Feinstein's at the Nikko Appoints Randy Taradash New Creative Director and General Manager

Feinstein's at the Nikko Appoints Randy Taradash New Creative Director and General Manager

Today, Hotel Nikko San Francisco Vice President and General Manager Anna Marie Presutti and Michael Feinstein named Randy Taradash as Creative Director and General Manager of Feinstein's at the Nikko. Taradash joins Feinstein's at the Nikko after serving over 19 years at American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco's premier non-profit theater organization. Taradash's appointment with Feinstein's at the Nikko will commence on November 12, 2018.

"On behalf of Hotel Nikko San Francisco, I am delighted to welcome Randy to the family," said Presutti. "His extensive marketing knowledge, coupled with his passion and dedication for the arts, makes him the ideal person to lead Feinstein's at the Nikko into the future."

"This is an exciting time for Feinstein's at the Nikko as we celebrate our fifth successful year of bringing performers from around the world to San Francisco," adds Feinstein. "We are thrilled to welcome Randy as our new Creative Director and General Manager. His experience and breadth of knowledge in the industry will be an asset as we continue to grow and expand our programming and audiences."

"I've long been a fan of Mr. Feinstein and am honored to be joining him and the team at the gorgeous Hotel Nikko San Francisco as Creative Director and General Manager of Feinstein's at the Nikko," said Taradash. "I look forward to working with the amazing roster of artists who have made the venue a premier destination since its opening in 2013."

Randy Taradash has over 25 years of experience working in the live entertainment and arts industry, including a nearly 20-year relationship with San Francisco's Tony Award-winning American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) in a variety of roles including Marketing, Partnerships, and Sales Director. His audience engagement programs at A.C.T. have been a popular staple at the organization, connecting tens of thousands of Bay Area theatergoers with artists from stage, screen and film-and each other.

In 2010 Randy was awarded a Northern California Emmy® Award for his work as Producer on A.C.T.'s A Christmas Carol commercial campaign and has been a guest speaker at numerous conferences for a variety of organizations, including the National Arts Marketing Conference, Northern California Public Broadcasting, California Presenters Conference, and Theatre Bay Area.

In 2012, following a four-year developmental process, he opened-as lead producer-the Off-Broadway musical bare, which featured many of today's freshest Broadway talent, including Taylor Trensch (Dear Evan Hansen, Hello Dolly) Barrett Wilbert Weed (Mean Girls, Heathers), Alex Wyse (Waitress, Spring Awakening) and Gerard Canonico (Be More Chill, Groundhog Day, American Idiot).

Randy started RMT Media, a Bay Area based marketing firm that offers a broad range of services-from sales strategies and creative content creation to media planning and institutional storytelling-in 2015. Current and past clients include A.C.T., Berkeley Playhouse, Broadway By the Bay, Cal Shakes, Cloud 9 Productions / Silence! The Musical, Contra Costa Musical Theatre, Sonoma Valley Author's Festival, Theatre Bay Area and more.

Photo: Kevin Berne

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