VenuWorks is pleased to announce the addition of a new division, the VenuWorks Agency to its existing group. Based out of company headquarters in Ames IA, and with offices in NY, the VenuWorks Agency establishes itself as a boutique booking group, whose primary function is to create and develop complete touring strategies for the artists it represents and to work in close collaboration with Performing Arts Centers, Promoters, Civic and Municipal Stages, Festivals and State Fairs across the USA. The principal agents behind the company are VenuWorks founder and C.E.O. Steve Peters, internationally renowned artist and Emmy® nominated producer Michael Londra, and marketing and Public Television specialist Jean Clancy.
The headline acts represented by VenuWorks Agency include Ireland’s biggest star Nathan Carter, who since catapulting to fame with five #1 albums, two #1 singles, and three #1 music DVDs in his native country, is now blazing a trail to international success. Chloë Agnew, an original member of Celtic Woman supergroup, who toured the world with Celtic Woman for almost a decade as the group’s youngest soloist and performed to over 3 million fans worldwide before setting out on a solo career. Noël The Musical, the uplifting Holiday musical from international top-selling children’s author Eoin Colfer (Artemis Fowl) and preeminent Irish film composer Liam Bates. NOËL is directed by award-winning director Sam Scalamoni (Disney’s Elf National Tour, Beauty & The Beast) and produced by VenuWorks Theatricals. Emmy® nominated performer and the voice of Riverdance on Broadway, Michael Londra. Michael has toured globally and recorded with artists such as Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli. Michael has recently filmed a tv special for broadcast on Public Television in Fall 2019/Spring 2020.
Drawing on their collective and extensive experience in all aspects of booking, mounting and marketing shows in the performing arts world, the founders of VenuWorks Agency bring their expertise in tour creation and management to their artists and a commitment to excellent service with high caliber content to the venues with whom they will partner. Adopting a personal and dynamic approach, the company’s main focus will be on helping the artists it represents develop and grow their careers on a national and international stage while working hand in hand with presenters to provide comprehensive marketing support for each show they contract.
The VenuWorks Agency proudly represents a select group of world-class artists and theatrical shows, offering culturally enriching programming to Fine Arts presenters. The company’s roster spans a wide spectrum of art forms from music acts to musical theatre and dance. VenuWorks Agency intends to introduce its artists to presenters at upcoming conferences in North America such as Arts Midwest, South Arts, PAE, APAP, and IEBA for the 2020/21 season.
Steve Peters, Michael Londra, and Jean Clancy are the people behind the new VenuWorks Agency. Steve Peters is founder and CEO of VenuWorks, a venue management company that runs over fifty theatres, arenas and convention centers in the US. He is a Tony® award nominated producer and Outer Critics Circle award winner (You Can’t Take It With You, starring James Earl Jones) and has been recognized by the International Association of Venue Managers with the 2015 McElravey Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2018 IAVM Foundation Legacy Award. Michael Londra is an international performer and producer who started his career as the Lead Voice of Riverdance on Broadway. Since then he has co-produced and starred in Beyond Celtic, a PBS special which earned him 2 Emmy® nominations in 2012 and has aired over 400 times nationally. Michael continues to perform globally as a concert artist, releasing 8 albums in 15 countries and recording with such luminaries as Andrea Bocelli and Il Divo. As a producer, Michael developed NOËL with Steve Peters at the National Opera House of Ireland before bringing it on a national US tour in 2018. Jean Clancy has worked on global live tour marketing and management for over two decades, organizing and directing large scale tours, live events and television/DVD specials. She has worked on projects for Celtic Thunder, Celtic Woman, Cherish The Ladies, Nathan Carter, Michael Londra and Noël the Musical amongst others and has wide experience working with artists, presenters and Public Television on touring music shows across the US and Canada.
For more information please visit https://www.venuworkstheatricals.com/agency