Lord Michael Grade, TV executive and businessman, was born in 1943. He was chairman of the BBC from 2004 to 2006 and executive chairman of ITV Plc from 2007 to 2009. His father was Leslie Grade, the theatrical agent who, with brothers Lord (Lew) Grade and Lord (Bernard) Delfont, built perhaps the most powerful show business network in the world in the post-war period, booking talent like Doris Day, Danny Kaye and Bob Hope. Michael Grade joined the family business at the age 23.
FOLLOWED BY LORD MICHAEL GRADE IN CONVERSATION WITH MARK LAWSON
Attending this event
Mark Lawson is presenter of the BBC Radio 4 flagship daily arts programme Front Row and writes for The Guardian.
Films screening at this event
- Michael Kantor
- Joel Grey
- 84 min
“A truly memorizing documentary to watch.” – Pop Matters
“Exceptional.” – Huffington Post
Over the fifty year period of its development, the songs of the Broadway musicals were created almost exclusively by Jewish Americans.
Michael Kantor’s riveting, toe-tapping film features interviews and conversations with some of the greatest composers and writers of the Broadway stage, and some of the nation’s pre-eminent creators of musical theatre, including Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, George and Ira Gershwin, Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Kurt Weill, Sheldon Harnick, Jerry Bock, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, Jules Styne and many others. Unmissable.