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Manhattan Theatre Club names Robert Carroll as general manager

Carroll will begin his new duties with the nonprofit theater company on April 1.

Robert Carroll (Credit: Courtesy of Boneau/Bryan-Brown)

Robert Carroll, a veteran staff member of Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC), has been promoted to the role of general manager. Carroll will officially begin in the new position on April 1. He will succeed Matthew Krawiec, who has been serving in an interim capacity since the departure of former general manager Lindsey Sag in Aug. 2022.

As general manager, Carroll will serve as a key member of MTC’s leadership team. His responsibilities will encompass overseeing the company’s productions, staff and operations.

Carroll joined MTC as a company management intern just over a decade ago. With this appointment, he will have served in every position in MTC’s general management department, including as company manager for 12 Broadway and 11 Off-Broadway productions, which includes the world premieres and subsequent Broadway transfers of “Heisenberg” and “Choir Boy,” as well as “The Little Foxes” and the Tony Award-winning revival of “Jitney.”

Since 2021, Carroll has served as MTC’s associate general manager. A member of the Association of Theatrical Press Agents & Managers (ATPAM), Carroll holds a bachelor of arts degree from Emerson College. Carroll’s first paid job in the theater was as an usher for the Broadway musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.”

“We’re thrilled that Rob will be stepping up to serve as MTC’s general manager,” said MTC’s artistic director Lynne Meadow and executive director Chris Jennings in a joint statement. “Over the past 10 years, Rob has shown a deep commitment to MTC’s values, standards and mission, and has been an important part of our theater. We look forward to the contributions he will make in his new role here.”  

Carroll added, “As a theater student, I dreamed of working at Manhattan Theatre Club. As a theater professional, I have been so fortunate to grow here under the tutelage of true pillars of the industry. I am thrilled and honored to work alongside Chris and Lynne in this new role, supporting MTC’s extraordinary staff and ever exciting roster of artists.”

Among the lineup of Manhattan Theatre Club’s current season is the Broadway transfer of Joshua Harmon’s “Prayer for the French Republic,” running at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre through March 3, and the upcoming Main Stem transfer of Amy Herzog’s “Mary Jane,” scheduled to begin previews at the same venue on April 2 and open on April 23.