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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 Prize finalist.

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 two daughters.


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