Meet Danny Williams

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is proud to announce Danny Williams as its Managing Director. Prior to joining The Rep, Williams worked at The Public Theater in New York, where he has served in various roles since 2006.


An experienced arts administrator, Danny Williams was named The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis' Managing Director in January 2022. Danny brings to this position expertise in nonprofit accounting, senior management, and organizational development. 

Prior to joining The Rep, Danny worked at The Public Theater in New York, where he served in various roles since 2006. In his final role at The Public as Senior Director, Finance and Administration, he managed the daily and strategic financial operations of the $50 million nonprofit organization, successfully launched an organization-wide intranet, partnered with the development team to achieve fundraising goals, and collaborated on long-term financial planning and analysis, including cash investment strategies, budget analysis, and project management. Noteworthy and favorite productions Danny worked on at The Public include Broadway: Fun HomeEclipsedHamilton, and Hair; Off-Broadway: Here Lies LoveInto the WoodsTwelfth NightAs You Like ItWhite Noise, and Rock Bottom.  

Before working in arts administration, Danny had a career as a performer and was notably featured in the 2002 Westport Country Playhouse pre-Broadway production of Our Town starring Academy Award winner, Paul Newman. He also performed extensively as an improvisor at various venues in New York. Williams directed several NY Fringe Festival productions including Gated and Yellow Brick Wall, both written by Marisa Marquez. From 2017-2019, Danny was an Executive Producer with the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center (WMPAC) in Big Sky, Montana. At WMPAC he produced productions of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, directed by Laura Savia; the world premiere production of Levity by Stephanie DiMaggio, directed by Stella Powell-Jones; The Last Five Years directed by Jason McDowell-Green; and [title of show] directed by Danny Sharron. 

Williams also held roles with Musical Theatre International and Manhattan Theatre Club and served as an adjunct professor in the performing arts management Master of Fine Arts program at Brooklyn College. He holds degrees in marketing and theater from Fairfield University and spent a semester studying at Regents University in the United Kingdom.

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