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.

Joe Reed Management Coordinator/Executive Assistant

Joe is a graduate of Boston University where he earned a BA in Political Science and a minor in Mass Communication. Upon graduation, Joe was the Deputy Finance Director for Steve Kerrigan’s campaign for Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor. He has also served as a reporter with Gatehouse Media newspapers in the Boston area and in a host of roles at the Tremont School, a private school in Weston, Massachusetts. Before arriving at The Road Company, Joe interned in the Artistic Office at Manhattan Theatre Club. Joe originally hails from Evanston, Illinois.

Shane Parksmith Operations Manager

Shane joins The Road Company after years in general management. He began his theatrical career working with international shows in China, the UK, and here in New York. Most recently, he supervised productions Off-Broadway, on tour, and in Las Vegas. Originally from Maryland, he is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a Bachelor’s in Music Composition. Upon moving to New York he attended New York University and received an MFA in Musical Theater Writing. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, a garden of books, and pet chromecast.

Michelle Shine Sales Associate

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.