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Michael Barra

Michael Barra
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Michael Barra has spent his career at the nexus of Hollywood and Broadway. He is an adjunct professor of Theater Producing at the Baruch College Graduate Arts Management Program and serves as the President of Araca Media and Entertainment, the content studio division of The Araca Group, the global live stage and brand management company (Urinetown, Wicked) with offices in NYC, LA, London, Sydney and Las Vegas. Prior to Araca, Michael led the Strategic Operational Initiatives team at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank as well as the Business Development and Franchise Management efforts for the Disney Theatrical Group in NY. Post-Disney, Michael founded Stageworks Media, which partnered with branded media companies to adapt their intellectual property for the stage, which he sold to private equity firm Rebel Rebel Capital in 2014. He is an MBA who spent the first seven years of his career as a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Boston and NY, before co-founding and serving as the Producing Artistic Director for Off-Broadway’s Gotham Stage Company. Michael is the current President of The Players, the Gramercy Park social club for the entertainment industry founded by Edwin Booth in 1888.
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