Jeffrey Finn is a five-time Tony Award nominated theatrical producer. He is the Vice President of Theater Producing and Programming at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He received the Commercial Theater Institute's 2013 Robert Whitehead Award for outstanding achievement in commercial theatre producing. Jeffrey is the President of Jeffrey Finn Productions and Hot On Broadway. He attended Connecticut College, where he received his bachelor's degree in 1992. He attended Beaver Country Day School from 1984 to 1988. Jeffrey is a member of The Broadway League and The Independent Presenters Network, and is also a Tony Award voter.
- Company, a 1970 musical comedy with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. A Broadway transfer of the 2018 West End revival will open at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on March 22, 2020, with previews beginning on March 2. Patti LuPone will reprise her role as Joanne, with Katrina Lenk as Bobbie. The production will be directed by Marianne Elliott, with choreography by Liam Steel, music supervision and direction by Joel Fram, scenic and costume designs by Bunny Christie, lighting design by Neil Austin, sound design by Ian Dickinson (for Autograph Sound), and illusions by Chris Fisher.
- Plaza Suite, a comedy play by Neil Simon. A Broadway revival will play at the Hudson Theatre beginning in previews on March 13, 2020 and officially on April 13, following a brief pre-Broadway run at the Emerson Colonial Theatre in Boston in February 2020. The production will star Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker and be directed by John Benjamin Hickey.
- Ain't Too Proud, book by Dominique Morisseau, music and lyrics by The Temptations. It is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff and choreographed by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo. The production opened at the Imperial Theatre on March 21, 2019. On April 30, 2019, Ain't Too Proud was nominated for 12 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
- Sunday in the Park with George, starring Jake Gyllenhaal. Written by Stephen Sondheim, the production opened at the Hudson Theatre on February 23, 2017.
- Hughie, starring Forest Whitaker. Written by Eugene O'Neill, the production began previews at the Booth Theatre on February 8, 2016. The director is Michael Grandage.
- An Act Of God, starring Jim Parsons. Written by David Javerbaum, the production played Studio 54. The director was Joe Mantello. May 7, 2015 - August 2, 2015. A six-week engagement of the play starring Sean Hayes played at the CTG/Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles on January 30, 2016. The production starring Sean Hayes will then played a three-week engagement at the SHN/Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco from March 29, 2016 - April 17, 2016.
- The Elephant Man, starring Bradley Cooper, Patricia Clarkson, and Alessandro Nivola. Written by Bernard Pomerance, the production played the Booth Theatre. The director was Scott Ellis. November 7, 2014 - February 21, 2015. It moved afterwards to London, where the production played the Haymarket Theatre. The director was Scott Ellis.
- The Realistic Joneses, starring Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts, and Marisa Tomei. Written by Will Eno, the production played the Lyceum Theatre. The director was Sam Gold. March 13, 2014 - July 6, 2014.
- I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers, starring Bette Midler. Written by John Logan, the production played the Booth Theatre. The director was Joe Mantello. April 24, 2013 - June 30, 2013.
- Dead Accounts, starring Katie Holmes, Norbert Leo Butz, Judy Greer, Josh Hamilton and Jayne Houdyshell. Written by Theresa Rebeck, the production played at the Music Box Theatre. The director was Jack O'Brien. November 29, 2012 - January 6, 2013.
- Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson, starring Carolee Carmello. Book and lyrics by Kathie Lee Gifford, music by David Friedman and David Pomeranz, the production played at the Neil Simon Theatre. The director was David Armstrong. November 15, 2012 - December 6, 2012.
- Seminar, starring Alan Rickman, Lily Rabe, Hamish Linklater, Jerry O'Connell and Hettienne Park. Written by Theresa Rebeck, the production played at the Golden Theatre. The director was Sam Gold. November 20, 2011 - May 6, 2012.
- American Idiot, starring John Gallagher Jr., Tony Vincent and Stark Sands. Book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer, lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong and music by Green Day, the production played at the St. James Theatre. The director was Michael Mayer. April 20, 2010 - April 24, 2011.
- A View from the Bridge, starring Scarlett Johansson and Liev Schreiber. Written by Arthur Miller, the production played at the Cort Theatre. The director was Gregory Mosher. January 24, 2010 - April 4, 2010.
- Oleanna, starring Julia Stiles and Bill Pullman. Written by David Mamet, the production played at the John Golden Theatre. The director was Doug Hughes. October 11, 2009 - December 6, 2009.
- Blithe Spirit, starring Rupert Everett, Christine Ebersole, Jayne Atkinson and Angela Lansbury. Written by Noël Coward, the production played at the Shubert Theatre. The director was Michael Blakemore. March 15, 2009 - July 19, 2009.
- On Golden Pond, starring Leslie Uggams and James Earl Jones. Written by Ernest Thompson, the production played at the Cort Theatre. The director was Leonard Foglia. April 7, 2005 - June 26, 2005.
The Kennedy Center
As the Vice President of Theater Producing and Programming at The Kennedy Center, Jeffrey oversees theater for all of the presented Broadway tours and Kennedy Center produced theater shows. In the 17/18 season he launched Broadway Center Stage, a series of semi-staged musicals featuring talent and creative teams direct from Broadway.
Broadway Center Stage productions
2017 - 2018 season
- Chess, starring Raul Esparza, Karen Olivo, Ramin Karimloo and Ruthie Ann Miles, directed by Michael Mayer and featuring a new book by Danny Strong. Chess was written by Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Tim Rice. February 14 - February 18, 2018.
- In The Heights, starring Anthony Ramos, Vanessa Hudgens, Eden Espinosa and J. Quinton Johnson, directed and choreographed by Stephanie Klemons. In The Heights was written by Lin Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes. March 21 - March 25, 2018.
- How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, starring Skylar Astin, Betsy Wolfe, Michael Urie and John Michael Higgins, directed by Marc Bruni and choreographed by Denis Jones. June 6 - June 10, 2018.
2018 - 2019 season
- Little Shop Of Horrors written by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, starring Josh Radnor and Megan Hilty. Directed by Mark Brokaw and choreographed by Spencer Liff.
- The Music Man, starring Norm Lewis and Jessie Mueller, written by Meredith Wilson. Directed by Marc Bruni and choreographed by Chris Bailey.
- The Who's Tommy written by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff, starring Casey Cott, Tony Award winner Christian Borle, and Mandy Gonzalez. Directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes.
2019 - 2020 season
- Footloose written by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie. Directed by Walter Bobbie, choreographed by Spencer Liff and musical direction by Sonny Paladino. Starring J. Quinton Johnson, Isabelle McCalla, Michael Park, Rebecca Luker, and Judy Kuhn.
- Next to Normal the Pulitzer Prize winning show written by Brian Yorkey, starring Tony Award winner Rachel Bay Jones, Brandon Victor Dixon, Maia Reficco, Ben Levi Ross, and Michael Park. Directed by Michael Greif, choreographed by Sergio Trujillo and musical direction by Charlie Alterman.
Productions at The Kennedy Center
- JFK Centennial Celebration, starring Martin Sheen, CNN's Dana Bash, Renee Fleming and Brian Dennehy. The Memorial Day performance was directed by Gregory Mosher. May 29, 2017
- Bernstein on Broadway, starring Laura Osnes, Norm Lewis, Santino Fontana, and Beth Malone. The one-night concert celebration was directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, with music direction by Rob Fisher. September 22, 2017.
- The 2019 Kennedy Center Gala with Idina Menzel, starring Tony Award winner Idina Menzel. The Kennedy Center Gala Celebrating the Human Spirit honored Forest Whitaker, Pat Ryan (executive) and Shirley W. Ryan and their distinguished guests. April 3, 2019.
- Byhalia, Mississippi, directed by Kimberly Senior, and written by Evan Linder. June 7, 2019 - July 7, 2019.
- Tiny Beautiful Things June 7, 2020 - July 7, 2020.
Between 1994 and 1999, Jeffrey produced a series of five new concerts titled Broadway Songbooks, which originated at Kennedy Center. These national tours starred Melba Moore, Carol Lawrence, Mimi Hines, Diahann Carroll, Marilyn McCoo, and Billy Davis, Jr. and celebrated the songbooks of Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, and Duke Ellington. Additional national and international tours produced by Jeffrey Finn Productions from 1999-2003 include The Who's Tommy, A Few Good Men...DANCIN', Leader of the Pack starring Mary Wilson, Promises, Promises, Company, and Chess.
Prior to his time working as the Vice President of Theater Producing and Programming, Jeffrey produced many shows at the Kennedy Center, including Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tell Me on a Sunday starring Alice Ripley (2003), The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber (2005, 2008) and a revival of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama The Subject Was Roses starring Bill Pullman and Judith Ivey (2006).
By special arrangement with the Really Useful Group, Jeffrey produced a revised version of The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber at other locations including the Hummingbird Centre, The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts and the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines in 2006.
Jeffrey is co-author of Game Show, which he produced off-Broadway at the 45 Bleecker Theatre. It opened on October 25, 2000. A production at Harrah's Showboat Casino opened on July 6, 2002. The play was translated into French for a Canadian production outside Montreal, as well as a Toronto sit-down engagement.
In 1998, Jeffrey Finn Productions launched a Corporate Division entitled Hot On Broadway, which presents customized entertainment with stars from current Broadway productions for corporate clients. The client list includes General Motors, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Harrah's, Ritz-Carlton, Disney, H&R Block, MPI, Jack Morton, and Fidelity Investments.
Awards and nominations
- 2019 Tony Award nomination for Best Musical for Ain't Too Proud
- 2019 Drama League nomination for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical for Ain't Too Proud
- 2015 Tony Award nomination for Best Revival of a Play for The Elephant Man
- 2015 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival of a Play for The Elephant Man
- 2015 Outer Critics Circle nomination for Outstanding Revival of a Broadway Play for The Elephant Man
- 2014 Outer Critics Circle nomination for Outstanding New Broadway Play for The Realistic Joneses
- 2014 Drama League nomination for Outstanding Production of a Broadway Play for The Realistic Joneses
- 2013 Robert Whitehead Award Winner for Excellence in Commercial Theatre Producing - Commercial Theatre Institute
- 2013 Outer Critics Circle nomination for Outstanding Production of a Play for I'll Eat You Last
- 2010 Tony Award nomination for Best Revival of a Play for A View From the Bridge
- 2010 Tony Award nomination for Best Musical for American Idiot
- 2010 Drama Desk nomination for Best Revival of a Play for A View From the Bridge
- 2010 Drama Desk nomination for Best Musical for American Idiot
- 2009 Drama Desk nomination for Best Revival of a Play for Blithe Spirit
- 2005 Tony Award nomination for Best Revival of a Play for On Golden Pond