Florie Seery Is Manhattan Theatre Club's New General Manager

News   Florie Seery Is Manhattan Theatre Club's New General Manager Artistic director Lynne Meadow and executive producer Barry Grove of Manhattan Theatre Club announced May 26 that Florie Seery has been appointed as the theatre's new general manager.

Seery has been working in the New York theatre for the past 20 years, most recently as an associate producer of Disney Theatrical Productions. She begins at MTC on June 20.

Seery replaces Harold Wolpert, who was MTC's general manager since 2000, and recently joined Roundabout Theatre Company as managing director.

"I have been impressed with Florie's work in the theatrical community for years,” commented MTC executive producer Barry Grove. "I am thrilled that she is joining Manhattan Theatre Club and look forward to having her on our team."

"Some of the best theatre I have ever seen in New York has been at one of Manhattan Theatre Club's stages," said Seery. "I have admired the organization's work and growth for many years and I’m delighted to be working with Lynne, Barry and the peerless MTC staff at a very exciting time for the company."

Seery began her theatrical career in 1985 as an assistant to producer Jim Walsh on the long-running Broadway hit, I'm Not Rappaport. As a company manager, she oversaw such shows as The Heidi Chronicles, Once on this Island and Conversations with My Father. From 1993-1996, she served as company manager at Lincoln Center Theater, where her projects included The Sisters Rosensweig, A Delicate Balance and The Heiress. She was an associate general manager at Stuart Thompson Productions from 1996-2000, where she worked on Skylight, A Doll's House, Diary of Anne Frank, Not About Nightingales, Tale of the Allergist's Wife and tours of Art and Master Class.

Since 2001, she has been associate producer at Disney Theatrical Productions, where she was responsible for general managing projects in development such as The Little Mermaid, Tarzan and On the Record. Most recently, Seery has been managing Disney's licensing initiative, working with Music Theatre International to license productions of Beauty and the Beast and Aida, and producing musical theatre scripts for children to perform such as Cinderella Kids, The Jungle Book Kids and Aladdin Jr.

She holds a B.A. from Smith College.