Gerald A. Goehring is a Tony® and Grammy® nominated producer who has been creating and producing new projects across the country for over thirty years, while managing critically acclaimed non-profits and academic performing arts centers. Mr. Goehring’s career has focused on creating new theatrical projects, working in tandem with a variety of underlying rights owners through commercial theatre ventures and national non-profit organizations. He is currecntly co-managing partner of Patriot Productions in New York City with his producing partner, Mike Mitri. (www.PatriotonBroadway.com) and President of Jerry Goehring Productions, LLC (www.JerryGoehringProductions.com)
Recent national, London and New York productions include, as lead producer, the Tony nominated (Best Score) "Be More Chill" Off-Broadway, Broadway and in the West End. (www.BeMoreChillMusical.com) "Be More Chill" has over 450 million listens online and is recognized as the first musical to make it to Broadway by its popularity on social media. "Be More Chill" transferred to The Lyceum on Broadway after a sold-out run at The Off-Broadway's Signature Theatre, resulting in a 6-month Broadway run. The show then opened at Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Other Palace" in London, where the scheduled 22-week run (with a record-breaking advance) was cut short by COVID-19 one week after opening night. In the summer of 2021, Jerry teamed with esteemed West End producer Bill Kenwright to produced "Be More Chill" for a summer run at The Shaftesbury Theatre in London's West End. He also was the lead producer for the critically-acclaimed musical "A Christmas Story, the Musical," which broke existing box office records at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. “A Christmas Story” also received Tony nominations for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. The musical was named one of the Top 10 Shows of 2012 by Time Magazine, achieved recognition as the #1 Musical of 2012 in USA Today,received Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations for Outstanding New Broadway Musical, (www.AChristmasStorytheMusical.com). He also produced the new musical “Frankenstein” which premiered Off-Broadway at 37 Arts Theatre (www.FrankensteintheMusical.com), the national tour “Raisin’ Cane” with Jasmine Guy, after premiering at The Apollo Theatre in New York City. Past New York and national tours include “Oh, Figaro,” “A Child’s Christmas in Wales,” “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” “The Giving Tree” and “Definitely Doris.”
Mr. Goehring served as the Executive Director/CEO of the Tony Award® – winning National Theatre of the Deaf (NTD). NTD was founded in 1967 and is the oldest, continually touring international theatre company in the United States. During Mr. Goehring’s four-year tenure at NTD he produced 3 national tours and 6 regional/Little Theatre of the Deaf tours for over 400,000 children, working side-by-side with greats such as Marcel Marceau and Geoffrey Holder. He also established the Actor’s Academy, a theatrical training school for professional deaf and hearing artists at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. and the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in Waterford, CT.
Mr. Goehring co-founded, with his wife Patty Carver, Connecticut Children’s Theatre, Inc. (www.DiscoverCCT.org) in 1991. CCT is a national touring company established in association with university performing arts centers along the Northeast Corridor, for educators and school systems in the at-risk environments of Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Washington DC. Since its beginning CCT has produced, and Mr. Goehring has directed, fifty-three new musicals and performed for over one million children. Mr. Goehring was executive producer for the Grammy® nominated CD of Ogden Nash’s "The Christmas That Almost Wasn’t," starring John Lithgow for “Best Spoken Word for Children.”
Mr. Goehring renovated and opened the first mid-sized venue in Boston’s Theatre district in fifty years, the 452-seat Stuart Street Playhouse and premiered the opening commercial production in the Falcon Theatre in Burbank, CA. Mr. Goehring was Executive Director for Weston Woods Institute, the non-profit derivation of the world’s leading adaptor of award-winning children’s literature to film, Weston Woods Studios, a division of Scholastic, Inc.
He is currently Executive Director of Performing Arts at Sacred Heart University (www.SacredHeart.edu) in Fairfield, CT. This includes full-charge of the 776-seat Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts (www.EdgertonCenter.org) which produces and presents over 200 events a year. As Director of Performing Arts he also oversees the fast growing performing arts department, which has nearly 800 performing arts students in music, dance and theatre. Including a nationally ranked Theatre Major with concentrations in Musical Theatre and Acting which Mr. Goehring created. (www.SHUTheatreArts.edu) While at Sacred Heart University, Mr Goehring has worked with such astounding artists as Jack Klugman, Ernest Borgnine, Debbie Reynolds, Mickey Rooney, Shirley Jones and Mitzi Gaynor.
During Covid, Jerry teamed once again with his wife Patty to found "Saltbox TV" (www.SaltboxTV.com) as the first ever streaming service dedicated to older adults. Saltbox TV is in over 4,000 senior communities nationwide, has over 400 shows/1000+hours of programming available and produces original content. It is available online, through multiple districution channels within senior commuities, Roku and Amazon's Fire Stick.