Jack is a theatre producer and general manager, who became one of the West End's youngest producers at the age of 20, when he co-produced the Olivier award-winning revival of Show Boat at the New London Theatre.
He was most recently the Executive Producer and General Manager for The Show Must Go On! Live At The Palace Theatre, a sold out, week long charity concert in aid of The Theatre Support Fund. The concert was captured by NT Live and streamed worldwide by Universal to 600,000 people. Jack also produced the Evening Standard Future Theatre Fund Awards in association with TikTok, filmed at the Apollo Theatre.
His credits during the COVID-19 pandemic include; Terence Rattigan’s All On Her Own starring Janie Dee (stream.theatre), Alexander Knott's December (Old Red Lion Theatre), an acclaimed new production of Michael Morprugo’s Private Peaceful (Barn Theatre and the Bristol Old Vic) and the Tonight At The London Coliseum series, seven streamed concerts featuring Sharon D Clarke, Ramin Karimloo and Carrie Hope Fletcher amongst others filmed on the empty stage of the iconic London venue.
Previous productions include; the European premiere of Max Vernon’s The View UpStairs (Soho Theatre), Kander & Ebb’s The Rink (Southwark Playhouse – winner of five Off-West End Awards including Best Musical Production); the European premiere of Stephen Schwartz & Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Working (Southwark Playhouse & Original London Cast Recording); Loop (Edinburgh Fringe Festival); The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (Southwark Playhouse); A Christmas Tale (Kenton Theatre) and as Associate Producer; Mart Crowley's The Boys In the Band (Park Theatre, National Tour & Vaudeville Theatre).
In 2018, Jack co-founded MZG Theatre Productions Ltd, an international concert and production company, with his producing partner Brian Zeilinger. In early 2020, they produced a number of plays as part of the Old Red Lion Theatre's Where Are We Now season, which included Rosie Day's debut play Instructions For A Teenage Armageddon (also Barn Theatre), as well as a Triptych of plays curated by Artistic Director Alexander Knott featuring Nuclear War by Simon Stephens, Graceland by Max Saunders-Singer and Buried by David Spencer. Further credits include Rundertisch (Tristan Bates Theatre) and the international premiere of Katherine Parkinson’s Sitting at ArtisTree in Hong Kong.
Jack and Brian have previously presented a number of concerts at London's Cadogan Hall, including a series of Broadway stars co-produced with Club11 London including Sierra Boggess, Tony Award-winning star Kelli O’Hara, Caissie Levy, the UK debut of Laura Benanti, Laura Michelle Kelly and concert productions of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel and the Gypsy King's Zorro The Musical, along with the UK premiere of Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella. Further concerts credits include: The Greatest Showman’s Keala Settle and Andy Mientus (Hippodrome).
For the past six years, Jack has also been Production Co-Ordinator for MPSI Ltd on Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell the Musical (Manchester, Toronto, West End & Germany, as well as the upcoming International Tour). Other work at MPSI includes; General Managing Sergei Polunin's Satori (London Coliseum)
Jack started his career interning at Jamie Wilson Productions, and subsequently went on to work as Assistant to the Company Manager on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory The Musical (Theatre Royal Drury Lane) and then as Assistant Producer on Accolade (St James Theatre). Prior to becoming an independent producer, he worked on a number of shows including; The Merchant of Venice for the Almeida Theatre, Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense, Taken At Midnight, Hairspray and Oh! What A Lovely War for Mark Goucher and tours of Blood Brothers, Joseph and The Sound of Music amongst others for Bill Kenwright.
Jack is a member of the League of Independent Producers and a Trustee of the Kenton Theatre in Henley-On-Thames. He is proudly supported by Stage One, a charity that supports new UK Theatre producers. Having attended the Stage One New Producer’s Workshop in 2015, he was awarded the Stage One Bursary the following year.
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