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Mr. Stephen C. Byrd

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Producer of the First African-Ame...

Tennessee Williams' Cat
 
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Education

  • Bachelor of Science degree
    University of Pennsylvania Wharton School
  • Bachelor of Science degree , Economics
    Temple University
  • MBA , Finance
    University of Pennsylvania Wharton School
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Panelists will include producer Nelle Nugent (Stick Fly, Ghetto Klown, Time Stands Still, ...Nicholas Nickleby); Woodie King Jr., artistic director of New Federal Theatre (What the Wine Sellers Buy, For Colored Girls..., Checkmates); Stephen C. Byrd of Front Row Productions and producer of the first African-American Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' Cat On A Hot Tin Roof; Donna Walker-Kuhne of Walker International Communications; and Kamilah Forbes, artistic director of the Hip-Hop Theatre Festival, director (Def Poetry Jam on Broadway); and Melissa Marano, Senior Client Account Executive at aka Promotions (Jerusalem, The MotherF*er With The Hat, Billy Elliot, Stick Fly, A Streetcar Named Desire).
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Panelists will include producer Nelle Nugent (Stick Fly, Ghetto Klown, Time Stands Still, ...Nicholas Nickleby); Woodie King Jr., artistic director of New Federal Theatre (What the Wine Sellers Buy, For Colored Girls..., Checkmates); Stephen C. Byrd of Front Row Productions and producer of the first African-American Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' Cat On A Hot Tin Roof; Donna Walker-Kuhne of Walker International Communications; and Kamilah Forbes, artistic director of the Hip-Hop Theatre Festival, director (Def Poetry Jam on Broadway); and Melissa Marano, Senior Client Account Executive at aka Promotions (Jerusalem, The MotherF*er With The Hat, Billy Elliot, Stick Fly, A Streetcar Named Desire).
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Panelists will include producer Nelle Nugent (Stick Fly, Ghetto Klown, Time Stands Still, ...Nicholas Nickleby); Woodie King Jr., artistic director of New Federal Theatre (What the Wine Sellers Buy, For Colored Girls..., Checkmates); Stephen C. Byrd of Front Row Productions and producer of the first African-American Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' Cat On A Hot Tin Roof; Donna Walker-Kuhne of Walker International Communications; and Kamilah Forbes, artistic director of the Hip-Hop Theatre Festival, director (Def Poetry Jam on Broadway); and Melissa Marano, Senior Client Account Executive at aka Promotions (Jerusalem, The MotherF*er With The Hat, Billy Elliot, Stick Fly, A Streetcar Named Desire).
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Panelists will include producer Nelle Nugent (Stick Fly, Ghetto Klown, Time Stands Still, ...Nicholas Nickleby); Woodie King Jr., artistic director of New Federal Theatre (What the Wine Sellers Buy, For Colored Girls..., Checkmates); Stephen C. Byrd of Front Row Productions and producer of the first African-American Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' Cat On A Hot Tin Roof; Donna Walker-Kuhne of Walker International Communications; and Kamilah Forbes, artistic director of the Hip-Hop Theatre Festival, director (Def Poetry Jam on Broadway); and Melissa Marano, Senior Client Account Executive at aka Promotions (Jerusalem, The MotherF*er With The Hat, Billy Elliot, Stick Fly, A Streetcar Named Desire).
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Friday: Stephen C. Byrd, Pioneering Producer of Broadway Plays With multi-Ethnic Cast, Honored At Black Star News Awards Special To The ...December 16,2015 -A+A
Stephen C. Byrd, Pioneering Producer
Inspired by the progressive ethnic fusion of Merchant and Ivory, the touchstone producing duo he idolized, Stephen C. Byrd endeavored to shine the spotlight of diversity upon the Broadway stage.
Ignoring the naysayers, in 2008 Byrd and his partner, Alia M. Jones-Harvey mounted the first African-American Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, which became the highest-grossing play on Broadway that season - earning them a trophy case of awards including the prestigious Lawrence Olivier Award for Best Revival of a Play.
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Black Star Annual Awards: Please join us on December 18, 2015 at MIST Harlem at 46 W 116th St, New York, N.Y., 10026 from 6PM to 10PM when Stephen C. Byrd joins Mayor David Dinkins, Rep.
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Blazing new paths is nothing new for Byrd, who's done so both in the boardrooms of Goldman Sachs and in the producer's chair for a variety of forward-focused theater, film and television projects. He brings his financial acumen and exceptional management skills, developed over more than two decades of leadership in the global financial sector, to his role as founder and partner in Front Row Productions, Inc. His background makes him uniquely qualified to handle all aspects of production, from raising funds to procuring performance venues to hiring staff from the director to the public-relations specialist. Byrd recounts their recipe for success thusly: "We are granularly involved in every aspect of the production. We are creative producers from start to finish, the first producers of color to prevail upon the theatre world's most incandescent stage."
Byrd's dual acumen has resulted in programming that's met with both critical acclaim and financial success. Yet Byrd aspires to even greater ambitions, featuring groundbreaking inclusive casting along with racially-diverse production staffs. As the only full-time African American lead producers currently working on Broadway, Byrd and Jones-Harvey have transported a unique brand of diversity to New York - and beyond.
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In 2012, Byrd and Jones-Harvey engaged with another classic, launching a multiracial production of A Streetcar Named Desire., The Play, which received radiant reviews and a Tony nomination, enjoyed an immensely successful run, attracting large, diverse audiences to its performances, many of whom had never been to Broadway before.
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Byrd and Jones-Harvey also comprised the producing team for The Trip to Bountiful, the critically-acclaimed production which starred the legendary Cicely Tyson, who won Tony, Outer Critic's Circle and Drama Desk awards for her heart-stirring performance.
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The play will debut at The Public Theater as a result of the generous support of Stephen and his partner Alia-Jones Harvey.
Byrd and Jones-Harvey are currently in development of a new musical for Broadway -Black Orpheus..
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Byrd and Jones-Harvey are planning on future productions in both Brazil and South Africa.
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Byrd has pursued his passion for delivering high-quality racially-diverse entertainment to the public for years. As he explains, "There's an audience between Tyler Perry and August Wilson that hasn't been addressed. As President/ CEO of the American Cinema Group, Inc., he has raised capital for, and invested in several such television and film projects. He was recently a Principal in StoneHedge Capital, Inc., a Private Equity firm. Previously Byrd was an Investment Banker in M&A with Goldman, Sachs & Co. As a Principal, he was instrumental in the formation of a Private Equity LLC, Thurn & Taxis, for Prince Karl Von Taxis of Austria.
A native of Philadelphia, PA., Byrd received his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Temple University and MBA in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. He has also attended the Alliance Fran├žaise in Paris. He supports several community and non-profit organizations, including Safe Horizon and The National Urban Technology Center. He is a member of The Broadway League and The Society of London Theatre.
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