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Casey Erin Clark is an actor, speech coach, singing teacher, writer, and entrepreneur who makes her home and career in New York.  Performing credits: national tour of Les Miserables (Factory Girl, understudy Fantine) and the 2013 Oscars performance with the film cast; Frankenstein (Agatha, original cast album) and Shout! the mod musical (Red Girl), both Off-Broadway; 5 New York Musical Festival (NYMF) shows, concerts like Her Song and Lorna’s Pink Party at the world-famous Birdland Jazz Club and the Broadway Loves the 80’s series at Joe’s Pub, and new musicals like The Hatpin, Play Like A Winner (NYMF 2017, Best Featured Actor nomination), This Life! (based on the classic film Hobson’s Choice), and the upcoming concept album for The Innocence. Regional favorites include Spitfire Grill (Percy), City of Angels (Donna/Oolie),  Sound of Music (Maria, STL Post Best Actress Award), and Little Women (Jo, Kevin Kline Award nomination). In addition to her performing career, Casey has been teaching vocal production, public speaking, accent modification, and singing to clients of all ages for the last 12 years.  Through her company Vital Voice Training, she also coaches business clients (representing Fortune 500 companies, fast moving startups, business schools, and a dozen different countries) on using their authentic voices to inspire and change the world.  Check out Casey’s album, the song begins.

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Once upon a time, “a small town girl moved to the big city to be on BROADWAY” - but the story started to get really interesting when the cliché met reality. Prudent advice would tell you to pick one thing to focus on. Instead, I’m doing “all the things” – on purpose!  Most of them are centered on my love of the human voice, story-telling, my feminist community, and the soapboxes I enjoy regularly climbing onto - I have enthusiastic opinions yo.

I’m a performer.  I grew up playing ear training games while driving through the cornfields with my Dad on the way to piano lessons and singing with Mom, Dad, and little bro Von Trapp-style in church (gospel harmony, not leiderhosen) – and earned my BFA in musical theater at Illinois Wesleyan University.

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My performing credits include the national tour of Les Miserables (Factory Girl, understudy Fantine) and the 2013 Oscars performance with the film cast; Frankenstein (Agatha, original cast album) and Shout! the mod musical (Red Girl), both Off-Broadway; 5 New York Musical Festival (NYMF) shows, and concerts like Her Song and Lorna’s Pink Party at world-famous Birdland Jazz Club (where I sang backup for Lorna Luft and Liza Minelli and almost keeled over dead when Liza sat next to me backstage) and the Broadway Loves the 80’s series at Joe’s Pub.  Regional favorites include Spitfire Grill (Percy), City of Angels (Donna/Oolie), Sound of Music (Maria, STL Post Best Actress Award), and Little Women (Jo, Kevin Kline Award nomination).

Working on new musicals is my favorite thing, and I’ve gotten to do some really special ones, including Big TentThe Hatpin, Play Like A Winner (NYMF 2017, Best Featured Actor nomination), This Life! (based on the classic film Hobson’s Choice, where I created the role of Maggie Hobson), and the upcoming concept album for The Innocence

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I am a singing and audition coach for professional actors, aspiring Broadway hopefuls and passionate amateurs.  I believe that singing should feel easy and joyful, that it is entirely possible to “tell the truth on pitch”, that the you-ness of you is the most important thing to bring to the audition room, that you should love your material, that most “option-up” song endings are silly and unnecessary, and that this business of show is often frustrating but that art should be made anyway.  My clients are pros and passionate amateurs, and are slaying on Broadway, in national tours, and at regional theaters all over the country, as well as regularly making me point with wild excitement at the TV.  I heart them.  

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I teach business folk how to speak with confidence. When I landed back in the city after 18 months on tour, I read the book Half the Sky and got very fired up about issues facing women in the world today. The answer to “what can I do?” came out of my passion for the human voice. In 2014, Julie Fogh and I co-founded Vital Voice Training, a public speaking, voice and speech coaching company. We’re out to change the conversation about what women are “supposed” to sound like; we help our clients speak, sell, pitch, and present their ideas with authentic confidence, an embodied voice, and a deep connection to their core values. Our clients represent everyone from Fortune 500 companies to world-changing non-profits to their own fast-moving startups, come from a dozen different countries, and regularly blow my mind with their brilliance.  I heart them too.  

I run the NYC chapter of the Valkyrie Collective – if you are a fierce feminist looking to hang out with women who help women get sh*t done, check us out!

Loves: never ever following the exact recipe, hiking the Hudson Valley with my husband, the NY library app, acquiring random skills, DIY projects, farmer’s market food porn, hipster breakfast restaurants, hiphop kick-boxing class, tulips, and naps.

I will demonstrate the Lafayette speed rap for you.