Carole Shorenstein Hays
Carole's passion is nurturing American playwrights and bringing their distinctive voices to our national stages. Of the many playwrights whose work Carole has cultivated, four of them have won their first Pulitzer Prize for plays she produced. For three of those playwrights, it was their first time on Broadway. In addition, Carole has garnered six Tony Awards, as a producer, for Best Play. Carole Shorenstein Hays is the President of SHN. She and partner Robert Nederlander have presented the Best of Broadway theater series, under the SHN umbrella, for over thirty years. They oversee San Francisco's premier theatres, the Curran, Orpheum and Golden Gate, each of which have undergone major renovations under their watch. Independent of SHN, Carole is a prolific Broadway producer. She is the only Broadway producer to win the Tony Award for Best Play twice for the same play—August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize winning Fences,as a revival starring Denzel Washington in 2010 and the original production in 1987 starring James Earl Jones. She served as lead producer of the Broadway production of John Patrick Shanley's Doubt, which won the 2005 Tony Award for Best Play and The Pulitzer Prize. Carole also recently co-produced the Broadway production of Julius Caesar starring Denzel Washington. Carole has produced these additional Tony Award-winning plays on Broadway: Richard Greenberg's Take Me Out, Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia, and Pulitzer Prize winner Proof by David Auburn. Other Broadway productions include Tony Kushner's Caroline, or Change, Suzan-Lori Park's 2002 Pulitzer Prize winning Topdog/Underdog, Charles Busch's The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Patrick Marber's Closer, David Mamet's The Old Neighborhood, the Royal Court/Theatre de Complicite production of Eugene Ionesco's The Chairs, and the RSC production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Robert Nederlander is part of the Nederlander theater legacy. The Nederlander family expanded from their hometown of Detroit to own and operate more than 30 entertainment venues in the United States and London, England and has been presenting live theater in America for almost one hundred years and most recently, has begun presenting live theatre in China.
Robert is currently the managing member of The Nederlander Company LLC, the owner and/or operator of legitimate theatres outside of Metropolitan New York City and is a director of Nederlander Organization Inc., the owner and/or operator of theatres in New York City. He is also President of Nederlander Television and Film Productions, Inc., which has produced award-winning programs for cable and network television.
In addition to Robert Nederlander's theatrical pursuits, he was formerly the Managing General Partner of the New York Yankees Baseball Club for the years 1990 and 1991. Robert had the honor of being nominated by President Jimmy Carter and then confirmed by the United States Senate to be a Member of the National Council on Educational Research and served on that Council from 1980-1983.
Robert, a Regent Emeritus of the University of Michigan for sixteen years, was formerly Co-Chairman with President Gerald Ford of the $160,000,000 Capital Campaign for The University of Michigan and a few years later, was the National Development Chairman of the University, whose goal of raising over one billion dollars was attained during his tenure.
Previously, Greg was Senior VP of Programming and Operations for Clear Channel Entertainment, overseeing the development of the theatrical seasons in 54 cities across the country. For PACE Theatrical Group, he served as Senior Director of Marketing then moved up to VP of Programming. Greg was the Director of Touring Programs for Houston Grand Opera/Texas Opera Theater, and was Managing Director for the Hippodrome Theatre. Recently on Broadway: Greg served as Executive Producer for Julius Caesar starring Denzel Washington and Doubt by John Patrick Shanley. He was Producer for Tony Kushner's Caroline, or Change (2004), and Co-Executive Producer for Suzan-Lori Parks' Pulitzer Prize-winning play Top Dog/Underdog (2002) and Richard Greenberg's Tony Award-winning play Take Me Out (2003).
As Vice President, Ticketing, David oversees SHN Audience Services. SHN Audience Services, launched in 2010, was a result of David's vision to bring all ticketing operations for SHN back in-house. He spear-headed the entire project including the RFP process, designing the Call Center space and operations. During his tenure with SHN, David has worked in all areas of ticketing—moving from processing telephone orders, to box office sales, and then subscription fulfillment. In 1998, he transitioned to theatre operations and became House Manager for the Golden Gate Theatre. This position gave him a full view of day-to-day, internal and external activities, and a valued perspective on the theater patron. This diverse experience at SHN affords David a fresh point of view to his challenging role as VP, Ticketing.
VP, Production and Theatre Operations
Regina came to SHN from Light and Truth, LLC where she was Associate Producer for The Flying Karamazov Brothers' L'Universe. For Cameron Mackintosh Productions, Regina stage-managed the national tour of Miss Saigon. At Madison Square Garden, she worked as Production Manager, Associate Production Supervisor, and Stage Manager on numerous theatrical productions including The Wizard of Oz, A Christmas Carol, and the VH1 Fashion Awards. For Dodger Productions, she assisted with the Broadway and touring companies of How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Hamlet, Disney's Beauty & the Beast, The Who's Tommy and Guys & Dolls. Regina is a graduate of Yale School of Drama and has stage-managed over 40 regional and national theatrical productions.
Chief Marketing Officer
Scott leads the overall marketing efforts for SHN and its productions including integrated show campaigns, customer acquisition and retention, brand marketing, creative, advertising and communications. Scott brings more than 20 years of live entertainment experience to SHN, including leadership roles as the Director of Marketing for Radio City Music Hall/Madison Square Garden in New York and Regional Marketing Director for Feld Entertainment, where he promoted family shows in more than 40 cities across the country. Follow Scott on Twitter @scottkaneSF.