Stephen Lindsay Co-founder and Partner

Stephen is enjoying over two decades of distributing, producing and presenting touring productions throughout North America. As the co-owner and primary sales agent at The Road Company, he directly books all First National tours and oversees all of the touring product the company represents. In addition to Broadway touring product, Stephen has been successful in booking family attractions, one-person shows, symphony orchestras, traditional and modern dance & music companies and world-class magic into venues around the world. He is a proud alumnus of Syracuse University where he graduated with a degree in Music Performance.

Brett Sirota Co-founder and Partner

Brett oversees all operational aspects of The Road Company, including finances, technology and legal matters. Brett has more than 20 years of experience in theatrical booking, plus additional background in company and general management as well as arts administration. He is also an attorney (retired!). Brett hails from Baltimore, MD and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

Shawn Z. Willett Vice President of Operations

Shawn facilitates the negotiation and execution of the booking contracts managed by The Road Company. Previous New York experience includes two years managing the grant programs of a private foundation supporting not for profit theatre. In addition, Shawn was an assistant at a commercial general management firm and company managed two Off-Broadway productions. Originally from Florida, Shawn graduated from Florida State University and moved to New York in 1996.

Gracie Lewis Agent

Gracie started her career at Suskin Management where she worked with TV, film, and theater actors, and then worked in promotional strategy at Nickelodeon for more than five years. She grew up pretty much everywhere--NYC, Connecticut, LA, Iowa, and upstate New York--and returned to her roots in NYC when she graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh in 2015. Gracie is a lifelong lover of theater and is beyond thrilled to be joining The Road Company as an agent.

Shane Parksmith Operations Manager

Before joining The Road Company in 2019, Shane worked in general management for international productions and  then supervised shows on tour, Off-Broadway, and in Las Vegas. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a Bachelor’s in Music Composition and earned an MFA in Musical Theater Writing from New York University. After a decade in Brooklyn, he now lives in Baltimore with his wonderful wife and cuddly dog.

Michelle Shine-Klichinsky Director of Touring Management

Michelle graduated Magna Cum Laude from Queens College, CUNY where she received her BA in Drama and Theatre. She was the recipient of the prestigious Ed Greenberg Musical Theatre Award for her excellent musical theatre achievements. Before going “behind the scenes” to join the world of Theatre Administration, Michelle could be seen performing on-stage. Her most memorable performances include Gloria in Damn Yankees, singing in NYC’s Rising Stars, and placing first runner-up in the Disney Hollywood Studios American Idol Experience competition. She has studied under the direction of some of theatre's greats including Chapman Roberts, Charles Repole, Travis Greisler, and Karen Mason. Michelle is happy to be a part of The Road Company, allowing her the opportunity to share her love of theatre with a much wider audience.

BSL ENTERPRISES, LLC

BSL is a partnership between Stephen Lindsay and Brett Sirota, and is the sole owner of The Road Company. BSL also manages, raises money for, and invests in Broadway and other live entertainment business ventures, including RoadCo Entertainment (a joint venture with Sony Music Entertainment) and Fifth Estate Entertainment.

 

Natalie Rine Business Affairs, Executive Assistant

Natalie brings experience in global IP management for entertainment companies including Peanuts Worldwide and Broadway Asia. She is the founder of Broadway DNA, LLC, an international theatrical producing and licensing agency committed to connecting new shows to a prosperous life through distribution in the world marketplace. Her published work includes “Devising, Decolonizing, and Disrupting American Musical Theatre Aural Anatomy Through the Playlist Musical” (Critical Stages/Scènes critiques), “Immersive Theatre as Christian Liminality” (American University), and “A Study on the Strategic Advancement of Musical Theatre Performance Between Korea and the US” (Yonsei University). She serves as the Membership Chair of the American Theatre Critics Association. Nearly fluent in Korean, she can be seen walking around Manhattan with Starbucks and her Lion King Shanghai tote bag.