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In conversation with Robin Pogrebin, Staff Reporter, New York Times Cultural Desk
Jeffrey Seller is the winner of four Tony Awards for Best Musical: Rent (1996), Avenue Q (2004), In the Heights (2008) and Hamilton (2015). Jeffrey also produced and/or developed De La Guarda (1998), Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party (2000), Baz Luhrmann's direction of Puccini's La Boheme (2002), High Fidelity (2006), the Broadway revival of West Side Story (2009), Sting's The Last Ship (2014), and this season's The Cher Show. Seller, along with former business partner Kevin McCollum, created the first Broadway lottery for Rent, which, for 22 years, has been a popular way to see Broadway shows, often in the first two rows, at an affordable price. He is the only producer to have produced two Pulitzer Prize-winning musicals--Rent and Hamilton.
Jeffrey directed the first production of Fly at Dallas Theatre Center in 2013 and The Man in the Ceiling, by Jules Feiffer and Andrew Lippa, at the Bay Street Theater in 2017. In 2018, Jeffrey was executive producer of the NBC series Rise, based on Michael Sokolove's book, Drama High.
Jeffrey grew up in Oak Park, Michigan and is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan.
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