casting director, I handle union and non-union commercials, voice overs, beauty, print and real people casting. Favorite projects include spots for Target, IBM, Apple, Kiehl’s, State Farm, L’Oreal, Chase and additional casting for the Beyonce VMA 2016 Lemonade performance. I have a great love for the casting process and continuously make sure no stone is left unturned when it comes to finding and requesting the best talent possible for your project.
Fun FactOnce I won a Beyonce Single Ladies dance off.
Senior Commercial Casting Director
BioAs a Casting Director, I have provided top-notch talent for commercials for nearly 20 years. I make the process simple for producers so they can focus their attention on other aspects of their project. I get exceptional performances out of talent because of my easy going demeanor during the audition process. As an improviser, I have a deep respect and connection for the improv community. I have deep ties to the dance community, close relationships with kids agents, and a personal love for sports, both watching and performing.
Fun FactCertified Yoga Teacher.
BioAs the Binder Casting Assistant, I provide support for all the Binder Casting Directors and their various projects including: Broadway, National Tours, Off-Broadway, Regional Theatre and Commercials. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA – I graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a degree in Musical Theatre and a degree in Business Marketing. I am incredibly humbled to join the Binder legacy and work alongside such influential peers/leaders.
Fun FactI only brush my teeth with purple toothbrushes – *Yes, I always have an extra on hand just in case*
Broadway highlights include: Disney’s The Lion King (all North American casting), In Transit, Dames at Sea, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Born Yesterday, It Shoulda Been You, The Miracle Worker, Finian’s Rainbow, A Chorus Line, Gypsy starring Patti LuPone, The 39 Steps, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Grease, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Sweet Charity, Wonderful Town, Movin’ Out, 42nd Street, The Music Man, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, The Sound of Music, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Chicago, The King and I, Damn Yankees, Peter Pan, Lost in Yonkers, The Goodbye Girl and Jerome Robbins’ Broadway
NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL TOURS
The Color Purple, Jimmy Buffet’s Escape to Margaritaville (First National), Disney’s The Lion King and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.
Current: ACT of Connecticut, Alley Theatre, Alliance Theatre Company, Asolo Rep, Bay Street Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, Hollywood Bowl, Marriott Lincolnshire, Miami New Drama, NY Philharmonic, Paramount Theatre, Pittsburgh Playhouse, Serenbe Playhouse, Shakespeare Theatre Co. of DC, The Old Globe, Two River Theater, Virginia Stage Company and the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
Film & TV
Select credits include: Dreamgirls, Chicago, Nine, Hairspray, Carousel (PBS/NY Phil), Six by Sondheim (HBO), Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man (ABC), Once Upon A Mattress (Disney) and So You Think You Can Dance
Union and non-union commercials, voice-overs, industrials, new media, print, beauty and real people casting.
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