President, Segerstrom Center for the Arts
WHY: Leads OC’s artistic and cultural anchor—in his words, its “dynamic town square”—which includes Pacific Symphony, the Philharmonic Society, Pacific Chorale and South Coast Repertory, Orange County Museum of Art.
RECENT: Named to post October 2019 after near-decade run on Broadway’s Great White Way, where he led acquisition, renovation of century-old venue, Helen Hayes Theater, as well as capital campaigns and other efforts.
NOTABLE: Won 2017 Tony Award for production of musical “Dear Evan Hansen.”
QUOTABLE: On reopening area’s arts scene, is optimistic crowds will return, says “since everybody’s been forced into isolation, people will be longing for the shared experience.”