Roger Berlind

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Roger Stuart Berlind[1] (born June 27, 1930) is a New York City theatrical producer and director of Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc. and Lehman Brothers Inc. He was one of the founders of Carter, Berlind, Potoma & Weill in 1960, a company that would later through Sandy Weill become Shearson Loeb Rhoades, which was eventually sold to American Express in 1981 for approximately $930 million in stock.

Early life[edit]

Berlind was born in New York City, New York, the son of Mae (née Miller) and Peter Sydney Berlind, a hospital administrator.[2] He attended Princeton University, where he received his bachelor's degree in 1954 and was a member of the Princeton Tower Club.

Theatrical career[edit]

His theatrical producing career began in 1976. Since then, he has produced or co-produced more than forty plays and musicals on Broadway and many off-Broadway and regional theatre productions as well. His Broadway productions have won numerous Tony Awards. Among them are Amadeus, Nine, Long Day's Journey Into Night, Ain't Misbehavin', Guys and Dolls, Hamlet, Passion, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Copenhagen, Kiss Me, Kate, Proof, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Anna in the Tropics, the 2004 revival of Wonderful Town, Curtains, and Deuce.

In 2003, the 360-seat Roger S. Berlind Theatre opened in the McCarter Theatre Center at Princeton University. Princeton's Roger S. Berlind Professorship in the Humanities is currently held by acclaimed author Joyce Carol Oates.

In 2009, he was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.[3]

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