Jon Bierman's strong interests in art, design, photography, business and theatre were all major influences leading to his first career in theatre advertising. For more than a quarter century, he represented and created ads for over 250 Broadway and off-Broadway productions, including such Tony Award® and Pulitzer Prize-winning plays as Proof, Driving Miss Daisy, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Glengarry Glen Ross, and the Tony-winning musical revival of Nine. He also served as advertising representative for the long-running off-Broadway hits The Fantasticks, Forbidden Broadway, and I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change.
In 2009, Jon embarked on his second act, making his Broadway producing debut as part of the team for the critically acclaimed revival of Finian's Rainbow (2010 Tony Award®, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and Drama League Award nominations – Best Musical Revival). In 2010 he was a co-producer of All About Me, and the same year he joined the Broadway League where for five seasons he served as a Tony voter. Jon also co-produced the acclaimed Broadway revivals of A.R. Gurney's Love Letters and D.L. Coburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning The Gin Game. This season he is co-producing Heidi Schreck's new Broadway play, What the Constitution Means to Me, named the #1 Play of the Year by both The New Yorker and New York Magazine.
Happily also as part of his second act, Jon has revisited his passion for photography, taking workshop classes at 92Y Tribeca and the International Center of Photography, and recently creating a website to showcase his work.
Jon's portraits have been published to promote legendary Broadway poster artist Frank "Fraver" Verlizzo's new book, "Fraver by Design: 5 Decades of Theatre Poster Art from Broadway, Off-Broadway and Beyond," as well as in The New York Times' Weddings / Celebrations section. Additionally, his images have been featured on HuffingtonPost.com.
Jon holds a B.A. with honors from Tufts University and an M.F.A. in Theatre Management from Columbia University. A native of St. Louis, he lives in Manhattan.