Jim Kierstead is an Emmy, Olivier, and three-time Tony Award winning producer of Kinky Boots, Pippin, and Hadestown. His twenty-plus year career producing theatre, film, and television is motivated by his passion to inspire, entertain, and educate audiences on topics of diversity, acceptance, and making a difference.
Jim Kierstead is an Emmy, Olivier, and three-time Tony Award-winning producer of the Broadway, touring, Toronto, and London productions of Kinky Boots, the revival of Pippin, and Hadestown. He is currently represented on Broadway as a co-producer of Tony-nominated Ain’t Too Proud and Waitress, as well as The Inheritance. In addition, he has been a co-producer of 20 Broadway productions including The Visit, You Can’t Take It With You, Indecent, The Great Comet (all Tony nominated), Be More Chill, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Pretty Woman, Side Show, It Shoulda Been You, M. Butterfly, Rocky, among others.
Off-Broadway projects include Unexpected Joy, Yank! (Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Nominees), Bright Colors and Bold Patterns, and Thrill Me - The Leopold & Loeb Story (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Nominees). He has produced London productions including Waitress, Dreamgirls, Unexpected Joy, Yank!, Thrill Me, Night of the Living Dead, and Aspects of Love.
Film/TV projects include the Emmy winning TV series The Bay, Indoor Boys, After Forever, Ace, Between Love and Goodbye, Kiss Me, Kill Me, and Wakefield starring Bryan Cranston and Jennifer Garner, and a new series Mulligan. Upcoming projects include Sparkler and Cover.
Jim is on the Board of Directors of The York Theatre Company, The Abingdon Theatre Company, and The New York Theatre Barn.
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Kierstead Productions works on shows that combine commerce and art bringing you the most popular titles and topics along with the most artistic representations to support these amazing stories.
Kierstead Productions supports classic theatre that pushes the envelope with groundbreaking revivals retelling our favorites in new, modern, and inventive ways. Join us on this journey!
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