Joseph Smith

Chief Executive

Joseph is currently the Producer for Rocket Stage, the theatrical arm of Sir Elton John and David Furnish's production company; Rocket Entertainment.  

He is also the co-owner with John Brant of Smith & Brant Theatricals.  There his lead producing credits are the Broadway hit revivals of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying and Promises, Promises. In the West End he produced Million Dollar Quartet, and the multi award-winning Sweeney Todd and Spring Awakening. More recently the company has produced national tours of Gaslight and Strangers on a Train.  Currently the company is producing the global hit musical Come From Away that is currently playing in New York and Toronto.   It will soon begin a US National Tour as well as further productions in Australia and the UK.  Smith & Brant will also be producing True West by Sam Shepard and staring Kit Harrington and Johnny Flynn at the Vaudville Theatre. 

Previous to his work for Rocket Entertainment Joseph was the Executive Producer of Old Vic Productions(later Greene Light Stage): he lead the team in producing a wealth of productions including the Olivier Award-winning Jerusalem, Clybourne Park and the critically acclaimed Passion Play, Private Lives, Good People and The Pajama Game in the West End. This is in addition to representing the company in its role as co-producer with Working Title Films of the smash hit, Billy Elliot The Musical.

Chief Executive of Stage One: For the past five years he has headed up Stage One as he strongly believes in nurturing and supporting the next generation of commercial producers. In 2014 he was instrumental in creating the One Stage season at the St James Theatre.

Chair of the Board, The Gate Theatre, Notting Hill: As a passionate supporter of new writing he is proud to Chair the Board of one of London's leading theatres for this.

Prior to this he worked in New York for RJK Productions producing both on Broadway and Off-Broadway.  Before living and working in New York he started his career at the National Theatre where he worked for 10 years culminating in producing work on the main stages.