One of the preeminent casting companies in the United States, McCorkle Casting, Ltd. has handled hundreds of projects in film, television and theater. Founded in 1979 by Pat McCorkle, the company has earned a reputation for energy, creativity, and the keen ability to translate a director's vision into reality.
Having cast everything form Hollywood mega-productions to small regional theaters, McCorkle and her staff have developed a vast talent network extending from working stage actors to superstars.
The company has also developed a name for bold and unexpected ideas and for the discovery of new talent. Several of McCorkle cast members have garnered SAG, ACE, Tony, and Emmy awards/nominations. A few highlights of McCorkle's track record include an Emmy nomination for Californication, Linda Hunt's Oscar-winning role in The Year of Living Dangerously; the pool of undiscovered young actors - Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Brendan Fraser, and Chris O'Donnell - selected for Stanley Jaffe's School Ties; and a long list of people who were "tagged" by McCorkle early in their careers, including Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Skeet Ulrich, and Calista Flockhart.
Founder and President
With strong roots in theater and in directing, a flair for the unexpected, and tireless perseverance, Pat McCorkle, founder and president of McCorkle Casting Ltd., is well known as one of the top casting directors in New York.
Raised in central New Jersey, McCorkle began working in theater during high school. After graduating from Douglass College with a B.A. in theater, she went on to New York University to earn a graduate degree in theater education, with a focus on directing.
In 1974, after a brief stint teaching high school English and working as a stage manager in summer stock theater, she was invited by Alan Wasser to join New York's legendary Broadway theater, The Circle in the Square. Working first as subscription manager, and then as an assistant to the artistic director, McCorkle found herself drawn to casting and began work as a casting assistant.
In 1976, she moved to TCG (Theater Communication Group), a non-profit casting clearing house for theaters around the country. During her tenure there, she ran the National Student Auditions, discovering such future stars as Kelsey Grammer, Harriot Harrison, and Jamey Sheridan. Also during this time, she began working with every major regional theater in the United States and Canada. This allowed her to forge associations and pipelines to new talent which continue to this day, and established her as a new force on the national theater scene
In 1979, she formed McCorkle-Sturtevant Casting Ltd. with partner Roger Sturtevant. In 1982, when Sturtevant left to work in the advertising business, the company name was changed to McCorkle Casting Ltd.
With McCorkle's influence in the theater firmly established, she soon branched into film and television, where she again brought the company to the top of the profession. McCorkle Casting has worked with some of the best directors and biggest stars in the entertainment business, and has cast a long list of unknown young actors who have gone on to become house hold names.
McCorkle Casting Ltd. on IMDB
Interview with Scott Simon
Academy Award Linda Hunt
Casting by McCorkle Casting LTD
The Role of the Casting Director
Outstanding Original Original Cast
Rep. Theatre of St. Louis
Baltimore Center Stage
George Street Theatre
Barrington Stage Company
City of the Dead
So That Others May Live-In
Before We're Gone
Patricia McCorkle, CSA
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