Janice Ellig, CEO and founder of Ellig Group, sits down with real leaders in this series of game-changing conversations, bespoke to fellow champions of change. Heralded by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of “The World’s Most Influential Headhunters,” Janice is often consulted for her expertise and her commitment to gender parity, inclusion, and diversity.
We conducted this month’s episode of Leadership Reimagined, “Broadway’s Most Powerful Producer,” featuring Daryl Roth, prior to the current unprecedented world events. While many remain in lockdown, we do not want to be in isolation. So we invite you to take a brief intermission from the social separation to learn about Broadway and its collection of 41 theaters, through the perspective of American producer, and twelve-time Tony Award-winner, Daryl Roth, well known for her popular musical, “Kinky Boots.”
With the Theatre District dark and live performances globally nonexistent, many are missing the enjoyment of theatre and the performing arts. Whether to a New Yorker or visitor from out of town, Broadway resonates worldwide: the impassioned monologues, refined orchestration of instruments, colorful costumes, from drama to musicals with outstanding dancers – all have a way of bringing us to our feet, collectively expressing gratitude for its remarkable productions.
Episode 16: “Broadway’s Most Powerful Producer”
Daryl Roth, is an award-winning American producer who has been called one of the most powerful women in theater by many such as The New York Times, and has an Off-Broadway theater bearing her name. Daryl was recently appointed to the Board of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and is a civically engaged New Yorker who sits on the Board of the New York City Police Foundation, and Lincoln Center Theater where she recently helped to oversee an initiative that gave away $1.5 million to female-led artistic projects.
“My mission has always been to present work that moves people, that makes people think, that might even change their minds about something.”
Daryl is honored to hold the singular distinction of producing seven Pulitzer Prize-winning plays, recipient of twelve Tony Awards and London’s Olivier Award, and responsible for launching over 120 award winning productions both on and off Broadway, including the very popular “Kinky Boots,” “Indecent,” and “The Normal Heart.” Daryl Roth, both on and off stage, is in a league of her own.
Without further ado, we present to you “Broadway’s Most Powerful Producer,” Daryl Roth!