STEWART F. LANE, Chief Executive Office, President and Co- Founder of BroadwayHD, Chief Executive Officer of Theater Venture Inc. Lane is a six- time Tony Award winning producer for ”Jay Johnson: The Two & Only,” “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” “The Will Rogers Follies,” “La Cage Aux Folles,” “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” and “War Horse.” As well as a nine time nominee including “Fiddler on the Roof” (revival) starring Alfred Molina, “Gypsy” (revival) starring Bernadette Peters, “1776” (revival) starring Pat Hingle and Brent Spiner, “The Goodbye Girl” starring Martin Short and Bernadette Peters and “Woman of the Year” starring Lauren Bacall.
Lane is also the recipient of four Drama Desk Awards, a Drama Critics Circle Award, a Outer Circle Critics Award and a Drama- Lounge Award . Other Broadway producing credits include “Cyrano De Bergerac” starring Kevin Kline, Jennifer Garner and Daniel Sunjata, “Legally Blonde the musical,” “Minnelli on Minnelli” starring Liza Minnelli, “Wait Until Dark” starring Quentin Tarantino and Marisa Tomei, “Can-Can” starring Zizi Jeanmaire, “Frankenstein” starring Dianne Wiest, “Teaneck Tanzi” starring Deborah Harry and Andy Kaufman, “A Change in the Heir,” “The Grand Tour” starring Joel Grey, “West Side Story” starring Debbie Allen and many more.
Off-Broadway and regionally, Lane produced “Jay Johnson: The Two and Only,” “Fortune’s Fools,” “Sarah and Abraham” by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Marsha Norman, “Eating Raoul-the Musical” and “The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz” composed by Allen Menken.
In London, Lane produced “Top Hat” which won him a Olivier Award, “Thoroughly Modern Millie” (Olivier Nomination), “Ragtime” (Olivier Nomination) and “Lobby Hero.” In Dublin, he produced the world premiere of “JFK-A Musical Drama.”
Expanding into film, Lane has produced over 25 stage to screen productions as well as movies such as “Brooklyn Rules” starring Alec Baldwin and Freddy Prinze Jr., “Romeo and Juliet” starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad, and documentary “Show Business: The Road to Broadway.” Lane has also produced the Broadway Production of “Company” starring Raul Esperaza and “Cyrano de Bergerac” starring Kevin Kline, for Great Performances on PBS.
Lane is the author of the books “Let’s Put On A Show” (published by The Works of Art Library)”Jews on Broadway” editions one and two (published by McFarland & Company, Inc.), “Black Broadway” (published by SquareOne Publisher) and the plays “In the Wings” (published by Hal Leonard) and “If It Was Easy” (published by Performing Books) and nominated for Best New Play by the American Theatre Critics Association. Conceived and wrote the John Denver Musical “Back Home Again” which he received the John Denver Sprit Award.
Lane has directed across the country with productions of “The Foreigner,” “The Gig,” “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “If It Was Easy,” “The Golden Age,” “Frankenstein,” “Final Appeal” with Chaz Palminteri and Stephen Baldwin and “In the Wings” with Shannon Doherty.
He is the co-owner and operator of the Palace Theatre in NYC, and a partner in the Tribeca Grill Restaurant with Robert DeNiro.
Representing The Mayor of New York Lane served on the Board of Directors at the New York State Theater at Lincoln Center and the Transitional Committee where he appointed both the Commissioner for Cultural Affairs and the Commissioner of Film, Theater & Broadcasting. Lane sits on the Board of Directors and the Board of Trusts of The Actor’s Fund of America and is on the Board of Advisors for The American Theater Wing. Lane sat on the Board of Governors of The Broadway League for eleven years and remains an active member.
Lane is the proud recipient of the prestigious Ellis Island Congressional Medal of Honor, The Jewish National Fund Tree of Life Award, The Child Development Center of the Hamptons Reach for the Stars Award, The BU College of Fine Arts Distinguished Alumni Award, The Boston University Distinguished Alumni Award, a Doctor of Humane Letters from Five Towns College, the Paul Newman award for Services to the Arts and Children, a Certificate of Award from the town of North Hemstead, New York, and many other prestigious awards.
Giving back to the theater community, Lane has created scholarship funds at Columbia University Business Graduate School and Boston University College of Fine Arts Undergraduate School and has been a major support to the University of Massachusetts, Emerson College and Fiorello H. La Guardia High School for the Performing Arts School. Five Towns College honored Lane with naming their business school, Stewart F. Lane School of Business for his contributions to the World of Entertainment.