Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (The Rep) has selected Danny Williams as Managing Director, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). He will begin his tenure on January 10, 2022.
A seasoned arts administrator, Williams has experience in nonprofit accounting and senior management. Williams joins The Rep from The Public Theater in New York, where he has served in various roles since 2006. Most recently, as Senior Director, Finance and Administration, he managed the daily and strategic financial operations of this $50 million nonprofit organization, successfully launched an organization-wide intranet with cross-department participation and engagement, partnered with the development team to achieve fundraising goals, and collaborated on long-term financial planning, including cash investment strategies, budget analysis, and project management.
Williams has also held roles with Musical Theatre International and Manhattan Theatre Club and has served as an adjunct professor in the performing arts management master of fine arts program at Brooklyn College. He earned a bachelor of science degree in theater from Fairfield University and spent a semester abroad studying at Regents University in the United Kingdom.
In making the announcement, Augustin Family Artistic Director Hana Sharif said, “We are thrilled to welcome Danny Williams as the new Managing Director of The Rep. Danny is a visionary leader with a passion for art and a wide range of management and finance experience supporting bold, ambitious theater. I could not be more excited to partner with Danny and to shape the future of The Rep as he picks up the mantle from Mark [Bernstein].”
“I am thrilled and honored to be joining the incredible staff of The Rep,” said Williams. “I have long admired The Rep and am profoundly inspired by Hana Sharif’s visionary leadership. I cannot wait to contribute my energy and expertise to support the staff, artists, community, and supporters of The Rep to deliver theater of the highest quality to all.”
“Congratulations to the search committee, board, and staff of Repertory Theatre of St. Louis on the appointment of Danny Williams,” said ACG Senior Vice President Wyona Lynch-McWhite. “Williams is a collaborative leader and change agent with a track record of strong administration and building positive and authentic relationships with all stakeholders. We cannot wait to see how his expertise and partnership with Artistic Director Hana Sharif supports the strategic and operational goals of The Rep as it moves forward into an exciting future.”