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Producing Artistic Director

Jamiel T Burkhart (He/Him/His) 

An alumni of LaGuardia, Jamiel is the Producing Artistic Director of MilkyWay Theatre Company and founding Artistic Producer of Melting Pot Collective LLC, where he serves as one of the leading producers. Jamiel is a familiar face in the NYC theater and music scene as well as a regional favorite, with recent performance credits that include The Little Mermaid (Ensemble), Hiphop Cinderella (U/S Prince/Runka & Dance Captain), Elf the Musical (Fake Santa/Ensemble), Winnie the Pooh Christmas Tale (Tigger), Symphony For Portland (Aaron), Comedy of Errors (Dromio), and Rock of Ages (Ja’Keith Gill/Mayor/Ensemble). On the business and technical side of theatre, he’s directed a number of projects with MilkyWay as well as serving as the Producing Artistic Director. In January, we produced the First Inaugural New Works Festival, which was a SMASHING success, with us performing each show to a SOLD OUT audience at three one-night-only events. At Melting Pot, he's used his expertise to manage the planning and execution of our numerous film projects, as well as lead the fundraising team. Outside of his own companies, he enjoys stage managing and working as part of the events staff at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, learning valuable skills in live sound mixing and light operation. He is so blessed to be able to do what he loves everyday and can't wait to use his unique perspective to support the development of new projects and new voices. Site: jamieltburkhart.com IG: @jamielburkhart