Eric Cornell has worked in the entertainment field for over 15 years.
During that time, Eric has worked on the producing and management teams of various original Broadway, Off-Broadway, National Touring, and Regional shows. He began his career in box offices and operations departments in Oklahoma, Michigan, and Boston, and at Richard Frankel Productions in New York City. He worked for over six years at 321 Theatrical Management as a company manager, and then for four years at Stage Entertainment USA as their Vice President of Production and Executive Producer. In 2016, Eric Cornell Productions was incorporated to further Eric's producing interests in theatre, television, and digital media.
For his theatrical work, Eric has received Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, Broadway.com Audience Choice, and Off-Broadway Alliance Award nominations.
Eric supports various non-profit organizations, including the Musical Theatre Factory, where he was a Board Member for three years, and the Miss America Organization, where he has served as a State Judge for Miss Florida, Miss Colorado and Miss Pennsylvania.
Eric has also served a finalist judge for the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Brass Ring Awards, honoring the top attractions around the globe, and, for three years as a semi-finalist judge for the Ziegfeld Club's Billie Burke Award, recognizing an emerging female music theatre composer with $10,000 grant to continue her pursuits. He was on the Reading Committee for selections for the 2017 New York Musical Theatre Festival and a judge for the 2017 EVVY Awards.
Utilizing his production and management experience, Eric works on various special events around New York City, including the Obie Awards, New York New Works Theatre Festival, and Diner en Blanc. He also works with various private clients and their developmental projects.
Eric has been an associate member of The Broadway League and is a member of the Recording Academy. He has been a guest speaker or panelist for the American Theatre Wing, New York University, New York Technical Institute, Fordham College, Michigan State University, University of Connecticut, and Emerson College, where he received his Bachelor of Arts, focused in Theatre Management.
Eric is an Assistant Professor at The Boston Conservatory, teaching The Business of Acting, a course he self developed for senior level students. He received his HBX CORe certificate from Harvard Business School and is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Management from Harvard University.
Feel free to contact Eric for further information or questions. Complete credits are listed below or you can navigate through this site for additional details.
To Kill A Mockingbird - Co-Producer
Head Over Heels - Co-Producer
Anastasia - Executive Producer
Rocky - Executive Producer
Big Fish - Associate Producer for Stage Entertainment
Sister Act - Company Manager
Next to Normal - Company Manager
Wicked - Associate Company Manager
The Producers - Management Assistant
Hairspray - Management Assistant
Small Mouth Sounds - Co-Producer
I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change - Company Manager
single black female - General Manager
National Tours / Sit Down Productions
Hello, Dolly! - 1st National Tour - Co-Producer
Small Mouth Sounds - US National Tour - Co-Producer
Sister Act - 2nd National Tour & Tokyo - Executive Producer
Sister Act - 1st National Tour - Associate Producer
Wicked - 2nd National Tour - Original Associate Company Manager
Wicked - Chicago Company - Assistant Company Manager
Anastasia - Hartford Stage
Zorro - Alliance Theatre - Associate Producer
Over and Out - Scripted Series (in development) - Producer
Nurse Kelley TV - Daytime Talk (in development) - Producer
The Feed - Game Show (distributed by CBS) - Format Owner
Dance 360 Project - Series (in development) - Producer
Anastasia - Original Broadway Cast Album (Broadway Records) - Co-Producer
Broadway Lullabies (Broadway Babysitters) - Co-Producer
Rocky - Original Broadway Cast Album (UMe) - Executive Producer
2018 Diner en Blanc New York City - Head Leader
2018 New York New Works Theatre Festival - Senior General Manager
2018 Obie Awards (American Theatre Wing) - Line Producer
2017 Obie Awards (American Theatre Wing) - Line Producer
2017 International Thespian Festival - Executive Producer, Festival Opening
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Diner en Blanc New York City - Group Leader
2012, 2013 Diner en Blanc New York City - Table Leader