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about us

Murnane Casting is a first-class casting office in New York City, founded by Chad Eric Murnane, alongside Amber Snead, with their associate Nate Riccio. We specialize in casting theatre, film, and television projects nationwide, with a focus on developing new works and collaborating with emerging creators.

 

Our mission is to curate ensembles of exceptional artists in a relaxed and imaginative casting environment. We go the extra mile to ensure we find the right cast that fulfills our clients' vision, fostering a highly collaborative casting experience.

 

Our dedicated team is fully invested in your project's success, providing ongoing support and a meticulously tailored casting process that caters to your unique needs. When you partner with us, you can trust that your project's success is our top priority. 

Current & Upcoming Broadway/Tours: Anne of Green Gables, Dear Evan Hansen, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Recent clients include Classic Stage Company, Goodspeed Musicals, Hollywood Bowl, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Drury Lane Theatre, Pioneer Theatre Company, and Bay Street Theater.

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our commitment

Murnane Casting commits to creating an inclusive and accessible industry that celebrates diversity. We value and appreciate the diverse perspectives and experiences that individuals from different backgrounds, experiences, and abilities bring to our work. Recognizing the need for change, we dedicate ourselves to the ongoing work of dismantling access barriers, promoting inclusivity, and encouraging dialogues that challenge us to grow. Our commitment goes beyond words; we actively strive to create a casting environment where everyone feels welcome, respected, and empowered.

our team

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Chad Eric Murnane, CSA (he/him)

Founder & Casting Director

 

Chad is a New York-based casting director and the founder of Murnane Casting. Before launching Murnane Casting, he spent six years at Binder Casting and three years at Lisa Fields Casting.

He is passionate about championing actors and strives to cultivate a sense of humanity and ease in the audition process. He is committed to investing in untapped and underrepresented artists.

Career highlights include casting Anne of Green Gables (Goodspeed), Into the Woods (Hollywood Bowl), Emojiland (off-Broadway), along with national/international tours of Lincoln Center Theater’s My Fair Lady, Dear Evan Hansen, Tina, The Sound of Music, and the Tony Award-winning revival of The Color Purple. On film, Chad worked on Paramount Pictures’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows and the reboot of Friday the 13th.

Chad earned a B.S. in Media Studies with Entertainment Entrepreneurship from The New School, as well as an M.A. in Arts Administration from Baruch College. Additionally, he is a CAP21 Conservatory graduate. A member of the Casting Society of America, Chad is a three-time Artios Award nominee for his work in theatre and an advocate for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. He resides in Washington Heights with his husband and their terrier.

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Amber Snead, CSA (she/her)

Casting Director

Amber is originally from Southern California and began her career as a performer. She is passionate about discovering talent and committed to promoting diversity and inclusivity in her work. Her goal is to create an audition space where everyone feels supported and empowered to showcase their best work.


Amber has over a decade of experience, with a background spanning both coasts, including casting for Broadway, off-Broadway, tours, regional, and Los Angeles theatre. Most recently, she was casting at Binder Casting and ARC Casting, working on projects like Disney’s "The Lion King" on Broadway and the North American tour.

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Nathanial Riccio (he/him)

Casting Associate

 

Nathan is thrilled to join the Murnane Casting team. Previously, he was the Executive Assistant to the Producing Artistic Director at Axelrod Performing Arts Center. Alongside his work with Murnane Casting, Nate is the Director of Special Programming for Pegasus Theatre Company in Bordentown, NJ. His collaborations include working with Tony award-winning artists, Grammy award-winning musicians, and other notable figures in the  theatre community. Nate has also had the privilege of assisting large-scale non-profits during and after the Covid-19 pandemic, contributing to the resurgence of several professional theaters.

 

A graduate of the musical theatre program at CCM, Nate now finds joy in leveraging his performing arts background to help talent shine and contribute to the creation of new artistic innovations.

 

Favorite casting credits include The Bridges of Madison County, A Bronx Tale, Avenue Q, Raisin, and The Prom.

our work

Broadway / Off-Broadway

National / International Tours

Regional