The average salary for a Broadway Actor or Actress is $72,000 per year.
Broadway actors/actresses perform in broadway plays and other live performances. Although they work within "broadway" theaters, almost all have attended various classes and rehearsals in other venues and locations. These actors must have a diligent work ethic and the physical stamina to work consecutive days, and often with extended hours. Their work is both physical and mental in nature, and they work regularly with directors, artists, coaches and technicians, and other performers.Read More...
Although formal education is not required to act on Broadway, a bachelor's degree in a performing arts field is highly beneficial in this competitive industry, as it develops and refines acting skills and performance techniques in front of live audiences. These actors must have a range of natural skills in order to succeed and continue to move forward in the business, and should be highly diligent and responsible, persistent in pursuing auditions, and able to memorize scripts, and the ability to improvise is also helpful. Actors attend many auditions and take many classes to improve their skills and build relationships within the industry. They must always be resilient, able to handle criticism well, and be willing to work hard in high-stress environments.
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