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Rich Affannato

 
Bio:
Rich Affannato (Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder of The STAGE Network) is responsible for developing new and existing Network content, implementing and maintaining its creative vision and direction, as well as managing and overseeing of production and operating budgets, executives, and STAGE staff. He ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Rich Affannato (Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder of The STAGE Network) is responsible for developing new and existing Network content, implementing and maintaining its creative vision and direction, as well as managing and overseeing of production and operating budgets, executives, and STAGE staff. He ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [New York]
Reading, 2006
Performer
  [US Tour]
2nd National Tour, 2003
Carmen Ghia
  [Off-Off-Broadway]
World Premiere, 2003
Performer
  [US Tour]
2nd National Tour, 1988
Marius [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1987
Marius [Replacement]

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2015]
Producer
 
[US Tour, 2013]
Producer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Producer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2011]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2012]
Producer
Producer

Photos

Producer Rich Affannato, Mario Cantone & Producer Victoria Lang 
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Producer Rich Affannato, Mario Cantone & Producer Victoria Lang

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08/14/2011
Joan Rivers (center) with producers Victoria Lang and Rich Affannato at SILENCE! The  Photo

Joan Rivers (center) with producers Victoria Lang and Rich Affannato at SILENCE! The Musical at Theatre 80.

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Date:
07/07/2011
Donna Trinkoff, Rich Affannato, and Victoria Lang Photo

Donna Trinkoff, Rich Affannato, and Victoria Lang

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Date:
07/02/2011
Stephen Schwartz, Rich Affannato Photo

Stephen Schwartz, Rich Affannato

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Date:
07/02/2011
Stephen Schwartz, Rich Affannato, and Barbara Feldon Photo

Stephen Schwartz, Rich Affannato, and Barbara Feldon

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Date:
07/02/2011

 

Stage

Performances
  [New York]
Reading, 2006
Performer

  [US Tour]
2nd National Tour, 2003
Carmen Ghia

  [Off-Off-Broadway]
World Premiere, 2003
Performer

  [US Tour]
2nd National Tour, 1988
Marius [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1987
Marius [Replacement]

Productions

[Broadway, 2015]
Producer

[US Tour, 2013]
Producer

[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Producer

[Broadway, 2013]
Producer

[Off-Broadway, 2011]
Producer

[Broadway, 2012]
Producer

Producer

Rich Affannato Biography

Rich Affannato (Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder of The STAGE Network) is responsible for developing new and existing Network content, implementing and maintaining its creative vision and direction, as well as managing and overseeing of production and operating budgets, executives, and STAGE staff. He also manages content acquisition, subscription oversight, licensing, sponsorships, investments, and corporate alliances.

Affannato has previously served in a similar capacity managing, developing, and overseeing commercial Broadway, Off-Broadway, Film, and Television productions, as well as International concert event management. He manages and operates Affannato Productions, LLC, a full service Production Company in New York City. Rich is a Tony(r) and Drama Desk Award-nominated producer, whose producing credits include the Kander and Ebb musical The Visit on Broadway starring Chita Rivera, Peter and the Starcatcher on Broadway (9 Tony nominations including Best Play, winning 5) and the First National Tour, ANN on Broadway (written by and starring Holland Taylor) at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theatre, and the critically acclaimed New York production of SILENCE! The Musical (Winner-Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best Musical, Lucille Lortel nomination for Best Musical, Time Magazine's Top 10).

Rich's perspectives on broadcast media and theatre have been featured in Bloomberg Business Week, NAB, Digital News Daily, Broadcasting & Cable, Digital Hollywood, and Variety.

Rich Affannato Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2015 - Best Musical
Rich Affannato, The Visit
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical
Rich AffannatoFloyd Collins
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical
Rich AffannatoFloyd Collins

Rich Affannato News

Meet the Cast of A STRANGE LOOP on Broadway Photo Meet the Cast of A STRANGE LOOP on Broadway
by Stephi Wild - Apr 12, 2022

A Strange Loop, Michael R. Jackson's Pulitzer-Prize winning musical, begins previews tonight, April 14, 2022 Opening night is set for Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre (149 W 45th St). Meet the cast here!

BWW Interview: Artie Olaisen - Cabaret Connoisseur Keeping The Craft In The Light Photo BWW Interview: Artie Olaisen - Cabaret Connoisseur Keeping The Craft In The Light
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 22, 2020

Every year Artie Olaisen produces the Cabaret Gala for The Dallas Children's Theater, bringing some of the industry's brightest lights to a town that, one time, boasted a scene but that, now, could use some TLC and attention to revitalize the club and concert industry.

Christy Altomare, Mandy Gonzalez, Chita Rivera and More to be Featured in STAGE's STU Photo Christy Altomare, Mandy Gonzalez, Chita Rivera and More to be Featured in STAGE's STUDIO SESSIONS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 7, 2020

Theatre streaming service STAGE continues to unlock popular titles from its catalog during the COVID-19 pandemic and make them available free of charge as part of its 'Free Streams on STAGE' initiative. Following last weekend's offering of SMASH'd, STAGE has teamed with creator Michael Croiter for a special release of Studio Sessions.

BWW Feature: WHY CABARET? Photo BWW Feature: WHY CABARET?
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 11, 2020

Broadway World's Stephen Mosher answers the question put to him by a friend: 'Why do you even like cabaret?'

Obituary: Producer Rich Affannato Dies Photo Obituary: Producer Rich Affannato Dies
by Robert Diamond - Jan 13, 2020

BroadwayWorld is sad to report that producer Rich Affannato died on January 11, 2019. According to his husband, Hamilton's Gregory Treco - 'The world lost a great light on Saturday the 11th at 7:21pm. My brave, talented, creative, giving husband of 16 years, left this earth surrounded by his closest friends and family. The pain is unbearable and I am just trying to pick up the pieces at this time.'

VIDEO: Corey Cott, Mandy Gonzalez, and More Sing the Music Of Stephen Schwartz On New Photo VIDEO: Corey Cott, Mandy Gonzalez, and More Sing the Music Of Stephen Schwartz On New Episode Of STAGE Network's STUDIO SESSIONS
by Stage Tube - Jun 21, 2019

STAGE, a new streaming service for premium content devoted to the entire world of theatre, announces the addition of Session Two: Stephen Schwartz of the award-winning original series STUDIO SESSIONS to its diverse line up of programming.

STUDIO SESSIONS Wins Gold World Medal Award for John Kander Episode Photo STUDIO SESSIONS Wins Gold World Medal Award for John Kander Episode
by Tori Hartshorn - Apr 12, 2019

Stage Network's original series Studio Sessions has won the Gold World Medal Award for its pilot episode Session One: John Kander at the 2019 New York Festivals¬ģ International TV & Film Awards in the digital entertainment short-form category.

STAGE, The First Streaming Network Devoted To The Entire World Of Theatre, Celebrates Photo STAGE, The First Streaming Network Devoted To The Entire World Of Theatre, Celebrates Its Opening Night
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 3, 2018

STAGE, the first streaming network for premium content devoted to the entire world of theatre, is celebrating ‚ÄúOpening Night,‚ÄĚ officially launching its premium subscription-based based offering premium content.¬† The network can be viewed online (www.watchstage.com), or by downloading the app to view on AppleTV, iOS, Android and ROKU.

BWW Exclusive: Watch a Preview of Mandy Gonzalez Singing For New Streaming Service ST Photo BWW Exclusive: Watch a Preview of Mandy Gonzalez Singing For New Streaming Service STAGE
by Leigh Scheps - Apr 23, 2018

First there was Grease: You're the One That I Want! On NBC in 2007. Then on MTV came Legally Blonde: The Search for the Next Elle Woods on Broadway in 2008. Soon, theater fans will be excited to watch the next Broadway-themed reality show.

Carrie Manolakos, Justin Matthew Sargent and More Set for BROADWAY ROX in Havana This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

Robert Nederlander, Jr. and Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment have announced that their production of BROADWAY ROX will open the Havana International Theatre Festival in Cuba. The production will perform this weekend, October 23, 24, and 25 at the Teatro Mella.

Rich Affannato Videos

VIDEO: Corey Cott, Mandy Gonzalez, and More Sing the Music Of Stephen Schwartz On New VideoVIDEO: Corey Cott, Mandy Gonzalez, and More Sing the Music Of Stephen Schwartz On New Episode Of STAGE Network's STUDIO SESSIONS
by Stage Tube - Jun 21, 2019

STAGE, a new streaming service for premium content devoted to the entire world of theatre, announces the addition of Session Two: Stephen Schwartz of the award-winning original series STUDIO SESSIONS to its diverse line up of programming.

BWW Exclusive: Watch a Preview of Mandy Gonzalez Singing For New Streaming Service ST VideoBWW Exclusive: Watch a Preview of Mandy Gonzalez Singing For New Streaming Service STAGE
by Leigh Scheps - Apr 23, 2018

First there was Grease: You're the One That I Want! On NBC in 2007. Then on MTV came Legally Blonde: The Search for the Next Elle Woods on Broadway in 2008. Soon, theater fans will be excited to watch the next Broadway-themed reality show.

VIDEO: THE VISIT's Chita Rivera Teaches Jimmy Fallon Bob Fosse Moves on TONIGHT
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 5, 2015

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, Chita Rivera revealed she wants to guest star on The Walking Dead and chats about her Tony-nominated role in Broadway's The Visit.

VIDEO: THE VISIT's Chita Rivera & John Kander on Why They Don't Like The Tonys
by Stage Tube - May 21, 2015

Broadway legends and Tony nominees Chita Rivera and John Kander talked to USA Today and explained how their work is their real reward.

VIDEO: David Hasselhoff Featured in New Funny or Die Short Film I'M WILL FERRELL
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 4, 2014

Executive Producer Rich Affannato (Broadway's Peter and the Starcatcher, Silence! The Musical) presents the new Funny or Die short film 'I'm Will Ferrell', conceived by and starring Alet Taylor

STAGE TUBE: Ann Richards School Wishes Holland Taylor Good 'Tony' Luck!
by Stage Tube - Jun 5, 2013

The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, a unique all-girls school founded to educate young women, sent Tony nominee Holland Taylor an adorable video wishing her luck this weekend at the 2013 awards. Check it out below!

BWW TV: Jeff Croiter on His Shining Moment and the Privilege of Building PETER AND THE STARCATCHER from the Ground Up
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 14, 2012

Jeff Croiter is this year's recipient of the Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Play for PETER AND THE STARCATCHER. Not typically in front of the corwd, Croiter sat down with BroadwayWorld to talk all about his shining moment.

BWW TV: Best Featured Actor Tony Winner Christian Borle- 'I Just Can't Believe They Called My Name'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 11, 2012

Christian Borle is the recipient of this year's Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for PETER AND THE STARCATCHER. Despite his elite status as a Broadway vet, he was still shocked to hear his name called and hasn't hit the ground yet. Click below to hear from Borle just moments after his big win!

BWW TV: Tony Scenic Design Winner Donyale Werle - PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is 'About Imagination'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 13, 2012

Donyale Werle is this year's recipient of the Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Play for PETER AND THE STARCATCHER. Click below to hear from Werle about designing for a show 'about imagination.'

BWW TV: Paloma Young Talks Dreams Coming True on Her Tony Win for PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 19, 2012

Paloma Young is this year's recipient of the Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Play for PETER AND THE STARCATCHER. Click below to hear from Young on all of her dreams coming true tonight.


Rich Affannato Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Rich Affannato been in?
Rich Affannato has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Rich Affannato been in?
Rich Affannato has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Rich Affannato been nominated for?
Best Musical (Tony Awards) for The Visit Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for Floyd Collins and Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for Floyd Collins .