Harriet Leve is a four-time Tony Award-winning producer. She is currently co-producing the Broadway Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, which is currently playing an open-ended run on Broadway as well as a smash hit United States tour.
Most recently, Ms. Leve co-produced the world premiere of An American in Paris, based on the Oscar-winning film of the same name. An American in Paris debuted at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris before transferring to Broadway and had a very successful U.S. Tour.
Ms. Leve recently produced Anastasia on Broadway. She joined forces with Raise the Roof as a co-producer of the Broadway premiere of Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Belasco Theatre. Hedwig originally starred Neil Patrick Harris.
She also co-produced the award-winning New York and National Tour productions of STOMP, created and directed by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, and the critically acclaimed large format motion picture entitled PULSE: A STOMP ODYSSEY, which garnered the Giant Screen Theater Association's Film Achievement Award. Ms. Leve is an Executive Producer on the film Radium Girls written by Ginny Mohler and Brittany Shaw and directed by Lydia Dean Pilcher and Ginny Mohler starring Joey King and Abby Quinn. She is also an Executive Producer on Miss Atkins Army (working title) written by Sarah Megan Thomas, directed by Lydia Dean Pilcher and starring Stana Katic, Radhika Apte, and Sarah Megan Thomas. Leve currently has a feature film and a television series in development with Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner.
Recent Broadway productions include Of Mice and Men starring James Franco and Chris O’Dowd, Ann written and performed by Emmy Award-winning actress Holland Taylor, the new Gershwin musical Nice Work If You Can Get It starring Matthew Broderick and Kelli O'Hara, the smash-hit comedy One Man Two Guvnors starring James Corden, the Tony Award-winning production of War Horse at Lincoln Center, the Tony Award-winning productions of Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps, and the Tony Award-winning production of Alan Ayckbourn's The Norman Conquests.
With the Raise the Roof partnerships, Leve co-produced The Mountaintop starring Samuel L. Jackson as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Burn the Floor on Broadway, Tracy Letts's Superior Donuts at the Music Box Theater on Broadway, Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury, La Cage Aux Folles three-time Tony Award-winning production starring Kelsey Grammer and Douglas Hodges.
Other productions include: the Broadway production of Martin McDonagh's The Lieutenant of Inishmore; the Broadway and national tour productions of Eve Ensler's The Good Body directed by Peter Askin; August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, directed by Marion McClinton and starring Whoopi Goldberg and Charles Dutton; the Broadway production of Arthur Miller's The Crucible, directed by Richard Eyre and starring Liam Neeson and Laura Linney; Hedda Gabler, directed by Nicholas Martin and starring Kate Burton; the Broadway production of The Diary of Anne Frank, directed by James Lapine and starring Natalie Portman and Linda Lavin; Twilight: Los Angeles 1992, written and performed by Anna Deavere Smith and directed by George C. Wolfe; and the Olivier Award winning production of Kat and the Kings, book, lyrics and direction by David Kramer and music and arrangements by Taliep Petersen.
Off-Broadway productions include: Beebo Brinker Chronicles, based on the 1950s ground-breaking pulp novels by Ann Bannon, adapted and written by Kate Moira Ryan and Linda S. Chapman and directed by Leigh Silverman; Sherry Glaser's Family Secrets, directed by Bob Balaban; the international hit musical Shockheaded Peter; Eve Ensler's Necessary Targets, directed by Michael Wilson and starring Shirley Knight and Diane Venora; Alan Ayckbourn's Communicating Doors, directed by Christopher Ashley and starring Mary-Louise Parker.
Her Los Angeles productions include Wendy Wasserstein’s Isn’t It Romantic directed by Gerald Gutierez; Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart directed by Arvin Brown and starring Richard Dreyfuss, Kathy Bates and Bruce Davison; Sam Shepard’s The Curse of the Starving Class directed by Gillian Eaton and Starring Carrie Snodgress and Brad Whitford.
Ms. Leve was the Vice President of Development for Tony Bill Film Productions and taught film workshops at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. She also wrote a chapter for the Commercial Theater Institute's Guide to Producing Plays and Musicals. She is a member of The Broadway League and was on the Board of Directors of New York Stage and Film for four years.
She is presently developing the stage production of Fingersmith adapted from Sarah Waters novel. Alexa Junge has written the stage play and Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner are co-producing the play with Ms. Leve.