FOX “Empire” TV Show Auditions for Tap Dancer Principal Role

By | January 19, 2017

The FOX series “Empire” is filming episodes for the new season in Chicago

Chicago based principal casting directors with Simon Casting will be holding auditions for a principal role.  The casting company is seeking a male, African American  tap dancer in the State of Illinois. Please note that the roles will require in person auditions in Chicago and casting is ONLY open to male tap dancers who live in Illinois.  The dancer cast on “Empire” will be paid SAG principal rate of $933/DAY.

Auditions will be held  Jan 18-23 and will be by appointment only.

Fox’s “Empire”  is written by the team behind “Lee Daniels: The Butler“….   Lee Daniels and Danny Strong.  The series premiered this past January and is now filming season 2. “Empire” tells the story behind Empire Entertainment, a family run music empire.  Terrence Howard plays Lucious, a man who rose through the streets to become a hip hop music mogul. Lucious is at the top of the music business and head of Empire records when he comes to find out that his days at the helm are numbered. The doctors deliver the news that he is ill and his physical / mental state will begin to degrade soon. He must now begin grooming his successor, one of his three sons.

casting call for FOX Empire


Please note that “Empire” films in the Chicago area and you must be local to Chicago Illinois or the surrounding areas in order to be considered for any of the open roles.


MALE TAP DANCER: Male, African American, 18-25, must be an excellent TAP dancer.
compensation: SAG/AFTRA SCALE $933/DAY

If you or anyone you know fits this description please send in a recent photo or headshot and resume as well as your FULL NAME and best CONTACT phone number with the subject line TAP DANCER to

Must be avail to audition between Jan 18-23.
Must be avail for shoot window 1/26-2/6.


Welcome to EMPIRE, a sexy and powerful drama about the head of a music empire (Terrence Howard) whose three sons and ex-wife all battle for his throne. Set to an original soundtrack written and produced by hip-hop hitmaker Timbaland.

One thought on “FOX “Empire” TV Show Auditions for Tap Dancer Principal Role

  1. Whitney Brown

    Whittney Brown is a singer, dancer, song writer, she has performed live and has acting experience.


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