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

Marc Routh (Brooklyn College)


Marc Routh is currently represented on Broadway with A Band's Visit (Lortel Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Obie Award, New York Drama Critics Circle Award), The Parisian Woman starring Uma Thurman, and Anastasia; Off-Broadway with STOMP (Drama Desk Award and Obie Award for Unique Theatre Experience, Legend of Off-Broadway Award) and 54 Below, Broadway’s award-winning nightclub (MAC Board of Directors Award, Nightlife Award, June Briggs Award for Excellence in Destination Management, Concierge Choice Award for Nightlife); in London with Young Frankenstein; and the upcoming Angels in America on Broadway and Smokey Joe's Café Off-Broadway.

He is a four-time Tony Award-winner for The Norman Conquests, Company, Hairspray, and The Producers (12 Tony Awards, the most Tony Awards for a single show in Broadway history). His Tony nominations include An American in Paris (12 Tony nominations), Leap of Faith, A Little Night Music, Gypsy, Sweeney Todd, Swing!, and The Sound of Music. Other Broadway productions include Amélie, The Encounter, Young Frankenstein (Outer Critics Circle Award, Audience Award), Burn the Floor, A Catered Affair, Little Shop of Horrors, The Weir, Forever Tango, Legally Blonde, Love Letters, Smokey Joe's Café, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Triumph of Love, and Penn & Teller.

Additional credits: Off-Broadway: 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. Tours: Flashdance, David Helfgott in Concert, and The Irish…and How They Got That Way. Las Vegas: STOMP Out Loud, Tap Dogs, Hairspray, and The Producers. West End: An American in Paris, Flashdance, Trevor Nunn’s Porgy and Bess, Little Shop of Horros, 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. Toronto: The Producers (Dora Award) and Hairspray. Australia: Smokey Joe's Café 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.

As co-founder for Broadway Asia with Simone Genatt, he has presented the North American tours of Vietnamese Water Puppets and Cookin', as well as productions of STOMP, Swing!, Smokey Joe's Café, Hairspray, and The Producers in Asia. As a principal of Broadway Asia Entertainment, he produced the groundbreaking Chinese language production of I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change and 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. His productions for the Edinburgh Festival include the musicals Reel to Real and Siddhartha, as well as Around the World in a Bad Mood, Nanta, and China Goes Pop! Broadway Asia created the groundbreaking Mandarin language musical featuring the music of Chinese superstar Jay Chou, The Secret, and the large-scale immersive spectacular Neverland, the Peter Pan story. Their production of China Goes Pop! premiered in Beijing and played the 2017 Edinburgh Festival. Upcoming productions for Broadway Asia include Kung Fu Panda Live Spectacular, the international tours of An American in Paris and Amélie, and Crazy for You for Broadway.

He was a founding partner of On the Road, a theatrical booking agency, 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 Studies at Brooklyn College where he is in his 25th 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. He is the subject of a chapter in The Art of Doing: How Superachievers Do What They Do and How They Do It So Well (Plume, 2013).