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Excellence in the Arts

Mike Isaacson,
The Muny and Fox Theatricals

Mike Isaacson is artistic director and executive producer of The Muny, St. Louis’s legendary outdoor theatre, soon to celebrate its 100th season. Isaacson is also a multiple Tony Award-winning Broadway producer, the most recent being for "The Humans" winner of Best Play in 2016, and "Fun Home", winner of five 2015 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Since his first season in 2012, Isaacson has revolutionized the work onstage. Under Isaacson’s leadership, all production elements – sets, costumes, casting, lighting -- have been re-invented and enhanced in order to return the 99 year old institution to its grand watch cry: “Alone in its Greatness.” After his first season, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch awarded him “Theatre Artist of the Year,” and after his second season, KMOX proclaimed “The Muny has people talking again and buying tickets to see what all the fuss is about. A full house was not unusual this summer.” With Isaacson’s leadership, The Muny has expanded its community outreach and its education programs, establishing an academic partnership with Webster University, and developing The Muny kids and teens program into one of national repute. As part of St. Louis’s Fox Theatricals, Isaacson has produced more than 20 musicals, plays, revivals, national tours and London productions. During his 15 years at St. Louis's Fabulous Fox Theatre he was responsible for bringing more than 100 musicals and plays to our community, and was an active officer and producer in the Independent Presenters Network, a national organization of Broadway producers and presenters. Isaacson has also served on the Board of Governors, the Executive Committee and the Governance Committee of The Broadway League and has devoted his career to theatre.
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