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Douglas Denoff is a seven-time Tony Nominated Broadway producer, writer and entrepreneur. He has won the Drama Desk Award as a producer and television's Emmy Award, and, in 2012 received his first Grammy nomination. Through his company Sutton Square Entertainment, his passion is to develop and produce original new musicals and plays that can be successful on Broadway, and in regional theatres and touring companies for decades; shows that can become new classics in the world of theatre.
Leading the slate of productions Denoff has on his agenda as lead producer is Dance! Dance! Dance, The Broadway Musical, directed by Tony-winner Joshua Bergasse and conceived by Nikki Feirt Atkins, the Producing Artistic Director of The American Dance Machine for the 21st Century. The musical is a celebration of Broadway’s greatest choreography – a joyous...sexy...thrilling combination of Broadway's best dancers and its finest musicians. The dance numbers are recreated as they were originally intended by dancers from the original productions.
Also on his agenda is is the hilarious revival of The Pirates of Penzance; the first Broadway revival of the beloved musical since 1982. The production, directed by John Rando and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse, received rave reviews during its sold-out run at Barrington Stages in the summer of 2016 and now comes to Broadway with an all-star cast headed by Will Swenson as The Pirate King.
For upcoming seasons on Broadway, Denoff will co-produce the new musical The Little Dancer, directed by Susan Stroman, starring NYC Ballet Principal Tiler Peck and Terrence Mann. Music is by Stephen Flaherty and book & lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, the creators of Ragtime, Once on this Island and Anastasia, The Musical. He will also co-produce the upcoming revival of For Colored Girls Who've Considered Suicide, When The Rainbow is Enuf following its sold-out run at The Public Theatre.
In 2019-2020 Denoff co-produced the Broadway production Slave Play by Jeremy O. Harris, and the Broadway production of Sea Wall/A Life starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge which recouped its full capitalization in only a 9-week Broadway run. Both plays received Tony nominations for Best Play, earning Denoff his sixth and seventh Tony nominations.
In 2018-2019 co-produced the hit musical Pretty Woman, starring Samantha Barks, Andy Karl, Orfeh, Eric Anderson and Jason Danieley. The show, directed by Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots) ran one year on Broadway and has productions in Germany, London and a north-American tour.
He received his fifth Tony nomination as a co-producer of the 2018 Broadway revival of Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song at the Hayes Theatre starring Michael Urie and Mercedes Ruehl, and the limited engagement in 2018 of the compelling new play American Son starring Kerry Washington, Stephen Pasquale, Eugene Lee and Jeremy Jordan was adapted as a film for Netflix. Both plays are New York Times Critics’ Picks.
Denoff was represented on Broadway in 2017-2018 as a co-producer of John Leguizamo's Latin History For Morons, for which he received his 4th Tony nomination and which recouped its investment in 14.5 weeks. The production earned Denoff his 4th Tony nomination for Best Play and Mr. Leguizamo was also awarded a Special Tony Award for his body of work. Latin History for Morons was filmed for Netflix and is continuing a North American tour
Denoff was represented in the 2016-2016 season on Broadway as a co-producer of the hit Revival of Fiddler On The Roof for which he received his third Tony nomination, he also co-produced David Mamet’s China Doll starring Al Pacino which recouped its full investment before the end of its 15-week limited run
Denoff received his second Tony nomination as a co-producer of the 2012 hit musical Nice Work If You Can Get It starring Matthew Broderick & Kelli O’Hara.
Denoff received his first Tony nomination in 2008 as a producer of 39 Steps, the hit comedy which ran over three years and 1135 performances on Broadway; Denoff was lead producer on the hit 2015-2016 off-Broadway revival of 39 Steps and he plans to move the show back to Broadway in 2020-2021 season.Off-Broadway, Denoff was a lead producer of the critically-acclaimed play Clever Little Lies by two-time Tony winner Joe DiPietro, which starred Emmy, Grammy and Golden Globe winner Marlo Thomas. He also was lead producer of Handle With Care, the romantic comedy by Emmy®-nominated author Jason Odell Williams, starring the legendary Tony®-nominee Carol Lawrence, directed by Karen Carpenter (Love, Loss, and What I Wore).
Mr. Denoff resides in New York City. He is a Member of The Broadway League (www.broadwayleague.com ), The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences ( www.emmys.org ), and The Recording Academy (www.grammys.org).
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