• Joseph Smith
    Joseph Smith

    Before the formation of Smith & Brant Theatricals in 2013 Joe was a Partner of McCabe/Smith. There his producing credits included Broadway hit revivals How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying and Promises, Promises. In the West End he produced Million Dollar Quartet, and the multi award-winning Sweeney Todd and Spring Awakening.

    Executive Producer of Old Vic Productions: from 2006 until early 2017 Joe lead the OVP team in producing a wealth of productions including the Olivier Award-winning Jerusalem, Clybourne Park and the critically acclaimed Passion Play, Private Lives, Good People and The Pajama Game. In addition, he represented the company in its role as co-producer with Working Title Films of the smash hit, Billy Elliot The Musical.

    Chief Executive of Stage One: for the past four years Joe has headed up Stage One and strongly believes in nurturing and supporting the next generation of commercial producers. In 2014 he was instrumental in creating the One Stage season at the St James Theatre.

    Chair of the Board, the Gate Theatre, Notting Hill: as a passionate supporter of new writing he is proud to Chair the Board of one of London's leading new writing theatres.

    Prior to this he worked as a producer at the National Theatre for 10 years.

  • John Brant
    John Brant

    Having worked extensively as a Director in New York after receiving the Jehlinger Award for Excellence at the American Academy of Arts in 2006, John Brant formed Smith & Brant Theatricals with Joseph Smith in 2013. Their first production as lead producers was the critically acclaimed The Pajama Game, directed by Richard Eyre at the Shaftesbury Theatre, in 2014.

    Prior to this he was Associate Producer on the multi award-winning Sweeney Todd plus acclaimed new musical, Departure Lounge under his own independent company, Olive Theatre.

    Whilst living and working in New York he produced Walking The Road by Dermot Bolger, Rum and Vodka by Conor McPherson and Someone Who'll Watch Over Me by Frank McGuinness.

    As Associate Director for Perfect Pitch Musicals from 2008 until 2013 he worked extensively on the development, showcasing and licensing of new British musicals and remains an enthusiastic champion of new work.

  • Fiona Steed
    Fiona Steed
    General Manager & Associate Producer

    Fiona joined Smith & Brant Theatricals in July 2018, having previously worked at Sonia Friedman Productions as a Production Coordinator on The Ferryman, Dreamgirls, The Glass Menagerie, Travesties and Consent (all West End).

    Prior to this she worked as a Production Coordinator at Greene Light Stage (previously Old Vic Productions) and as Production Assistant at Mark Rubinstein Ltd as part of the Stage One Apprenticeship. She has also worked at Tobacco Factory Theatres in Bristol and was a Project Producer at the Bristol Old Vic, producing their yearly NT Connections festival.

    For Smith & Brant Theatricals Fiona has general managed the West End/UK tours of Come From Away, The Enfield Haunting, Mother Goose, Fatal Attraction, Bitter Wheat, Ghost Stories and True West and currently works across their development slate.

  • laura Sedgwick
    Laura Sedgwick
    Production Associate

    Laura is the Production Associate at Smith & Brant Theatricals, working part-time. She is also the UK Coordinator for the Theatre Green Book, an initiative to help the theatre sector become more environmentally sustainable.

    Previously she has been the Associate General Manager for National Theatre Productions, working on The Ocean at the End of the Lane (West End and Tour) and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Tour).

  • Libby Daniel
    Libby Daniel
    Production Coordinator

    Libby joined Smith & Brant Theatricals in January 2024 having previously worked at various West End and touring production companies including David Pugh Ltd, Bill Kenwright Ltd and Cross Roads Live Ltd. She also spent time working with theatre companies in Australia and has toured with the Australian Fringe festivals in Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne.

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