Murnane Casting is a first-class casting office in New York City, founded by Chad Eric Murnane. 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.
Upcoming New York/Broadway Productions: Anne of Green Gables, Radio Galaxy, How the Grinch Stole Christmas; National and International Tours: The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Recent clients include Classic Stage Company, Paper Mill Playhouse, Goodspeed Musicals, Hollywood Bowl, Asolo Repertory Theatre, The Cape Playhouse, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Drury Lane Theatre, Marriott Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, and Two River Theater.
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.
Chad Eric Murnane, CSA (he/him), is a New York-based creative professional and the founder of Murnane Casting. Previously, Chad enjoyed six years as a casting director at Binder Casting, a renowned office within the theatre industry, where he collaborated on dozens of high-profile projects.
Chad 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 and moving the industry toward more inclusivity.
Career highlights include casting Into the Woods (Hollywood Bowl), Emojiland (off-Broadway at The Duke), along with national/international tours of Lincoln Center Theater’s My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, Tootsie, and the Tony Award-winning revival of The Color Purple. On film, Chad worked on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows and the reboot of Friday the 13th (Paramount).
After training in musical theatre at the CAP21 conservatory, Chad earned a B.S. in Media Studies with an emphasis in Entertainment Entrepreneurship from The New School. He is currently completing an M.A. in Arts Administration from Baruch College.
Chad is a member of the Casting Society of America, a three-time Artios Award nominee for his work in theatre, and an advocate for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, serving annually as their casting consultant. He resides in Washington Heights with his nurse practitioner husband and their adorable terrier.
Nicole King (she/her), is an accomplished arts professional with a strong background in theatre and performance. Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Nicole began her artistic journey at the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists. Since then, she has worked at esteemed institutions like Shakespeare Theatre Company, The Guthrie, The Folger Theatre, and more.
After earning a BFA in Acting from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, Nicole further honed her skills and enriched her artistic journey through additional training at Shakespeare's Globe in London, England. This immersive experience heightened her understanding and deepened her appreciation for the art form, fueling her love for classical text.
Nicole is thrilled to join the team at Murnane Casting, where she is excited to embrace the opportunity to explore the captivating world of casting, an area that has always sparked her curiosity. With her passion, advocacy, and collaborative approach, she is committed to helping a new and diverse generation of artists find their light.
Outside of her professional pursuits, Nicole finds joy in other creative outlets like cooking and interior design.
Nathanial Riccio (he/him), 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.
Tony Award-winning playwright and theatre director
“Chad is a knowledgeable, perceptive, and expert casting director whose approach throughout the process was positive and highly supportive. I loved working with him.”
Tony Award-winning theatre director
“Chad is a perceptive, sensitive, caring and extraordinary casting director with a graceful and strong approach to this challenging and amazing work!”
Tony Award-winning playwright
"Chad checks ALL those boxes, and more. He is not only able to find fresh, undiscovered talent that is constantly surprising, but his ability to run a casting session is beyond impressive. Chad is one of my ‘go to’ people when I begin the process of casting a musical!"
Producing Artistic Director, Classic Stage Company
“Working with Chad, I was able to see his creativity and flexibility in action. His ideas were exciting and added a spark to the work that resulted in beautiful performances.”
2023 Guest Artistic Director, The Cape Playhouse
“Chad is one of the most pleasant and hard working casting directors I've ever worked with - plus he has a great eye for talent! And he treats the actors and creative team with great respect. He just makes everything easier.”
Artistic Director, Denver Center of the Performing Arts
“Chad comes to the casting process with a high level of energy and imagination. I find his insights valuable and appreciate that he isn’t afraid to go above and beyond to find the right person for the role.”
1441 Broadway, 3rd Fl.
New York, NY 10018
Please submit all materials via email
Office visits and mailed submissions are not accepted.
Thank you for your understanding.
For general inquiries or submissions:
For professional casting inquiries,
email our agent:
Daniel Hoff Agency