Pearson Casting are international, freelance Casting House based in Liverpool, UK, headed up by husband & wife team, James & Rosie Pearson.
With a combined industry experience of over 35 years, James and Rosie began their careers as performers.
James graduated with Distinction from the very first year of The London School of Musical Theatre and was the first graduate to gain employment as an actor, as well as the first graduate to perform in London’s West End. He then spent 19 years working as an actor on Stage, TV and Film. He is also an experienced Theatre Director and worked as an Agent for Keddie Scott Associates.
Rosie graduated from the University of Birmingham with a combined BA Hons in English and Theatre Studies before embarking on a successful career as an Actor, Director and Producer.
Pearson Casting work across Theatre, Film, Television, Commercials and Cruise Ships, and are organisers of theSpotlight Open House North West.
Casting credits include: ‘SIX The Musical’, ‘Jerry Spring – The Opera’, ‘Myth: The Rise and Fall of Orpheus.’
What to expect
The Masterclass will begin with a vocal warm up, led by a West End Musical Director. Participants will then work on their pieces one on one with Pearson Casting, with the rest of the group watching.
There may also be time at the end for a short Q&A.
Should you wish to attend the Masterclass but not participate, you can book on as an ‘observer’.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 385 2038
Date: Monday 18th November 2019
Time: 18:30 – 21:30
What to prepare…
Singers – Please prepare two musical theatre songs that show you off to the best of your ability and style, please also bring along your rep folders.
Actors – Please prepare two monologues. One must be Shakespeare.
Venue: London (Venue to be confirmed)
Fee: £40.00 to participate
£10.00 to observe
Entry: Via applications. Please note that this Masterclass is not suitable for beginners and all applicants will be asked about their previous performance experience/training.
How to Apply: To apply, please email email@example.com with your headshot, your current CV and any footage you may have.
Leontine Hass is currently vocal coach for Motown at The Shaftesbury Theatre London. She has served as vocal coach to Matt Henry (Lola in Kinky Boots West End), Alice Stokoe (Sophie in Mamma Mia, West End), Gloria Onitiri (Lead in The Bodyguard & Hair, West End), Claire Sweeney (Tell Me on a Sunday) and many other leads and swings in the West End, national and international tours of productions such as Thriller-Live, Oliver!, Carousel, Parade, Tell Me on a Sunday, The Lion King, The Phantom of the Opera, Witches of Eastwick, Nine, The Wizard of Oz, Ragtime, Sweeney Todd, Cats, Sister Act, We Will Rock You, Footloose, Wicked, The Sound of Music, Ghost, Hairspray, Porgy and Bess, The Bodyguard, Jesus Christ Superstar, Jersey Boys, Barnum, Miss Saigon, Book of Mormon, Mamma Mia, In the Heights, The Color Purple, Memphis, Spamalot, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Aladdin, Chicago, The Pyjama Game, Kinky Boots and the upcoming production of Dreamgirls.
Leontine coaches members of The Swingle Singers, Collabro, The Magnets, The Sons of Pitches and classical singers with ENO, Welsh National Opera and ROH, as well as Pop/Rock/Jazz singers. Leontine was the Vocal Coach for shows including the London premiere of Bernarda Alba the Musical, and currently the a cappella hit, ‘Gobsmacked’.
Leontine teaches workshops and lectures internationally on singing, voice and performance. She rehabilitates voices after surgery, or as surgery prevention. She has taught at leading Music & Drama Schools including GSA Conservatoire, the Oxford School of Drama, Mountview, LSMT, YMT, The Brit School, La Salle (Singapore), the Queensland Conservatorium, Centre Stage and The VCA (Melbourne).
Leontine has acted as vocal consultant to various music management/production companies, including ITV and the BBC. Leontine is vocal coach for ‘The Voice’ for BBC TV. She was featured as a mentor/vocal coach on the Gareth Malone show, ‘The Naked Choir’, for BBC2 and will also be involved with Series 2. She is a regular columnist at voicecouncil.com and for The Stage newspaper. She is a contributor to ‘The Singer’s Complete Guide to Vocal Health’ (Oxford Uni. Press), and advisor/contributor to ‘The Ultimate Guide to Singing’ published by TC Helicon in 2014.
Having originally trained as a classical singer (BA, Melb. Uni, BMus. Kings College London, Dip. RAM), Leontine has performed as a singer and actress in concert, theatre and TV.
Leontine is the CEO/Founding Principal of the Associated Studios Performing Arts Academy London, which she founded in 2007, then based at The Royal Academy of Music. Associated Studios provides full-time and part-time training and professional development in Musical Theatre and Opera (www.associatedstudios.co.uk). The Board of Directors includes Rory Bremner (Chair), Patrick Lawrence QC and Dr Christopher Stewardson. Patrons include Sir Tim Rice, Jeremy Irons, Jeremy Herrin, Timothy West and Scott Alan.
Leontine is represented by Lesley Duff at Diamond Management.