About this star

  • Category: Live theatre
  • Unveiled: 07 Nov 1986
  • Address:
    6247 Hollywood Blvd
  • HWOF Popularity:
    Today: 2,035
    Monthly Average: 1,944
  • Notes: Points into the Pantages Theatre

James Nederlander

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Source: www.nhsmusicaltheaterawards.com

James M. Nederlander is the current patriarch of the famous Nederlander family of Detroit, Michigan. The family started in show business by operating the Detroit Opera house and has grown into a worldwide organization that own, operate, and produce live theatre across the United States and in London's West End. James M. Nederlander (sometimes called James Nederland Sr) is the chairman of Nederlander Alliances, LLC while his son James M. Nederlander (sometimes called James Nederland Jr) is the president. In 2008 the National High School Musical Theater Awards were announced to celebrate outstanding student performances in high school musical productions across the United States; the annual award are named “The Jimmy,” in honor of James M. Nederlander.

In Los Angeles, the Nederlander organization operates the Pantages Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard, The Wiltshire Theatre in Beverly Hills, the 6,200-seat Greek Theater leased from the city, and the 20,000-seat Staples Center Arena.

Fact file

  • Born: January 23, 1960 (age 60)Detroit, Michigan
  • Occupation: Live theater owner, operator, and producer
  • Known for: President of the Nederlander Organization
  • Spouse(s): Margo MacNabb
  • Parent(s): James M. Nederlander Barbara Smith
  • Family: Robert Nederlander (uncle) Joseph Z. Nederlander (uncle)

Read more about James Nederlander at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

James Nederlander, Theater Owner Known as Broadway’s Last Patriarch, Dies at 94
NY Times Theater, 2016-07-27 01:26:36
The man who built a theater empire was frequently a producer of shows as well.

Will The Bodyguard, With Heather Headley, Sing on Broadway?
Playbill Combined , 2012-12-07 14:25:00
The New York Post reports that Nederlander Theatre Organization's James Nederlander Jr. and Nick Scandalios plan to meet with David Ian and Michael Harrison, producers of the new London musical The Bodyguard, about bringing the musical to Broadway.

Producers File Suit Over Intended Broadway Musical of Jackson's Thriller
Playbill Combined , 2010-06-23 15:01:00
Tony Award-winning Broadway producer James Nederlander Jr., President of the Nederlander Organzation, has filed a lawsuit against the estate of the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, over song rights for a potential Broadway musical, the New York Times reports.

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