Bill Register is VP of Operations for Nederlander Producing Company of America in New York, NY and served on the 2014 NYC Conference Local Planning committee.
Bill 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!'"
He 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. Bill toured with Riverdance the Show as the Assistant Company Manager for 2 years and 73 cities.
He apprenticed into the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers (IATSE Local 10832) and 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. He moved to the Neil Simon Theatre to be House Manager for the Broadway opening of Hairspray with Harvey Fierstein and Marrisa Jaret Winokur.
Bill returned to Missouri State University in Springfield and earned a Master of Arts in Teaching in 2006, then returned to Broadway to be Associate Company Manager for the 2-year Los Angeles engagement of Wicked. He became the Theatre Arts teacher at the School of Arts and Enterprise, a charter school, in Pomona, CA, in August 2009.
Then he was on 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, Bill returned to NYC to work with the Nederlanders and be Vice President of Operations. His first year back, he managed the renovation of the Richard Rogers Theatre and in a full circle moment, the Gershwin. In the coming years, Bill hopes to renovate more Broadway theatres and continue a passion for restoration and preservation instilled in him by his Civil War town community of Lexington.