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Theodore S. Chapin
THEODORE S. CHAPIN is President and Executive Director of Rodgers & Hammerstein: An Imagem Company. He is past-Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the American Theatre Wing and was chairman of the Advisory Committee for New York City Center's Encores! series from its inception. He serves on several boards including Goodspeed Musicals, New Music USA, and New York City Center. He served as a Tony Awards nominator for two seasons, and is currently a member of the Tony Administration Committee. His career began as production or directorial assistant for the Broadway productions of Follies, The Rothchilds and The Unknown Soldier and His Wife, as well as Bernstein's Mass at the Kennedy Center, and Candide in San Francisco. As Associate to Alan Arkin, he worked on the original Broadway production of Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys, Twigs starring Carol Burnett (CBS); and Neil Cuthbert's The Soft Touch. He was Musical Director for the National Theatre of the Deaf's production of Four Saints in Three Acts, and Producer of the Musical Theatre Lab. His book Everything Was Possible: The Birth of the Musical "Follies", was published by Alfred A. Knopf (fall 2003), and in paperback by Applause Books (spring 2005).

Bio as of July, 2012.



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

Working in the Theatre (video)
Reimagining Musicals - April, 2013 - Watch now.
The Tony Awards: History, Highlights and Backstage - June, 2012 - Watch now.
Regional Theatre - December, 2011 - Watch now.
Through Their Eyes: Actors 2011 - February, 2011 - Watch now.
The Vocabulary of Dance: Choreographers 2010 - November, 2010 - Watch now.
Roles for Ourselves: Playwrights 2010 - March, 2010 - Watch now.
Next To Normal: The Road to Broadway - November, 2009 - Watch now.
Regional Theatre - October, 2009 - Watch now.
For The Record: Inside Cast Albums - April, 2009 - Watch now.
New Writers, New Musicals: Jonathan Larson® Grants 2009 - March, 2009 - Watch now.
Unexpectedly Theatre - March, 2008 - Watch now.
Steppenwolf: From Chicago to Osage County - February, 2008 - Watch now.
August Wilson's Legacy - May, 2007 - Watch now.
Production: The Coast Of Utopia - March, 2007 - Watch now.
The Evolution of Encores! - January, 2007 - Watch now.
Leading Ladies - December, 2006 - Watch now.
Actors on Performing - April, 2006 - Watch now.
The Playwright - February, 2006 - Watch now.
Producing Commercial Theatre - December, 2005 - Watch now.
Production: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - April, 2005 - Watch now.
Stage Veterans - January, 2005 - Watch now.
Production: Big River - June, 2003 - Watch now.
Production: Hairspray - December, 2002 - Watch now.
Playwright and Director - September, 2002 - Watch now.
Performance - April, 2002 - Watch now.
Design - September, 2001 - Watch now.
Performance - April, 2001 - Watch now.
Playwright, Director and Choreographer - September, 2000 - Watch now.
Performance - September, 1999 - Watch now.
Playwright, Director and Choreographer - April, 1999 - Watch now.
Performance - September, 1998 - Watch now.
Production: Ragtime - April, 1998 - Watch now.
Production: The Lion King - April, 1998 - Watch now.
Revivals: Return to Broadway - April, 1996 - Watch now.

Downstage Center (audio)
Robert Lopez - March, 2012 - Listen Now.
Ted Chapin - July, 2004 - Listen Now.

Career Guides (video)
The Dancer - April, 2002 - Watch now.
The Actor - February, 2002 - Watch now.
The Casting Director - January, 2002 - Watch now.
The Composer - December, 2001 - Watch now.
The Stage Manager - December, 2001 - Watch now.
The Musical Director - November, 2001 - Watch now.
The House Manager and Theatre Staff - November, 2001 - Watch now.
The Lyricist - October, 2001 - Watch now.
The Orchestrator - October, 2001 - Watch now.
The Playwright - May, 2001 - Watch now.
The Director - May, 2001 - Watch now.
The Marketing Director - April, 2001 - Watch now.
The Scenic Designer - March, 2001 - Watch now.
The Lighting Designer - March, 2001 - Watch now.
The Producer - March, 2001 - Watch now.
The General Manager - January, 2001 - Watch now.

SpringboardNYC Cues from Tony Nominees (video)
Why theatre? - Watch Now.

SDCF Masters of the Stage (audio)
Kathleen Marshall - February, 2004 - Listen Now.

Vice-Chairman of the American Theatre Wing Board of Trustees

Theatre Intern Group Panelist - 2011

Internet Broadway Database Listing (IBDB.com)