Audition Advice From Your Favorite 2017 Tony Award Nominees

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Tony-nominated actors know a thing or two about nailing theater auditions. Backstage asked some of this year’s Broadway greats—from Mary Beth Peil to Denée Benton—for their best practical tips in the exclusive video below.

“Imagine it’s the only time you will ever get a chance to play that part,” David Hyde Pierce of “Hello, Dolly!” advises. Stephanie J. Block of “Falsettos” has tips on what to do before an audition, while Jenn Colella of “Come From Away” maintains a post-audition routine. And if you’re looking for a way to recalibrate your attitude toward the entire process, listen to the wisdom of “Jitney’s” John Douglas Thompson.

Don’t forget to check out Set the Scene, our video series of advice for actors, and be sure to subscribe to the Backstage YouTube Channel. Happy Tony Awards week!

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