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Todd Haimes ’80, Longtime Head of the Roundabout Theater Company, Dies at 66

Over four decades, Haimes turned a struggling off-Broadway theater into a perennial force on Broadway. 

Todd Haimes
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Todd Haimes, who led New York City’s Roundabout Theater Company for four decades, died on April 19, according to the theater. Haimes was a member of the Yale SOM Class of 1980.

Haimes joined the Roundabout, then a struggling off-Broadway theater, as managing director in 1993. He later became producing director, then artistic director and CEO. The organization now operates three Broadway theaters, an off-Broadway theater, and an off-off-Broadway performance space.

According to the New York Times, the theater won 11 Tony Awards under Haimes’ leadership, for shows including revivals of Cabaret, A Soldier’s Play, and Anything Goes and the new plays Side Man and The Humans.

Earlier in his career, Haimes was general manager of the Hartman Theater Company in Stamford, Connecticut, and managing director of the Westport Country Playhouse, also in Connecticut.

Read the announcement from the Roundabout Theater Company. 

Read the New York Times obituary.