BROOKLYN COLLEGE
DEPARTMENT OF THEATER

 

Marc Routh
Adjunct Lecturer, Business and Management for the Performing Arts (President, Marc Routh Productions)

Marc Routh (Brooklyn College)

 

Marc Routh‘s current productions are STOMP (Drama Desk Award and Obie Award for Unique Theatre Experience) Off-Broadway and on tour, the Broadway-bound An American in Paris, and 54 Below, Broadway’s newest nightclub.

He is a four-time Tony Award winner for The Norman Conquests, Company, Hairspray, and The Producers. His Tony nominations include Leap of Faith, A Little Night Music, Gypsy, Sweeney Todd, Swing!, and The Sound of Music. Other Broadway productions include Young Frankenstein, Burn the Floor, A Catered Affair, Little Shop of Horrors, The Weir, Forever Tango, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Triumph of Love, and Penn & Teller.

Other off-Broadway producer credits include Old Jews Telling Jokes, Murder Ballad, The Fantasticks, Be, Cookin’, Mnemonic (Drama Desk and Lortel Award for Unique Theatrical Experience), Tap Dogs (Obie Award), The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, The Mystery of Irma Vep (Lortel Award for Best Revival), My Old Lady, The Water Coolers, Inside Out, Three For All, Jeffrey (Outer Critics Circle Award), Marvin’s Room (Drama Desk Award), and Three Ways Home. His tours include Flashdance, David Helfgott In Concert, and The Irish… And How They Got That Way. Las Vegas Producer credits include Stomp Out Loud, Tap Dogs, Hairspray, and The Producers.

West End Producer credits include Flashdance, Trevor Nunn’s Porgy and Bess, Little Shop of Horrors, The Producers (Olivier Award), Hairspray (Olivier Award), Dolly West’s Kitchen, This Is Our Youth, Oleanna, Simply Heavenly, and Immodesty Blaise and Walter’s Burlesque.

Credits in Toronto include The Producers (Dora Award) and Hairspray. Australian credits include Smokey Joe’s Cafe and The Producers (Helpmann Award).

Other credits as Associate Producer and General Manager include Later Life, Song of Singapore (Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical), Love Letters, Das Barbecu, Bubbe Meises, Bubbe Stories, and Penn & Teller Rot in Hell. General Management projects include the revival of The Rocky Horror Show on Broadway, The Bomb-Itty of Errors, Communicating Doors, Death Defying Acts, Family Secrets, What’s Wrong with This Picture?, Grandchild of Kings, Wild Men, Frankie and Johnnie in the Claire de Lune, Driving Miss Daisy, Twist, I Got Merman, The Rat Pack: Live from The Sands, and Three Mo’ Tenors.

As co-founder for Broadway Asia with Simone Genatt, he has presented the North American tours of the Vietnamese Water Puppets and Cookin’, as well as productions of STOMP, Swing!, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Hairspray, and The Producers in Asia. As a principal of Broadway Asia Entertainment, he produced the ground-breaking Chinese-language production of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, as well as the tours of Cinderella starring Lea Salonga, The King and I, 42nd Street, and Spongebob Squarepants Live. He created the new musical Reel to Real, which premiered in Beijing and was presented at the Edinburgh Festival. As the CEO of China Broadway Entertainment, his upcoming productions include immersive productions of Peter Pan, The Little Prince, Golden Lotus, and a new musical featuring the songs of superstar Jay Chou.

He was one of the founders of On the Road, a theatrical booking agency, and Showtix, a Broadway group sales company that was acquired by Hollywood Media and Broadway Inner Circle, a premium ticket agency.

He is an Adjunct Professor of the Graduate Department of Theater at Brooklyn College where he is in his 22nd year teaching "Business Management for the Performing Arts." He has lectured at Columbia University, Youngstown State University, New York University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the recipient of the Robert Whitehead Award as Outstanding Commercial Theatre Producer, was inducted into the NYU Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame, and served as the president of The League of Off-Broadway Theatres and Producers for eight years.