Producer/Director Yeeshai Gross is a Tony Award® winning, Emmy® nominated, professional whose specialty for almost three decades, has been working on emotionally-charged projects in a variety of media. His ability to elicit a depth of emotion, confidence, and strength from his subjects – from kindergarten children to adults of over 90 years old --is a unique talent that has been cultivated and harnessed over twenty-five years of work in the film and theatre industries.
With more than 250 shows to his credit, Yeeshai Gross is a veteran director and producer with experience in a diverse range of theatrical genres and venues. Mr. Gross is the founder of Multipleoutlet Productions, a New York based theatrical production company which has coordinated drama programs at elementary schools and high schools throughout the tristate area. An accomplished set and lighting designer, Mr. Gross has supervised the sets and lighting for all of his major productions and has taught classes in the art of stagecraft and stage design. In 2000, with his producing partners, Mr. Donny Epstein and Mr. Elie Landau, he formed ERGO Entertainment, a professional theatrical and film production company.
Currently, Yeeshai is co-producing Steve Martin’s sold-out Broadway comedy Meteor Shower directed by Tony Award-winner Jerry Zaks. Meteor Shower, starring Amy Schumer, Keegan-Michael Key and Laura Benanti is playing at the Booth Theatre on Broadway.
Yeeshai produced the Tony Award© Winning Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neil's Long Day’s Journey Into Night, starring Brian Dennehy, Vanessa Redgrave, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Robert Sean Leonard; the Broadway comedy Steel Magnolias starring Delta Burke, Christine Ebersole, Rebecca Gayheart, Marsha Mason, Lily Rabe and Francis Sternhagen; the Broadway revival of Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park, starring Amanda Peet, Patrick Wilson, Jill Clayburgh and Tony Roberts; the 20th anniversary Tony nominated Broadway revival of Harold Pinter’s The Homecoming, starring Ian McShane, Raul Esparza and Michael McKean; David Mamet’s hysterical Broadway political comedy November starring Nathan Lane and Laurie Metcalf and the critically acclaimed revival of David Mamet’s Speed the Plow starring William H. Macy, Raul Esparza and Elizabeth Moss. Yeeshai also produced the sold out run of Will Ferrell in his Broadway debut in You’re Welcome America, A Final Night With George W. Bush on Broadway in 2009, that can now be seen on HBO and DVD, as well as Impressionism, a new American play by Michael Jacobs, starring Jeremy Irons and Joan Allan, directed by Tony Award-winner Jack O'Brien. Yeeshai recently produced Broadway’s critically acclaimed David Mamet revival Oleanna, starring Julia Stiles and Bill Pullman as well as the 2012 Broadway comedy Dead Accounts, by Theresa Rebeck, starring Katie Holmes, Norbert Leo Butz, Judy Greer and Josh Hamilton. Off- Broadway credits include: Dudu Fisher: Something Old, Something New, and Anthony Rapp in Oren Safdie’s acclaimed play, Private Jokes, Public Places.
Some of Yeeshai’ s film projects include the Sundance film Let It Snow, starring Bernadette Peters; the award-winning documentary Paper Clips about the children of Whitwell, Tennessee. (Paper Clips was nominated for a 2006 Emmy Award®) as well as Ari Taub’s World War II award winning film, The Fallen.
Yeeshai has also created, produced and managed the Pier of Fear Haunted House event at Hudson River Park Trust for eight years, making each event more successful than the previous one.
Yeeshai has run the Drama departments for: The North Shore Hebrew Academy (17 years); The North Shore Hebrew Academy HS (10 years); Magen David Yeshivah HS (14 years); Westchester Hebrew HS (13 years); Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns & Rockaway HS (14 years); Hillel Yeshiva HS (8 years); Camp David (23 years); The Frisch School; Yeshiva University HS for Girls; The Sephardic Community Center; The Young Israel of Staten Island.
Yeeshai has produced hundreds of individual award-winning projects and events for dozens of organizations including: The Yeshivah of Flatbush; The Rambam School; Tikva Children’s Home; The American Society for Yad Vashem; Atlantis Rehabilitation Center; H. Strategies Public Relations; The Ron Krinick Foundation; Mark Ecko Enterprises; Amudim Community Resources; Chesed 24/7; The Woodmere Fire Department