The Detroit Economic Club presented a conversation with Hamilton producer, Jeffrey Seller, streamed live from the Masonic Temple by Detroit Public TV on Wednesday, March 27 at 12:35pm ET.
Jeffrey Seller is the winner of four Tony-Awards for Best Musical: Rent (1996), Avenue Q (2004), In the Heights (2008) and Hamilton (2016). Jeffrey also produced and/or developed De La Guarda (1998), Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party (2000), Baz Luhrmann’s direction of Puccini’s La Bohème (2002), High Fidelity (2006), the Broadway revival of West Side Story (2009) and Sting’s The Last Ship (2014). Seller, along with former business partner Kevin McCollum, created the first Broadway lottery for Rent, which, for 22 years, has been a popular way to see Broadway shows, often in the first two rows, at an affordable price. He is the only producer to have produced two Pulitzer Prize-winning musicals–Rent and Hamilton.
Jeffrey was executive producer of the NBC Drama Rise (2018). He opens his new musical, The Cher Show, at the Neil Simon Theatre in November. In the summer of 2017, he directed a new musical based on Jules Feiffer’s young-adult novel, The Man in the Ceiling, at the Bay Street Theater. He directed Fly at Dallas Theatre Center in 2013.
Jeffrey grew up in Oak Park, Michigan and is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan.
The conversation will be moderated by Devin Scillian, News Anchor at WDIV-TV Local 4, with the presenting officer Dr. Mark Schlissel, President at the University of Michigan.
Learn more at the Detroit Economic Club‘s website.