17th April 2021

MASTERCLASS: Leadership Theories for Stage Managers

Leadership Theories for Stage Managers

Matthew Stern shares with you some of the many popular business leadership and management theories that apply to the world of Stage Management.

Dive deep into the philosophies of:
‘The Radical Leap’ by Steve Farber
‘Give and Take’ by Adam Grant
‘Emotional Intelligence 2.0’ by Travis Bardberry
‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ by Stephen Covey
‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’ by Dale Carnegie’
‘Tao of War’ by Sun Tzu

You can take away theories and ideas that allow them to explore their craft at a deeper level.


Matthew has worked on over 20 Broadway productions including: Finding Neverland, On The town, Doctor Zhivago, Side Show (revival), Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, The Little Mermaid, Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera, and The Full Monty. Plays include the Broadway productions of Death Of A Salesman with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Enchanted April with Molly Ringwald and the tours of John Lithgow’s one man show, Stories By Heart and Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays.

Other national tours include: Grease, Les Miserables, An Evening with Patti LuPone & Mandy Patinkin, as well as Mandy Patinkin’s solo concerts: Dress Casual and Diaries.

Special event productions include The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Blue Man Group at the Hollywood Bowl and The Lord of the Rings Symphony Concerts. Matthew has also worked for numerous corporate event clients around the world for clients including: Google, Samsung, Facebook, Lenovo, Lexus, Volkswagen, McDonalds and many pharma companies.

Matthew is on the board of directors of the Stage Managers’ Association USA, proud AEA member & founder of the Broadway Stage Management Symposium.

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