Theatrical producer, Todd Haimes has been reported dead. According to his close friend, Matt Polk, the theatre executive died in New York from complications of osteosarcoma. He was 66.
It was also revealed that Haimes had been living with cancer for quite a long time. He was reported dead on April 19, 2023.
Born May 7, 1956, Bernard Todd Haimes began his career at a very young age. In 1983, he joined the Roundabout as a managing director. During that time, the company was in financial ruins, recording debts of $2.4 million while struggling to operate only a rented space located in Chelsea.
Haimes was able to stabilize the finances of the company and amassed additional funds to set a tremendous fortune. He became the producing director in 1989 at the age of 32.
In 1991, he opened Roundabout’s first Broadway theatre located in Criterion Center at Broadway and 45th Street. He went on to operate a multimillion-dollar renovation of the Selwyn Theatre, which eventually became Roundabout’s flagship American Airlines Theatre and home to classic Broadway plays and musicals.
Roundabout took over Broadway’s Henry Miller’s Theatre in 2009 and reopened the venue as the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. It also renovated Studio 54 as a Broadway venue and took over the Laura Pels Theatre for Off-Broadway productions.
Since 2000 when Haimes opened the American Airlines Theatre, there have been many successful shows like The Man Who Came to Dinner (starring Nathan Lane), Big River (2004), The Pajama Game (2006), On the 20th Century (2015), Long Day’s Journey Into Night (2016), and A Soldier’s Play (2020).
Under his supervision, the company has won numerous awards including 38 Tony Awards, 59 Drama Desk Awards, 73 Outer Critics Circle Awards, 21 Lucille Lortel Awards, 14 Audelco Awards, 14 Obie Awards, and 5 Olivier Awards.