Stacey Mindich is a Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning theatrical producer and writer. As sole lead producer, she nurtured the global hit Dear Evan Hansen through an eight-year development to acclaimed Broadway, National Tour and West End runs. The show broke countless box office records, initiated a national conversation about mental health, won six Tony Awards (including Best Musical), three Olivier Awards and a Grammy Award. The musical is now poised to begin an international rollout, while also touring the United States.
Stacey has produced more than 20 plays and musicals, on and off Broadway, and was the recipient of the 2016 Robert Whitehead Award for Excellence in Commercial Producing, The Actor’s Fund 2021 Medal of Honor, and a 2022 Lilly Award, for championing female theater artists. She was awarded the George Arents’ Award, Syracuse University’s highest alumni honor in 2022 and delivered the commencement address at Syracuse’s S.I. Newhouse School of Publications in 2016.
Believing deeply in the need to develop new musical works and nurture new voices, Stacey has enhanced and commissioned productions for a variety of not-for-profit theaters and is a founding board member of the Lilly Awards, which celebrates, supports and advocates for female theater artists. Each year, Stacey presents her own grants through the Lilly’s: The Go Write a Play Award, The Go Write a Musical Award and the Go Work in Theater Award. Stacey is Board Chair emeritus at New York City Center, having served as a trustee for a dozen years.
Stacey is currently serving the Biden Administration, having been appointed by President Joe Biden to the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships, a program for leadership and public service that provides young Americans the experience of working at the highest levels of federal government.
These days, Stacey is returning to her roots as a writer, and at work on a collection of essays. Prior to theater producing, she was a journalist and editor, holding senior positions at such publications as Self, Savvy, Departures and Town & Country. Her work has been published in the New York Times (where she began her career as a reporter), Newsday, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Entertainment Weekly and New York Woman among others. Her essays have appeared in several anthologies, and she wrote the book, Town & Country’s Elegant Weddings (Hearst publications). Her most recent essay, published in American Theatre magazine, can be found HERE.
Married to Eric Mindich, her favorite productions are her three sons: Russell, Danny and Charlie.