Roger Sturtevant

Casting director

Casting director Roger Sturtevant died June 30 in Gotham. He was 66.

Middlebury College grad followed with a tour of duty with the Merchant Marines, then started in showbiz as a box office treasurer for summer theaters in New London, N.H. Later, on Broadway, he served as assistant treasurer at the Winter Garden and Shubert.

He began his 30-year casting career as a casting associate at Circle in the Square. In 1975 he began working at Ogilvy & Mather Advertising Agency in the commercial casting department. He joined Pat McCorkle to cast the sudser “The Doctors” for the Peacock web from 1979 to 1981. He later moved to Bates Worldwide to become its voiceover casting director in Gotham, a position he held at the time of his death.

Sturtevant was also a renowned record collector, owning a virtual history of music and particularly the Broadway musical of the 20th century. He was regarded an expert on theater and music and was a source of inquiry by the Museum of the City of New York as well as others from around the world. His annual theater trips to London sometimes involved more than 50 people.

He is survived by a sister and a nephew.

A memorial celebration is skedded for October.

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