DUNCAN STEWART AND COMPANY is a New York based casting office that primarily focuses on casting for Theater/Film/TV; talent consultation for numerous Broadway, Off-Broadway, West End projects and productions currently in development. We also conduct seminars/workshops for industry professionals, business leaders and U.S./Canadian college students. An office that is known for it's connections with high profile agents and managers, Duncan Stewart and Benton Whitley have been responsible for putting numerous stars, celebrities and international pop stars into theatrical productions including: Mary Louise Parker, Kelsey Grammer, America Ferrera (Ugly Betty), Christie Brinkley, Billy Ray Cyrus, Sofia Vergara (Modern Family), George Hamilton, Kelly Osbourne, Matthew Settle (Gossip Girl), Ashlee Simpson, Harvey Fierstein, Chandra Wilson (Grey's Anatomy), Jerry Springer, Melora Hardin (The Office), Scott Bakula, Michelle Williams (Destiny's Child), Aida Turturro (The Sopranos), Kevin Richardson (Backstreet Boys), and Liev Schreiber to name a few.
" As Casting Directors, we get to do what we do best - going above and beyond to create opportunities for people. Whether arranging a creative meeting between producer and client, letting an actor know that he or she has 'got' the part or simply getting someone into an audition - on a daily basis we get to share the wealth around. Holding true to this paradigm brings us enormous joy and satisfaction."
– Duncan Stewart and Benton Whitley
Duncan is responsible for casting the upcoming revival of PIPPIN directed by Diane Paulus at the American Repertory Theater, the current national tour of the Tony Award® winning musical LA CAGE AUX FOLLES starring George Hamilton and the current Broadway and National touring companies of CHICAGO THE MUSICAL. Recently he has taken on the U.S. casting for London's prestigious Menier Chocolate Factory (TERRIBLE ADVICE directed by Frank Oz, starring Scott Bakula) as well as U.S. casting for UK's Stanhope Productions (LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES) and in 2011 Duncan partnered with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines as their Broadway Casting Consultant for HAIRSPRAY, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER and CHICAGO THE MUSICAL. In the past, Duncan was the Executive Director of his own company, Southgate Productions and for many years acted as the Director of Casting for National Artists Management Company (NAMCO) where he cast numerous projects for legendary Broadway producers, Barry and Fran Weissler. Other credits include: the Vegas Beach Boys musical, SURF directed by Kristin Hanggi, the 2010 Broadway production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (starring Kelsey Grammer and Douglas Hodge), West End production of THRILLER LIVE (US casting), New York's RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, West End premiere of Neil LaBute's FAT PIG (ATG co-production), David Cromer’s YANK! and numerous productions at Playwrights Horizons, Huntington Theater, Long Wharf, Coconut Grove, The Old Globe and North Shore Music Theatre. Duncan has also been a guest judge and panelist for Broadway TV's "Next Broadway Star" and for "The Great White Way", a reality-based TV show produced by Osaka Television. He has also provided talent consultation on numerous television projects for Cineflix International, a London based company. Mr. Stewart is a proud member of the Casting Society of America (CSA).
Benton is a partner at Duncan Stewart and Company and currently responsible for casting the upcoming revival of PIPPIN directed by Diane Paulus at the American Repertory Theater, the current national tour of the Tony Award® winning musical LA CAGE AUX FOLLES starring George Hamilton and the current Broadway and National touring companies of CHICAGO THE MUSICAL. Prior to this, he was the Associate Casting Director at National Artists Management Company (NAMCO) where he cast the 2010 Revival of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, and other projects in development for Barry and Fran Weissler. Additional stage productions include New York's annual RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, the West End production of THRILLER LIVE (US Casting), the Vegas Beach Boys musical, SURF directed by Kristin Hanggi, David Cromer’s YANK!, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines HAIRSPRAY, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER and CHICAGO, NYMF/Fringe productions, as well as working on the 2009 Revival of RAGTIME, Terrence McNally's GOLDEN AGE (World Premiere), Randy Newman's HARPS AND ANGELS at the Mark Taper Forum, and productions at The Kennedy Center, Alley Theatre, Marriott Lincolnshire, Wilma Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Company, The Cape Playhouse, Forestburgh Playhouse, and consultation for The Old Globe, and North Shore Music Theatre. Mr. Whitley was recently named by ARTINFO.com as one of the "Top 25 Under 35 Emerging Broadway Players". He is a proud graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, the University of Michigan Musical Theatre Department, and a member of the Casting Society of America (CSA).
Andrea is the Casting Assistant at Duncan Stewart and Company, aiding in the casting for CHICAGO THE MUSICAL (Broadway and National tour), the Tony Award® winning musical LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (National tour), the US casting for THRILLER LIVE (West End), RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, PIPPIN (A.R.T.) as well as the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line productions of CHICAGO, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, and HAIRSPRAY. Additional projects at Duncan Stewart and Company include YANK!, DREAMGIRLS (Marriott Lincolnshire), and the Beach Boys musical SURF directed by Kristin Hanggi. Andrea previously worked at Telsey + Co. where she assisted in casting Broadway shows such as GODSPELL, WICKED, and EVITA as well as the television show SMASH. Andrea holds a Bachelor of Science in applied psychology with a minor in anthropology from New York University.
Heidi is the UK Talent Consultant and liaison for Duncan Stewart and Company, securing both British and American talent for our UK Theater/TV clients. With over 16 years of experience in the industry, Heidi has worked and produced a wide range of celebrity entertainment shows for both the UK and North America. As Head of Talent for The Television Corporation, Heidi secured and managed talent for all shows made under the umbrella of TV Corp, which housed some of the UK's largest production houses. During this time she worked on a host of exciting challenges such as changing the face of QUESTION TIME (BBC's award winning political show) to accommodate celebrity panelists and was one of the forerunners in successfully moving UK talent to the US for networks such as FOX and ABC. With her extensive contacts, Heidi has provided talent consultation on numerous television projects for a wide range of international production companies, broadcasters, brands, personalities and their agents in the UK, North America and Australia and for many years worked closely with Cineflix International (TV) and the West End production of CHICAGO THE MUSICAL.