I’m Matthew Messinger, a casting director based in New York.
His most recent work ranges from the Jim Gaffigan-starring thriller American Dreamer, directed by Derrick Borte and produced by Scott Lochmus, (Los Angeles Film Fest 2019/ national release September 2019), and psychological thriller Impossible Monsters, starring Santino Fontana, Laila Robins and Geoffrey Owens, written/directed by Nathan Catucci (HBO/NYLFF 8/19) to national network campaigns for WeWork and Adidas (Johannes Leonardo), Visa (Decoded/NY), Audible and American Express (mcgarrybowen) and NFL (TranslationLLC).
His skill at voice casting brought life to everything from Cricket Mobile creatures (Argonaut/SF), Between the Lions (PBS), to Belle, Beast, Lefou and Lumiere in the only animated feature film ever nominated for Best Picture Academy Award, Walt Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, produced by Don Hahn, directed by Kirk Wise and Gary Trousdale. His casting for the Walt Disney Studios includes the classics Hocus Pocus, 10 Things I Hate About You, and Enchanted.
Television credits include Absolutely Famous (BBC) for legendary comedy producer Jon Plowman, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (HK Media/ABC), and America’s Most Wanted (20th Century Fox).
Theater credits include Anne Meara’s After-Play (off-broadway) with Jerry Stiller and Rita Moreno, The Woman (Atlantic Theater Company) with Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Huffman, and Marisa Tomei, Betrayal (Singapore Rep) with Simon Jones, Peter Friedman and Shabana Azmi, Mary Poppins (Broadway/celebrity casting) for Walt Disney Theatrical and Cameron Mackintosh, and Best Play Tony Award-winner Side Man (Broadway/ London) with Edie Falco, Frank Wood, Christian Slater. He has worked with directors Larry David, Michael Mayer, Zack Snyder, Jason Reitman, Richard Eyre, Francis Matthews, David Saint, Evan Yionnoulis, Charles Rogers, Michael Cimino, Gil Junger, Kenny Ortega, Joel Schumacher, James Warwick and Lonny Price.