Alan Ross Kosher has been touring the United States and Canada with professional Broadway attractions for the past 31 years.
From the Tom Mallow Production of The Elephant Man, which played 21 cities in 28 days in February 1981, until Disney Theatrical Productions’ The Lion King which plays six cities in an entire year, Kosher has traveled more than a million miles by train, plane and automobile managing more than 25 Broadway plays and musicals. Currently, he is managing the new production of Disney’s The Lion King permanently playing in Las Vegas, Nev.
Kosher has toured with such personalities as Theodore Bikel in Fiddler on the Roof; Ben Vereen in Pippin; Louis Jourdan in Gigi; and perhaps most satisfying of all, he was the surviving manager of Academy Award-winning Faye Dunaway during her tour of Master Class.
Kosher, a member of Tomlinson Theater’s inaugural class, graduated in 1969 from the Temple University with a bachelor’s degree in theater. He returns frequently to speak to theater classes about the commercial aspect of the industry and he recently endowed the Alan Ross Kosher Scholarship Fund, which is awarded annually to an undergraduate interested in theater administration/management.
In May 2005, the League of American Theater and Producers awarded Kosher its Career Achievement Award for Touring Broadway Theater, honoring 25 years of crossing the country with the best that Broadway has to offer.