Howie Cherpakov is an Artios Award-winning independent casting director based in New York City and a proud member of the Casting Society of America.
Current projects include the world premiere of the new musical "Bliss" (Book, Music & Lyrics by Emma Lively and Tyler Beattie) directed by Sheryl Kaller and choreographed by Josh Prince at The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, a new production of "Hair" directed by James Vasquez and choreographed by Rickey Tripp at The Old Globe Theatre this summer, and a developmental lab of the new musical "Manon in Manhattan" (Music by Hekiki Sarmanto, Libretto & Lyrics by Kim Rich).
Howie was most recently represented on Broadway by Steve Martin & Edie Brickell’s musical “Bright Star” directed by Walter Bobbie, which won the 2016 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical as well as receiving seven Drama Desk nominations, and five Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical.
Other Broadway credits include: Next Fall (2010 Artios Award Nomination-Outstanding Casting/Broadway Drama), The Seafarer, Coram Boy, Chicago, and Annie Get Your Gun (2000 Tony Award-Best Revival of a Musical).
Off-Broadway/Regional/International credits include:
Midnight Street (Theatre Row), October Sky (Old Globe Theatre), Benny & Joon (Old Globe Theatre), Death of the Moon (Jerry Orbach Theatre), Shaken Not Stirred (The Django Room), Pipeline Festival (Women's Project Theatre), Found (Atlantic Theatre Co.-Artios Award Nomination), The Death of The Moon (The Theatre Center), Bright Star (Old Globe Theatre-Artios Award Nomination), Atomic (Acorn Theatre/Theatre Row), Marry Harry (NYMF), Dangerous Beauty (Pasadena Playhouse), Abraham Lincoln’s Big, Gay Dance Party (Acorn Theatre/Theatre Row), Next Fall (Naked Angels/Peter Jay Sharp Theatre), Fault Lines (Winner 2009 Artios Award-Outstanding Casting Off-Broadway Comedy) (Naked Angels/Cherry Lane Theatre), This Isn’t Romance (Soho Theatre/London), the world premiere of Ahrens’ & Flaherty’s The Glorious Ones (Lincoln Center Theatre & Pittsburgh Public Theatre), Rock Doves, A Tribute to Brian Friel, A Terrible Beauty (Irish Arts Center) & The Opposite of Sex (Magic Theatre). Additional projects include Flight (Lucille Lortel Theatre) & In this House (Symphony Space) for The Melting Pot Theatre Company, and Ray Qualey (H.B. Playwright’s Foundation).
National Tours: Dirty Dancing, Chicago (L.A., Las Vegas & 7 National and International Companies) and South Pacific (2001 Revival).
Howie has also cast over 65 new plays & musicals for the Powerhouse Theatre season at New York Stage & Film, including new works by Eric Bogosian, Beth Henley, Duncan Sheik & Steven Sater, Regina Taylor, Stephen Belber, Lewis Black, Richard Nelson, Teresa Rebeck, John Patrick Shanley,
Stephen Karam, Itamar Moses, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Marcus Gardley, Patricia Wettig, Jennifer Westfeldt, Eve Ensler, Johanna Murray-Smith and Dael Orlandersmith for directors such as Mark Brokaw, Judith Ivey, Sheryl Kaller, David Schwimmer, Alex Timbers, Michael Wilson, Marion McClinton, Sam Gold, Barry Edelstein, Kate Whoriskey, Scott Elliott, Peter DuBois, David Esbjornson, Daniel Aukin and Doug Hughes, among many others.
Prior to opening his own office, Howie was the Director of Casting and Artistic Associate for producers Barry & Fran Weissler at National Artists Management Company.
Member: Casting Society of America.