Global expertise in production and marketing of 1st class theatre.
Toby Simkin 拥有全球影院专业知识和文化敏感度，弥合了西方和东方之间的差距并大幅提高了商业上的成功率。
40 YEARS OF BROADWAY
From design concept through final performance, hands on experience with all facets of theatrical production.
18+ YEARS IN CHINA
Toby is the longest Broadway experienced resident of China (having lived in Beijing, Xi’an & Shanghai)
Lived and worked in Australia, Canada, China / Taiwan, Europe, Russia, Singapore, Korea, Turkey, UK & USA
Toby Simkin (沈途彬)
Toby Simkin is an independent theatrical producer with over 40 years award -winning experience and a proven track record in production of commercial theatre on Broadway, in London’s West End and globally.
On Broadway, his body of work includes the Tony® Award winning productions of I Am My Own Wife (and London & US tour), Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Death of a Salesman (including London) and the Tony nominated productions of The Crucible and The Price. Also on Broadway, Victor/Victoria starring Julie Andrews, Production Supervisor for Broadway transfer of Blood Brothers (from England to Toronto), and in London’s West End, Vaclav Havel’s Temptation, The Female of the Species along with management or marketing for over 120 Broadway shows.
Toby produced or managed many other shows & events globally including The Three Tenors in 1994; Arsenic and Old Lace, Damn Yankees, Something in the Air, The Ecstasy of Rita Joe, Liza Minnelli and Driving Miss Daisy (Canada); The Shanghai Ballet’s White Haired Girl in 1989 (tour); The Promised Love symphonic recording in 1991 in Leningrad; Relatively Speaking in 1987 (Washington DC) and The Long and the Short and the Tall in 1981 (Australia).
At the age of 16, Toby was awarded the Elizabeth Bequest Scholarship which propelled him to work on many shows for the Queensland Theatre Company, TN Theatre Company, The Lyric Opera, Queensland Marionette Theatre, The Queensland Ballet, The Australian Opera and Melbourne Theatre Company.
For TML, producing Australasian touring productions of Jekyll and Hyde, The Rocky Horror Show and La Nova Cirque at the Birds Nest (National Stadium) in Beijing. For Nederlander, he led the China touring productions 42nd Street; Elton John & Tim Rice’s AIDA, LUMA, Fame (including a Mandarin production) and managed theatres in Taiwan, Istanbul and Xi’an. Executive Producer of various national tours and New York shows including Savion Glover.
Toby pioneered bringing technology to the theatrical industry in 1989 with a BBS called ShowCall for theatrical professionals benefiting the League of American Theatres & Producers members and touring show staff.
Toby is credited with leading the Broadway theatre industry onto the world wide web in the early 1990s.
Toby is the originator and keeper of global Theatre History and Theatrical Superstitions & Oddities.
Toby devised, designed and implemented the worlds first online ticketing system which became Ticketmaster online.
Toby further pioneered video streaming over the internet, commencing with Julie Andrews performing “Le Jazz Hot” from Victor/Victoria in 1996, the opening night on Broadway of Play On!, followed closely by the Broadway musical Annie opening night, The Tony Awards, Damn Yankees opening night with Jerry Lewis in London, The Drama Desk Awards (multiple years), Kiss Me, Kate, The Sound of Music (cast recording), RENT (London), The Civil War, The Music Man, the 10th anniversary of Les Miserables and Titanic opening nights.
Toby created the world’s first video email, from Elton John to promote Elton John & Tim Rice’s AIDA.
Toby produced many live chats on AOL, Compuserve and MSN beginning with Chita Rivera in 1997, and later with icons such as Julie Andrews, Liza Minnelli, Hal Prince, Stephen Sondheim, Carol Channing, Jerry Lewis, Arthur Miller and Brian Dennehy.
Toby additionally pioneered putting Broadway shows on cruise ships, commencing with Wayne Cilento’s Batir, Spotlight Broadway, An American Canteen in Paris and A Hot Minute.
Toby is also Producer of the multiple film and TV projects, including the award-winning Chinese motion picture, Three Grams of a Dream.
For over a decade, Toby was a consultant to Music Theatre International, the leading licensor of the majority of musical theatre, and has produced or managed on over 50 major corporate, charitable and diplomatic events worldwide, including vehicle launches, software companies, sports, stadium openings, celebrity driven benefits and other events.
Toby has had the pleasure of working with over 150 Oscar®, Tony® Emmy® and Grammy® award winning stars & celebrities including many dames, knights, a lord, a countess, presidents and opera stars.
In North America and China, Toby has been instrumental in creating, financing and supporting various educational programs to encourage the youth of today (the creatives of tomorrow) to hone and craft skills through various programs, charities and work experiences, including support for the development of Camp Broadway, The Broadway Kids, New Dramatists, Ovation Cultural Development (theatre training school) and Kalavinka (musical training programs).
Toby has maintained his own corporation in China since 2003. Born in England to Australian parents, Toby has extensive hands on experience multi-cultural experience within Australia, Canada, Mainland China, Taiwan, Europe, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Turkey, England & the United States. He additionally lectures on theatrical production and marketing in major educational institutions and at conferences worldwide including many China Arts Festivals, government ministries and the China Association of Performing Arts (CAPA), and volunteers his spare time with various children’s medical charities and performing arts youth programs.
|Chairman & CEO,|
|Toby Simkin’s Broadway Entertainment, LLC|
|Vice President, Asia Pacific,|
|TML Enterprises Pty. Ltd.|
|Senior Vice President & Executive Producer,|
|Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment, LLC|
|ShenTuBin Theatrical Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.|
音乐剧制作人 /百老汇专家, 活跃于纽约，伦敦，澳大利亚和亚洲 沈途彬先生是一位在美国纽约百老汇以及英国伦敦西区有着超过40年制作经验,且在亚洲商业戏剧界坐拥诸多表彰和成功业绩纪录的独立戏剧制作人。
曾作为TML公司的副总裁和高级制片人制作了巡演作品《Jekyll and Hyde》,《The Rocky Horror Show》，以及在北京鸟巢（国家体育馆）上演的《La Nova》。
唯一生活在中国的百老汇国际权威。在中国生活的十三多年。沈途彬先生曾作为倪德伦环球娱乐公司的执行副主席和高级制片人并带领着诸多佳作如《42nd Street》和Elton John 与Tim Rice的名作《AIDA》，《LUMA》，《FAME》在中国大陆巡回演出,并曾在台湾,伊斯坦布尔以及西安身兼剧院管理。沈途彬先生曾在众多全国巡演和包括《Savion Glover》等纽约演出作品中担当执行制作人。
Toby就中国各地地方剧院以及土耳其、西班牙、台湾地区、日本和美国的多个场馆的设计和总体规划提供了咨询服务。 Toby还曾联合制作了百老汇音乐剧《I Am My Own Wife》，《Long Day’s Journey Into Night》，《Death of a Salesman》并摘得音乐剧最高殊荣“托尼奖”的奖杯，且作品《The Crucible》和《The Price》也曾荣获“托尼奖”提名。更值得一提的是Toby曾在百老汇中联合制作了由百老汇传奇明星Julie Andrews领衔主演的大热音乐剧《Victor/Victoria》,同时曾督导出品了在利物浦，多伦多上演的百老汇作品《Blood Brothers》并负责管理过超120场百老汇演出的市场营销。
Toby制作了包含1994年《The Three Tenors》三大男高音演唱会（温哥华），1990年Vaclav Havel’s 《Temptation》（伦敦），1989年上海芭蕾舞团，1995年Liza Minnelli演唱会（温哥华），1991年The Promised Love交响专辑的录制，1987年《Relatively Speaking》，1981年《The Long and the Short and the Tall》在内的诸多全球表演与事件。 Toby更是为90年代早期带领百老汇戏剧界迈入网络时代做出了杰出的贡献。
Mr. Simkin曾多次与奥斯卡(Oscar®),托尼奖(Tony®)，(Emmy®)和格莱美(Grammy®)得奖的明星合作，Julie Andrews to 习近平.
在迁至中国以前的12年中，Mr. Simkin在Music Theatre International（大多数音乐剧剧院的版权许可人）任咨询身份。
|Toby Simkin’s Broadway Entertainment, LLC|
|TML Enterprises Pty. Ltd.|
|Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment, LLC|
Venue Design Consulting
Practical hands-on experience with design and construction of theatrical venues ranging from 200 to 55,000 seats. Audience flow, ingress & egress, back of house, front of house tricks, lessons and tips.
From writers to investors, Providing smart advices shaping the story, finding the right creative team, maximizing quality of physical production, critically budgeting correctly all have tricks in early stage development.
Improving crew skills, electrical supply, language, proscenium aspect, stage size, instrumentation, regulations regarding trucking, etc… A show that tours in America or Europe needs changes for Asia.
Experienced in theatre management with the development of performing arts centers globally & working experience with architectural firms on master planning and making theatrical spaces prestigious, while benefiting the local communities long term.
As an active voting member of The Grammy Awards I am in an excellent position to comment upon the extraordinary talents of Toby who could perform, represent and negotiate at a level to perpetuate the exceptional reputation of my recording project and live performance with the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra. I have always been pleased with his productivity and efficiency. I can unequivocally attest to his enthusiasm, integrity and abilities. Toby always the first person to tackle a difficult issue and have a complete resolve to that issue.
Toby is a very talented theatre professional, pioneer and leader in bringing the world of theatre and the internet together. His extraordinary work in establishing the theatre industry’s visibility was ground breaking. He has been a valuable contributor both as a theatre producer as well as marketing consultant. Toby’s rare combination of intelligence, organizational skills, expertise and aesthetic sensibility make him a leading member of the professional theatre community.
I engaged Toby to catalog and digitize my husband Jule’s documents, awards, compositions and personal diaries to ensure his legacy was not lost, and to create an enduring web presence. Managing the volumes and boxes of GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES, PETER PAN, BELLS ARE RINGING, GYPSY and FUNNY GIRL memorabilia was an arduous task which he undertook with care, passion and attention to detail. He honored me with a TOBY AWARD last year, but it should be me honoring him with an award for his utter brilliance.
There is absolutely nothing in this world that Toby can’t handle. His ability to coordinate and execute is exemplary, and his unique sense of logistics is a rare quality. He is a splendid example of grace under pressure. Regardless of any difficult or stressful situation, his manner of dealing with his colleagues, staff and the general public is a joy to behold.
Toby has kept my business at the forefront of the entertainment industry by providing extraordinary, unique, guidance in helping the theatre in general effectively understand the potential of the Internet. He has made the entire Broadway industry more effective with pioneering on-line coverage of individual shows, as well as instituting pro-active outreach programs using the Word Wide Web to encourage and develop new audiences for the theatre. He has created cutting-edge resources for numerous Broadway productions and his work in the Broadway arena has had a profound influence on the business of theatre and has been instrumental in bringing a classic art-form into the new millennium.
Toby exceeded producers expectations and confirmed that new innovative ideas could break through in the marketplace. Toby’s keen understanding of how best to market shows was recognized by producers across the board and his commitment, passion and energy in this business have been an inspiration.
My employees and I have had the opportunity to work very closely with Toby on many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions over many years ranging from THE SOUND OF MUSIC to STOMP and feel he has proven to be a great asset to the theatrical community.
Toby is one of us. He loves theatre. Toby had this idea about the internet and the theatre a long time ago. Really long ago. If Toby had taken this visionary thinking and applied this to another market, Toby would have been a multi-jillionaire. (Yes, I made up the word “Jillionaire”). Toby had the idea about commerce and Broadway to create BuyBroadway.…. before Amazon.com existed. Can you imagine?
Toby is the leader and driving force in the use of the internet pertaining to theatrical productions. Toby is highly regarded in the theatre community in New York as a person of impeccable integrity in his business life and in his personal life.
Toby is a tremendous asset to the industry, and a wonderful man. His vision and years of leadership in shaping how Broadway can fit into the internet has been extraordinary. Toby guided us at many League conferences over the years with road maps, and his creativity on a live video webcast from the tour of LES MISERABLES, stepping into FOSSE and PUTTING IT TOGETHER, all shows I managed, was exceptional.
Toby is creative and collaborative and working with him was an excellent experience. Beyond the individual work he did for my specific shows, Toby showed leadership within the community in terms of his vision for the industry and the world-wide web. He changed and influenced the way we all interact with the web and was instrumental in showing us our to use our websites as marketing tools. Without Toby, we’d still be in the dark ages.
Toby Simkin has proven to be a reliable, dedicated and focused individual, who has not only pioneered bringing Broadway to the internet, but introduced it to us in such a way that today we actually profit from it. Certainly the shows that I have managed have had terrific results on the net, entirely due to Mr. Simkin’s vision and perseverance.
Toby’s knowledge, talent, dedication and commitment to the community of American Theatre have been instrumental in our dramatic and constant growth. Through his ingenuity, he streamlined our business procedures and positively impacted our financial goals. Toby’s creativity, guidance and team approach have reinforced MTI’s lead role in this industry.
Toby reenforces my ideal of a responsible, dependable and innovative worker in the business world. His dedication to online theatrical marketing is intense as he continually strives to prove himself as a trustworthy and forthcoming visionary in the Theatrical and Internet industry. His work has been groundbreaking for the entire industry.
Toby is an honorable man who takes pride in his work and in keeping his word – not entirely common traits for many as entrepreneurial as he. The level of work, the responsiveness to our needs, and the turn-around on the project exceeded my expectations.
Toby’s passion and commitment were essential elements in the success of VICTOR/VICTORIA on Broadway. As one of the producers, the website he created for our show was the very first website for a Broadway production, the first to sell tickets online, the first to publicize video to consumers, one begins to understand it’s import. Toby went on to make an enormous contribution to Broadway as a whole.
Toby roared into the rather anarchic and insular industry and dazzled colleagues and competitors alike with a vision that was both global and futuristic. I came to respect his tenacity, his professionalism and his talents.
Toby is an extremely competent and organized Stage Manager as well as a very thoughtful and sensitive human being. Toby performs his job with tremendous dedication and boundless energy, always going above and beyond the call of duty to see that the whole operation runs smoothly.
Toby’s years working on the Broadway and touring companies of RENT and DE LA GUARDA in New York have made him an invaluable member of our marketing team as well as the theatrical community. It is safe to say that without his input, guidance and creative vision, our online presence would be virtually non-existent.
Toby worked on various League projects, including the 2000 Tony Awards (content and design) and our overall development of an internet strategy for the theatrical industry. He has always been an enthusiastic, reliable and positive force within our community.
Toby has been one of my greatest teachers, mentors, colleagues and friends. Consistently, he was bringing a sharp focus and insight into a burgeoning new piece of our business – the internet. In a short time, our entire theatre industry become a part of “e-fever” and Toby was the expert that we all needed to explain to us this great new venture and give us the capacity in which to explore. Offering creative and artistic insights, combined with a savvy business acumen, Toby built theatre.com from his bare hands and turned it into a Broadway powerhouse that no producer could do without.
Toby’s knowledge of the industry and dedication to enhancing the presence of our CHICAGO, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN and SEUSSICAL shows has proven extremely valuable to their continued success. Toby displayed an acute appreciation for the impact of the internet developing and evolving our sites with complete understanding of the Broadway consumer and their needs, while remaining true to the artistic constructs of each show. He has shown a passion that is intricately involved in the close-knit world of Broadway with proven desire to use his skills to see it thrive.
Toby is an exceptional individual and one that has made an extraordinary contribution in bringing the convergence of Broadway, entertainment, and the internet together.
Toby is an outstanding individual and professional who possesses particular abilities regarding the world of technology and, in particular, the development, design and implementation of websites, He is indeed a “team player” and understands the intricacies of the business better than anyone I have ever met.
Toby is a star in his field because he is not only brilliant; he also cares about the job he does and the people for whom he does it. He is an extraordinary asset to the theatrical community.
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