Joseph SmithProducerREAD MORE
Before the formation of Smith & Brant Theatricals in 2013 Joe was a Partner of McCabe/Smith. There his producing credits included Broadway hit revivals 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: from 2006 until early 2017 Joe lead the OVP 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 addition, he represented 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 Joe has headed up Stage One and 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 new writing theatres.
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.
Fiona SteedAssistant ProducerREAD MORE
Fiona joined Smith & Brant in July 2018, having most recently worked for Sonia Friedman Productions as a Production Coordinator on The Ferryman, Dreamgirls and Consent. Prior to this she worked as a Production Coordinator at Greene Light Stage (previously Old Vic Productions) and as Production Assistant at Mark Rubinstein Ltd as part of the Stage One Apprenticeship. She has also spent time at Tobacco Factory Theatres in Bristol, and was a Project Producer at the Bristol Old Vic, producing their yearly NT Connections festival.
Sophie JonesProduction and Theatrical AssistantREAD MORE
Sophie joined Smith and Brant in March 2019 having worked at Jamie Hendry Productions as the Assistant to the Producer and Smart Entertainment Management as the company Production Assistant. Prior to this Sophie worked as a Theatre Assistant for Newman Productions in Melbourne, Australia. Sophie started her production career in Bristol where she worked on site-specific theatre projects with award-winning company Insane Root.
Laura SedgwickStage One Trainee ProducerREAD MORE
Laura began producing at Theatre503 in 2016 as Resident Assistant Producer. She also worked as a freelance producer in various London venues. She then joined the OSO Arts Centre in Barnes as the Production and Marketing Manager, before joining Smith & Brant as a Stage One Trainee Producer. She attended the Stage One New Producers Workshop in May 2017.