A Tony Award-winning theatre producer and live entertainment consultant, Cody was most recently represented on Broadway by Paula Vogel's Indecent, which transferred from Off-Broadway to Broadway in just 11 months, and the Deaf West Theatre revival of Spring Awakening, which transferred from a 99 seat production in Los Angeles to Broadway in just 366 days. Opening this coming season is the Pulitzer-winning play How I Learned To Drive on Broadway and A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet Off-Broadway. Recent co-producing credits include What The Constitution Means To Me, Tootsie, Torch Song, The Band's Visit, Significant Other, and Macbeth starring Alan Cumming and next season's Thoughts Of A Colored Man. Upcoming projects include Some Lovers, a new musical by Burt Bacharach (Promises, Promises) & Steven Sater (Spring Awakening) and Directed by Josh Rhodes (Grand Hotel), the first revival of Titanic, The Flamingo Kid, and Alice By Heart, by Duncan Sheik, Steven Sater & Jessie Nelson (Waitress) and Directed by Nelson, The 12, a new musical with book by Robert Schenkkan, music by Neil Berg, and directed by John Doyle.
Combined, his productions have grossed over $770M and have a recoupment rate of 46.7%, which is more than twice the industry average.
In addition to producing his own projects, Cody consults for major studios, producers, theaters, and agencies to help them discover how they should market their shows for the best chance of financial and critical success. Previously, he was the Director of Marketing for Los Angeles' Center Theatre Group and its three theaters: the Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum and Kirk Douglas Theatre, attracting an audience of more than 500,000 and revenues of more than $30 million annually.
Prior roles included live entertainment management positions with Nielsen and NBCUniversal. Cody serves on the board of New York's Vineyard Theatre, one of the country's preeminent theaters for the creation and development of new plays and musicals, and also serves as Vice-chair of the board of GLAAD, the world's leading LGBT advocacy organization. He is an active member of the Broadway League, where he serves on the legislative council, The Off-Broadway League, the National Association of Musical Theatre, the Theatre Communications Group and the Travel and Tourism Research Association. He earned his MBA from the University of Notre Dame and is a graduate of DePaul University. He's been featured in the New York Times, Bloomberg TV and BBC Radio talking about the business of Broadway, and has lectured on producing at Rutgers University, DePaul University, The Commercial Theatre Institute, and Theatre Resources Unlimited.
Associate, Alice By Heart
James Forbes Sheehan
Associate, Some Lovers
Wayne Hampton Holland
Associate, Merrily We Roll Along
Associate, Patsy Cline Project