Carolyn Rossi Copeland founded Award-winning Lambs Theatre in 1978 where she was Producing Director until 1997. She produced and housed over 50 Off-Broadway plays and musicals, includingCotton Patch Gospel, Painting Churches, The Boys Next Door and the first revival of GODSPELL. She nurtured the talents of Mark St. Germain’s and Randy Courts’ The Gifts of the Magi and Johnny Pye, Andrew Lippa’s and Tom Greenward’s jon and jen and Horton Foote’s directing The Roads to Home starring the late Jean Stapleton. www.lambstheatre.org. She was VP of Creative Affairs Radio City Entertainment/MSG, where she oversaw the Broadway reincarnation of The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Wizard of Oz tour and A Christmas Carol. She returned to reopen The Lambs after 9/11 until it was sold in 2006. She produced the hit Freud’s Last Session which played NYC for 2 years, and Chicago. Amazing Grace has been in development since 2007. She’s thankful for the gift of leading this team. All good gifts come from heaven above for Jamie, Beatrice, Marion, Eugenia, Margaret and Colin.
Robert E. Schneider grew up on Long Island and received a BA in Theatre from Hampshire College and a JD from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. He began his theatre career as an associate at the Theatre Guild where he worked on the national tours of Shirley Valentine (starring Loretta Swit); Stieglitz Loves O’Keeffe (starring Stacey Keach and Margot Kidder); Love Letters; and Driving Miss Daisy (starring Dorothy Loudon) as well as the national tour and Broadway engagement of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s State Fair. He was the Assistant Company Manager for the 1996-97 production of A Christmas Carol at Madison Square Garden (starring Tony Randall and Ben Vereen).
Highlights of Robert’s eleven year association with Maria Di Dia as a General Manager/Associate General Manager/Company Manager include Blue Man Group; Broadway On The Bay (International Naval Review/OpSail2000 on July 4, 2000); several years of Broadway On Broadway; several years of Stars in the Alley; several years of Nothing Like A Dame (benefitting the Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative of the Actors’ Fund of America); The Donkey Show; Charles Aznavour On Broadway; Paul McKenna’s Hypnotic World; Saint Lucy’s Eyes (starring Ruby Dee); Dragapella! Starring the Kinsey Sicks; Love, Janis; Zanna, Don’t!; Nobody Don’t Like Yogi (at The Lamb’s Theater, starring Ben Gazzara); Here Lies Jenny (starring Bebe Neuwirth); Address Unknown (starring Jim Dale and William Atherton); The Downtown Plays at the Tribeca Theatre Festival; Joy; Hilda; and Sealed For Freshness.
Robert was the General Manager for Backhouse Productions’ presentation of Anne Nelson’s Savages and was also one of the co-Producers of the acclaimed 2006 NYMF production of Josh Walden’s All Is Love. Robert was a Producer and the General Manager of off-Broadway’s Summer ’69 and was the Producer for Jaradoa Theater productions of Serenade; The Small of Her Back; and I’ll Be Damned as well as the Associate Producer of Shafrika, The White Girl.
With Carolyn Rossi Copeland, Robert was the General and Company Manager for two engagements of Flamingo Court at New World Stages; the General Manager of An Error of the Moon; and is the General and Company Manager of the off-Broadway hit production of Freud’s Last Session at The Deane Little Theater and New World Stages; the General Manager for the recently opened production of Freud’s Last Session at the Mercury Theater in Chicago; and the General Manager for the pre-Broadway musical Amazing Grace.
He is admitted to the bars of New York and New Jersey, is a member of the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers (ATPAM) and has been a long-time advisor to NYC’s Access Theater.