Casting director Jay Binder died peacefully at home. According to the reports, he died on Friday, April 15, 2022, at the age of 71.

Jay Binder cast nearly 100 Broadway shows throughout his four-decade career, including Tony Award-winning productions of The Lion King. 

He was also involved in casting a Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Dames At Sea, Nice Work If You Can Get It, and I, Beauty and the Beast, The King, Lost in Yonkers Jerome Robbins’ Broadway.

Similarly, Binder also had the good fortune to cast every Neil Simon play from 1990 to 2009.


Casting Director Jay Binder Death Cause, What Happened?

The founder of Binder casting Jay Binder death is a massive loss for the movie industry. Jay Binder’s death cause has not been mentioned particularly on official news. 

According to, he died peacefully at home in New York at the age of 71.

Mr. Binder was a co-founder and driving force behind New York City Center’s acclaimed Encores! Great American Musicals in Concert series.

The Tony Award-winning revival of Chicago was made possible by his casting work on this series.

Jack Viertel, the series’ Artistic Director from 2000 to 2020, said, “I worked hand-in-glove with Jay for two decades.”

“He was always the smartest, most passionate, and most feisty person in the room.” He adored actors and wished for them all to be successful. I’ll never forget that spirit, that optimism, and that well of knowledge.” he added further.

One of the main reasons I have a career at all is because of Jay Binder. The man believed in me when I didn’t. He saw the path forward when I was exhausted. He knew my potential and he opened doors for me. Jay, you taught me so much and I will never forget you. Thank you sir. RIP