For many years, Lorraine Goodman was best known as a professional performer, appearing on Broadway in “The Mystery of Edwin Drood;” “Les Misérables;” and Terrence McNally’s “Master Class,” where she performed the role of Sharon – originally played by Tony-award winner Audra McDonald – with all three Broadway Marias: Zoe Caldwell, Patti LuPone, and Dixie Carter and overseas as Grizabella in “Cats” in Vienna, Austria and Carlotta in “The Phantom of the Opera” in Hamburg, Germany.
While in Germany, Ms. Goodman founded “The Salon Opera Company” – which produced small, intimate operas in people’s home. Its first production – of “Susannah’s Secret” — was performed at the home of the US Consulate General and led to performance contracts with Liberty / Davidoff Cigars.
Directorial credits include Le Nozze di Figaro at the Voorhees Hall in Brooklyn and at CAMI Hall in New York, and the musical revues: “Take Me to the World: An Evening of Songs by Stephen Sondheim” at the Atrium (Hamburg, Germany), “Songs of Broadway” at the Usdan Center for the Creative & Performing Arts; and “New York and the Great White Way” at The New York Historical Society. In fall, 2003, Ms. Goodman directed 4 new ten-minute musicals for Raw Impressions at NYC’s La MaMa. ETC. Her production of “Master Class” which she originally staged for the Anchorage Opera was later featured at Edward Albee’s Last Frontier Theater Conference in Valdez, Alaska, in June 2002. The following year, she returned to Alaska to direct her first full-length opera, “Die Fledermaus,” for the Anchorage Opera Company, for which she also authored a new English translation. In June 2003, Ms. Goodman was invited back to the Last Frontier Theater Conference where she directed a production of Romulus Linney’s “Heathen Valley.”
More recently, Ms. Goodman worked at a number of not-for-profit organizations including American Lyric Theater and Gatewave, a radio reading service for people who are blind or visually impaired. She then landed at the Red Hot Organization. Best known for its 1990 release of the Cole Porter Tribute, Red Hot + Blue, Red Hot produces compilation albums and related live events and donates the proceeds to AIDS-related charities. During her eighteen month tenure, Ms. Goodman facilitated awarding grants totaling more than $1.3 million dollars from the sales of its 2009 Indie Rock hit, Dark Was the Night to charities working around the globe from Haiti (Partners in Health) to Rwanda (Clinton Health Access Initiative) and beyond. Finally, she is currently working with Impact Event Marketing to source sponsorships for a theater center in Times Square while developing a business plan for a Performing Arts social media marketing consulting firm.
Ms. Goodman received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University and her Masters in Performing Arts Administration at NYU: Steinhardt. She is a native New Yorker.
For full resume, see her LinkedIn profile