WHO (About us)
Arnold J. Mungioli
Working as a Casting Director in the professional theater, film, television and entertainment industries, he has maintained a standard of unparallelled excellence for over thirty years. Throughout his unique and esteemed career, he has also taught, coached, managed and worked with Actors on an ongoing basis, balancing Casting and Communicating from both sides of the Audition Table, in the hope of making Show Business a Better Place for Everybody.
As a Casting Director, Arnold’s credits include: Bill T. Jones’ FELA! on Broadway, ALADDIN for Disney Entertainment and THE LION KING, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, AIDA, and WHEN YOU WISH for Disney Theatrical Productions.
Upcoming projects include: THE HEROIN DIARIES — the new Nikki Sixx Musical, THE PERFECT FIT, Josh Turchin’s new musical at Ken Davenport’s premiere RAVE Festival, A WALK ON THE MOON directed by Sheryl Kaller, and OPEN ROAD directed by Mark Brokaw.
Recent projects: Thomas Bradshaw’s SOUTHERN PROMISES at The Flea Theater, THE LITTLE DANCER AND DEGAS at Theatre 71, Richard Maltby, David Shire and Craig Lucas’ SOUSATZKA directed by Adrian Noble, and choreographed by Graciela Daniele, and Veronica Tennant’s Niágara performed at the Pan America Festival.
Arnold has cast the Broadway premieres of RAGTIME, the Tony Award Winning Best Musical Revival of the Hal Prince/Susan Stroman Production of SHOW BOAT, the Tony Award Winning Best Musical FOSSE, the Tony Award Winning Best Musical KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, the most recent Broadway Revival of CANDIDE, and many others.
Off-Broadway: Robert Wilson’s ZINNIAS: THE LIFE OF CLEMENTINE HUNTER, TENNESSEE WILLIAMS 1982, work with the 12.14 Foundation, and New Projects with Bill T Jones, Michael Greif, Diane Wondisford, and a host of others.
President of MUNGIOLI THEATRICALS for over fifteen years, Arnold formerly served as Executive Director of Casting for DISNEY THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS and Senior Vice President of Casting and Creative Development for LIVENT, INC.
Arnold has received two Artios Awards from the CASTING SOCIETY OF AMERICA for outstanding achievement, as well as the Governor’s Committee on Equal Opportunity Employment Media Access Award for “casting based on ability rather than disability”.
He currently serves on the faculties of NEW YORK UNIVERSITY TISCH SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, and BROWN UNIVERSITY, and has worked internationally, teaching master classes and seminars across the United States and Canada, and casting throughout the five continents of North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.
A Person is known by the Company they keep. Here are just some of the Wonderful People with whom it has been my Pleasure to work…
It’s Who Ya’ Know
And It’s What Ya’ Know!
It’s What they teach You
And What you teach Them
We’re All a Big Community!
Bill T. Jones * Hal Prince * Oskar Eustis * Rob Marshall * John DeLuca * Michael Greif * Sheryl Kaller * Richard Maltby, Jr. * Susan Stroman * Robert Wilson * Hinton Battle * Adrian Noble * Trevor Nunn * Curt Columbus * Julie Taymor * Tommy Tune * Niegel Smith * Mary Birnbaum * Adrian Hall * David Bell * Barry Ivan * Ray Roderick * Susan Schulman * Nicholas Hytner * Jeff Calhoun * Robert Falls * David Petrarca * Richard Sabellico * Frank Galati * Amanda Dehnert * Francesca Zambello * Kenneth Ferrone * Jerry Zaks * Michael Blakemore * Daniel Sullivan * Barry Ivan * John Tartaglia * Meridee Stein * Jeff Lee * Brian Hill * Daisy Prince * Lonnie Price * Glenn Casale * Alex Sanchez * John Tillinger * Sam Scalamoni * Marcy Arlin * Michael Unger * Daniel Fish * Ethan McSweeny * Seth Barrish * Gus Reyes * Randal Myler * Joe Morton * Kevin Moriarty * Scott Ellis * Anne Bogart * Tina Landau * Charley Repole * Birgitta Victorson * Kimberly Vaughn * David Chambers * Lisa Peterson * Paul Whitworth * Michael Donald Edwards * Ludovica Villarhauser * Michael Goldfried * John Driver * Lou Bellamy * Randy White * Garth Kravits * Richard Vida * Gary Griffin * Gregory Fletcher * Stephen Pimlott * Gip Hoppe * Jenn Rapp * William Gaskil * John deBorman * Ed Sherrin * Frank Pierson * Joel & Ethan Coen
Composers & Lyricists
Stephen Sondheim * John Kander * Fred Ebb * Sir Elton John * Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber * Sir Tim Rice * Alan Menken * Stephen Schwartz * Marvin Hamlisch * Lynn Ahrens * Stephen Flaherty * Craig Carnelia * Josh Turchin * Dion DiMucci * Neil Bartram & Brian Hill * John Bucchino * Steve Lutvak * Lebo M * Milton Granger * Sande Campbell * Leslie Arden * Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon * Frank London
Graciela Daniele * Gwen Verdon * Ann Reinking *Kathleen Marshall * Wayne Cilento * Chet Walker * Maija Garcia * Lynne Taylor-Corbett * Aubrey Lynch * Garth Fagan * Richard Stafford * Tome’ Cousin * Patricia Birch * Mark Dendy * Michele Lynch * Lisa Shriver * Lisa Stevens * Karma Camp * Alex Sanchez * Lainie Sakakura * Mark Esposito * Dana Solimando * John MacInnis * Bob Avian * Ron Gibbs * Tomé Cousin * Gillian Lynne
Producers and General Managers
Steve & Ruth Hendel * Roy Gabay * Joop van den Ende * Anne Hamburger * Greg Schaffert * Diane Wondisford * Chris Aniello & Robert Ahrens * Ernie Harburg * Deena Rosenberg * Tom Schumacher * Ben Sprecher * Marshall Purdy * Ken Denison * Pamela J. Young * Ira Pittelman * Peter Neufeld * Wendy Orshan * Tamar Haimes * Mel Howard * William Franzblau * Stuart Oken
Craig Lucas * Tony Kushner * Terrence McNally * Rick Elice * Eric Idle * Thomas Bradshaw * Rinne Groff * Theresa Rebeck * Bryan Fogel * Sam Wolfson * Jacquelyn Reingold * J.T. Rogers * Alan Ball * Paula Vogel * Charles Messina * Chad Beguelin * Drew Hayden Taylor * Octavio Solis * Kirsten Greenidge * Dan Kagan * Adam Gwon * Richard Sheinmel * Christopher Bond * Leslie Arden * Kenny Solms * John Logan * Jovanka Bach * Jacqueline Woodson
Kristin Blodgette * David Caddick * Ron Melrose * Alec Lacamoire * Brad Haak * Kevin Stites * David Holcenberg * Aaron Johnson * Phil Reno * Joe Church * Colin Welford * James Moore * Eric Stern * Andrew Gerle * Eric Fotre Leach * Jeffrey Huard * Brad Garside * Tom Helm * Carol Weiss * Michael Kozarin
Other Casting Directors
Bernie Telsey * Meg Simon * Tara Rubin * Jordan Thaler * Heidi Griffiths * Geoffrey Johnson & Vinnie Liff * Donna Isaacson * Julie Hughes & Barry Moss * Mary Colquhoun * Mark Brandon * Jay Binder * Beth Russell * Michael Walters * Sherry Dayton * Mark Simon * Stephanie Gorin * Janine Snape
These are some of the Incredible Shows I’ve Cast
(and in some incredible places: throughout the five continents of North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia):
The Wanderer * Fela! * Super Fly * Sousatzka * Ragtime * Aladdin * Hatuey * Zinnias: The Life of Clementine Hunter * 101 Dalmatians and A Rockin’ MidSummer Night’s Dreamfor the Kids of Sandy Hook * Fosse (the Tony Award Winning Best Musical) * Show Boat (the Hal Prince/Susan Stroman Tony Award Winning Best Musical Revival) * Phantom of the Opera * Candide * Kiss of the Spider Woman (the Hal Prince/Rob Marshall Tony Award Winning Best Musical) (with Chita Rivera and with Vanessa Williams) * When You Wish: The Music of Disney * Little House on the Prairie (starring Melissa Gilbert) * Disney’s High School Musical * Music of the Night * Sunset Boulevard (starring Diahann Carroll) * Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (starring Donny Osmond) * Evil Dead, The Musical * Jewtopia * The Sixties Project * Homebody/Kabul * Tennessee Williams 1982 * The Glass Menagerie * The Ruby Sunrise * The Long Christmas Ride Home * Name Day * Marko the Prince * Loot * Invisible Man * The Lost Boy * The Buz’Gem Blues * White People * Almost Heaven: The Songs of John Denver * Seussical * Sweet Smell of Success * Parade * West Side Story * Cats * The Full Monty * Oklahoma * Camelot * White Christmas * Annie * Riverview …
…as well as many other productions around the World.
Work in Film and Television Casting includes:
Nickelodeon * E! Entertainment Television * The Emmy Award winning Citizen Cohn * The Coen Brothers’ The * Hudsucker Proxy * The Cosby Show * A Different World
These are some of the Awards and Distinguished Honors I’ve Received:
- The Governor’s Committee on Equal Opportunity Employment Media Access Award for “Casting based on Ability rather than Disability.”
- Casting Society of America’s Artios Award for Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theater Casting, Ragtime
- Casting Society of America’s Artios Award for Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theater Casting, Show Boat
- Delegate Artist to the Soviet Union
These are some of the Marvelous Places I have taught and spoken:
NYU TISCH SCHOOL OF THE ARTS New York * BROWN UNIVERSITY Providence, RI * UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Ann Arbor, MI * THE HARTT SCHOOL West Hartford, CT * STELLA ADLER STUDIO New York * OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY Oklahoma City, OK * COLLEGE CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC Cincinnati, OH * PACE UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE PROGRAM New York * UNIVERSITY OF MONTEVALLO Montevallo, AL * OTTERBEIN UNIVERSITY Columbus, OH * UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE Durham, NH * WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY Dayton, OH * WESTERN KENTCKY UNIVERSITY, Bowling Green KY * UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI Oxford, MS * NYU CAP 21 New York * THE ACTORS CENTER New York * THE ACTORS CONNECTION New York * THE ACTORS’ LOFT New York * CANADIAN ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION Toronto * THE CAROL WEISS STUDIO Los Angeles * ENDEAVOR STUDIOS New York * LIVENT COMPOSER WORKSHOP Toronto * LIZ CAPLAN STUDIOS New York * MCC THEATER New York * THE NEW LEAGUES U.S.A. * THE SCHOOL FOR FILM AND TELEVISION New York * TALENT VENTURES, INC. New York
And Here’s Some Other Stuff I’ve Done:
- Tony Voter, League of American Theatres and Producers
- Board Member: MCC, New York
- President: National Board of Directors, Tisch Alumni Group
- NYU Alumni Council
- Member, Casting Society of America
- Member, MCC Theatre
These are a few of the Noteworthy Positions I’ve held
- President and CEO of MUNGIOLI THEATRICALS, INC.
- Executive Director of Casting for DISNEY THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS supervising the Casting of all productions, worldwide.
- Senior Vice President of Casting and Creative Development for LIVENT, INC.
- Research Associate, HARBURG FOUNDATION & MUSICAL THEATRE PROJECT
- Producing Director, MUSICAL THEATRE PROGRAM / TISCH SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
- Producer, First Annual Gala Benefit: THE ENSEMBLE STUDIO THEATRE
- Advertising & Promotions Coordinator/Special Events, THE ACTING COMPANY
This is some of the Writing I Write:
- Currently working on an Audition Book for Actors
- Write Regularly at www.LiveTheQuestionsNow.com
These are some of the Master Teachers with whom I have been privileged to study:
Lloyd Richards * Earl Gister * Slava Dolgachev * Ron van Lieu * Per Brahe * William Esper * Olympia Dukakis * Rob Clare * Christopher Bayes * Michael Kahn * Nikos Psacharopoulos * Alan Langdon * Therese Hayden * Sande Campbell …As well as making a comprehensive study of the teachings of David Craig.
As a Director, I’ve premiered productions by:
Alan Ball * Jacquelyn Reingold * Theresa Rebeck * John Bucchino * Steve Lutvak * Seth Greenland * Richard Sheinmel * Keith Curran * Dan Kagan * Sherry Kramer
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