Dagmar Windisch Executive Producer
Born in Vienna, Dagmar Windisch completed her Master’s degree in drama and journalism at the University of Vienna. She began her career working for Jerome Savary in various opera and musical productions at the Bregenz Festival and at the Volksoper Wien. This was followed by theatre, TV, and film productions such as Berlin Affair, Das weite Land, Die Strauss Dynastie, The Mixer, Mesmer, 100 Objects to Represent the World in collaboration with directors such as Liliana Cavani, Luc Bondy, Marvin Chomsky, Roger Spottiswoode, and Peter Greenaway. From 1993 to 1996, she worked as producer at the Etablissement Ronacher theatre in Vienna, in charge of international entertainment shows starring Shirley MacLaine, Andre Heller, and Woody Allen and productions such as Fool Moon, Magneten, and Porgy & Bess.
She produced a variety of plays for the Ronacher including Spezialitäten directed by Werner Herzog, Hava Nagila directed by Ivana de Vert and the Théatre Cirque Archaos. Dagmar Windisch was the first to bring Moses Pendleton’s Momix to a theatre in the German-speaking world. As project director at the Heller Werkstatt she produced Andre Heller’s Yume in Japan and worked with the Begnadete Körper circus company. As supervising producer for BB Promotion she was in charge of the musicals Beauty and the Beast and Saturday Night Fever, as well as of the German casting for the European production of the Broadway show Fosse. She was the supervising producer for STORM at the Barbican in London, and produced the DVD of the stage show Carmen Flamenco.
As an executive producer for BB Promotion since 2003 she has developed and brought to stage the Broadway classic West Side Story in New York, Europe, England, Asia and Australia. Dagmar Windisch advises BB Promotion on all aspects of artistic production and works as a creative consultant in the areas of artistic theater production, team compositions as well as on concept and staffing issues and questions on script adaptations. She specializes in scouting and adaptations of shows from the Anglo-Saxon theater. She was executive producer in charge of casting and creative adaptation of Hairspray in Cologne in 2009-10. Furthermore, since 2004, she has been in charge of casting and creative production of We Will Rock You in Cologne, Zurich, Vienna, Stuttgart, Berlin, Oslo, and Basel in 2012 and of the development and production of the Rocky Horror Show 2008-2009 and 2011.
She is particularly delighted about the fruitful collaboration with Joey McKneely and Donald Chan on West Side Story.