Arielle Tepper is Founder and CEO of WhatShouldWeDo.com. The Board Chair of The Public Theater in New York City, and a Tony® Award winning Theater & Film Producer.
Ms. Tepper’s shows have garnered 45 Tony® Awards and her credits include:
Broadway: Les Liaisons Dangereuses starring Liev Schreiber and Janet McTeer and directed by Josie Rourke, Dear Evan Hansen the 6 time Tony® Award winning Best Musical of 2017, The Elephant Man starring Bradley Cooper, The Cripple of Inishmaan starring Daniel Radcliffe, directed by Michael Grandage, Lucky Guy, by Nora Ephron, starring Tom Hanks, directed by George C. Wolfe, I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers written by John Logan, starring Bette Midler, Annie directed by James Lapine, Red, the 6 time Tony® Award winning Best Play of 2010 starring Alfred Molina, directed by Michael Grandage, the Tony® Award winning revival of Hair, Hamlet starring Jude Law, directed by Michael Grandage, Mary Stuart directed by Phyllida Lloyd, starring Janet McTeer and Harriet Walter, Equus, Frost/Nixon, Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh, Democracy, A Raisin in the Sun as well as The Royal National Theater’s production of Tom Stoppard’s Jumpers, the Tony® Award winning Hollywood Arms written by Carol Burnett and her daughter, Carrie Hamilton, directed by Harold Prince, A Class Act, Tony® Award winning James Joyce’s The Dead, Sandra Bernhard’s I’m Still Here..Damn It and John Leguizamo's FREAK.
West End includes: My Night with Reg, Piaf, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Frost/Nixon and Guys & Dolls both directed by Michael Grandage, Mary Stuart, A Voyage Round My Father and Sunday in the Park with George.
Off- Broadway includes: Dear Evan Hansen, De La Guarda “Villa Villa”, The Last Five Years, written by Jason Robert Brown, directed by Daisy Prince and Olivier Award winning Goodnight Children Everywhere by Richard Nelson, originally produced at The Royal Shakespeare Company.
Board Chair of The Public Theater: Hamilton 12 Tony® Awards, 7 Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Musical written and starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, Fun Home, the 5 time Tony® Award winning Best Musical of 2015 starring Michael Cerveris and directed by Sam Gold, Grounded starring Anne Hathaway and directed by Julie Taymor, Josephine & I, the Lortel Award winner for Outstanding Solo Show, starring Cush Jumbo and directed by Phyllida Lloyd, Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) written by Obie Award winner Suzan-Lori Parks and many others.
She has also produced Bounce by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman directed by Harold Prince at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., as well as the US National Tour of Frost/Nixon and the US National tour and Vegas productions of Monty Python’s Spamalot.
Ms. Tepper has had a long-standing relationship with The Donmar Warehouse working with Artistic Director Michael Grandage from 2005 to 2012 and Josie Rourke from 2012 to 2016.
Ms. Tepper is Executive Producer of the film Genius by John Logan directed by Michael Grandage starring Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Jude Law, and Laura Linney.
In 2005 Ms. Tepper formed The Living Room for Artists a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization to sustain and support the Summer Play Festival (SPF) which was first presented in 2004. SPF formed an alliance with The Public Theater and had a relationship with the Donmar Warehouse through its creation of the Playwright Residency Program.
In her effort to promote Theater Education, in 2001, she created The Tepper Center for Careers in Theatre, which through Syracuse University's Tepper Semester in New York provides opportunities for college seniors to develop specific strategies for pursuing their career goals in the entertainment industry. In 2005, she initiated a theatre program for kindergarten through third graders at The Dalton School.
Ms. Tepper is a member of the Board of Governors for The Broadway League and A trustee of The Janice and Philip Levin Foundation, an Emeritus member of the Syracuse University Board of Trustees and a past Board member of The Dalton School. Ms. Tepper is also a member of the Juilliard Drama Council and has been listed in Crain’s 40 under 40 and was one of Cosmopolitan’s Fun Fearless Females. In 2016 Ms. Tepper received the George Arents Award from Syracuse University. It is the highest alumni honor, presented annually to four alumni who have made outstanding contributions to their chosen fields.