Andrew Kato, ext. 103
Producing Artistic Director/Chief Executive
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Andrew Kato is celebrating his thirteenth anniversary at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre as the Producing Artistic Director/Chief Executive. During his tenure, he has produced over 65 productions and subscriptions have grown to 8,000 patrons. Overall attendance has grown to nearly 100,000 guests annually. He conceived and directed (at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre) the award-winning musical Academy, which appeared at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in New York City, where it won the “Production Award.” Academy won “Best Musical” at the Daegu International Musical Theatre Festival and received a “Best Musical” nomination for the 2010 Carbonell Awards. In addition to Academy, he directed The Wiz and Through the Looking Glass at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. He has been the Creative Consultant/Coordinating Producer on the Tony Awards® for the last 13 years (which has received the Emmy Award eight times). He has produced many Broadway concerts, including Chess in Concert starring Josh Groban; the Twentieth Anniversary Concert Benefit of Dreamgirls (starring Audra McDonald); Funny Girl in Concert; the Original Broadway Cast Reunion Concert of Once On This Island; The Tenth Anniversary Concert Version of Into the Woods, among others. Andrew produced the 1999 through 2002 New York State Governor’s Arts Awards; and Experience Lincoln Center (hosted by Jon Stewart). He was the conceiver and Associate Producer of Madhattan at Las Vegas’ New York New York Hotel and Casino, Savion Glover and Friends at the Delacorte Theatre, and off-Broadway’s the Bomb-itty of Errors. He was a Producing Associate on the Broadway productions of Jelly’s Last Jam, Angels in America and the off-Broadway production of Cryptogram. Andrew conceived and developed several musicals, including Switch!; Gentlemen’s Bet; 1001 Nights; Street Songs, Diva Diaries and Through the Looking Glass. Andrew received the 2012 “Council’s Choice” Muse Award from the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, the 2013 Silver Palm Award from the South Florida Theatre League for Outstanding Contribution, and he was honored as one of the 2014 Leaders of Distinction by Florida Weekly.