Talent search for Fox ‘Grease: Live’ role of Danny

The casting team for the upcoming live television broadcast Grease: Live are conducting a talent search for the role of Danny, with auditions taking place in Los Angeles and New York. Submission details are posted below.

The role of Danny, made famous by John Travolta in the 1978 feature film version of Grease, is up for grabs. The production is especially interested in Latino actors, and has brought in casting director Yolanda Guillen to head up that part of the talent search. Guillen is no stranger to finding Latino actors for Fox shows. Fox Network head of casting Tess Sanchez brought in Guillen to conduct a four-week talent search in 2012 to find untapped Latin American talent for its TV series. Video auditions were reviewed and the network flew in a number of actors, and some were given talent holding deals.

Grease: Live, which will air on Fox Network on January 16th, is a live-broadcast production of the 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. The show will center on good girl Sandy and greaser Danny, who fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they’re now in the same high school, they wonder if they can rekindle their romance. Grease: Live stars two-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee Julianne Hough as Sandy, and Kids’ Choice Awards winner Vanessa Hudgens as Rizzo. Thomas Kail will helm stage direction, while Alex Rudzinski will handle live television directing. Primetime Emmy Award nominee Marc Platt will executive produce.

Grease: Live Danny Talent Search

The casting directors for the upcoming live television broadcast “Grease: Live” are searching for actors to play the role of Danny, among the other roles to be cast. Danny is the role that John Travolta made famous in the 1978 feature film version of the musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. Although casting is looking at all ethnicities for the role of Danny, there is a specific search for a Latino to play the role. Industry leading Mexican casting director Yolanda Guillen is leading this specific talent search, and those auditions are taking place in Los Angeles. Auditions for all other ethnicities, and all other roles, are taking place in New York City.

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No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Grease Danny Submission
Yolanda Guillen
Guillen Casting
5723 Melrose Avenue
Suite 101
Los Angeles CA 90038

For ALL OTHER ETHNICITIES for the role of Danny, and ALL OTHER ROLES in this project submit ONLY to the following:

Justin Huff
Telsey + Company
311 W 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036

All talent must be legally eligible to work in the entertainment industry in state of New York and in the United States. The 2015 New York Actors Resource Guide eBook has the documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in New York and the United States:

• New York Child Performer Information Sheet
• New York Child Performer Permit Combined Application
• New York Child Performer Trust Accounts Information
• New York Verification of Satisfactory Academic Performance
• New York Child Performer Employer Certificate Combined Application
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements – State Statues
• USA Immigration Work Permits and Visas
• USA Non-Immigrant Visa Application

In addition to the following New York Actors Resources:

• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• New York Casting Directors List
• New York Extras Casting Directors List
• New York Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• New York Acting Classes List
• New York Headshot Photographers List
• Actors Unions
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous New York Resources
• PDF Users Guides

All 2015 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.


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The casting directors address should be written in all capital letters on the solid side of the envelope, with the name of the project you are submitting for written directly above the casting directors name. IF the role that you are submitting for is available, it should also be written above the casting directors name.


“Project Name”
“Role of _______”

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Marc Platt Productions
100 Universal City Plaza
Bungalow 5163
Universal City, CA 91608

Paramount Television
5555 Melrose Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90038

Executive Producer:

Marc Platt

Music and Lyrics:

Jim Jacobs
Warren Casey


Thomas Kail (stage direction)
Alex Rudzinski (live television directing)


Julianne Hough
Vanessa Hudgens


Live televised production of the 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey.

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