Tom Smedes is a Tony Award-winning producer and general manager with more than 25 years of experience in all aspects of theatre. He was most recently the lead producer of the Tony Award winning Bandstand. Tom has also produced Farinelli and The King, The Prom, Kander and Ebb’s The Visit starring Chita Rivera, Terrence McNally’s box-office hit It’s Only A Play, Mothers and Sons, the Tony Award-winning Peter and the Starcatcher, the Tony Award-winning Pippin, as well as the Tony nominated play Next Fall, and [title of show]. Tom is a US Board Member of Shakespeare’s Globe London and served as General Manager for the Off-Broadway premiere of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812.
Heather Shields is an award-winning producer and theatre manager. She received her undergraduate degrees at the University of Richmond and later graduated from Columbia University with her Masters in Arts Administration. Heather made her Broadway producing debut with the Tony Award-winning Bandstand. She is also a producer on the Off-Broadway hit Puffs! (Or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic). Heather serves as the General Manager of the long-running, critically-acclaimed BATSU! NYC and BATSU! Chicago.