"In the proud tradition of the Shuberts, I'm honored and very excited about this new role on behalf of our members," Wankel said in a statement. "I'm looking forward to collaborating with my colleagues as we continue to pursue our long-term objectives of growing Broadway audiences and increasing its diversity, expanding educational programs, global expansion; plus newer goals too. A sincere thanks to our Immediate Past Chair, Nick Scandalios, whose passion and devotion have inspired so many in our unique and very special business."
"Thanks to the tireless work of Immediate Past Chairs, Board of Governors, Executive Committee and members overall, we are feeling strong and ready to build on our momentum moving forward," Charlotte. St. Martin, executive director of the Broadway League, added.
Wankel is the President and Co-Chief Executive Officer of The Shubert Organization, Inc. as well as a member of the Board of The Shubert Organization and The Shubert Foundation. He is a member of the executive committee and board of governors of The Broadway League and a member of the executive committee of the board of governors of the Times Square Alliance. He is also chairman emeritus and trustee of the Board of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts as well as an officer and director of The Actors Studio. Wankel serves on the boards of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and is Chairman of the Actors Fund Housing Development Corporation.
Nocciolino serves as President and CEO of NAC Entertainment, Ltd., a company he founded in 1976, and produced and co-produced Broadway shows on Broadway and national touring shows across the country. Richards is the founder of Richards/Climan, Inc. with Tamar Haimes. Recent credits include You Can't Take It With You, All The Way, Cinderella and others.
The Broadway League membership includes theatre owners, producers, presenters from around the country, press agents, general managers, booking agents, advertising agencies and industry specialists who represent the various shops that construct scenery, costumes and props.
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