The ACTOR is the most familiar face of the production for the audience and performs one or more roles in a show, as outlined by the DIRECTOR and other members of the creative team. The ACTOR defines live theater by performing a character who brings a story to life with the help of staging, costumes, makeup, sets and lighting.
Those who are featured on stage, as well as those who prepare actors and productions for the stage – often requiring an understanding of acting, dancing, and/or singing.
CONDUCTORS drive the music of a production by maintaining the MUSIC DIRECTOR’s vision, leading the pacing of the music, and even teaching the music to new performers and musicians.
The DANCE CAPTAIN leads the dancers in rehearsals and warm ups and ensures that the choreography is maintained at each performance.
A FIGHT CAPTAIN maintains the intention and safety of the fight choreography for a show.
The MUSICIAN brings live music to Broadway audiences as a member of the orchestra.
A SWING is an off-stage member of the cast that learns many different ensemble and principal roles.
An UNDERSTUDY is a member of the ensemble or a principal performer who memorizes the lines, vocals, blocking, and choreography for another principal role or a leading ACTOR’S role.