I got a call a few days ago from a New York casting agent, Don Case. Sources tell me he is “the man” when it comes to casting voices and faces for commercials. I’d been to see him last week, so another opportunity to familiarize him with me seemed like a good idea.
Though I added a second appointment the trip was originally going to be 4:30 hours in-transit to read a thirty second spot! Even then it’s just an audition. Odds are someone else will get the gig.
I was done earlier than expected so instead of taking the train uptown to my appointment across from Carnegie Hall I walked. Google tells me it was about two miles, a comfortable trip on this gray and chilly day.
The apartment buildings across from Central Park have always been very appealing to me. With a little extra time to dawdle and take a closer look I changed my mind. They look old and tired. That’s in contrast to their neighbors on Central Park West whose buildings are old and regal!
By 3:07 I was back on the train and on my way home. Exactly how do you daily commuters do this?
Postscript: Every time I write about New York City I hear from some of you in Connecticut who haven’t been in years or have never been. For you here’s a little taste of the New York city subway. It’s the best and fastest way to get around in Manhattan.