As a Broadway producer, Stewart F. Lane knows how to pick 'em! In his varied and fruitful career, Stewart has won six Tony Awards for hit productions such as War Horse, Thoroughly Modern Millie and last year's Best Musical winner A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. He garnered four Drama Desks, an Outer Critics Circle Award, a Drama League Award and an Olivier Award in 2013 for the West End production of Irving Berlin's Top Hat. It’s no wonder he’s known as “Mr. Broadway!” In addition to producing, Mr. Lane is a prolific writer with two published plays and a new musical, A Moment in Time, with music by John Denver. Most recently, he wrote a new book Black Broadway which has garnered rave reviews. Stewart is one of Broadway's engines, and we are thrilled to have him On the Couch!
What do you consider to be your best asset?
My family and my extended family of 40 years, the Broadway community.
What was your proudest moment?
Winning my first Tony award for La Cage aux Folles in 1984.
What is your favorite drink?
A martini. Shaken, not stirred.
What is your favorite food?
Venison and pheasant.
What is your favorite condiment?
What is your current obsession?
The TV show “Justified.”
If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?
What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most?
What is the one thing you waste too much money on?
Movies/TV On Demand.
What is the one activity you waste too much time doing?
Watching movies/TV On Demand.
What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health?
Empty theatre seats.
What is the single best trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
The importance of family.
What is the single worst trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
A sweet tooth.
What in the world most thrills you?
What current trend in popular culture most irritates you?
What was the single most embarrassing moment you've ever experienced on the job?
A fire alarm going off on opening night of A Change in the Heir.
What is your favorite place in the world?
What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner?
Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats?
Dogs. I have two!
What would have to happen to make today the best day of your life?
It involves my wife…
What is your personal motto?
Some days are better than others, but everyday is a good day.