Dori is a four-time Tony-winning Broadway producer and an Emmy-award-winning director, producer and writer of film and television.
As a Broadway Producer, Dori most recently produced The Prom (Best Musical – Drama Desk Award), directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw (Book of Mormon, Mean Girls), a hilarious original musical comedy with gigantic heart and an urgent message of tolerance and acceptance. Ryan Murphy is adapting The Prom into a feature film for Netflix starring Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, James Cordon, Keegan-Michael Key, Andrew Rannells and Kerry Washington. Dori is a Producer on the film along with Ryan Murphy and Bill Damaschke.
Dori’s other Broadway shows include: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Tony Award – Best Play Revival); Legally Blonde: The Musical (Olivier Award – Best Musical), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Tony Award – Best Musical), The Crucible, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (Tony Award – Best Play Revival), Fool Moon (Special Tony Award), Flower Drum Song, Enchanted April and Golden Child.
Dori co-produced the recently released Sony Masterworks Cast Album of the musical Half Time, directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde). The musical is inspired by Dori’s documentary film Gotta Dance and stars Donna McKechnie, Andre Dé Shields, Lillias White and the late Georgia Engel.
Dori is also the Co-Founder and CEO of the recently launched Broadway Podcast Network, the digital headquarters and production company for top theatre Podcasts (www.broadwaypodcastnetwork.com) and she is partnered with genius illustrator Justin “Squigs” Robertson on the creation of the Lights of Broadway Trading Cards (www.lightsofbroadway.nyc).
Dori is the recipient of Broadway’s Robert Whitehead Award for Outstanding Achievement in Commercial Theatre Producing and the Jacob Burns Vision Award. She is the curator and moderator of The Jacob Burns “Life On Stage” series. Dori also co-founded Camp Broadway, an immersive behind-the-scenes Theatre Camp for kids.
As a Documentary Filmmaker, Dori directed, wrote and produced: ShowBusiness: The Road To Broadway (Showtime) chronicling the behind-the-curtain passion, exhilaration, drama, sweat and high stakes creative and financial risks of four new Broadway musicals; Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love (Emmy Award / American Masters) a deeply personal, insider and candid look at one of the greatest artists of our time; Carol Channing: Larger Than Life (Showtime) revealing the magic and vivacity of the 90-year-old icon – both on stage and off; Gotta Dance (adapted for the stage as Half Time) capturing the adventures of the NBA’s first-ever senior hip hop dance team; Some Assembly Required, following six teams of determined teenagers as they navigate ‘the game of life’ on their quest to win the national toy invention crown and The Last Blintz, about the closing of Broadway’s Café Edison Diner.
For Television, Dori Co-Created, Executive-Produced and Directed Eavesdropping with Alan Cumming (Oxygen) and The Isaac Mizrahi Show (Oxygen).
Dori executive produced and/or supervised over 50 feature, special f/x and/or animated productions, including Isaac Mizrahi’s award-winning documentary Unzipped, Dirty Dancing (both the feature & TV series) and Jim Henson’s MuppetVision 3-D. She has executive produced websites for Oprah and President Clinton. Dori has worked as a Producer and/or an Executive for DreamWorks Theatricals, Paramount Pictures, Warner Brothers, Sony Pictures, NBC, MTV, Sesame Workshop, Oxygen Media, Vestron Pictures, and Walt Disney Imagineering. Dori began her professional career as an Investment Banker in Mergers & Acquisitions for Morgan Stanley.