THE ROSTER AGENCY is currently accepting submissions for all types for theater, TV, film and commercials. We currently do not represent child actors. Please do not phone, fax or visit. Interviews are by appointment only. We accept photos/resumes by mail only and try to attend all showcases we are invited to. This agency has a strict no phone calls nor walk in/drop off policy. Submitted materials will not be returned. DCA License #1360937.
Michael W. Rodriguez is the owner and head of talent at THE ROSTER AGENCY. Michael’s history as an agent started at Hartig/Hilepo and includes time at DGRW. He then built and ran UGLY TALENT NY.
Under the guidance of Michael, THE ROSTER AGENCY has talent working on Broadway in Aladdin, Book of Mormon, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Groundhog Day, Hamilton, Wicked, On Your Feet and the upcoming production of Frozen to name a few. Along with many clients working regionally, many have appeared on House of Cards, Elementary, Person of Interest, Law & Order, Orange Is The New Black, Blue Bloods, This is Us, Blacklist, 40 North, The Tick, Difficult People & Gotham etc...
Ever expanding, Michael has achieved great success in the cultivation of some of Broadway’s up and coming stars and is well established in the TV/Film world on both coasts. Michael began his career at Atlantic Records in New York City upon his arrival from Southwest Texas State University (Texas State) in the fall of 1990 where he received a BFA in Theatre. As Product Manager for Atlantic his radio promotions worked albums for Mick Jagger, Bette Midler, Hootie and The Blowfish, Stone Temple Pilots, Tori Amos and Phil Collins among others. During his tenure at Atlantic he was featured on the cover of Billboard Magazine for excellence in niche marketing.
In the Fall of 1996 he founded MWR, ink, a record promotions company. He serviced many accounts independently for three years, which included Celine Dion and Lonnie Gordon. An opportunity to work the urban market landed him back in the record label world with Indie giant, TVT Records. As Promotion Department Manager, he worked with artists Snoop Dogg, Nine Inch Nails and Lil’ John. Michael has also been doing Master Classes at NYU, Tisch, Stone Street, CONN Rep., and Texas State University. Along with being a talent agent, he also has been judging Miss Universe Pageants for North Carolina, South Carolina and Louisiana, with one Miss USA winner in 2005!
Ellery Sandhu has worked in a multitude of areas in the entertainment business since moving to New York in 1998. She began her career by studying Acting and Musical Theater at Marymount Manhattan College. It was during that time she met, studied and had the pleasure of working with some of New York's most reputable directors, voice coaches, and choreographers. The relationships that she developed continued to open doors and create new possibilities. Ellery went on to perform regionally and nationally before expanding her vision into working as an associate director in many productions. When the opportunity arose to become an assistant at a talent agency, she took on the challenge. It was during this time she had the pleasure of working with Michael Rodriguez. Their understanding of the business side of show helped foster the building blocks of a professional relationship. Ten years later, when Michael approached her to join his team at The Roster Agency, it was without hesitation she said “Yes.” Her knowledge of the industry from the performer’s side, as well as the business side, continues to give her a unique insight into bringing the whole package together. Ellery is thrilled to be sharing this ever-growing passion for client representation with The Roster.