William Russo

Billy Russo recently served as managing director at ART, coming from New York Theatre Workshop where he served as Managing Director from 2008-2013.  Prior to that, Mr. Russo served as General Manager for Playwrights Horizons (2000-2008) and as Associate General Manager for Manhattan Theatre Club.  Earlier he spent nearly five years in the West End of London as an associate producer with David Pugh Limited for numerous shows, including the original production of Yasmina Reza’s Art with Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay and Ken Stott; Kay Mellor’s A Passionate Woman; and Michael Palin’s The Weekend.  Mr. Russo is a member of the Board of the League of Off-Broadway Theatres and Producers and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of the Theatre Division of Columbia University’s School of the Arts.  He is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.