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Little-known theater jobs: Broadway box office treasurer

In a new column, Broadway News speaks with unsung heroes of the industry — starting with Emily Jeppesen, head box office treasurer at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

Emily Jeppesen in the Samuel J. Friedman box office (Credit: Courtesy of Emily Jeppesen)

Emily Jeppesen grew up around the arts. Her grandfather was a musician and guest conductor for the Akron Symphony Orchestra in Ohio. But Jeppesen first fell in love with the theater when she saw a national tour of “The Lion King” in Cleveland. “My parents made sure my sister and I sat on the aisle so the animal puppets would walk right next to us,” Jeppesen recalled. “The awe and excitement I felt that day still makes my heart full with the memory.”

Now, as head box office treasurer of Manhattan Theatre Club’s Broadway venue — the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre — Jeppesen carries on a legacy of working in the arts. Here, she shares what exactly a box office treasurer does, some of her favorite memories on the job and how she describes Broadway.

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