Background

Founding

Bearing the name of its founder and President, Tony Micocci, Micocci Productions was formed in New York City in 1992, and established as a Limited Liability Company in 1996. The headquarters moved from New York to New Orleans in 2011.

Begun as a consultant and project management company, following Micocci’s departure from the presidency and executive directorship of New York’s City Center Theater, the company established a reputation in managing international projects at elite cultural institutions of New York City including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, the Joyce Theatre, the United Nations General Assembly Hall, the Tribeca Performing Arts Center and City Center. The company applies an intimate understanding of the challenges of doing business in the Big Apple to serve demanding international clients.

Artist Manager & Booking Agent

The company established an artist management and tour booking division in 1996 at the invitation of renowned French mime, Marcel Marceau. MicProds represented Mr. Marceau throughout the world for the final decade of his career, with tours to Australia, Asia, and North and South America, and including Marceau’s United Nations ambassadorship, book and various television productions. The company expanded its select roster to include some of the most influential artists of our age: creators that have included Twyla Tharp, Basil Twist, Lee Breuer, Michael Moschen, Tomas Kubinek and Elizabeth Streb, and producing companies including Ireland’s Abbey Theatre, Mabou Mines, Pilobolus, the American Repertory Theatre, SITI Company, the Classical Theatre of Harlem, the Builders Association and Big Dance Theatre. Client presenters have routinely included the world’s most discriminating performing arts centers, and festivals on virtually every continent, from Edinburgh, to Hong Kong, Bogota and New York. MicProds arranged two United States tours of the Shangilia Youth Choir from the Tumshangilieni children’s rescue center and residence in the heart of Nairobi’s slums, as well as a recording and permanent live web stream from the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, with proceeds returning to support the organization’s work in Africa. MicProds has also provided talent to demanding corporate events, with clients that have included IBM and one of Las Vegas’ premiere entertainment centers!

After two successful decades in this aspect of the arts and cultural field, MicProds is ceasing tour booking as of the 2015-16 performance season.

Management & Consulting

MicProd’s organizational skills have been honed through development of highly successful festival-style projects, including Songs of the Spirit at the Cathedral of St. John, and decade-long annual Japanese festivals and mass annual bi-national performances at Carnegie Hall of Beethoven’s Symphony #9 initiated by the Dentsu Company. New owners of the renowned toystore F.A.O. Schwarz sought out Micocci Productions to establish and program live arts and entertainment at flagship stores in New York and Las Vegas, including preparing specialized dancing teams for daily performances on F.A.O. Schwarz’ famous big pianos, and a cadre of costumed herald trumpeters to announce the store’s daily opening in midtown Manhattan rain or shine! The company has provided consulting services over the years in areas involving research and program development, to institutions as diverse as Sesame Street Workshop (formerly Children’s Television Workshop), New York’s China Institute, the Cultural Department of the Ukrainian City of Kyiv, and Japan’s Nissay Insurance Company.

Recent activities

MicProds most recent activities have included supervision of a festival of Japanese dance at New York’s Lincoln Center for the Tokyo Associates Corporation, and development and U.S. coordination of LouisianaCultureProject: Russia 2014 in partnership with the United States Embassy/Moscow and various individuals and institutions in Louisiana and Russia.