For over two decades, Jed Bernstein has been a leader in theatrical production, venue management, arts administration, and marketing and promotion. Most recently, he became the Producing Director of Theatre Aspen, a 35 year old award winning Equity theater in Colorado. Bernstein will lead Theatre Aspen on a year round basis, dividing his time between Aspen and New York, where he has re-opened Above the Title Entertainment, his Broadway Producing Company.
Immediately prior, he served as the ninth President and CEO of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
Mr. Bernstein is also a Tony Award-winning independent Broadway producer through Above The Title Entertainment. Projects have included the off-Broadway critically acclaimed musical revue, "Don't Quit Your Night Job", "Passing Strange", nominated for 7 Tony Awards, the smash revival of "Equus" starring Richard Griffiths and Daniel Radcliffe, the acclaimed Tony-winning revival of “Hair,” the critically lauded West End transfer of “Duet For One,” the first-ever Broadway revival of David Mamet’s “Oleanna,” and the New York, London, and Australian productions of “Driving Miss Daisy.
Current Above the Title projects include “Bull Durham: The Musical” and “Roe” by Lisa Loomer, each coming to Broadway in 2018.
In 2010, Mr. Bernstein partnered with the Bridge Street Foundation to purchase and renovate the historic Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, Pennsylvania. The Playhouse reopened in 2012, and as producing director, he presented year round seasons.
From 2006 to 2014, Mr. Bernstein was the Executive Director of the Commercial Theater Institute, a program of the Broadway League and Theater Development Fund, responsible for training early career producers.
From 1995 to 2006, Mr. Bernstein led The Broadway League (then known as The League of American Theatres and Producers, Inc.), where he provided leadership in developing such industry wide marketing programs as: Kids’ Night on Broadway and Broadway Under the Stars.
Before transitioning to theatre and the arts, Mr. Bernstein worked in the advertising industry for more than 15 years at Ogilvy & Mather, Ally & Gargano and Wells Rich Greene.
For more than 20 years, Mr. Bernstein has taught and lectured on advertising, marketing, and the arts at such institutions as Yale School of Management, Yale School of Drama, the Savannah College of Art and Design, and Columbia Business School. He is currently an adjunct professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business.
Mr. Bernstein has a master’s degree in business administration from the Yale School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.