Vice President, Operations
Nederlander Producing Co. of America, Inc.
New York, NY
Bill, who served on the 2014 NYC Conference Local Planning committee:
- Grew up in Lexington, MO, a small town of restoration and preservationists, thanks to a civil war battle. He said, "My grandmother served as the town’s 'old homes tour' coordinator for years. At 87, she has been very proud to hear that I'll carry on her passion by working with LHAT. I'm pretty excited about it myself!'"
- Earned a B.A. in Theatre from the University of Missouri in 1994 and moved to Chicago to become Associate Theatre Manager, Bank of America Theatre (formerly the Shubert Theatre), owned and operated by the Nederlanders. Worked on presenting, among others, the pre-Broadway engagement of Victor Victoria with Julie Andrews, tours of Damn Yankees with Jerry Lewis, Master Class with Faye Dunaway, Stomp, Mandy Patinkin in Concert, and Chicago's Spring Festival of Dance.
- Toured with Riverdance the Show as the Assistant Company Manager for 2 years and 73 cities. Apprenticed into the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers (IATSE Local 10832).
- Landed in NYC where he became a board-certified member of ATPAM and returned to work for the Nederlanders as the Associate House Manager of the Gershwin Theatre, the largest theatre on Broadway.
- Moved to the Neil Simon Theatre to be House Manager for the Broadway opening of Hairspray with Harvey Fierstein and Marrisa Jaret Winokur.
- Returned to Missouri State University in Springfield and earned a Master of Arts in Teaching in 2006.
- Returned to Broadway to be Associate Company Manager for the 2-year Los Angeles engagement of Wicked.
- Became the Theatre Arts teacher at the School of Arts and Enterprise, a charter school, in Pomona, CA, in August 2009.
- Went to Sydney, Australia, to be Media Relations Manager for DreamWorks' How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular 2012 in conjunction with Global Creatures, the technology studio behind the dragons, the dinosaurs in the tour Walking With The Dinosaurs, and King Kong coming to Broadway.
- When Dragon closed, returned to NYC to work with the Nederlanders and be Vice President of Operations.
- First year back, project-managed the renovation of the Richard Rogers Theatre and in a full circle moment, the Gershwin.
- In the coming years, hope to renovate more Broadway theatres and continue a passion for restoration and preservation instilled in him by his Civil War town community of Lexington.