TODD SCHMIDT (Managing Director) is proud to serve Paper Mill Playhouse for the past seven seasons that included the world premieres of Newsies, Honeymoon in Vegas, Ever After, Bandstand, and A Bronx Tale, and the US premieres of the 25th Anniversary Production of Les Misérables, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and The Bodyguard. During this time Paper Mill has regained its status as America’s premier musical theater and one of New Jersey’s most celebrated cultural institutions. Todd previously was managing director of George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, and prior to that he was executive producer of Peninsula Players Theatre in Wisconsin, where he produced 70 plays and led the theater through a remarkable period of growth, culminating in the opening of a state-of-the-art performance space. In Chicago, Todd worked with Chicago Shakespeare, Goodman, and Apple Tree Theatre, and he directed and produced The Woman in Black (Jeff Award nomination for best production). He serves on the board of ArtPride New Jersey and is chairman of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance. He was named one of the 101 Most Influential People in New Jersey by New Jersey Monthly magazine. Todd holds an MFA degree from DePaul University and a BA from Auburn University.