Longtime employee Kwofe Coleman is next president and CEO of The Muny

News

ST. LOUIS – The Muny has selected its next president and CEO. Effective January 1, 2022, Kwofe Coleman will succeed Denny Reagan, who has been with The Muny since 1968 and served as president and CEO since 1991. Reagan announced his retirement in December.

Coleman is a St. Louis native who currently serves as The Muny’s managing director but has worked in numerous positions with the theater since 2008, including staff accountant, house manager, and director of marketing and communication.

“I have the benefit of having spent a lifetime here. And I understand the magnitude of what this institution means in this community and in the industry. And to have the opportunity, the chance to take on this next position in this place in humbling, it’s exciting,” Coleman said.

Right now, Coleman said his primary focus right now, is putting bodies back in The Muny’s 11,000 seats.

“The number one thing I’m looking forward to is bringing people back,” Coleman said. “We hope to come back this summer and get back to this feeling, this sense of joining together to see a show. And then, again, a lot of it about our region, our relationship with the community we serve. We want people to come here for a show but we also want to participate in this community.”

The Muny season was postponed in 2020 due to COVID. The Muny hopes to return to the stage for its 103rd season on July, 5 2021 with “Seven Brides For Seven Brothers.”

Beginning January 2022, Denny Reagan will assume the job of senior advisor, where he’ll help to finish the work of the Muny’s Second Century Capital Campaign. 

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

About FOX 2 News

FOX 2 and KPLR 11 in St. Louis cover the news in Missouri and Illinois. There are over 68 hours of live news and local programming on-air each week. Our website and live video streams operate 24/7. Download our apps for alerts and follow us on social media for updates in your feed.

President Harry Truman said: “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” That spirit is alive and well at Fox 2. Our teamwork is on display each and every day.

Our news slogan is: “Coverage You Can Count On.” We quite frankly are too busy to worry about who gets the credit. Our main concern is serving the viewer.

We go where the stories take us. Whether it be Washington, D.C when a Belleville man opened fire during a congressional baseball game practice or to Puerto Rico where local Ameren crews restored power after more than 5 months in the dark.

Coverage You Can Count On means “Waking up your Day” with our top-rated morning show. From 4:00 am-10:00 am we are leading the way with breaking news. But our early morning crew also knows how to have some fun! Our strong commitment to the communities we serve is highlighted with our Friday neighborhood shows.

Our investigative unit consists of three reporters. Elliott Davis focuses on government waste, Chris Hayes is our investigative reporter, and Mike Colombo is our consumer reporter. They work in unison with the news department by sharing resources and ideas.

We continue to cover breaking news aggressively and relied on our seasoned journalists to make a difference with the stories we covered. The shooting of Arnold Police Officer Ryan O’Connor is just one example of that. Jasmine Huda was the only reporter who had exclusive access to the O’Connor family during his amazing rehabilitation in Colorado.

Last, but certainly not least, FOX 2 and KPLR 11 are committed to covering local politics. We host debates among candidates and have the most extensive presidential election coverage. Our commitment to politics isn’t just during an election year. We produce two political shows that air every weekend.

Popular

Latest News

More News