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Brannon Wiles
Assistant Professor, Entertainment & Arts Management
Phone: 215.895.2453
mbwiles@drexel.edu


Arts and entertainment management professional Brannon Wiles spent several years of his career providing business affairs consulting to for profit and non-profit theater ventures. He earned his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where he studied as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He obtained an M.F.A. in Theatre Management and Producing from the Columbia University School of the Arts, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia-V.L.A. Journal of Law & the Arts and President of the Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Society. His professional resume includes work with MBW Entertainment, the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Snug Harbor Productions, the New York Stage & Film Company, Robert Cole Productions, the Kathryn Bache Miller Theatre and the Dramatists Guild of America.

Wiles recently licensed regional productions of Woody Sez, a new theatrical work celebrating the life and music of Woody Guthrie. He has producing credit on the Broadway revivals of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever starring Harry Connick, Jr. (2011-2012) and That Championship Season starring Kiefer Sutherland, Chris Noth, Jason Patric, Brian Cox and Jim Gaffigan (2010-2011) and several other Broadway and Off-Broadway general management credits, including the Tony Award-winning Elaine Stritch at Liberty and Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash. Wiles has overseen programming for six venues, ranging in size from 170 to 2,100 seats, with a focus on booking and negotiating agreements for concerts, comedy and dance, and has managed rentals departments and maintained relationships with several resident arts organizations as well as local co-promoters. His areas of specialty include producing for commercial theatre, law and the arts, contract negotiation, labor relations, budgeting and company management.