Host Luisa Lyons chats with the Grammy nominated, and Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk, and Emmy Award winning Broadway producer Jim Kierstead. Jim’s extensive producing credits include Kinky Boots, Pippin, Hadestown, The Inheritance, The Lehman Trilogy and The Inheritance. He is also the co-founder of Broadway Virtual, a new company that aims to help artists develop work for stage and screen.
Jim shares how his background in computer science, and clinical and counseling psychology helps him be a Broadway producer, the importance of filmed theatre, capturing The Gospel According to Heather off-Broadway, why Broadway shows like Kinky Boots are being filmed in the West End, the virtual benefit of Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens, the Yank 10th anniversary concert, and the movie version of Be More Chill!
Jim Kierstead (Producer) is a Grammy-nominated, Emmy, Olivier, and six-time Tony Award-winning producer of the Broadway, touring, Toronto, and London productions of Kinky Boots, Pippin, Hadestown, The Inheritance, The Lehman Trilogy, and Company. In addition, he has been a co-producer of 25 Broadway productions. Off-Broadway projects include The Gospel According To Heather, Unexpected Joy, Yank! (Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Nominees), Bright Colors and Bold Patterns, and Thrill Me (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Nominees). He has also produced extensively in London’s West End and produced Miami’s hit immersive show Amparo. Jim is on the Board of Directors of The York Theatre Company and The Abingdon Theatre Company and is the founder of the digital theatre content creation company Broadway Virtual.