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Michael Shulman, Founder

Shulman is the founder of SAND & SNOW ENTERTAINMENT
(2021), a stage and screen production company dedicated to
artist-driven, uplifting work that stirs conversation, especially with younger generations. 


He was the co-founding member of Starry Night Entertainment,
a company which has since retired its active role in producing.


Current productions include The Hills of California, written by Jez Butterworth and directed by Sam Mendes, The Motive and the Cue, directed by Sam Mendes, The Lehman Trilogy, directed by Sam Mendes, Orlando (Garrick theatre, London), Backstairs Billy (Duke of York's Theatre, London) and Hamilton (Broadway, and all National/International Tours). He is also currently developing Five Notes, a new musical inspired the Orquesta De Reciclados De Cateura, with music & lyrics by Gloria Estefan and Emily Estefan.


His productions have won over 35 TONY AWARDS, including: 

  • The Lehman Trilogy (Broadway) 

  • Hamilton (Broadway, the National Tours, London, Australia)

  • Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman (2019 Best Play Winner)

  • Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan (Broadway)
    with Daniel Radcliffe

  • The Lieutenant of Inishmore (West End)

  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Tony Award, Best Musical Revival)

  • The Last Ship by Sting

  • Elephant Man with Bradley Cooper (Broadway, West End)

  • Photograph 51 with Nicole Kidman (West End)

  • Red by John Logan (West End) 


In 2020, with theater shuttered, Shulman expanded into screen, optioning and developing several projects with major creative elements attached, including NEVERLAND: THE PEDRO PAN STORIES, LIGHTSEEKERS, based on the acclaimed Nigerian thriller, and JUSTICE OF KINGS, based on the
soon-to-be published trilogy.


Known for forging deep relationships with artists, both well-established and up-and-coming, and believing fervently in supporting the artistic process, Shulman is driven by the belief that art can lift up and unite communities. 


On the corporate side, he has, in recent years, been among the innovators of new financing models for theater, an ethos he carries over to his work for screen. 


A Yale graduate with a major in the History of Art, he is a board member of the Public Theater’s Young Partners, and the Vanguard chapter of the Aspen Institute. 


Married to Sara Shulman, his greatest productions are his two, too-early-to-rise young kids, whose middle names are “Sand” and “Snow.”

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