Joseph Smith

Joe is the Chair of the Gate’s Board.

Before the formation of Smith & Brant Theatricals in 2013 Joe was a Partner of McCabe/Smith. There his producing credits included Broadway hit revivals How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying and Promises, Promises. In the West End he produced Million Dollar Quartet, and the multi award-winning Sweeney Todd and Spring Awakening.

Executive Producer of Old Vic Productions: from 2006 until early 2017 Joe lead the OVP team in producing a wealth of productions including the Olivier Award-winning JerusalemClybourne Parkand the critically acclaimed Passion PlayPrivate LivesGood People and The Pajama Game. In addition, he represented the company in its role as co-producer with Working Title Films of the smash hit, Billy Elliot The Musical.

Chief Executive of Stage One: for the past four years Joe has headed up Stage One and strongly believes in nurturing and supporting the next generation of commercial producers. In 2014 he was instrumental in creating the One Stage season at the St James Theatre.

Prior to this he worked as a producer at the National Theatre for 10 years.