Green Captains

Date:Jan 17, 2013


Our popular Green Captain program seeks to find a BGA liaison at each and every Broadway, Off-Broadway and touring show or venue. We reached 100% participation on Broadway for the first time in 2011/12. Many Green Captains are chosen by their peers at the first rehearsal or soon afterwards. These liaisons – it can be a star of the show or a dresser or crew member — are then sent a welcome kit with information on how to help their production get greener.

The kit lists ways to help green the production backstage, lists items the BGA collects (from corks to textiles to printer cartridges), allows Green Captains to find out details about the recycling programs at their theatres, and helps them swap ideas and get helpful hints from those serving on other productions. Some Green Captains have been our liaisons on more than one show and several have served as Green Captains for years.

We hold quarterly meetings, often with guest speakers, to bring all of our Green Captains together to share ideas and concerns and to learn how to be effective environmental advocates.

If you’re interested in becoming a Green Captain for your show (on or off-Broadway, or on tour), email us at

We have also launched a College Green Captain program, and theatre departments across the nation are creating more sustainable theatre.

Current Broadway Green Captains:  

  • Al Hirschfeld Theatre – KINKY BOOTS – Michele Gutierrez
  • August Wilson Theatre – MEAN GIRLS – Kate Rockwell 
  • Belasco Theatre – FARINELLI AND THE KING – Mark Rylance
  • Booth Theatre – METEOR SHOWER – Laura Benanti
  • Broadhurst Theatre – ANASTASIA – Shina Ann Morris
  • Broadway Theatre – MISS SAIGON – Gabrielle D’Entremont & Eva Noblezada
  • Circle in the Square Theatre – ONCE ON THIS ISLAND – Isaac Powell
  • Ethel Barrymore Theatre – THE BAND’S VISIT – Kristen Sieh
  • Eugene O’Neill – THE BOOK OF MORMON – Matthew Marks
  • Gershwin Theatre – WICKED Larkin Bogan & Travis Taber
  • Hudson Theatre – THE PARISIAN WOMAN – William H. Lang
  • Imperial Theatre – CAROUSEL – Kelly McCormick
  • Longacre Theatre – A BRONX TALE – Jonathan Brody
  • Lunt-Fontanne Theatre – CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY – Emma Pfaeffle
  • Lyceum Theatre  THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG – Amelia McClain
  • Majestic Theatre – THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA – Satomi Hofmann
  • Minskoff Theatre – THE LION KING – Elizabeth Cohen
  • Music Box Theatre – DEAR EVAN HANSEN – Will Roland
  • Neil Simon Theatre – ANGELS IN AMERICA – Beth Malone & Jane Pfitsch
  • New Amsterdam Theatre – ALADDIN Courtney Reed
  • Palace Theatre – SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS – Stephanie Hsu & Jai’Len Josey
  • Shubert Theatre – HELLO, DOLLY! – Hayley Podschun
  • St. James Theatre – FROZEN – Kali Grinder
  • Stephen Sondheim Theatre – BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL – Sara King 
  • Studio 54 – LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS – Aaron Gonzalez


Other Green Captains:  

  • Actors Equity Association – Christopher Williams
  • ATPAM – Tito Sanchez
  • IATSE – Alisa Keegan
  • Local One – Sarah Conyers
  • Local 764 – Terry Lavada
  • Local 798 – Elizabeth Cohen
  • Local 802 – Marisa Friedman & Ralph Farris
  • SDC – John Carrafa & Roxanne Rodriguez
  • Tony Awards – Marjorie Horne
  • Manhattan Theatre Club – Jim Joseph
  • Studio 54 – Steve Jones


Check Out Our Green Captains from Past Seasons:


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Check Out All of Our Former Green Captains:

BGA Green Captain Alumni List