GENERAL MANAGERS are the COO or linchpin of productions – managing budgets, schedules, and day-to-day functions supporting the overall vision of the producer. In this Network recording, learn what information, skills, and guidance are helpful when launching a career in this field. Each panelist will share their unique pathway and insight to getting started in this coveted role.
T. Oliver Reid – Artistic Director & Co-Founder, Black Theatre Coalition
T. Oliver Reid has spent the past 20 years working on Broadway shows, (Hadestown; Once On This Island; Sunset Boulevard; After Midnight; Sister Act; Mary Poppins; The Wedding Singer; Chicago; La Cage Aux Folles; Never Gonna Dance; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Follies; Kiss Me, Kate), which have amassed more than 20 Tony Awards from the American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards. He is also an accomplished cabaret artist and multiple award winner for his solo show, “Drop Me Off In Harlem” which he directed, wrote and starred in. He has produced and directed concerts for Feinstein’s 54 Below and continues to work in film and television. He is on faculty at NYU-Tisch’s Grad Acting Program and Columbia University School of the Arts’ Grad Acting program. He sits on the Board of Visitors for the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He’s currently in the critically acclaimed, Hadestown on Broadway.
Amy Jacobs – Partner & General Manager, Bespoke Theatricals
Current general management projects at Bespoke include Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Trevor- The Musical and Tootsie. Selected previous credits: The Ferryman, The Play That Goes Wrong, Farinelli and the King starring Mark Rylance, Mamma Mia!, Present Laughter starring Kevin Kline, Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour, Twelfth Night/Richard III starring Mark Rylance, Clybourne Park, EVITA starring Ricky Martin, The River starring Hugh Jackman, The Color Purple, Soul Doctor, Legally Blonde and 9 to 5 – The Musical. As an active member of The Broadway League, Amy is a member of The Board of Governors, The Executive Committee, Membership Committee, The Professional Development Committee and is a co-Chair of the Rising Stars Program. She also serves as an Employer Trustee on the Actor’s Equity Association Pension and Health Fund Boards. Amy lives in West Nyack, NY with her husband and three adorable dogs.
Michelle Tamagawa – General Manager, ShowTown Theatricals
Michelle H. Tamagawa has been working professionally in live entertainment for more than 20 years. Her career has taken her from concert promotion, to presenting, to touring, to company and general management. Broadway Company Management credits include Head Over Heels, The Play That Goes Wrong, Cirque Du Soleil’s Paramour, Allegiance, The Heidi Chronicles, and Motown the Musical. General Management credits include Amour, Disenchanted, The Perfect Fit Concert, and Cirque Du Soleil’s ‘Twas the Night Before. Michelle is currently fulfilling General Management duties at Showtown Theatricals for May We All (World Premiere), American Prophet, In Residence on Broadway, Mystery Science Theatre 3000 Tour, and an upcoming project based on the work of Peter Tosh. A proud graduate of The University of Memphis, Michelle is also a member of the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers (ATPAM).
Maan Singh Tinna – Assistant General Manager, 321 Theatrical Management
Maan has been on the general management team at 321 Theatrical Management since 2017, with a focus on labor relations and developmental accounts. Prior to joining 321, he held positions at RCI Theatricals, and New York Theatre Workshop. Credits include Wicked Broadway and Second National Tour, Sing Street, What the Constitution Means to Me, and Anastasia. Maan is a graduate of Dartmouth College, and he has completed the TedxBroadway Young Professionals Program and is a recipient of the Gatchell & Neufeld Manager Grant and Broadway League Rising Stars Fellowship.
Miranda Gohh – Company Manager, Manhattan Theatre Club
Miranda Gohh is producer and manager originally from Providence, RI. Most recently, she served as the Company Manager at New York City Center with Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC). From 2018-2019, she served as the Producing Fellow at MTC. Miranda has also worked with companies such as 101 Productions, Arena Stage, The Playwrights Realm, Goodspeed Musicals, and Trinity Repertory Company. She is a member of ATPAM and serves on their Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee. Additionally, she is a recipient of the Broadway League’s 2019-2020 Rising Star Fellowship and served as a panelist for their 2019 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Summit. She is also the Founder of Theatre Producers of Color (TPOC) and a Founding Member of The Industry Standard Group (TISG). She is a graduate of the Commercial Theatre Institute and an alumna of Wesleyan University.
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