Stacey Mindich is a Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-wining theatrical producer and writer. She nurtured the global hit Dear Evan Hansen through an eight-year development to international success. The show broke countless box office records, won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, three Olivier Awards, a Grammy Award, and is now being rolled out to dozens of countries, 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’s 2021 Medal of Honor and a 2022 Lilly Award, for her championing of women theater artists. This year, she also received the highest honor given to an alumni of Syracuse University, the George Arents Award, for Excellence in the Theater.
Believing deeply in the need to develop new musical works and nurture new voices, Stacey has also funded and enhanced 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 women theater artists by promoting gender parity at all levels of production. Each year, Stacey gives 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 a trustee of the board at New York City Center, where she was Board Chair for a decade, and a longtime champion of its Tony Award-winning Encores series.
Stacey is currently serving the Biden Administration, having been appointed by President Joe Biden to the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships, which is a program for leadership and public service that provides young Americans the experience of working at the highest levels of the federal government.
Stacey has also been a journalist and editor for more than 35 years. She has written for and held Senior Editor positions at such publications as The New York Times, Newsday, Self, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Departures and Town & Country and her essays have appeared in several collections of anthologies called Social Graces. Her most recent essay, published in American Theatre magazine, can be found HERE.
Married to Eric Mindich, her favorite productions include her three sons, Russell, Danny and Charlie.