Vivian Montejano Named General Manager of Wortham Theater Center
Vivian Montejano, who for 23 years has managed Houston's premier symphony hall, has been named general manager of Wortham Theater Center, one of America's leading ballet facilities and the principal performance home of Houston Ballet.
Previously, Montejano was manager of Wortham's sister facility, Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, since 1991.
Dawn Ullrich, president and CEO of Houston First Corporation, which provides management for both Wortham and Jones, said Montejano is uniquely qualified for the promotion to the larger facility.
"Vivian is passionate about Houston and cares deeply about our arts venues," Ullrich said. "She has seen it all over the past 23 years and I know she will provide the same steady, experienced hand on the helm at Wortham Center as she did at Jones Hall."
Montejano is excited about new challenges at this point in career.
"I look forward to managing the logistics that come with having two theaters and the Grand Foyer at Wortham Center," she said. "I look forward to doing a good job for Houston Ballet and our other clients.
"Operationally, I am sure it will be hard initially to get my arms around a facility as big as Wortham, but I'm sure I'll manage."
In addition, Randy Toler, assistant manager at Jones Hall, will join Montejano in the move to Wortham, where he was will serve as assistant general manager.
Bold and beautiful, Wortham Center is a facility like no other. It features two theaters, the Alice and George Brown Theater and the Lillie and Roy Cullen Theater. At 2,405 seats, the Brown is used primarily for performances by Houston Ballet and Houston Grand Opera. The 1,100-seat Cullen Theater hosts smaller opera and ballet productions and serves other arts groups. For more information, please visit www.WorthamCenter.org..