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Leah Michalos


MICHALOS MANAGEMENT LLC, led by Leah Michalos, specializes in fundraising and financial management, strategic planning, marketing and publicity, nonprofit governance, and program development. Leah’s clients and projects range from theater and opera, to orchestras and dance companies, to art galleries and special events and everything in between.


Recent lead producing credits include The Orchard, featuring Mikhail Baryshnikov and Jessica Hecht and Broadway’s Chicken & Biscuits at Circle in the Square. Off-Broadway: The Lucky Star, Renee Taylor’s My Life on a Diet (Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle nom.) In The Pocket, Terms of Endearment with Molly Ringwald, ButlerA Better PlaceThe Road to DamascusOn A Stool at the End of the Bar (GLAAD Nominee), Almost Home, JerichoMurder in the FirstPoetic LicenseThe Best of Everything. Film: Executive Producer: Beau, a new musical, upcoming, The Alternative. She also has led, general managed, or consulted on 16 years worth of development guidance, readings, and workshops. 


Additionally, Leah is the Producing/Managing Director of The Directors Company, an award-winning, New York based theatre company with a 40-year history of supporting artists in the development of their work from inception to production. She has led educational arts organizations, including: S.T.A.R. Theater for Social Change, an award-winning, nationally recognized, evidence-based, multi-session peer education program, that uses theater and music to educate youth on the issues the affect them the most;  O’Neill at Yale/Playwrights Theatre of New York, which was a community building project between professional playwrights and New Haven public schools students; and fzine, a youth arts organization that was part of a collaboration with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Chicago Public Schools. Leah has also produced The GABBY Awards for The Greek America Foundation at Carnegie Hall, El Capitan (LA) and Ellis Island.


Leah is currently the Assistant Professor of Practice in Arts Administration at The University of Akron. Originally from Canton, Ohio, Leah holds a dual B.A. from The Ohio State University, an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MBA from Louisiana State University. (To read more about Leah and her connection Ohio click here).

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