CASTING SEMINARS AND MEMBERSHIP MEETING
DO40’S ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – SEPTEMBER 14, 2015,
BECOMES A CASTING SEMINAR WITH CASTING DIRECTOR CAROL HANZEL!
DO40’s annual membership meeting had a special guest this year, casting director Carol Hanzel, on hand to answer questions on how to approach
working in ALL areas of the entertainment business from the perspective of the mature performer – and casting director!
Carol’s professional background as a musical theatre performer includes the original Broadway productions of Sherry, Cabaret & Promises, Promises, as well as the Lincoln Center revivals of West Side Story & Show Boat. Her performing career also included numerous commercials, television, regional theater and voice-overs. She has danced with such renowned artists as Gene Kelly, Chita Rivera, Joel Grey and Donna McKecknie, and played opposite Ann Miller in Mame.
Carol entered casting in 1984 when she was asked to join the prestigious advertising agency, Ogilvy and Mather, as an on-staff casting director. While there she worked on major campaigns such as American Express, AT&T and Hershey's until 1988 when she opened her own company. She continued her commercial casting and expanded her office to include casting for theatre, her first love, as well as television and film. Again, a great PERK for DO40 members – only!
Original CABARET cast members Rita O'Connor,
Carol Hanzel and Steve Boockvor performing at
DO40's Ron Field event, 2014