Jeffrey Finn is an award-winning Broadway producer; a four-time Tony Award nominee; president and founder of Jeffrey Finn Productions, a live production company that specializes in First Class Broadway and touring theatricals; Vice President of Theater Producing and Programming at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; president and founder of Hot On Broadway, a corporate entertainment agency that works exclusively with stars from Broadway’s biggest shows; co-author and producer of the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway play Game Show; an upstanding member of the Broadway League; and a proud graduate of Connecticut College. He is a frequent lecturer on strategic fundraising, investor relations, and developing new works for the stage. Jeffrey received the 2013 Robert Whitehead Award for Outstanding Achievement in commercial theatre producing. Collectively, his shows have grossed over $250 million worldwide.
Since 1992, Jeffrey has produced fifteen Broadway shows and over twenty-five National Tours and Regional Productions. His Broadway credits include the current Broadway revival of Sunday in the Park with George, starring Jake Gyllenhaal; Eugene O’Neill’s Hughie starring Forest Whitaker; An Act of God starring Jim Parsons and Sean Hayes; the Tony Award nominated production of The Elephant Man starring Bradley Cooper; Will Eno’s The Realistic Joneses starring Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts and Marisa Tomei; John Logan’s critically acclaimed I’ll Eat You Last starring Bette Midler; Dead Accounts starring Katie Holmes and Norbert Leo Butz; Seminar starring Alan Rickman; Kathie Lee Gifford’s Scandalous starring Carolee Carmello; the Tony Award nominated production of Green Day’s American Idiot; the Tony Award nominated revival of A View From The Bridge starring Liev Schreiber and Scarlett Johansson; David Mamet’s Oleanna starring Julia Stiles and Bill Pullman; Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit starring Angela Lansbury, Rupert Everett and Christine Ebersole; and the Tony Award nominated revival of On Golden Pond starring James Earl Jones. London: The Elephant Man starring Bradley Cooper. Regional: The Honeymooners, a new musical comedy. National Tour highlights include The Music Of Andrew Lloyd Webber; The Who’s Tommy; Leader Of The Pack; Tell Me On A Sunday; Promises, Promises; Company; Chess; and numerous Broadway Songbooks concert tours.
As Vice President of Theater Producing and Programming at The Kennedy Center, Jeffrey’s responsibilities include commissioning, curating, producing, and presenting the organization’s theater offerings. In this role he has created Broadway Center Stage, a semi-staged concert series of the most beloved musicals featuring talent direct from Broadway. The inaugural 17/18 season included: Chess starring Raul Esparza, Karen Olivo, Ramin Karimloo and Ruthie Ann Miles, directed by Michael Mayer and featuring a new book by Danny Strong; In The Heights starring Anthony Ramos, Vanessa Hudgens, and Eden Espinosa, directed by Stephanie Klemons; How To Succeed…starring Skylar Astin, Betsy Wolfe and Michael Urie, directed by Michael Urie with choreography by Denis Jones. The 18/19 season will include: Little Shop of Horrors, The Music Man and The Who’s Tommy. Beginning in the 18/19 season, Jeffrey will introduce Broadway Center Stage: The Plays, one-night only readings of classic American plays featuring major stars of stage and screen.
Beyond The Kennedy Center, Jeffrey is notable for his relationships with some of the top regional and not-for-profit theatres around the country and the globe, including Center Theatre Group, The 5th Avenue Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, and many others.
As a corporate event professional under the banner “Hot On Broadway,” Jeffrey has produced customized musical entertainment across the globe for several Fortune 500 companies, including General Motors, Disney, Bayer, GE, The Ritz-Carlton, PepsiCo, Toyota, Citi, Prudential, Fidelity, H&R Block, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and many more. His business accomplishments have been featured in American Express Business Platinum Ventures Magazine, Events Magazine, Corporate & Incentive Travel, Southern California Meetings & Events, and Meetings Minnesota’s Hospitality Journal.
Jeffrey co-authored the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway play Game Show. The play continues to be produced extensively both domestically and internationally.