Michael Barra

last updated 1/7/2018

Michael Barra

Adjunct Professor and Lecturer at City University of New York

365 5th avenue Suite 1400, New York City, New York, United States
HQ Phone:
(212) 817-7000

General Information


Senior Vice President - Daryl Roth Licensing

President - Stageworks Media

President - Araca Merchandise L.P.

Executive Producer and Chief Executive Officer - Michael Barra Productions

Senior Vice President, Licensing and Business Development - Daryl Roth Productions

Director, Business Development and Strategy - The Walt Disney Studios

Senior Manager - PricewaterhouseCoopers


BSBentley College

MBACommercial Theatre Institute

MBAHollywood Film Institute

MBASuffolk University


Artistic Director - Gotham Stage Company

President - The Players

Member of the Producer Development Program - League of American Theatres and Producers

Recent News  

A Talk With Michael Barra on How Media is Disrupting Broadway

Michael Barra on How Big Media is Disrupting Broadway
Michael Barra, President of Media & Entertainment at The Araca Group Today on The Scene my guest is Michael Barra, the President of Araca Media and Entertainment, the content studio division of The Araca Group - the global live stage and brand management company (behind such properties as Urinetown and Wicked) with offices in NYC, LA, London, Sydney and Las Vegas. Prior to Araca, Michael led the Strategic Operational Initiatives team at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, as well as the Business Development and Franchise Management efforts for the Disney Theatrical Group in NY. He was also the founder of Stageworks Media, which partnered with branded media companies to adapt their intellectual property for the stage, before selling it to private equity firm Rebel Rebel Capital in 2014. Additionally, Michael is a contributor to The Clyde Fitch Report and is the current President of The Players, the Gramercy Park social club for the entertainment industry founded by Edwin Booth in 1888. In a December 5 article on the CFR titled "How the Rise of Big Media Is Disrupting Broadway" Michael examined how Broadway is changing in response to new developments in the film and television industry and the new limitations of traditional producing models for live commercial theater.

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Stageworks Media was founded in 2013 by Michael Barra, who previously served as a business development executive at both Walt Disney Pictures and Disney Theatrical Group.
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