Greg Schaffert Productions LLC
To collaborate with partners to tell great stories that enlighten, entertain and inspire audiences.
With a hands-on approach, I oversee every step of production: choosing material, advising story development, assembling the creative team, casting, over-seeing production and marketing, thus, guiding the entire production from inception to successful completion.
To take well calculated risks that match art with commercial success to create products that appeal to a wide audience and deliver positive results.
Expert at choosing quality material, matching it with the right creative team and guiding them to develop a property to its full potential.
Working with the most creative talent in the industry to produce ground-breaking, successful theatre.
Greg is a Tony Award-winning producer with 30 plus years of experience working in every facet of the theatre.
His expertise as a creative producer developing new works in New York City and regionally has led him to work with the top talent in the business. Greg has long-term relationships with a wide range of Industry Professionals. His integrity, drive and loyalty, and his motivation to ensure that every production reaches its full potential, is his ultimate goal.
Greg’s reputation as an unstoppable force that makes things happen is respected throughout the Industry.
Greg led the production of Rick Elice’s PETER AND THE STAR CATCHER, based on the Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson best-selling novel, with writer Rick Elice and co-directors Roger Rees and Alex Timbers. The play received nine Tony Award nominations, the most ever for an American play. It won five Tony Awards, making it the only play ever to win Tony Awards for the complete design team.
He was an original producer of the Broadway productions ALL SHOOK UP and BURN THE FLOOR and the National Tour of THE LIGHTNING THIEF. He also supported the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical NEXT TO NORMAL.
He was on the producing teams of the off-Broadway, award-winning musicals, BAT BOY and STRIKING 12 and the longest-running American play in history SHEAR MADNESS. More than twenty-five new works fill the roster of shows he has produced.
Greg is developing several new musicals including Matthew Lee Robinson, Ken Cerniglia and Scott Anderson Morris' ATLANTIS, about the final days of the mythical island, and SINGING RIVER: The Muscle Shoals Musical, based on the most famous songs recorded in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
Greg has Executive and Line Produced a number of developing musicals and plays in Festivals and Regional Theatres around the country.
He has written three screenplays that make up the trilogy, I-80, GRAND JUNCTION, and GREAT DIVIDE.
Greg’s works have teamed him with: David Henry Hwang, Rick Elice, Roger Rees, Alex Timbers, Clint Black, Jason Moore, Chris Gattelli, Kristin Hanggi, David H Bell, Kent Nicholson, Andrew Lippa, Larry O’Keefe, Michael Mahler, Matthew Lee Robinson, Ken Cerniglia, Charles Grodin, Craig Carnelia, Mark St Germain, and many others.
In his former life, besides continuing to have his hand in producing, Greg was a successful actor in the commercial and voiceover market in NYC.
ATLANTIS whisks us away to an isolated, mysterious island days before it disappears forever. A young refugee washes ashore on the eve of a sacred solstice, igniting political chaos and giving birth to an unexpected new leader. The first production of ATLANTIS opened at Virginia Repertory Theatre in Spring 2019, by special arrangement with Greg Schaffert Productions and Glass Half Full Productions, in association with Power Arts. Helmed by Tony-nominated director Kristin Hanggi (Rock of Ages), with scenic design by Jason Sherwood (FOX's live television adaptation of Rent - (Emmy award) and costumes by Amy Clark (Heathers: The Musical), Matthew's score is set to a story by Disney Theatrical's Dramaturg and Literary Manager, Ken Cerniglia, Australian writer and performer Scott Anderson Morris, and Matthew himself. ATLANTIS is now in development for future productions.
ATLANTIS has previously been developed at the 2018 Tuacahn New Works Festival in Utah, and in New York City readings with developmental feedback from Stephen Schwartz and representatives from Disney Theatrical Productions, Manhattan Theatre Club, Stuart Thompson Productions and The Araca Group. These readings were financially supported by Greg Schaffert Productions, Glass Half Full Productions, the Australia Council for the Arts, and Power Arts. Previously, ATLANTIS has been developed at the 2015 Canadian Music Theatre Project in Toronto. A Melbourne outing of ATLANTIS - IN CONCERT was the recipient of the Theatre People Pro Choice Award for Best Concert Presentation.
SOMETHING IN THE GAME
A vibrant new musical about the universal story of Knute Rockne's journey to discover what's important in the "game of life."
March with us across the goal line to find there's truly "something in the game."
SINGING RIVER: The MUSIC of MUSCLE SHOALS
1500 of the greatest Blues, Soul and Rock & Roll songs ever recorded came from a 1-stoplight town along the Tennesse River, Muscle Shoals, AL. The story is told from the POV of the 4 members of the house band, The Swampers, who witnessed true music history being created. SINGING RIVER: The MUSIC of MUSCLE SHOALS will rock your soul, break your heart and reaffirm your faith in the power of music to change the world forever.
Developed by the Red Mountain Theatre Company, SINGING RIVER is planned for a development production in Birmingham, AL in 2020.
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