Bonnie Nelson Schwartz

Bonnie Nelson Schwartz

Bonnie Nelson Schwartz, Producer is a Tony and Emmy-nominated producer of Broadway theatre, television, and concerts with more than 100 plays, films, television programs, and concerts in Washington, DC, New York, London, and South Africa to her credit. On Broadway, she co-produced Tony-Nominated plays, including Ian McKellen: Acting Shakespeare; Pack of Lies; Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood; and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s State Fair, and Dylan Thomas Return Journey, directed by Anthony Hopkins.

Her 25 years of concert productions include Give My Regards to Broadway: A Salute to 125 Years of Musical Theater at Carnegie Hall; the London production of Panbeaters; the Concert Against Hate; the Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration; and Legacy & Life: A Tribute to John F. Kennedy at the John F. Kennedy Center.

Ms. Schwartz is the founder and original producer of the Helen Hayes Awards. She was a producer for NBC’s Closing Ceremonies at the Barcelona Olympic Games and the Atlanta Olympic Games and the multi-media exhibition, The Olympic Woman which led to the creation of the International Olympic Committee’s Commission on Women.  She was the Co-Director of the national festival, 2020 One Woman One Vote celebrating the Centennial of the 19th Amendment and Producer of the Tribute to Ava DuVernay with Jason Moran at the John F. Kennedy Center.

Schwartz is the Executive Producer of the Emmy-nominated Traveling While Black film and exhibition and the creator and director of the Global Climate Uprising Festival featured at the COP26 UN Climate Summit in Glasgow.