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Craig Zadan BIO

Along with his producing partner, Neil Meron, Zadan's extensive career included works on the big and small screens, as well as the stage. Most notably, the team has produced NBC's annual live musicals including, The Sound of Music Live!, Peter Pan Live!, The Wiz Live!, Hairspray Live! and Jesus Christ Superstar Live! Their motion picture credits include, the movie musical Hairspray, Footloose and the Oscar-winning Best Picture, Chicago. The two have accrued an astounding 148 Emmy nominations, including honors for their television films Gypsy starring Bette Midler, Cinderella starring Whitney Houston and Brandy, Annie starring Kathy Bates, The Music Man starring Kristin Chenoweth and Matthew Broderick, a television remake of Steel Magnolias and the Golden Globe-nominated TV series SMASH. Throughout their storied career, Zadan and Meron have earned a total of six Academy Awards, five Golden Globes, 17 Emmy Awards, two Peabody Awards, a Grammy Award, six GLAAD Awards, four NAACP Image Awards and two Tony Awards.

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Craig Zadan Productions

[Motion Picture, 2016]
Executive Producer
[New York, 2015]
Executive Producers
[Motion Picture, 2013]
Executive Producer
[Broadway, 2010]
[Broadway, 1979]
[Off-Broadway, 1979]
Assistant Director
[Broadway, 1973]


Craig Zadan Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 2011 - Best Revival of a Musical

Craig Zadan, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Craig Zadan Videos

Craig Zadan News

Neil Meron to Serve as North American Consultant for Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group

Acclaimed film, television and theatre producer, Neil Meron, will serve as a consultant to Lloyd Webber’s London-based Really Useful Group.

SMASH Musical Will Arrive on Broadway

A stage adaptation of Smash will be helmed by 5-time Tony-winning director Susan Stroman, with a score by the Tony- and Grammy-winning duo Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. We have all the details on the Broadway production!

50th Anniversary of SONDHEIM: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE Will Be Celebrated in Commemorative Video

Broadway veteran Kurt Peterson will appear in On the Steps of the Shubert, a video commemorating the 50th Anniversary of “Sondheim: A Musical Tribute”, the first celebration of Stephen Sondheim's work, originally presented at the Shubert Theatre, Sunday, March 11, 1973. 

Racial Equity School Theatre Program Launches Nationwide

The Educational Theatre Foundation (ETF) has officially launched Pathway, a program designed to create opportunities for students in communities of color to work with theatre industry professionals of color while producing works that encourage dialogue around racial equity.

Listen: Scott Wittman Talks SOME LIKE IT HOT and More on LITTLE KNOWN FACTS

Little Known Facts is a weekly podcast hosted by stage and film actress Ilana Levine. This week's episode features Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award winning lyricist, director, writer, and conceiver, Scott Wittman! Scott discussed his career, and his most recent Broadway project, Some Like It Hot, on the podcast.

CHICAGO 20th Anniversary Blu-Ray to Feature Three Hours of Bonus Content

The Limited-Edition Blu-ray SteelBook includes access to a Digital copy of the film and boasts over three hours of legacy bonus content, including commentary with director Rob Marshall and screenwriter Bill Condon, an extensive look at the film with cast and crew interviews, plus extended musical performances.

$10,000 Racial Equity Grants Awarded To Three School Theatre Programs

Two Cincinnati area schools and one Atlanta school will receive $10,000 to participate in the second-year pilot phase of the Educational Theatre Foundation's (ETF) Pathway program designed to foster racial equity through school theatre.

Brandy, Bernadette Peters & More to Celebrate CINDERELLA in New 20/20 Special

ABC News Studios will air “Cinderella: The Reunion, A Special Edition of 20/20” featuring members of its all-star cast — Brandy, Whoopi Goldberg, Paolo Montalban, Victor Garber, Bernadette Peters, Jason Alexander and Veanne Cox. Billy Porter, Todrick Hall, Debra Martin Chase, Neil Meron, and costumer Ellen Mirojnick will also make appearances.

YENTL, HAIRSPRAY LIVE! & More is Coming to BroadwayHD for Women's History Month

 In honor of Women’s History Month, BroadwayHD is celebrating some of Broadway’s iconic female characters with new titles coming to the platform including Yentl from Yentl, Mrs. Lovett from Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and Tracy from Hairspray Live!.

BWW Exclusive: A History of ANNIE on Broadway and Beyond

Tonight, NBC will air its sixth live musical production. Following in the footsteps of The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, The Wiz, Hairspray, and Jesus Christ Superstar, the peacock network will be presenting Annie. Based on Harold Gray's comic strip titled Little Orphan Annie, this musical tells the story of a little orphan with equal measures of pluck and positivity who charms everyone's hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in New York City in the year 1933.

BWW Exclusive: This Year's KRISTI Awards Were Smooth Sailing for Kristin Chenoweth and KCBBC

“WE DID IT!” could be heard all the way from Broken Arrow, OK Sunday night. And the person yelling it the loudest was Kristin Chenoweth. Read on to learn all about the 2021 Kristi Awards with Kristin Chenoweth and friends!

Neil Meron to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Tonight's KRISTI Awards

Chenoweth will host the show live from the stage at the Kristin Chenoweth Theatre, in the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center, and Camp Co- Directors Richard Jay-Alexander and John McDaniel will be on tap with a mighty assist. There are musical numbers, live and pre-taped, and plenty of showcasing and KRISTI Awards to go around among these talented young kids.

UN DÍA COMO HOY: nacía Marilyn Monroe

Con motivo del aniversario de la actriz, hacemos un breve repaso de su biografía y recordamos dos musicales inspirados en ésta

Neil Meron and Stephen Schwartz Appointed to the ETF Honorary Board

The Educational Theatre Foundation (ETF) announced new board member appointees. Neil Meron and Stephen Schwartz have been appointed to the ETF Honorary Board, and Sarah Jane  Arnegger, Tim Kashani and Craig Pospisil to the ETF National Board of Trustees.

VIDEO: Brandy Recreates Viral TikTok Challenge to Celebrate CINDERELLA on Disney+

Putting her own spin on a viral TikTok challenge, Brandy began her video with no makeup and casual clothing, waving a makeup brush until she makes a transformation into Cinderella - complete with her gown, tiara, and blue eyeshadow. All the whine, Disney's 'Where Did I Put That Thing/ Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo' plays in the background.

Photo Flash: CINDERELLA, Starring Brandy, Whitney Houston, Bernadette Peters, & More, Comes to Disney Plus

Originally premiering on November 2, 1997 to sixty million viewers during “The Wonderful World of Disney” on ABC, “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” became an instant fan favorite, beloved by critics and audiences alike and earning 7 Emmy Award nominations.

Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA is Now Streaming on Disney Plus

When and where can you find Cinderella starring Brandy and Whitney Houston streaming? We have your answer here!

Educational Theatre Foundation Raises Record Setting Donations from Theatre Alive! Gala

More than 4,000 theatre supporters tuned in to watch as the Educational Theatre Foundation’s Theatre Alive! gala honored award-winning director, producer & actor Kenny Leon with the second annual Craig Zadan Theatre for Life Award, and Chairman and CEO Robert E. Wankel accepted the annual Standing Ovation Award on behalf of The Shubert Foundation.

BWW Exclusive: Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization Launches AR Instagram Filter With Assistance from CINDERELLA Prince, Paolo Montalban

Concord Theatricals just announced that The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization has launched an AR Filter on the official “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” Instagram page. Beginning at 10AM, fans are encouraged to visit THIS LINK on their mobile devices to use the filter. Through the enchantment of AR, they’ll be sprinkled with magic from the Fairy Godmother’s wand – accompanied by some iconic music from Rodgers & Hammerstein.

VIDEO: On This Day, February 6- SMASH Brings Broadway to Primetime

On this day we celebrate the premiere of NBC's Broadway-centric drama, Smash, starring Megan Hilty, Katharine McPhee, Debra Messing, Christian Borle, Anjelica Huston, and Brian d'Arcy James. 


Craig Zadan has written 1 shows including Peter Allen: Up in One (Conceiver).

Craig Zadan has been nominated for the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical for his work on "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying".

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