Stewart F. Lane has such a deep passion for New York City, theater, and Broadway. I always enjoy our conversations as his energy is contagious as he speaks about his work. In this episode, we discuss how he became a theater producer, the biggest challenges involved in producing on Broadway, and why it's important for actors to know the foundations involved in producing.
Stewart F. Lane is the Chief Executive Officer, President and Co- Founder of BroadwayHD, Chief Executive Officer of Theater Venture Inc and a six- time Tony Award winning producer for ”Jay Johnson: The Two & Only,” “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” “The Will Rogers Follies," “La Cage Aux Folles,” "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder," and "War Horse." As well as a nine time nominee including “Fiddler on the Roof” (revival) starring Alfred Molina, “Gypsy” (revival) starring Bernadette Peters, “1776” (revival) starring Pat Hingle and Brent Spiner, “The Goodbye Girl” starring Martin Short and Bernadette Peters and “Woman of the Year” starring Lauren Bacall. Lane is also the recipient of four Drama Desk Awards, a Drama Critics Circle Award, a Outer Circle Critics Award and a Drama- Lounge Award . Other Broadway producing credits include “Cyrano De Bergerac” starring Kevin Kline, Jennifer Garner and Daniel Sunjata, “Legally Blonde the musical,” “Minnelli on Minnelli” starring Liza Minnelli, “Wait Until Dark” starring Quentin Tarantino and Marisa Tomei, “Can-Can” starring Zizi Jeanmaire, “Frankenstein” starring Dianne Wiest, “Teaneck Tanzi” starring Deborah Harry and Andy Kaufman, “A Change in the Heir,” “The Grand Tour” starring Joel Grey, “West Side Story” starring Debbie Allen and many more. Giving back to the theater community, Lane has created scholarship funds at Columbia University Business Graduate School and Boston University College of Fine Arts Undergraduate School and has been a major support to the University of Massachusetts, Emerson College and Fiorello H. La Guardia High School for the Performing Arts School. Five Towns College honored Lane with naming their business school, Stewart F. Lane School of Business for his contributions to the World of Entertainment.
You can learn more about Stewart by visiting https://mrbroadway.com/index.html and https://www.broadwayhd.com/
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