RALF SCHAEDLER (Guest Casting Director) studied Voice, Dance and Drama with a scholarship at New Dance Group Studios and Ballet Arts City Center in NYC. He then returned to Hamburg, Germany in 1995 to play the role of Ritchie Valens in Buddy - the Buddy Holly Story. After his début in Hamburg he played lead roles all over Germany including: Danny in Grease, Rusty in Starlight Express, Tony in Saturday Night Fever and Claude in Hair. In 2003 he started working for international event agencies, writing new show concepts that toured through Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Since 2007, Ralf has been the Casting Director for Stage Entertainment and responsible for all their German productions including: Sister Act, Tarzan, Dirty Dancing, Lion King, and Wicked. While casting Disney’s Tarzan he also was a judge on the German television series " Ich Tarzan - Du Jane," a ten week, live national broadcast.