James Calleri

Associate Professor
James Calleri is an Associate Professor of Professional Practice in the Acting concentration. He is a well-known casting director and is the owner and president of Calleri Casting, where he and partners Paul Davis and Erica Jensen cast theater, film and television. Most recently, he cast the Tony-nominated Broadway productions of The Elephant Man, The Visit, Hedwig and The Angry Inch, Of Mice and Men, Venus in Fur, A Raisin in the Sun and the upcoming Fool for Love. He has cast for Classic Stage Company, Rattlestick, The Flea, Williamstown and Long Wharf, among others. He has worked at the Lincoln Center Theater and for ABC Television, and was the casting director for Playwrights Horizons for 10 seasons. With Robert Cohen, he is the co-author of Acting Professionally: Raw Facts About Careers in Acting, published by Macmillan. He has served on the faculty of the New York University Tisch Graduate Acting Program and Syracuse University, as well as several other schools and colleges across the country. He serves on the board of the Casting Society of America. He holds a degree from Trinity University and an MFA from the University of California at Irvine.
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