Now Casting: Tootsie

Binder Casting (New York, NY) has announced an open call for submissions for the first national touring production of Tootsie.

The tour currently is scheduled to perform in over twenty venues for the 2021/2022 season, including Los Angeles, CA (Dolby Theatre), Durham, NC (DPAC) and Shea’s PAC (Buffalo, NY) where it will launch in October 2021.

Call it “musical comedy heaven” (Rolling Stone). Call it “the most uproarious new musical in years!” (The Hollywood Reporter). Call it Tootsie!  This laugh-out-loud love letter to the theatre tells the story of Michael Dorsey, a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until one show-stopping act of desperation lands him the role of a lifetime. Featuring a hilarious Tony®-winning book by Robert Horn and an outrageously clever score by 2018 Tony winner David Yazbek (The Band’s VisitDirty Rotten Scoundrels), this New York Times Critic’s Pick is “a joyful delight” (The Washington Post) that’s “so packed with punchlines, it should be called a jokebox musical!” (Bloomberg). “In these turbulent times, when the world seems out of balance, we need a place to let the good times roll,” raves Rolling Stone. “Tootsie is it!”


Producer: TROIKA Entertainment 
General Manager: Brian Schrader
Book: Robert Horn 
Music & Lyrics: David Yazbek 
Casting: Binder Casting/Chad Eric Murnane, CSA

Non-AEA Salaries:

Flat.  $600 p/w 

Min.  $850 p/w – Lead
Max. $850 p/w – Principals
Flat.  $600 p/w – Featured Ens./Ens.

Audition Dates: 
Taped Submissions due by 5/3/21
Audition with Creative Team: 5/18
Callback: 5/21/21
Final Callback (Michael/Dorothy): Week of 5/24/21

Project Dates: 
1st Rehearsal: on or about September 7, 2021
Travel to Tech: on or about September 30, 2021
Press Opening: on or about October 13, 2021
End of Contract: on or about August 2022 

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MICHAEL DORSEY/DOROTHY MICHAELS: Male Identifying, 30s-40s, Any Ethnicity. MICHAEL DORSEY is an actor’s actor. A focused perfectionist, outspoken, stubborn, abrasive and at 40 – frustrated at where his career hasn’t taken him. He’s myopic when it comes to his work, non-committal and flirtatious when it comes to women and exasperating to all when it comes to something he wants. Highly intelligent and desperate to do the one thing he loves more than life itself… act. When Michael realizes that he can no longer book work after an audition goes poorly, he reinvents himself as actress, Dorothy Michaels, and wins the part. DOROTHY MICHAELS is strong willed, understanding, humorous, playful, and always speaks her mind. She can talk to people in a way Michael can’t. She’s slightly coy, slightly vain, and completely lovable. She’s Michaels better half, and sometimes, his better whole. Strong comic chops are needed. Baritenor (A2-G4/Bb4) with either a very strong high falsetto/mix or a high tenor belt. LEAD.

Auditions and callbacks will take place virtually, however, the Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels final callback will require an in-person wardrobe, makeup, and wig fitting which will follow strict safety protocols including day of COVID-19 testing. 

+0.2% of Producers share of overages following the first week post recoupment.

Producers will provide Actors with travel & double occupancy housing in addition to full health insurance coverage. Plus, weekly per-diem of $280 upon the first night spent in Producer provided housing. 

The Producers have elected to rehearse the production in upstate New York. Transportation and housing will be provided during rehearsals. 

All touring employees will be required to adhere to strict COVID-19 protocols and guidelines when traveling with the tour. The Producer’s protocols will be in addition to any local city, or state guidelines that are in place. 

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About TROIKA Entertainment

TROIKA Entertainment is a theatrical production company producing touring musical theatre productions throughout North America and internationally.  We are based in Rockville, MD.

TROIKA Entertainment LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We will extend equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation and gender identity), national origin, disability, age, genetic information, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws. Our policy reflects and affirms our Company’s commitment to the principles of fair employment and the elimination of all discriminatory practices.