Toby Simkin

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Toby Simkin
Toby Simkin

Locality: China
Summary: Toby is a prolific theatrical impresario in North America, Australia, China, Europe and between. Through his wholly owned China corporation, Toby controls worldwide rights to various new musical/film projects in development including SACRIFICE [of Yang GuiFei] (Film & West End) THE GREAT BIG CHINESE SHOW and TEA 4 TWO (Film) as well as various live theatrical entertainment projects. For over 23 years, he has produced, managed and/or marketed over 150 productions bringing unparalleled experience within the theatrical community. Highlights of major productions include ROCKY HORROR SHOW (Korea); Brad Little in JEKYLL & HYDE (Taiwan); Eileen Atkins in THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES (West End); Jefferson Mays in Tony Award winning I AM MY OWN WIFE (West End, Broadway and USA tour); Brian Dennehy in Tony Award winning DEATH OF A SALESMAN (West End and Broadway); Vanessa Redgrave and Brian Dennehy in the Tony Award winning LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT (Broadway); Liam Neeson and Laura Linney in Tony Award nominated THE CRUCIBLE (Broadway) and Julie Andrews in VICTOR/VICTORIA (Broadway). As V.P. & Executive Producer of Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment include China tours of 42ND STREET; Elton John & Tim Rice's AIDA, the light spectacular LUMA, and FAME the musical. Other production credits worldwide include Plcido Domingo, Jos Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti in THE 3 TENORS; FOREVER PLAID; BLOOD BROTHERS (UK, Canada and Broadway); TEMPTATION (West End); Jerry Lewis in DAMN YANKEES (West End); The Shanghai Ballets WHITE HAIRED GIRL; SAVION GLOVER; Victor Garber in LOVE LETTERS; plus marketing over 120 Broadway/Off-Broadway/West End shows and tours. An award-winning internet pioneer, Toby is credited with leading the Broadway theatre industry into cyberspace in the early 1990s. Toby often lectures on theatrical production and marketing in educational institutions worldwide and is a consultant to various theatrical corporations.
Current: Executive Producer at Rocky Horror Show (Australasia) Chairman & C.E.O. at Shen Tu Bin Business Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. VP & Executive Producer at Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment LLC Chairman, President & CEO at Toby Simkin & Assoc. see less... 1 more...
Past: Consulting Producer at Jekyll & Hyde (Taiwan) Executive Producer at FAME - the musical (China Tour) Associate Producer at The Female of the Species (West End) Executive Producer at Elton John & Tim Rice's AIDA (China Tour) Consultant at Music Theatre International Board Member & Assoc. Producer at Delphi Productions LLC Executive Producer & General Manager at Classical Savion (Off-Broadway) Associate Producer at Death of a Salesman (West End) Executive Producer & General Manager at Savion Glover's Improvography (Off-Broadway & US Tour) Associate Producer at I Am My Own Wife (Broadway & USA/International Tour) Associate Producer at Long Day's Journey Into Night (Broadway) CTO at Broadway Digital Entertainment Executive VP at Broadway Television Network Founder & President at Theatre.com / Buy Broadway.com Associate Producer at Victor/Victoria (Broadway) Vice President & CEO at Headquarters Entertainment Co. Production Supervisor at Blood Brothers / Bill Kenwright Inc. see less... 14 more...
Education:  Brisbane Grammar School  (1976-1981) 
 James Fenmore Cooper High School  (1974-1976) 
 Chesterbook Elementary  (1973-1974) 
 Sherwood State School (Corinda)  (1970-1973) My only real memory is singing "Frosty the Snowman" and "Six White Boomers" at a Christmas concert -- that and the entire school was b...
Industry: Entertainment
Skills: Toby has co-produced shows that have collectively garnered 5 Tony Awards, 7 Drama Desk Awards, 4 Outer Critics Circle Awards, 2 Lucille Lortel Awards, 3 Drama League Awards, 1 Theatre World Award, 1 Olivier Award, 3 Obie Awards and 1 Pulitzer Prize. Shows that Toby has been involved in marketing have garnered an additional 243 Tony Nominations and 96 wins. Looking for that next great show NOW....
Experience: Rocky Horror Show (Australasia) (Entertainment industry): Executive Producer,  (July 2010-Present) Opened in Seoul, South Korea, then tour to New Zealand and beyond.
Shen Tu Bin Business Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. (Entertainment industry): Chairman & C.E.O.,  (August 2003-Present) Consulting and management for Chinese and foreign entertainment a...
Interests: consulting offers, new ventures, expertise requests, business deals, getting back in touch
Groups: League of American Theatres & Producers, Actors Equity

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Bobby Garcia to make West End debut | The Manila Bulletin ...

Lead producer Toby Simkin (“Victor/Victoria,” “I Am My Own Wife”) enthused that Bobby is the “perfect choice” to direct "Sacrifice" given the expanse of his experience ...

Broadway musical Fame makes China debut - eBeijing.gov.cn

Toby Simkin, vice president of Nederlander World wide Entertainment, said, "Broadway's been in business for 100 years, so it's had 100 years of developing audiences.

Co-production, a win-win for U.S., Chinese film industries ...

"It is Chinese film resource that attracts me, especially the stories," Toby Simkin, a Broadway producer, said Wednesday at the 12th Shanghai International Film Festival ...

Send to Friend | CLB

... in a blog, which sheds light on the life facing the millions of rural migrants returning home after losing their jobs in the cities. Photo of rural Anhui by Toby Simkin

Production

... Asia, Bobby is often invited by Broadway and West End producers to co-direct their musicals; the latest being London West End's musical Sacrifice, by leading producer Toby Simkin.

Pacman in danger

In the works is Sacrifice put together by Broadway/ West End film producer Toby Simkin and Filipino musical theater director Bobby Garcia with a story based in China told with an ...

Women | CLB

... in a blog, which sheds light on the life facing the millions of rural migrants returning home after losing their jobs in the cities. Photo of rural Anhui by Toby Simkin

Death | CLB

... in a blog, which sheds light on the life facing the millions of rural migrants returning home after losing their jobs in the cities. Photo of rural Anhui by Toby Simkin

Detained | CLB

... in a blog, which sheds light on the life facing the millions of rural migrants returning home after losing their jobs in the cities. Photo of rural Anhui by Toby Simkin

Discrimination | CLB

... in a blog, which sheds light on the life facing the millions of rural migrants returning home after losing their jobs in the cities. Photo of rural Anhui by Toby Simkin

Broadway of the East

But the project's success will depend heavily on what happens outside the theatre lobbies, said Mr Toby Simkin, a Shanghai-based producer and vice-president for Nederlander ...

Shanghai aims to become 'Broadway of the East'

But the project's success will depend heavily on what happens outside the theatre lobbies, said Toby Simkin, a Shanghai-based producer and vice president for Nederlander Worldwide.