Jamibeth Margolis has more than twenty years experience as a professional casting director in New York. She was with Johnson-Liff Casting Associates, Cameron Mackintosh, and Margolis-Seay Casting and is now out on her own as a freelance casting director. Previous credits include the Broadway and National Touring Companies of such mega hits as Les Miserables, The Phantom Of The Opera, Miss Saigon, Cats, and Jane Eyre as well as two dozen other shows on Broadway. She currently casts for Broadway, Off- Broadway, National Touring Companies, The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, Plaza Theatricals in Elmont, NY, concerts, and shows for prominent regional theaters and many of the major theater festivals in NYC. Her casting office is dedicated to the development of new plays and musicals. Additional casting credits include multiple television pilots and on camera industrials for major US companies.
IN THE PRESS
Casting director Jamibeth Margolis recounts the process of assembling a cast of performers to speak and sing in Yiddish for the Off-Broadway hit.
The Casting Society of America celebrated its 35th annual Artios Awards January 30, shining a light on the artistic contributions of casting directors working in film, television, and theatre.
What it does it take to land a role on Broadway, Off-Broadway and beyond? Join us for a fascinating ‘behind the scenes’ conversation.
Jamibeth talks to Denis about the theatre and its history. She discusses the process of casting actors who didn't speak Yiddish in Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish and why Joel Grey and Steven Skybell were so amazing to work with.