Shurtleff On Acting- Examine the amazing life and career of esteemed author, casting director and teacher Michael Shurtleff. Watch as he conducts acting workshops. Gene Hackman, Elliot Gould and others are interviewed about this amazing man who helped steer the careers of such notables as Barbara Streisand, Robert Redford, Lily Tomlin, Dustin Hoffman, Bette Midler and others.
Shurtleff is the author of the most famous book on acting, "Audition" which has sold over two million copies.He has worked with such film and stage greats as David Merrick, Bob Fosse, Jerome Robbins,Peter Brook. Shurtleff has cast such famous productions as "Gypsy," "I Can Get It For You Wholesale," "Irma La Douce," "Pippin," "Beckett," "The Lion In Winter," "The Odd Couple" and "Jesus Christ Superstar." He has also cast many films including, "The Graduate" and "The Sound Of Music."