AMANDA LIPITZ (Director/Produced By) is a Tony Award-winning
Broadway producer and documentary filmmaker. She served as executive producer
and creator of MTV's groundbreaking series Legally Blonde the Musical: The
Search for Elle Woods. Lipitz also associate-produced "A Broadway Celebration"
for PBS as part of the White House music series. She is currently working on
several projects including the original musical Brooklynite (The Vineyard, Off
Broadway), with music and lyrics by Peter Lerman.
Known nationally for her short films highlighting philanthropic organizations
and their impact, Lipitz has made more than 30 documentaries for organizations
such as Young Women's Leadership Network, Citymeals on Wheels, College Bound
Initiative, The Tory Burch Foundation, Barnard College, Turnaround for Children,
The Gateway School and many more. In 2008 Lipitz was named by Jewish Women
International as one of their "10 Women to Watch."
Lipitz's first foray into Broadway producing was at the age of 24 with "Dirty
Rotten Scoundrels starring John Lithgow. Her other producing credits include
Legally Blonde the Musical, also on Broadway; Modern Orthodox, starring Jason
Biggs and Molly Ringwald; The Performers, starring Cheyenne Jackson, Henry
Winkler and Alicia Silverstone; and A View From the Bridge, a Tony Award-winning
production. Lipitz is represented on Broadway this season by the critically
acclaimed Tony Award winner (Best Play) The Humans, which was also a Pulitzer
Lipitz graduated with a BFA in theater from New York University's Tisch School
of the Arts and now serves on the board of the school. She also recently became
a trustee of NYU and serves on PONY (Playwrights of New York).
In addition to producing, Lipitz is responsible for some of the most innovative
sponsorships on Broadway, including partnerships with Tiffany & Co., PBTeen,
Maybelline and Apple. She currently lives in New York City with her husband and
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