Television Producer

 

Jeff Rowland has spent his entire professional life in the live entertainment and media business starting as an agent with ICM in the NY concert division where he signed artists such as Frank Zappa, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Lou Reed, Metallica and booked tours for ICM clients Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell, AC/DC, KISS, Neil Young and Guns and Roses and countless others.

 He was recruited by PolyGram Records to start a new division called PolyGram Diversified Entertainment whose focus was on developing new businesses for PolyGram that were related to their core music operations.  During this period, Jeff started producing music television programs and Broadway shows.  Among the television shows he produced there were Diana Ross Live: The Lady Sings…Jazz and Blues for live ppv, Disney and Bravo, Woodstock ’94 for live ppv and MTV, the 25th anniversary concert event where he was also one of the lead producers for the whole event, Elvis Aaron Presley: The Tribute, the “official” tribute concert with Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley for live ppv and ABC prime time, Guns and Roses: Live from Paris for live ppv and MTV, Verve Records @ 50: The Jazz Masters at Carnegie Hall for NHK and PBS. At this time he also produced a number of Broadway shows including Jelly’s Last Jam starring Gregory Hines, Damn Yankees, starring Jerry Lewis in the first Broadway revival of that show since it’s original Broadway opening and Victor/Victoria starring Dame Julie Andrews in her return to the Broadway stage after over 30 years.  He also produced a television program/DVD of Victor/Victoria live from the Broadway stage for NHK and Bravo.

After PolyGram decided to enter the movie business, Rowland left PDE to join Metropolitan Entertainment where he ran the Television and Theatre division and continued to produce television specials and Broadway theatre for five years until he left to start his own production company, Two Hands Entertainment going on 15 years ago and continues thrive as an independent producer.  Most recently Two Hands Entertainment produced Lady Day for Emerson’s Bar & Grill for HBO starring Audra McDonald who received an Emmy nomination for her starring role.

Among the PBS specials he has produced:

 

Moody Blues: A Night at Red Rocks; Pete Townshend’s “Psychoderelict”

Verve Records @ 50:The Jazz Masters

My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies starring Julie Andrews

Muddy Waters: The Kennedy Center Tribute

My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs starring Julie Andrews

Sarah Brightman: La Luna

Bruce Hornsby and Friends: Hot House

Art Garfunkel: Across America

Lullaby of Broadway: Opening Night on 42nd St

Three Mo’ Tenors

Sissel: All Good Things

Amici Forever in Concert

Hayley Westenra: Live From New Zealand

Cook, Dixon and Young: In Concert

Sissel: Into Paradise-Live From Dalhalla

Sarah Brightman: Symphony in Vienna

Ashford & Simpson: The Real Thing

Video Games Live

Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot at the Symphony

Aaron Neville: Doo Wop-My True Story

Jackie Evancho: Awakening-Live in Concert