Steven Rivellino is one of the leading Executive Producers, General Managers, and business analysts in the theatrical and entertainment industries. The former Vice President and General Manager of New York's Radio City Music Hall— his projects span Broadway and London's West End (the original company of the TONY™ Award-winning musical A Chorus Line, The Pirates of Penzance starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith, Marlena featuring West End star Siân Phillips, the Olivier Award-winning Best Musical Kat & The Kings, and The Story Of My Life starring Malcolm Gets and Will Chase)— Atlantic City and Las Vegas (Broadway Jukebox, Flying, and Ain't We Got Fun)— and numerous cruise ships worldwide (Costa Cruise Line / Costa Crociere, Norwegian America Line, Royal Viking Line and Seabourn Cruise Line).
Some of his production credits include The Radio City Christmas Spectacular (12 years), The Radio City Easter Spectacular, Gotta Getaway!, Siegfried and Roy, and 5,6,7,8 Dance!, as well as concerts with Michael Jackson, Gloria Estefan, Diana Ross, Phil Collins, Bette Midler, Madonna, The Who, Julio Iglesias, Ann-Margret, Shirley MacLaine, and Frank Sinatra. His television credits include The Super Bowl XXII Halftime Show, the 1988 Grammy Awards, the Late Night With David Letterman 10th Anniversary Special, The Night of 100 Stars I & II, and the very first two MTV Video Music Awards.
Steven Rivellino's corporate credits include projects with Deloitte, New York Life, American Express, Unisys, Northern Telecom, AT&T, Coca-Cola (100th Anniversary), Polaroid (50th Anniversary), Computer Associates, Apple Computer, IBM, the American Bar Association, Hewlett Packard, Coors Breweries, and Sanofi Aventis Pharmaceuticals. Other projects include E3 presentations for Sony Computer Entertainment at the Los Angeles Convention Center; the original musical Stuff for Iomega's 1996 Fall Comdex presentation; and the 1997 launch of the Starfire Servers and Sonoma Storage Units for Sun Microsystems. Steven Rivellino produced Iomega's Award-winning 1997 Fall Comdex Presentation Freak Show, and the Award-winning original musical experience Things for Philips Electronics' 1998 Fall Comdex Presentation. And he continues to produce such shows throughout the United States, Latin America, and Europe.
He presented the emotional drama Scituate by Martin Casella at New York's Westbeth Theatre starring Tony-winners Robert Sean Leonard, Randy Graff, Carole Shelley and Tony-nominees Rebecca Luker and Danny Burstein.
In 2009, he was a member of the producing team who brought Simon Bent's play PRICK UP YOUR EARS to London's West End.
He was one of the producers of the 2010 TONY Award winning Best Musical MEMPHIS, and the 2012 revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's EVITA, starrying Ricky Martin, Elena Roger, and Michael Ceveris.
In 2013-2014— AFTER MIDNIGHT... an exciting new musical in the style of Harlem's famed "Cotton Club" of the 1920's-1930's-1940's. With Wynton Marsalis' "Jazz at Lincoln Center" Orchestra playing the original Duke Ellington arrangements. Special Guest stars include Fantasia, k.d. lang, Toni Braxton & Babyface, and Vanessa Williams. AFTER MIDNIGHT received seven TONY Award nominations, winning Best Choreography for Director Warren Carlyle.
Currently: Lin-Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON at the Richard Rodgers Theatre - Winner of 11 TONY Awards, include Best Musical.
2016— the Chicago company of Hamilton; the first-ever production of Henry Kreiger and Tom Eyen’s Dreamgirls in London’s West End at the Savoy Theatre - Winner of 2 Olivier Awards, and a special 15-week limited run of Christopher Hampton’s adaptation of Choderlos de Lacklos’ 1782 novel Les Liasons Dangereuses at Broadway’s Booth Theatre, starring Live Schreiber and Janet McTeer.
2017 - Hamilton - First US National Tour
2018 - Dreamgirls and Angels in America on Broadway
He is a popular lecturer and industry analyst worldwide — at universities and museums, on board cruise ships; at corporate functions and theatrical seminars.
Steven Rivellino is the author of two books— Mysterious Places Mysterious Dreams — A Novel Memoir debuted in May 2004 and quickly made its way to # 1 on the barnesandnobles.com Bestseller List for Gay and Lesbian Titles; and to #2 on the barnesandnoble.com Bestseller List for Travel Titles. Bright Lights, Big Changes - Transatlantic Theatre At The Turn Of Our Century is a frank, no-holes-barred analysis of the commerical theatre -- focusing on both Broadway and London's West End. The book has been a 'Featured Selection' at New York's The Drama Book Shop.
At Broadway's THE SHUBERT THEATRE
The Comedy Theatre - London's West End
Steven Rivellino - Monte Carlo Grand Prix 2007
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A senior level Executive Producer / Creative Director / General Manager with strong operations experience in both project & facility management— and a proven track record in producing, promoting, and general managing major theatricals, television specials, corporate industrial shows, concerts, ice shows, special events, and Digital/Broadband projects. Consistently successful business record in determining profitable solutions to complex business problems, motivational leadership, and interpretation of ideas into practical reality. An entrepreneurially-motivated leader who readily seeks challenges to insure that individual efforts and institutional resources are utilized to maximize long-term earnings and overall success.
2017: DELOITTE 2017 World Meeting - Rome 2017: DELOITTE 2017 Global New Partners Seminar - Singapore 2017: HAMILTON - First National Tour
2016: DELOITTE 2016 World Meeting - Tokyo 2016: DELOITTE 2016 Partner/Principal/Director Meeting - Las Vegas 2016: DELOITTE 2016 Global New Partners Seminar - Palos Verdes, CA 2016: HAMILTON at Chicago's PrivateBank Theatre 2016: DREAMGIRLS at London's Savoy Theatre 2016: LES LIASONS DANGEREUSES at Broadway's Booth Theatre
2015: DELOITTE 2015 World Meeting - Vancouver 2015: DELOITTE 2015 Global New Partners Seminar - Prague
2014: IBM Software Group Sales Academy - Orlando 2014: DELOITTE 2014 World Meeting - Monte Carlo 2014: DELOITTE 2014 Partner/Principal/Director Meeting - Las Vegas 2014: DELOITTE 2014 Global New Partners Seminar - Shanghai
2013: Broadway: AFTER MIDNIGHT starring Fantasia at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre
2012: Broadway: EVITA starring Ricky Martin, Elena Roger, and Michael Cerveris at Broadway's Marquis Theatre 2012: DELOITTE 2012 World Meeting - Shanghai 2012: DELOITTE 2012 Partner/Principal/Director Meeting - San Francisco
2011: Walmart 'Year Beginning Meeting", Orlando— March 2011 2011: New York Life Enterprises Global Summit, Athens— May 2011
2010: New York Life International Global Summit, Cape Town— January 2010 2010: DELOITTE 2010 Partner/Principal/Director Meeting, Las Vegas— September 2010
2009: Broadway: THE STORY OF MY LIFE - Booth Theatre 2009: Broadway: MEMPHIS (TONY Award BEST MUSICAL) - Shubert Theater
2008: COORS Distributors' Convention. Denver— April 7-9, 2008 2008: THOMSON REUTERS - Launching "Day One" of the new Thomson Reuters. Live from Radio City Music Hall and Times Square - with live broadcasts to London, Geneva, Bangalore, Baghdad, & other cities worldwide. April 17, 2008. 2008: NOVARTIS Regional Meetings - Anaheim, Boston, Chicago, Dallas and Miami. December 2008.
2007: Allergan National Sales Meeting / OPTIVE Launch - Garden Grove, CA 2007: IBM Grand Prix Event - Daytona 500 Weekend 2007: Coors Distributors Convention 2007 - Las Vegas 2007: IBM Hundred Percent Club - Rio Grande, Puerto Rico (with Art Wolfe, Elizabeth Streb Dance Company, and Legends in Concert) 2007: New York Life International Global Summit - Rome (with Fausto Sarli Fashion Spectacular, and the Dov Amiel Orchestra) 2007: IBM Grand PRix Event - Barcelona Grand Prix 2007: IBM Grand Prix Event - Monaco Grand Prix
2006: Gerber National Sales Meeting - Jersey City, NJ 2006: IBM Hundred Percent Club - San Diego, CA (with Wynton Marsalis and Kenny Loggins) 2006: Coors National Distributors Conference - Houston, TX 2006: IBM Star Award Weekend - Bermuda 2006: SUNRIDER National Distributors Conference - Anaheim, CA (with Diavolo, Sean McDermott, Lisa Richards, Trish Rapier) 2006: IBM Grand Prix Event - Dubai Porche Driving Experience (Dubai/UAE)
2005: COORS Annual Sales Meeting, Orlando FL 2005: New York Life International - Paris (The Lido, and the Dov Amiel Orchestra) 2005: Sanofi/Aventis National Meeting - Las Vegas 2005: Pfizer Global Management Meeting - Rome, Italy
2004: COORS Annual Sales Meeting, Honolulu HI (with Jesse James) 2004: Sanofi~Synthelabo National Sales Meeting, Orlando FL 2004: Mercury Interactive Sales Meetings New York and Chicago
Producer/General Manager – The Radio City Christmas Spectacular 2001, 2002, and 2003.
THE WOLF GROUP / VIADUCT February 2000 to May 2001 Executive Producer and General Manager, Broadband Media and Events
- Launched Lucent’s AVAYA at Networld+Interop, Atlanta (Live/Webcast) - Expo Management - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Richmond Events Marketing Forums onboard Oriana - IBM Latin America Tour - Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Bogata, Santiago, Mexico City.
Developed Broadband Strategy and created Division Identified and Secured New Business Opportunities. Developed administrative and overall operational procedures. Executive Produced and General Managed all shows, events, and BB projects. Supervised staff/crew/vendors, as required. Developed/refined/maintained operational and production budgets up to $7 million. Chief Client Liaison; Prepared and negotiated all contracts & financial settlements.
ICE — Integrated Communications and Entertainment March 1997 to March 2000 Executive Producer / Creative Director / Director of Production - e-ritmo – Latin American Tour (1999) - Things- Original Musical (Las Vegas, 1998) - Freak Show - Original Musical (Las Vegas, 1997; NYC, 1998) - Turn It Up – American Express - 1998 SBS Recognition Show (Scottsdale) - AASH (American Association for the Study of Headache) - Unisys - 1998 ISG Recognition Event (Rome)
Produced and General Managed all productions. Supervised staff/crew/vendors, as required. Identified and Secured New Business Opportunities. Developed/refined/maintained operational and production budgets up to $7 million.
THE KENWOOD GROUP (San Francisco) 1995 to 1997 2000 to Present - New York / East Coast Representative Executive Producer / Creative Director / General Manager - Stuff - Original Rock Opera (Las Vegas, 1996) - Sony Entertainment - 1996 29,000 sq ft E3 Environmental/Theatrical Presentation - Sun Microsystems - Java Developer’s Conference - Microsoft - TechED Film Project… Marketing Communications Presentations - Compaq Computers - OOBE Multimedia Presentation
Identified and Secured New Business Opportunities. Developed administrative and overall operational procedures. Produced and General Managed all productions. Supervised staff/crew/vendors, as required. Developed/refined/maintained operational and production budgets up to $10 million. Chief Client Liaison; Prepared and negotiated all contracts & financial settlements.
ZINK/VISUAL DESIGN GROUP (San Francisco) 1993 to 1995 Executive Producer / General Manager, West Coast Operations - Seabourn Cruise Line - Entertainment Programming - Key Pharmaceuticals - Imdur Launch - Apple Computer - WorldWide PowerMacintosh Launch - Apple Computer - Permanent Exhibit EPCOT /DisneyWorld - Amdahl – Fall Comdex Presentations (National Tour) - Tandem Computers - TradeShow Presentations (International Tour)
Identified and Secured New Business Opportunities. Developed administrative and overall operational procedures. Produced and General Managed all productions. Supervised staff/crew/vendors, as required. Developed/refined/maintained operational and production budgets up to $8 million. Chief Client Liaison; Prepared and negotiated all contracts & financial settlements.
STEVEN RIVELLINO PRODUCTIONS (New York) 1990 - 1993 Executive Producer / Principal - Chicago - Costa Cruise Lines N.V. - Colosseo Theatre - Costa Cruise Lines N.V. - Theatre Design/Programming Consultant - And The World Goes Round - Seabourn Cruise Line - Seabourn Cruise Line - Theatre Design/Programming Consultant - Royal Viking Line - Entertainment Programming Consultant - The Show - Touring Fashion Show (National) / TV Special - Northern Telecom 1993 Global Sales Conference - (International Tour) - IBM Global Golden Circle - All Star Cast - Miami Beach - Merrill Lynch “Chairman’s Club” Events 1991 - Musical Production Show - SAS Institute UG Event- Original Musical Presentation featuring the stars of The Phantom Of The Opera, Cats, Les Miserables, and Five Guys Named Moe.
RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL PRODUCTIONS (New York) 1983 - 1990 Vice President and General Manager, Production
- Produced and/or General Managed all theatricals, television specials, concerts, ice shows, corporate industrial shows and client meetings and other special events at Radio City Music Hall— and at other facilities nationwide.
- Prepared, refined, and tracked annual payroll budget of $7.5 Million, various “indirect” operational budgets each in excess $4 Million, and individual “direct” (Production) budgets determined as needed by specific production requirements (up to $10 Million)— revenue forecasts, etc.
- Directed all production, stage and theatre maintenance & operations, supervising a cast/crew corps of 300 plus. Union labor/management contract negotiations (IATSE Local One, Actors Equity, AGVA, AFof M 802, etc.) and contractual supervision.
- Maintained theatrical facility and successfully lead landmark renovation projects.
See attached Addendum for individual Production Credits.
THE MANDALA COMPANY (New York) 1982 - 1983 Executive Producer for the Broadway drama The Mandala.
SANDS HOTEL / CASINO (Atlantic City) 1981 - 1983 Production Manager. Administered production and operational budgets, monitored contract negotiations and star riders, formulated production schedules, etc. Managed all Production Shows, Headliners, and Special Events.
NEW YORK SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL (New York) 1979- 1981 Associate Company Manager. monitored budgets, labor contracts, payrolls, box-office receipts, financial settlements, union issues, etc. for Joseph Papp’s Public Theatre, Central Park’s Delacorte Theatre, associated Broadway transfers, and National Tours. Productions Included: A Chorus Line, The Pirates of Penzance, The Mystery Of Edwin Drood.
PERFORMANCE (1973-1979): Joffrey Ballet (Scholarship). Tours: Pippin; Zorba; Can Can; No, No Nanette. Union Affiliations: AEA, SAG
NORWEGIAN AMERICA LINE (New York / Oslo) 1972 - 1973 Onboard Staff; Sagafjord, Vistafjord
Executive Producer — Facing The Future Together
10th Anniversary Celebration for San Francisco’s AIDS Health Project, starring Robin Williams, Lily Tomlin, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Feinstein, Peter Coyote, Brian Boitano and the casts of The Phantom Of The Opera, Forever Tango, Angels In America, and Beach Blanket Babylon (1994)
Executive Producer — Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS Benefit starring Petula Clark and David Cassidy, and featuring the cast of Blood Brothers. (1995)
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES
- Annual guest Lecturer/Seminar Leader for Professional and Educational Groups, including New York University, Montclair State University, Queen Elizabeth 2 and Queen Mary 2 Theatre Arts Lecture Series, Seabourn Cruise Line “Enrichment Series”, Crystal Cruises, etc.
Member: - New York University Alumni Association - Pace University Alumni Association - Steamship Historical Society of America - Ocean Liner Museum / South Street Seaport Museum - The National Arts Club - The Circumnavigators Club
- Fund-Raising/Benefit Production for AmFAR, GMHC, USF’s AIDS Health Project, and The Morris Center for the Performing Arts.
Dual Citizenship— United States and The European Community (Italia)
First Language, English.
Conversational in Italian and French.
REFERENCES ON REQUEST
RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL Production Credits
THEATRICALS AND SPECTACULARS - The Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular: 1983-1990; 2001-2003 - Gotta Getaway! 1984 - Disney Summer Magic 1985 - The Liberace Show 1984-1986 - Seigfried and Roy (Tokyo/New York transfer) 1989 - The Masters of the Universe (World Tour) 1988 - The Wizard of Oz (National Tour) 1989 - Takarazuka (Tokyo/New York Transfer) 1989
CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS AND SPECIAL EVENTS - Hewlett-Packard “Lead with the Best” 2001 - AT&T 1989 Shareholders Meeting - NYNEX 1989 Shareholders Meeting - NYNEX 1985 First Annual Shareholders Meeting - COCA COLA 100th Anniversary Celebration (Atlanta) 1986 - AICPA 100th Birthday Celebration 1987 - Million Dollar Round Table Annual Meeting 1984 - Memorial Sloan Kettering Benefits: 1984 through 1988 with Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Diana Ross, Ella Fitzgerald, Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, and Montserrat Caballe - ABC UpFront - Affiliate Stations Annual Meeting (All Star Cast) 1985 - Gentlemen’s Quarterly “Manstyle Awards” 1984 and 1985 - United Way Benefit (All Star Cast) 1984 - L’Egg’s Industrials and Television Commercials starring the Rockettes - Florida Citrus Bowl Half-Time Show (Orlando) 1985 - SuperBowl XXII Half-Time Show (San Diego) 1988 - Polaroid’s 50th Birthday Celebration (Boston) 1987 - WE THE PEOPLE 200 - Constitution Day Parade (Philadelphia) 1987 - The Moscow Circus 1988 and 1989
TELEVISION SPECIALS - The Late Night With David Letterman Anniversary Special (NBC) 1988 - The 1988 Grammy Awards - Live Broadcast (CBS) - Wheel of Fortune at Radio City Music Hall (ABC) 1988 - The New Hollywood Squares at Radio City Music Hall (ABC) 1987 - 1st Annual MTV Video Music Awards - Live Broadcast 1984 - 2nd Annual MTV Video Music Awards - Live Broadcast 1985 - Night of 100 Stars - (ABC) 1985 - Daytime Emmy Awards - WNET Gala of Stars 1984 - Living the Dream Martin Luther King, Jr. Special (NBC) 1985 - LIFE Magazine 50th Birthday (ABC) 1986
CONCERTS - Madonna - Michael Jackson - Goria Estefan - Barry Manilow - Al Jareau - Liza Minelli - Julio Iglesias - Johnny Mathis - Beach Boys - Bette Midler - Iron Maiden - Aretha Franklin - Phil Collins - Diana Ross - Frank Sinatra - Eddie Murphy - Amy Grant - The Who - Bill Cosby - Kool and the Gang - Sandi Patti - U2 - Neil Diamond - Peter Allen - Ann-Margret - Shirley MacLaine - Menudo
ICE SHOWS - Disney on Ice - Sport Goofy (1988) - Disney on Ice - Snow White (1989) - Disney on Ice - Pinocchio (1990)
SPECIAL FILM PREMIERES - The Abyss - A Chorus Line - The 50th Anniversary “Premiere” of Gone With The Wind (The Ted Turner Organization) - The 50th Anniversary “Premier” of Snow White (Disney) - Napolean—with American Symphony Orchestra (Live) - Silent Film Festival—with Guest Star Seminar Series - Roger Rabbit (Touchtone)