Michael Shurtleff

Michael Shurtleff

Casting

Michael Shurtleff, who had a long career on Broadway as a casting director, and wrote "Audition: Everything an Actor Needs to Know to Get the Part" — a cherished bible for aspiring actors — died at his home in Los Angeles on Jan. 28, 2007. He was 86. In an era when casting directors largely worked for specific producers, operating out of that producer's office, Mr. Shurtleff worked for the formidable slave-driver David Merrick, beginning with the hit 1959 comedy Take Me Along. He went on to cast Merrick shows Irma La Douce, A Taste of Honey, Do Re Mi, Carnival!, Subways Are for Sleeping, I Can Get It for You Wholesale, Oliver! and Dylan.

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  • Born: 1921
  • Death: Jan 28, 2007 in Los Angeles, California