Michael Grandage

About Us

Michael Grandage Company is a London based production company that produces work across all media, nationally and internationally. The company has also established a General Management service and looks after a select group of creative practitioners.

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Richard Clark


Richard is Chairman of MGC and one of its co-founders. He has served on the governing bodies of several arts-related institutions including Tate St Ives and Falmouth University. He is also a Commissioner of The Royal Hospital Chelsea and an Honorary Fellow of Harris Manchester College, Oxford.

Richard is a CEDR accredited mediator, a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and a member of Professional Advisors to the International Art Market.

Until his retirement in 2017, he was the executive managing partner at Slaughter and May, prior to which he was Head of the firm’s Dispute Resolution group. His practice includes media and entertainment, art law, banking, insurance and international trade disputes. Richard is listed as an Eminent Practitioner for Litigation in Chambers UK, 2016 and is one of only three individuals in London listed as an Eminent Practitioner for Litigation in Chambers Europe, 2015. He is also named as a leading individual for Commercial Litigation in The Legal 500.

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Nick Frankfort


Producer Nick Frankfort will be working with Michael Grandage and other directors on developing MGC’s future theatre projects. He has worked across the subsidised and commercial theatre sectors for over 20 years. As Executive Producer he ran the Donmar Warehouse alongside Michael for 5 years. In 2007 he co-founded his own producing company - Creative Management and Productions (CMP) which generated and produced plays for the West End, also providing an artist management service to a group of Directors who he will continue to represent at MGC. 

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Michael Grandage

Artistic Director

Michael Grandage is Artistic Director of the Michael Grandage Company. For the company he directed Nicole Kidman in Photograph 51 (Noël Coward Theatre), Dawn French: 30 Million Minutes (national and international tour and West End), Jude Law in Henry V, David Walliams and Sheridan Smith in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Daniel Radcliffe in The Cripple of Inishmaan, Judi Dench and Ben Whishaw in Peter and Alice and Simon Russell Beale in Privates on Parade as part of the season at the Noël Coward Theatre, and the feature film Genius with Colin Firth. 

He was Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse (2002–2012) and Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres (2000–05). He is the recipient of Tony, Drama Desk, Olivier, Evening Standard, Critics’ Circle and South Bank Awards. He has been awarded Honorary Doctorates by the University of London, Sheffield University and Sheffield Hallam University and is President of Central School of Speech and Drama. He was appointed CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2011. His book, A Decade At The Donmar, was published by Constable & Robins in 2012. 

His work for the Donmar Warehouse includes directing Eddie Redmayne in Richard II, Felicity Jones in Luise Miller, Derek Jacobi in King Lear, Red (also New York, Tony and Drama Desk Awards Best Director), Jude Law in Hamlet (also Elsinore and New York), Kenneth Branagh in Ivanov (Evening Standard and Critics Circle Award Best Director), Madame de Sade, Twelfth Night, The Chalk Garden (Evening Standard and Critics Circle Awards Best Director), Don Juan in Soho, Frost/Nixon (also Gielgud, New York, USA tour, Tony Nomination Award for Best Director), Othello (Evening Standard and Critics’ Circle Awards for Best Director), The Wild Duck (Critics Circle Award Best Director), Guys and Dolls (Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical Production), Grand Hotel (Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical Production and Evening Standard Award Best Director), The Cut, After Miss Julie, Caligula (Olivier Award Best Director), Merrily We Roll Along (Evening Standard Award Best Director), Passion Play (Evening Standard Award and Critics Circle Award for Best Director).

For Sheffield Theatres he directed many productions including Don Carlos (Evening Standard Award Best Director) and The Tempest both with Derek Jacobi.

He recently directed Aidan Turner in The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Noël Coward Theatre), Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch in Red (Wyndham’s Theatre) as well as Disney’s Frozen, which opened on Broadway in March 2018.

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Stella McCabe

Executive Director

Stella joined MGC as Executive Director in 2015, working with Michael Grandage to further develop and expand the company. She has worked in the industry for over 20 years and first worked with Michael at Sheffield Theatres during his tenure as Artistic Director. Subsequently she opened Curve Theatre in Leicester, and established the venue as a key producing theatre and community venue, before embarking on a freelance career guiding a range of theatre companies in the strategic development of their organisations.

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Molly McCarthy

Assistant Producer

Molly supports the Producers and senior team, including helping to look after our Agency clients. She returned to MGC in 2016 as Assistant to the Producers following a year with the RSC working on Matilda. Prior to this she began her career working as an intern on MGC’s first season of work in 2013, having graduated from Kent University with a masters in creative producing.

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James Triner

Producer / General Management

James joins us from New York as a Producer with responsibility for starting up a General Management service. He has been managed over 60 productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and on Tour in the United States, along with a two-year tenure in London as the Executive Producer of The Book of Mormon. In 2011, he formed James Triner Theatricals, a Broadway general management firm, with clients including the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Originally from Chicago, James is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, with a MFA in Theatre Administration. He has associations with the Goodman Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, Stuart Thompson Productions and DreamWorks Theatricals.

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Kate Morley


Kate Morley is the Director of Kate Morley PR - a specialist theatre public relations company working across both the subsidised and commercial sectors. In addition the company also represent a number of creative professionals across the film, television and theatre sectors, steering their media profile both in the UK and internationally. Kate worked with Michael for his entire tenure at the Donmar, and moved with him as he began MGC in 2011.

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James Bierman

JAMES is a multi-award winning producer. He has worked in professional theatre since 1992 enjoying success in both the commercial and subsidised sectors. During his tenure at the Donmar Warehouse (2006 -11) he was involved in over 45 productions, which won numerous awards including Tony, Drama Desk, Olivier, Evening Standard, Critics' Circle and South Bank Awards. Alongside Michael Grandage he produced the Donmar West End Season at the Wyndham's Theatre, to both critical acclaim, and financial success. He produced a further two West End, and four Broadway transfers of the company's work. With Grandage he took the Donmar's portfolio to a wider audience, touring nationally and internationally, with radio broadcasts of The Chalk Garden and Othello (both BBC Radio 3), as well as the cast recording of Parade, and the NT Live transmission of King Lear in 2011 to over 350 cinemas worldwide. The culmination of their work together at the Donmar came with the purchase of two properties: the theatre in Earlham Street; and a rehearsal, education and office space in Dryden Street. Prior to this, Bierman spent 8 years at the Aldwych Theatre working alongside producer Michael Codron. The Aldwych saw 9 productions during his time and he was responsible for overseeing a £¾million refit of the Grade II listed theatre.

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Frankie Bridges

Production Assistant

Frankie joined MGC as Production Assistant at the beginning of 2012. Previously she worked at the Donmar Warehouse for four years where she worked in a variety of production and administrative roles supporting over 30 productions. Frankie has a Masters from Kent, Canterbury University in Creative Producing and Theatre Business Management.

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Andrew Zoppa

Head of Screen Development

Andrew looks after the development of MGC’s work in TV and film heading up our screen and content division in New York and LA. He previously worked in development for the Weinstein Company, Red Crown Productions, and Tectonic Theater Project. On stage, he has produced the US revival of “The Killing of Sister George,” featuring Oscar nominated actress Kathleen Turner, and the Off-Broadway revival of “Beirut”. He also produced a concert/performance series for Grammy nominee Angela McCluskey of Telepopmusik. Andrew got his start working for Oscar-winning filmmaker Michel Gondry. He is alumnus of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.