Catherine Schreiber, the Tony-winning producer of Clybourne Park, has been selected as the 2017 Broadway Global Producer of the Year.
Broadway Global honors investors in live stage works who inspire and teach respect for cultures, embrace diversity, and educate on issues in our global society. All winners must be accessible on social media; leave a legacy of live stage works that inspires respect, embraces diversity, and brings nations together; and give back to not-for-profits that make our society a better world for all, sharing their time and efforts in charity work.
Each winner is presented with the Producer's Puzzle, an original work of art created by artist Steve Marshall, an American magician living in Japan.
Past winners include Cathy Rigby McCoy and Tom McCoy (2016: McCoy-Rigby Entertainment), Michael A. Alden (2015: Pippin, Porgy & Bess, An American in Paris), Tom Kirdahy (2014: Mothers and Sons, It’s Only a Play), Dale Badway (2013: Pippin), and Jordan Scott Gilbert (2012: Ghost).
Schreiber is a Tony-winning, Olivier-nominated producer with shows currently in the West End and on Broadway. She brought The Scottsboro Boys to London, where it won the London Critics' Circle Award, the Evening Standard Award, and was nominated for seven Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical. She is currently a lead producer on a newly created production of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (with Elliot Harper Productions, in conjunction with West Yorkshire Playhouse), which will open in December. She is also a lead producer on Heisenberg, directed by Curious Incident… director Marianne Elliott, as part of the first season of Elliot Harper Productions in the West End, opening this October. Along with Kevin McCollum, Kenny Wax, Stage Presence, and J.J. Abrams, Schreiber is a lead producer on the Broadway transfer of the Olivier-Award winning The Play That Goes Wrong, a producer of the multi-Olivier Award-nominated Dreamgirls in London, and lead producer on The Life, directed by Michael Blakemore at Southwark Playhouse.
A Tony winner for Clybourne Park, Schreiber has been nominated additional Tonys for Next Fall, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Scottsboro Boys, and Fiddler on the Roof.
Richard Cameron and director-choreographer Ron Hutchins founded Broadway Global in 2009. For more information, visit BroadwayGlobal.org.