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Waiting in the Wings

Waiting in the Wings

How to Launch Your Performing Career on Broadway and Beyond

Tiffany Haas with Jenna Glatzer

St. Martin's Griffin

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The definitive guide to making a career in theater—to Broadway and beyond

Tiffany Haas knows how to make it on Broadway. After 72 rejections in a row she finally landed a role in Broadway’s long-running smash hit Wicked and later became “Glinda the Good.” Now she wants to share her advice for starting and nurturing a career in the theater. Waiting in the Wings is the essential guide for anyone who wants to have a theatrical career, whether they’re complete newbies or already have some professional credits.


Based on everything she learned on her journey to New York, including 10 years on Broadway, Tiffany shares the information that you need to succeed in theater. Everyone’s path is a little bit different, but the principles for success are always the same. With advice on auditions, how to become the performer they want to hire, developing relationships with cast mates, finding a reputable agent, the importance of reputation, and the best way to shape and build your career, Tiffany covers every aspect of the business. You’ll learn what it takes to be successful and where to best spend your time and effort as you navigate the “great mystery” of pursuing musical theater.

In an industry that is famed for its insider secrets, Tiffany draws back the curtain, giving readers the knowledge and tools they need to follow their dreams. If you’re one of those people Waiting in the Wings for a big Broadway career, Tiffany Haas’s book is the one resource you need to land a big role, st… More…

The definitive guide to making a career in theater—to Broadway and beyond

Tiffany Haas knows how to make it on Broadway. After 72 rejections in a row she finally landed a role in Broadway’s long-running smash hit Wicked and later became “Glinda the Good.” Now she wants to share her advice for starting and nurturing a career in the theater. Waiting in the Wings is the essential guide for anyone who wants to have a theatrical career, whether they’re complete newbies or already have some professional credits.


Based on everything she learned on her journey to New York, including 10 years on Broadway, Tiffany shares the information that you need to succeed in theater. Everyone’s path is a little bit different, but the principles for success are always the same. With advice on auditions, how to become the performer they want to hire, developing relationships with cast mates, finding a reputable agent, the importance of reputation, and the best way to shape and build your career, Tiffany covers every aspect of the business. You’ll learn what it takes to be successful and where to best spend your time and effort as you navigate the “great mystery” of pursuing musical theater.

In an industry that is famed for its insider secrets, Tiffany draws back the curtain, giving readers the knowledge and tools they need to follow their dreams. If you’re one of those people Waiting in the Wings for a big Broadway career, Tiffany Haas’s book is the one resource you need to land a big role, stand in front of those footlights and let it go!

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It Took 72 Auditions



There I was in New York City, no longer as a tourist but now a resident. I called my parents after every audition to give them the complete play-by-play—the good and, on this day, the bad.

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Tiffany Haas with Jenna Glatzer

Tiffany Haas is a Broadway performer, concert vocalist, passionate entrepreneur and designer. Tiffany has played Glinda in the Broadway production of Wicked. Prior to her Broadway role, she wowed audiences nationwide portraying the ever-popular Glinda with the National Tour. She toured as the dance captain for the Tony Award winning musical The Drowsy Chaperone. Tiffany regularly performs with symphony orchestras, regional theatre productions and cabaret venues throughout the country. She also travels throughout the country teaching master classes at conservatories, performing arts schools and musical theatre programs.

Jenna Glatzer is an award-winning writer and celebrity co-author whose works include authorized biographies of Céline Dion and Marilyn Monroe. Her books have been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, and Entertainment Tonight, and in publications including People and Time magazines.

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