Robert Wankel
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United States

Shubert Organization


President / Co-CEO

Working closely with longtime colleague and Shubert chairman Philip J. Smith, Wankel shares leadership of the company that is Broadway’s biggest landlord, encompassing 17 of Broadway’s 41 theaters plus the Off Broadway theater complex New World Stages as well as Stage 42 (plus Philadelphia’s Forrest Theater). Over more than 40 years with the Shuberts, he’s been a guiding force in the company’s financial, real estate and ticketing operations, shepherding shows into Shubert venues that have included recent successes “The Band’s Visit,” “Dear Evan Hansen” and “Hello, Dolly!” He’s also on the board of the Shubert Foundation, the nonprofit that hands out millions in grants each year to support live performing arts in the U.S. 


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  • Broadway League
  • Shubert Foundation

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