Broadway League Names Recipients of 2023 Leadership Awards | Playbill

Industry News Broadway League Names Recipients of 2023 Leadership Awards

The awards were presented December 12 at the League’s annual meeting.

The Broadway League announced the three recipients of the 2023 Broadway League Leadership Awards December 12 at its annual meeting. The awards recognize the efforts of League members from across the board and their commitment to producing and presenting live theatre for Broadway and Touring Broadway.

Sue Frost was named Member of the Year, Colleen Jennings-Roggensack received an award for Distinguished Service, and Paul Libin was honored with Lifetime Achievement.

Frost is a founding member of Junkyard Dog Productions, which is dedicated to developing and producing new musicals. She was previously associate producer at Goodspeed Musicals for 20 years, where she produced more than 50 new musicals.

Jennings-Roggensack is Arizona State University's vice president for Cultural Affairs and executive director of ASU Gammage, including responsibility for ASU Kerr Cultural Center, Desert Financial Arena, and ASU 365 Community Union.

Libin is president of Circle in the Square Theatre and Theatre School and has produced more than 250 productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and on tour.

“Through my former experience working in trade associations, I know it is the hard work and dedication of the members that bring upon an association’s success, but never in my history have I seen members work as hard as our League members who volunteer their time and efforts in bringing Broadway to the forefront of live entertainment,” said Charlotte St. Martin, president of The Broadway League, in a statement. “It is my immense pleasure to announce this year’s League Leadership Awards honorees and offer my heartfelt congratulations to Paul Libin, Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, and Sue Frost.” 

According to the most recent studies produced by the League, Broadway productions sold 12.3 million tickets in the last season, and 95% of theatregoers said they plan to attend another Broadway show in the future. Read more about the League's demographic studies here.

Founded in 1930, The Broadway League is the national trade association for the Broadway industry and represents more than 700 members from nearly 200 national and international markets including theatre owners and operators, producers, presenters, and general managers as well as suppliers of goods and services to the commercial theatre industry.

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