CAROLYN ROSSI COPELAND
Carolyn Rossi Copeland is an award-winning theatre producer based in New York City.
As founder and Producing Director of the critically acclaimed Lamb’s Theatre, Carolyn developed, produced, and presented over 50 Off-Broadway plays and musicals including: Cotton Patch Gospel; the 1982 Pulitzer Prize finalist, Painting Churches; The Boys Next Door; and the first New York City revival of GODSPELL. During her tenure at the Lamb’s, she also championed the work of many artists, including Mark St. Germain and Randy Courts (The Gifts of the Magi & Johnny Pye), Andrew Lippa and Tom Greenward (jon and jen), and Horton Foote, director of The Roads to Home starring the late Jean Stapleton.
Copeland was named Vice President of Creative Affairs for Radio City Entertainment and Madison Square Garden Productions in 1998 where she oversaw the historic remount of The Scarlet Pimpernel (Broadway and tour), new projects for The Radio City Rockettes, The Wizard of Oz tour starring Eartha Kitt and Mickey Rooney, and A Christmas Carol starring Roger Daltrey from the Who before returning to reopen the Lamb’s, where she produced the hit play Freud’s Last Session. In 2007, Carolyn began developing the musical Amazing Grace and, after a 2012 production by Goodspeed Musicals in Connecticut and a pre-Broadway run in Chicago, the show took its first Broadway bow July 16, 2015 at the Nederlander Theater.
Copeland has also served as Creative Consultant for The Gaylord Group, serves on the boards of Goodspeed Opera House and Many Hopes, has Executive Produced numerous special events including the Annual Prayer Breakfast hosted by Governor Pataki, and is currently the executive producer of Strouse IP, managing the music and show catalogue of Tony Award-winner Charles Strouse.
Carolyn lives in Garrison, NY with her husband, Jamie, and has four grown daughters and three sons-in-law: Beatrice, Marion & Kendall, Eugenia & Josh, and Margaret & Colin, and three grandchildren: Honor, Isabella, and Henrietta.