Tootsie (SETA) – NYC EPA (01.15.20)

Producing Org TBD
New York, NY

Job Details


Call Type: EPA

Short Engagement Touring
Cat. 2; Expected Salary: $930/week

Producer: Scott Sanders and Carol Fineman
Director: Scott Ellis
Book: Robert Horn
Music and Lyrics: David Yazbeck
Choreographer: Denis Jones

Music Director: Andrea Grody
General Manager: Bespoke
Casting: Jim Carnahan Casting
Expected In attendance at EPA: Jason Thinger (Casting Associate)

First Rehearsal: 8/17/2020
Firs Performance in Buffalo: 10/6/2020

EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.

An Equity Monitor will be provided.

Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

Equity actor/singers for various roles in the upcoming SETA Tour. See breakdown.

All SM positions have been filled.



MICHAEL DORSEY (Male, 30s-40s, any ethnicity) An actors actor. A focused perfectionist, outspoken, stubborn, abrasive, and at 40 – frustrated at where his career hasn’t taken him. Experiencing emotions to their fullest, 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 wanting something. He’s not without compassion, highly intelligent, and desperate to do the one thing he loves more than life itself… act. As DOROTHY MICHAELS, she’s 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 vein, and completely lovable. She’s Michaels better half, and sometimes, his better whole.

JULIE NICHOLS (Female, 30s, any ethnicity) She’s got an organic beauty and heartfelt humor – which she uses to avoid what she’s really feeling. She masks her pain, but longs to connect. Kindhearted and modest, she gets the joke, is grateful for what she’s been given, but is not ready to demand what will make her happy. She won’t give her heart easily, but when she does, it’s completely.

SANDY LESTER (Female, mid/late 30’s, any ethnicity) She’s neurotic, pessimistic, self-deprecating, childish, and easily flummoxed. She is her own worst enemy, second-guesses her third guesses, can’t let anything go, and literally created a yoga position called The Downward Spiral. She thinks the world is out to get her, wallows in self-pity, suffers in silence incredibly loudly, and really just wants to be happy. She’s got a big heart, which always gets broken.

JEFF SLATER (Male, 30s-40s, any ethnicity) He’s a sardonic realist who lacks the ambition and drive to live up to his potential. The voice of reason that swirls just outside the eye of the chaos, Jeff sees the humor of situations and has no reluctance to point out people’s flaws – even his own. His self- awareness and observations make him Michaels sounding board and conscience, as well as best friend. A lethargic ball of moderate enthusiasm, Jeff has a motto: Seize the day! He sees the day then goes back to bed.

MAX VAN HORN (Male, 20s-30s, any ethnicity) He’s self-obsessed, with a limited wit or knowledge. Believing his own hype, he’s a ‘personality’ who measures his appeal through artificial adulation… and couldn’t imagine anyone not being attracted to him. Welcoming any opportunity to take off his shirt, he thinks the world revolves around him, doesn’t get the joke, and is sure he’s deeper than he is. Tangled earbuds are his Rubik’s Cube.

RON CARLISLE (Male, 40s, any ethnicity) He’s an incredibly successful director. Just ask him. If you agree with him, he likes you. Often disrespectful, he demands respect. His ‘creative well’ does not go that deep, but he knows what sells. He has little patience, and even less vision, loves an argument as long as he wins it, and manages to work his accomplishments into EVERY conversation. He’s the first to tell you that he’s damn good at being humble.

RITA MALLORY (Female, 50s-60s, any ethnicity) Level headed, experienced, the sanity in a swirling pool of crazy, she’s a beat ahead of everyone, and is the voice or reason. She’s very New York.

STAN FIELDS (Male, 50s, any ethnicity) An Agent. THAT agent. Over worked, always to the point, plays the game, but hates it. He knows how to talk around any subject. He’s put upon, exasperated, and has been around the block… more than once. Perhaps it’s because he refuses to pay for parking.

*All stage management positions have been filled



Audition Information


Ripley-Grier Studios (305)
305 W 38th St
New York, NY 10018-2902

Studio 207 (Audition) and Studio 210 (Holding)

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Lunch 1:30 to 2:30


Prepare a short song in the style of the show. Please bring sheet music in the correct key– accompanist provided but may not transpose. Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult