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Randy Ellen Lutterman
RANDY ELLEN LUTTERMAN is the Director of the American Theatre Wing's SpringboardNYC, an award-winning two week college-to-career transition program for students starting their arts careers in New York City. She created and developed the program for Musical Theatre Works, a not-for-profit theatre in New York City, where she was Executive Director for five years. At MTW, she co-created and launched the MTW Resident Writers/New Works Program, which commissioned and developed dozens of new musical theatre pieces that went on to have future lives in regional, not-for-profit and commercial houses around the country. Ms. Lutterman’s initial Resident Writers group included many of the best emerging new musical talent of the time, among them: Ricky Ian Gordon and Michael Korie (The Family Project, dir. Tina Landau), John Bucchino (It’s Only Life dir. Daisy Prince), and Michael John LaChiusa (See What I Wanna See dir. Ted Sperling.) Lutterman developed and produced MTW’s A Class Act, directed by Lonny Price, which received an Off-Broadway co-production with Manhattan Theatre Club, and then a Broadway run where it garnered 5 Tony nominations including Best New Musical. Ms. Lutterman has had a varied set of experiences both as a producer and project director, as a writer/developer and creative consultant, and as an actor and coach. Formerly a Senior Producer at Back Row Productions, Ms. Lutterman introduced British sensation Eddie Izzard to North American audiences in a series of three sold-out New York seasons as well as a North American Tour. (Third season's Dress to Kill was filmed for HBO television and was the winner of two Emmy Awards.) Ms. Lutterman is also the Writer and Creative Consultant of Hearst Entertainment's hit children's television series, Popular Mechanics for Kids. Her scripts for this show, as well as her work as development and story consultant for other independent children's programming in both the US and Canada, have been nominated for a Writer's Guild Award, a Gemini Award (Canadian Emmy Awards) in the category of Best Writing - Children's Television, Best Youth Program, as well as for the prestigious Canada Award for Television Excellence. As an actor, Ms. Lutterman has appeared on television, in film and in theatre in both the U.S. and Canada. She has been coaching actors professionally for ten years, specializing in audition technique and preparation. Her students have been accepted at many of the best programs in the country, including; Yale University's School of Drama, The Old Globe/University Of San Diego Masters of Fine Arts Program, and The Brown University/Trinity Rep Consortium. Ms. Lutterman is a native of Montreal and a graduate of Brown University. She lives in New York City with her husband Elliott, and son Ryder.

Bio as of December, 2010.

American Theatre Wing programs, interviews and/or credits include:

SpringboardNYC Mentor - 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009