Joseph SmithProducerREAD MORE
Before the formation of Smith & Brant Theatricals in 2013 he was a Partner of McCabe/Smith. There his lead producing credits were the Broadway hit revivals of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying and Promises, Promises. In the West End he produced Million Dollar Quartet, and the multi award-winning Sweeney Todd and Spring Awakening.
Executive Producer of Old Vic Productions: since 2006 he has lead the team in producing a wealth of productions including the Olivier Award-winning Jerusalem, Clybourne Park and the critically acclaimed Passion Play, Private Lives, Good People and The Pajama Game in the West End. This is in addition to representing the company in its role as co-producer with Working Title Films of the smash hit, Billy Elliot The Musical.
Chief Executive of Stage One: For the past four years he has headed up Stage One as he strongly believes in nurturing and supporting the next generation of commercial producers. In 2014 he was instrumental in creating the One Stage season at the St James Theatre.
Chair of the Board, The Gate Theatre, Notting Hill: As a passionate supporter of new writing he is proud to Chair the Board of one of London's leading theatres for this.
Prior to this he worked as a producer at the National Theatre for 10 years.
John BrantProducerREAD MORE
Having worked extensively as a Director in New York after receiving the Jehlinger Award for Excellence at the American Academy of Arts in 2006, John Brant formed Smith & Brant Theatricals with Joseph Smith in 2013. Their first production as lead producers was the critically acclaimed The Pajama Game, directed by Richard Eyre at the Shaftesbury Theatre, in 2014.
Prior to this he was Associate Producer on the multi award-winning Sweeney Todd plus acclaimed new musical, Departure Lounge under his own independent company, Olive Theatre.
Whilst living and working in New York he produced Walking The Road by Dermot Bolger, Rum and Vodka by Conor McPherson and Someone Who'll Watch Over Me by Frank McGuinness.
As Associate Director for Perfect Pitch Musicals from 2008 until 2013 he worked extensively on the development, showcasing and licensing of new British musicals and remains an enthusiastic champion of new work.