Producers

Marc Platt

Theatre: Marc Platt is currently represented on Broadway by Wicked. Also on Broadway: If/Then starring Idina Menzel; Richard Greenberg’s play Three Days of Rain, starring Julia Roberts, Bradley Cooper and Paul Rudd, directed by Joe Mantello; and Pal Joey starring Stockard Channing.  Off-Broadway and UK: Matthew Bourne’s ballet Edward Scissorhands.

Films: Into The Woods starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt and James Corden, directed by Rob Marshall; Drive starring Ryan Gosling; Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, directed by Edgar Wright; Legally Blonde starring Reese Witherspoon; Rachel Getting Married, directed by Jonathan Demme, starring Anne Hathaway; Wanted; Nine starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Judi Dench, Nicole Kidman, Marion Cotillard and Penelope Cruz; 2 Guns starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg; Legally Blonde 2; The Other Woman starring Natalie Portman; Winter’s Tale; Charlie St. Cloud; Honey and Josie and The Pussycats. Upcoming Films: Ricki and the Flash starring Meryl Streep; Bridge of Spies directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Tom Hanks; Lost River directed by Ryan Gosling; Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk directed by Ang Lee.

Television:  Taking The Stage (MTV); Empire Falls (HBO – Golden Globe Award); Once Upon A Mattress (ABC); The Path To 9/11 (ABC).

Mr. Platt has served as president for three movie studios (Orion, TriStar and Universal).


Universal Pictures

(Producer) is a world leader in the production, marketing and distribution of motion pictures, including such franchise series as The Mummy, American Pie, The Fast and the Furious, Meet the Parents and The Bourne Identity; the Oscar® winners Gladiator, Erin Brockovich, A Beautiful Mind, Ray and King Kong; and the global sensation Mamma Mia! The Movie. Universal’s upcoming films include the epic adventure Robin Hood, starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett; Despicable Me, a 3D CGI-animated comedy starring Steve Carell; director Edgar Wright’s comedy adventure Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World; and the third installment of the Meet The Parents franchise.


The Araca Group

(PRODUCER) Matthew Rego, Michael Rego and Hank Unger are principals of The Araca Group, LLC, a theatrical and film production company formed in 1997. Araca producedUrinetown The Musical, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Match, Marsha Norman’s ’night, Mother, and Eve Ensler’s The Good Body on Broadway; Debbie Does Dallas, The Vagina Monologues, The Laramie Project and David Auburn’s Skyscraper Off-Broadway; and the film 30 Days. Upcoming projects: the musical film versions ofUrinetown and Debbie Does Dallas.


Jon B. Platt

(Producer) Tony Awards®: Copenhagen, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches(Pulitzer Prize for Drama), Perestroika. Tony Award nominations: Damn Yankees, Peter Pan, Hello, Dolly!, The Diary of Anne Frank, Lonesome West, Man of La Mancha, WICKED. National: The Sound of Music, Sunset Boulevard, Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Fiddler on the Roof, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, A Chorus Line, The Graduate, Blue Man Group: Tubes. Off-Broadway: Forbidden Broadway: SVU Special Victims Unit.


David Stone

(Producer) David Stone is currently represented by Wicked and Next to Normal. He has produced The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling BeeThree Days of Rain, Man of La Mancha, The Vagina Monologues, Fully Committed, Lifegame, The Diary of Anne Frank, Full Gallop, The Santaland Diaries and Family Secrets. David serves on the boards of The Broadway League and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. He also serves on the advisory boards of V-Day and Second Stage Theatre. David has lectured on theatre at the Juilliard School, NYU, Yale, Columbia and his alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania.


John Frost

John Frost is the Managing Director of The Gordon Frost Organisation.

Born in Adelaide, he began in show business at the age of 16 as a dresser for J.C. Williamson on their production of Mame. Since then he has worked his way up the showbiz ladder: Wardrobe Master, Stage Manager, Company Manager and now Producer. In 1983 he teamed up with the late Ashley Gordon to form The Gordon/Frost Organisation. Together they negotiated the lease for Sydney’s Footbridge Theatre, where they successfully produced a range of shows including, Jerry’s Girls, Night Mother, The Venetian Twins and Women Behind Bars. The company then moved into large scale musicals such as Big River, The King and I, South Pacific, Hello Dolly!, The Secret Garden, Smokey Joe’s Café, Cabaret and Crazy for You. He co-produced Sir Peter Hall’s acclaimed productions of Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband starring Googie Withers and John McCallum, and Lady Windermere’s Fan starring Vanessa Redgrave and Joely Richardson at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London. In 1998 John Frost joined forces with Sports and Entertainment Limited (SEL) to produce Grease – The Arena Spectacular! The production broke all box office records for an arena event in Australia. His production of The King and I on Broadway won the coveted Tony Award® for ‘Best Revival of a Musical’ as well as the Drama Desk and New York Outer Critics Circle Award. John has also been the recipient of two Mo Awards and a Sydney Critics’ Circle Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999 from GLUGS. In 1999 John Frost and SEL presented The Main Event, which toured to critical acclaim and huge box office success. This was followed by a production of the Tony Award®-winning play Art starring Tom Conti. A hugely successful production of The Sound of Music starring Lisa McCune was followed by Annie with Anthony Warlow, Man of La Mancha, The Wizard of Oz and Footloose. In 2004/2005 John co-produced around Australia The Producers. This highly acclaimed production garnered five Helpmann Awards® including Best Musical for 2005. In the same year John also co-presented an arena production of Grease starring John Farnham. John was represented on Broadway with the smash hit musical Hairspray for which he won his second Tony Award®. Since January 2006 he has produced the national tours of the National Theatre of Great Britain’s celebrated production of An Inspector Calls, the Broadway theatre icon Mandy Patinkin and Hollywood and cabaret legend Debbie Reynolds. John Frost, in partnership with The Really Useful Company Asia Pacific, presented The Phantom of the Opera Australian tour starring Anthony Warlow. In 2009 John was represented on Broadway with the play, Exit the King, starring Geoffrey Rush and Susan Sarandon. Also in that year, John brought Mandy Patinkin back on tour to Australia with fellow theatre icon Patti LuPone. In London, John was one of the producers of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, and in 2010 he produced Julie Andrews in the concert event The Gift of Music at the O2 Arena. John produced the Australian tours of the West End hit Calendar Girls, Fame the Musical and the Australian and Asian tour of Chicago. He recently co-produced the Australian and Asian tours of Doctor Zhivago and the Broadway blockbuster Wicked, the Australian tour of Annie, Geoffrey Rush in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, the Opera Australia/Lincoln Center production of South Pacific and Legally Blonde the Musical. Most recently he presented An Evening With Julie Andrews, Driving Miss Daisy starring Angela Lansbury, James Earl Jones and Boyd Gaines and The Rocky Horror Show with Craig McLachlan. Currently touring Australia are Grease, The King and I with Opera Australia and the return of Wicked. John was recently represented in London’s West End with Blithe Spirit, starring Angela Lansbury and currently the hit musical version of The Bodyguard. Upcoming Australian productions include Once, Dirty Dancing and Anything Goes. In the 2014 Queen’s Birthday Honours John was awarded an AM for his contribution to the Arts.