The first event was a huge success!

A second date has been scheduled for October 28th, and registration has been CAPPED.

Broadway Community Headshot Day II

October 28th, 2020


March 12th, 2020

Governor Cuomo and Charlotte St. Martin, President of the Broadway League announce that effective immediately, Broadway is closed. 

As the bright lights of Broadway go dark, they become a metaphor for what will become one of the darkest times in New York City's history.

Nearly 7 months later, the roller coaster of emotions persists as news breaks that what was intended to be a brief intermission has turned into a nightmare from which we cannot wake ourselves. With the heartbeat of NYC silenced, thousands of artists are left feeling lost or helpless. Many have directed their energy and talents into helping their fellow creatives. As Mr. Rogers' mother once famously imparted,

  "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping."

WHO: Current Broadway Performers (as of March 2020)

If you are one of the hundreds of Broadway performers whose show has been affected by the shut down, you're invited to take part in a free 5-10 minute outdoor headshot session. At this time, the event will be limited those who were performing in the 31 active productions and 8 rehearsals as of March 12th, 2020 (including Broadway-affiliated tours and seasonal performances such as Radio City or The Met). 

More dates will be added in the future for other affected performers and theatre workers (administrative, crew, concessions, etc). 

WHAT: No-Cost Mini Headshot Session

 In addition to your 5-10 minute session, you will receive a small selection of unedited images and 1 lightly retouched image of your choice. See my Headshot Guide for tips on how to prepare for your photos. In the interest of time, only one look is recommended, but a "half look" (jacket/sweater/layer/glasses) is welcomed. 

This is also an opportunity to network (safely) with your peers and colleagues. Bring a friend, bring a blanket and picnic, make a day of it.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 28th, 2020


In the event of inclement weather (bitter cold, high winds, heavy rain), the event will be rescheduled to Monday, November 2nd (1:30pm-4:30pm). However, the location is covered and the event will continue in the event of light rain.  More dates may be added in the future. Registration is required, but the event will be first-come, first-served. We will do our best to accommodate your preferred time window. 

Please follow stories on @JonTaylorPhoto on Instagram for up-to-the-minute updates or changes.

Please plan to arrive early to account for any MTA tomfoolery. 

We reserve the right to cap attendance to a reasonable number of people, as this is a one-man operation.

WHERE: Central Park

The shoot will take place under Bethesda Terrace, located mid-park at 72nd Street. 

Please follow stories on @JonTaylorPhoto on Instagram for exact location, updates, or changes.

WHY: This one is up to you.

As an avid supporter of theatre, it pains me to see my fellow artists suffering in these uncertain times. I'm constantly left wondering "How can I help?" If you're taking this time to update your audition materials, your website or LinkedIn, or just want to feel a little bit of normalcy, a professional photo of yourself can provide a little bit of hope. Whether it's out of necessity or vanity, I'm happy to have you.


While this event is free and on a first-come, first-served basis, registration via this Google form is required to maintain a headcount and collect contact information.

COVID SAFETY: This should be obvious.

A mask should be worn any time social distancing is not possible. I will be using a long lens to maintain a safe distance between us while you're being photographed. Please use common sense, follow all park rules and CDC guidelines, and be safe!

How can you help?


Visit vote.org to check your voter registration and elect officials who will help get our community back on its feet.


Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids - The Actors Fund


Share this page with your fellow performers so that they may also have the opportunity to take part.


This is a one-man operation and I'm not ashamed to ask for help. I may need a hand or two on the day-of if anyone would like to help ensure the day goes smoothly. No experience necessary!


Just make sure you've read all the information above.

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