conference panelist info
Owner, Margot Astrachan Production
Margot Astrachan is a Tony Award winning Theatrical Producer based in New York, after a long detour as a published photo-journalist. A protégé of Ansel Adams, and subsequently W. Eugene Smith, she published her first story while still a student at Boston University School of Public Communication. A trained singer, she returned to theater in 2004, performing and ultimately producing a one woman show in London.
Producer of the upcoming Around The World In Eighty Days National Tour, the National Tour of Ghost the Musical, the Tony Award winning Broadway musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and the Broadway Play, The Realistic Joneses (Drama Desk Award), as well as the recent Nice Work If You Can Get It (4 Tony Awards) on Broadway; in addition, she was a producer of the musical Busker Alley and the Broadway revival of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, among others. Also upcoming in 2016, The Countess of Storyville – a new musical being developed at The University of Alabama and then The Pasadena Playhouse.
She was the American Artistic Director of the Jermyn Street Theatre and The Kings Head Theatre, both in London, and has had over 30 years’ experience producing special events for Arts Organizations such as The York Theatre Company, The Theatre Museum, and BritArts of The St. George’s Society, which featured British and American theatre professionals in readings and panels in New York, hosted by Jim Dale.
She is a Director of The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), a Director of The League of Professional Theatre Women, and a Director of The Episcopal Actors Guild. Ms. Astrachan is a member of The Association of Performing Arts Presenters, The National Alliance For Musical Theatre, The Broadway League, The Dramatists Guild, the Advisory Board of TRU, British American Business, Inc. and BAFTA. She is a graduate of CTI (The Commercial Theatre Institute).