Fox series ‘Glee’ casting new recurring guest starring roles for season 3

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The casting directors for 20th Century Fox Television’s musical series “Glee” are casting new recurring guest starring roles for the show’s 3rd season, which will begin shooting in late June, 2011. The extras casting director is also seeking talent above 18 years of age who can play high school age students of all types. Extreme nerds and cheerleaders in the same age range are especially needed.

The recurring guest starring roles could very well become series regulars. Mike O’Malley, Heather Morris and Naya Rivera were promoted to the main cast of “Glee” in season 2 after having recurring guest starring roles in the show’s first season.

Instead of using traditional network casting calls for the first season, “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy spent three months on Broadway, where he found Matthew Morrison and Jenna Ushkowitz. Actors with no theatrical experience who audition are required to prove they can sing and dance as well as act. There are currently 15 starring roles on “Glee”. Season 3 will premier in September, 2011.

The principal actor casting director for “Glee” is seeking the following for recurring guest starring roles:

• Female, 18 yrs and older to play 15-16 yrs. Ethnicity unspecified. To play Rebecca, a very beautiful talent with very strong singing skills. Must have the ability to sing a wide variety of musical styles.

• Female, 18 yrs and older to play 15-18 yrs. Ethnicity unspecified. To play Marilyn, not very attractive, but must be a very strong singer.

Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Eric Dawson
Carol Kritzer
Robert Ulrich
“Glee” Casting
4705 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
Suite 301
Valley Village, CA 91607

New York:

Jim Carnahan
“Glee” Casting
231 West 39th Street
Suite 1200
New York, NY 10018

Extras Casting

Los Angeles:

Sande Alessi Casting is seeking SAG members and non-union talent to work on “Glee” as high school students of all types. Cheerleaders and Nerdy types are especially needed. You must be 18 years of age and older, but appear to be of high school age. If you are located in the Southern California area and fit this description, then you can register with the following casting agency:

Sande Alessi Casting
13731 Ventura Blvd.
Top Floor
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Registration Hotline Information – (818) 623-7040

The base salary for SAG extra work is currently $134.00 for time spent up to 8 work hours, with overtime after that. The non-union rate is $64.00 for up to 8 work hours, with overtime after that. The average television series work day is 12 hours.

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Ryan Murphy Productions
5555 Melrose Avenue
Chevalier Building
Los Angeles, CA 90038

20th Century Fox Television
10201 W Pico Blvd.
Building 103, Room5286
Los Angeles, CA 90035

Producers:

Ryan Murphy
Brad Falchuk
Dante Di Loreto
Ian Brennan
Alexis Martin Woodall
Michael Novick
Kenneth Silverstein

Directors:

Various directors are used throughout the season.
Eric Stoltz
Ryan Murphy
Brad Falchuk
Ryan Murphy
Elodie Keene
Bradley Buecker
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Paris Barclay

Starring:

Dianna Agron – Quinn Fabray
Chris Colfer – Kurt Hummel
Jessalyn Gilsig – Terri Schuester
Jane Lynch – Sue Sylvester
Jayma Mays – Emma Pillsbury
Kevin McHale – Artie Abrams
Lea Michele – Rachel Berry
Cory Monteith – Finn Hudson
Matthew Morrison – Will Schuester
Amber Riley – Mercedes Jones
Mark Salling – Noah ‘Puck’ Puckerman
Jenna Ushkowitz – Tina Cohen-Chang
Naya Rivera – Santana Lopez
Heather Morris – Brittany Pierce

Story:

The series follows an optimistic Lima, Ohio high school Spanish teacher named Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison) as he tries to transform McKinley High school’s not-so-perfect Glee Club “New Directions” to a top level show choir with the help of fellow teacher Emma Pillsburry (Jayma Mays). “Glee” follows the performers competing on the show choir competition circuit, while its members deal with relationships, sexuality and social issues.

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