JASON STYRES, CSA is a casting director who has, in a relatively short time, come to work in every facet of the industry: theatre, film, television, commercials, live events, company consultation, and more. His work spans all media and places an emphasis on creating an environment for teams, producers, and performers to effectively and efficiently put together exemplary groups of collaborative artists in order for a project realize its fullest potential, while never sacrificing the humanity of the process.Most recently, he was appointed to the New York board for the Casting Society of America, as well as being named as one of the "industry players you need to know" by Backstage. He casts such projects as the Tony Award Best Musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder (Broadway & 1st National Tour, and current 2nd National Tour), the hit comedy Puffs, Or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic (Off-Broadway), Josh Prince’s breakthrough Broadway Dance Lab, Magic Mike Live (alongside Channing Tatum & Alison Faulk), Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella (National Tour), Dames at Sea (Broadway), The Lion King (Broadway & National Tour), Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (National Tour), Trip of Love (Off-Broadway), Nice Work If You Can Get It (Broadway), and for over 15 different productions for the prestigious New York City Center Encores! series. He has worked with such directors and choreographers as Darko Tresnjak, Camille A. Brown, Josh Prince, Warren Carlyle, Josh Bergasse, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Marc Bruni, Casey Nicholaw, Kathleen Marshall, Josh Rhodes, John Doyle, Randy Skinner, and James Lapine (amongst many others). Other credits include Hartford Stage, New York Philharmonic, Shakespeare Theatre Company (DC), San Francisco Symphony, Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS), TUTS Underground, Queensbury Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, North Shore Music Theatre, and various other theatres.
He cast the three-time Emmy nominated production of Carousel (NY Philharmonic/PBS), the smash-hit television show So You Think You Can Dance, and the highly praised HBO documentary Six by Sondheim. Some recent favorite projects include Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, The Prancing Elites Project, and How You Look At It - a brand new dance short by Wendy Seyb, currently gathering awards across the country in various film festivals. He also worked with Nathan Mitchell and Alexander McQueen/Document Journal on their highly lauded immersive project for New York Fashion Week (S/S 2017).
His upcoming projects include a brand new developmental work with Camille A. Brown (in conjunction with the Jerome Robbins Foundation and the Baryshnikov Arts Center), a collaboration with the Astoria Performing Arts Center, the next incarnation of the award-winning show Pedro Pan (previously seen at NYMF and Fringe), The Cocktail Party Effect (a new play by Scooter Pietsch), and Rye (a new film by Wendy Seyb)... as well as some other exciting new projects to be announced soon!Outside of his normal work in casting, he is a proud supporter/friend of the Cancer Support Community, serving as their casting consultant for their galas and benefits, serves as guest faculty for Broadway Dance Center and the Quest Intensive, as well as several universities and colleges across the nation.