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Stephen Byrd

 
Bio:
Stephen Byrd has pursued his interest in producing high quality entertainment vehicles for many years. As President/ CEO of the American Cinema Group, Inc., he has raised capital for, and invested in several TV & Film projects. Mr. Byrd formed Front Row Productions, Inc. which is dedicated solely to ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Stephen Byrd has pursued his interest in producing high quality entertainment vehicles for many years. As President/ CEO of the American Cinema Group, Inc., he has raised capital for, and invested in several TV & Film projects. Mr. Byrd formed Front Row Productions, Inc. which is dedicated solely to ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2021]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2016]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Producer

Photos

Adrian Budhu, Teresa Eyring, Stephen Byrd Photo

Adrian Budhu, Teresa Eyring, Stephen Byrd

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Date:
02/03/2020
Stephen Byrd, Alia Jones-Harvey, Woodie King Jr., and guests Photo

Stephen Byrd, Alia Jones-Harvey, Woodie King Jr., and guests

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Date:
02/03/2020
Aaliytha Stevens, Charlotte St. Martin, Stephen C. Byrd, Colleen Jennings-Roggensack  Photo

Aaliytha Stevens, Charlotte St. Martin, Stephen C. Byrd, Colleen Jennings-Roggensack and Harriette Cole

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Date:
10/22/2019

 

Stage

Productions

[Broadway, 2021]
Producer

[Broadway, 2016]
Producer

[Broadway, 2013]
Producer

Stephen Byrd Biography

Stephen Byrd has pursued his interest in producing high quality entertainment vehicles for many years. As President/ CEO of the American Cinema Group, Inc., he has raised capital for, and invested in several TV & Film projects. Mr. Byrd formed Front Row Productions, Inc. which is dedicated solely to producing quality theatrical productions, and has a slate of major theatrical projects in the works. As the Producer of the first African American Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, which was the highest grossing play on Broadway in 2008, Mr. Byrd also won the Laurence Olivier Award, for Best Revival of A Play for his production of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof on London's West End. Mr. Byrd is realizing a 15 year vision and is currently the only African American Producer on Broadway today. Front Row's next production scheduled for early 2012 is Tennessee Williams A Street Car Named Desire. The native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mr. Byrd was an investment banker in M&A with Goldman, Sachs & Co., in the London office. He then became Managing Director of the Kuwait Investment Office and worked on various world-wide corporate finance activities, strategic and joint-venture alliances and new business development projects in the London and Paris offices. As a Principal, he was instrumental in the formation of a Private Equity LLC, Thurn & Taxis, for Prince Karl Von Taxis of Austria. Mr. Byrd is currently a Principal and Co-Founder of StoneHedge Capital, Inc., a Private Equity firm. Mr. Byrd has a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Temple University and MBA in Finance at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School. He has also attended the Alliance Francais in Paris. He supports several community and non-profit organizations including Safe Horizon and The National Urban Technology Center. Mr. Byrd was recently named as one of the most important African Americans in the theatre by The New York Daily News.




Stephen Byrd News

Work by David Rockwell, Bunny Christie & More to be Featured in The Museum of Broadwa Photo Work by David Rockwell, Bunny Christie & More to be Featured in The Museum of Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2022

Today, The Museum of Broadway announced a group of featured artists who have designed various rooms and exhibits within the Museum, as well as their team of expert curators. Tickets will go on sale on June 14th. 

Carlinhos Brown and Siedah Garrett Join BLACK ORPHEUS Creative Team Photo Carlinhos Brown and Siedah Garrett Join BLACK ORPHEUS Creative Team
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2022

Producers Stephen Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey announced that Academy Award Nominated and Latin Grammy Winner Carlinhos Brown and Academy Award Nominated and Grammy Award Winner Siedah Garrett have joined the all-star creative team of the new musical stage adaptation of Black Orpheus as composer and lyricist, respectively.

Smokey Stevens' I JUST WANT TO TELL SOMEBODY Extends Through February 6 Photo Smokey Stevens' I JUST WANT TO TELL SOMEBODY Extends Through February 6
by Stephi Wild - Jan 27, 2022

​​​​​​​To share an outstanding solo show with the widest possible audience, Theater for the New City has extended its world premiere production of 'I Just Want To Tell Somebody,' written and performed by Ronald 'Smokey' Stevens, through February 6.

Theater for the New City Extends World Premiere of I JUST WANT TO TELL SOMEBODY Photo Theater for the New City Extends World Premiere of I JUST WANT TO TELL SOMEBODY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 17, 2022

To share an outstanding solo show with the widest possible audience, Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave., has extended the world premiere of 'I Just Want To Tell Somebody,' written and performed by Ronald 'Smokey' Stevens, through January 30. (Its original run was January 6 to 23.)

Theater for the New City to Present World Premiere of I JUST WANT TO TELL SOMEBODY Photo Theater for the New City to Present World Premiere of I JUST WANT TO TELL SOMEBODY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 27, 2021

Smokey Stevens, one of Broadway's great musical comedy performers, has adapted his autobiographical novel, 'I Just Want to Tell Somebody: The Autobiography of Ronald Smokey Stevens,' into a one-man, two character theater production.

I JUST WANT TO TELL SOMEBODY Will Be Performed at Theater For the New City in 2022 Photo I JUST WANT TO TELL SOMEBODY Will Be Performed at Theater For the New City in 2022
by Stephi Wild - Dec 6, 2021

Ronald 'Smokey' Stevens has adapted his autobiographical novel, 'I Just Want to Tell Somebody: The Autobiography of Ronald Smokey Stevens,' into a one-man, two character theater production.

Emily Bear to Moderate Andrew Lloyd Webber Discussion at TheaterMakers Summit Photo Emily Bear to Moderate Andrew Lloyd Webber Discussion at TheaterMakers Summit
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 5, 2021

TikTok and musical prodigy Emily Bear (The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical) will moderate the discussion with Eight-time Tony Award winner and keynote speaker Andrew Lloyd Webber at the fifth annual TheaterMakers Summit, this weekend, November 6 and 7, with a special bonus day November 8.

Andrew Lloyd Webber to Deliver Keynote Address at 5th Annual TheaterMakers Summit Thi Photo Andrew Lloyd Webber to Deliver Keynote Address at 5th Annual TheaterMakers Summit This Weekend
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 3, 2021

Eight-time Tony Award winner Andrew Lloyd Webber will deliver the keynote address at the fifth annual TheaterMakers Summit. The TheaterMakers Studio presents the 2021 TheaterMakers Summit November 6 and 7, with a special bonus day November 8.

Over 50 New TheaterMakers Added to 5th Annual TheaterMakers Summit Photo Over 50 New TheaterMakers Added to 5th Annual TheaterMakers Summit
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 26, 2021

The TheaterMakers Studio will present the fifth annual TheaterMakers Summit, on November 6 and 7, with a special bonus day on November 8. With Broadway reopening, the theme of this year’s event is “Places Please.” The 2021 TheaterMakers Summit will be held virtually for attendees and speakers.

Sierra Boggess, Andrew Lippa, Steve H. Broadnax III & More to Take Part in the 5th An Photo Sierra Boggess, Andrew Lippa, Steve H. Broadnax III & More to Take Part in the 5th Annual THEATER MAKERS SUMMIT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2021

The TheaterMakers Studio will present the fifth annual TheaterMakers Summit, on November 6 and 7, with a special bonus day on November 8. With Broadway reopening, the theme of this year's event is 'Places Please.' The 2021 TheaterMakers Summit will be held virtually for attendees and speakers.

Stephen Byrd Videos

VIDEO: Stephen Colbert & Playwright Danai Gurira Offer Casting Ideas for Hollywood Adaptation of ECLIPSED
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 25, 2016

Playwright and actress Danai Gurira, who portrays Michonne on AMC's 'The Walking Dead' stopped by last night's LATE SHOW to talk about her new Broadway play ECLIPSED

VIDEO: Lupita Nyong'o Talks Star Wars & Broadway's ECLIPSED on 'Daily Show'
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 3, 2015

Lupita Nyong'o stopped by last night's THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH to talk about filming CGI scenes in STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS and discuss her role as a Liberian woman coping with war in the upcoming Broadway play ECLIPSED.