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Rich Affannato - President/CEO
Rich Affannato is the Chairman, CEO and Co-founder of The STAGE Network, the world’s first streaming Network dedicated to premium content from and about the live theatre world, He is responsible for the development and acquisition of content, including live-streaming Broadway shows and theatre across the globe, original scripted series, reality series, talk shows, concerts, films and documentaries. All about theatre. He has managed, developed, and overseen commercial Broadway, Off-Broadway, Film, and Television productions, as well as International concert events worldwide. Rich is a Tony® and Drama Desk Award-nominated producer whose producing credits include the Kander and Ebb musical The Visit on Broadway starring Chita Rivera, Peter and the Starcatcher on Broadway (9 Tony nominations, including Best Play, winning 5) and the First National Tour, ANN on Broadway (written by and starring Holland Taylor) at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theatre, and the critically acclaimed New York production of SILENCE! The Musical (Winner-Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best Musical, Lucille Lortel nomination for Best Musical, TIME Magazine's Top 10). He also produced the show's Original Cast Album (available on Sh-K-Boom/ Ghostlight Records), which debuted at # 12 on the Billboard Top Broadway Chart. Rich’s opinions and perspectives as an influencer in the field of Broadway producing and investing have been featured in Crain's Wealth Magazine and Bloomberg News.