‘Bye Bye Birdie Live’ starring and produced by Jennifer Lopez for NBC has announced two additional producers: Craig Zadan and Neil Merson.
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron’s feature film, television, and theater productions have earned a total of six Academy Awards, five Golden Globes, 14 Emmy Awards, two Peabody Awards, a Grammy Award, six GLAAD Awards, four NAACP Image Awards, and two Tony Awards.
The duo executive produced the critically acclaimed NBC production of ‘The Wiz Live!,’ and executive produced 2013’s hugely successful, live, three-hour NBC presentation of ‘The Sound of Music Live!’ starring Grammy winner Carrie Underwood. The broadcast drew a record-breaking 21.3 million viewers, giving the network its highest ratings in seven years and the first live network musical broadcast since the 1950s.
Zadan and Meron’s motion pictures include: “Hairspray,” “The Bucket List,” “Footloose,” and the Oscar-winning Best Picture, “Chicago.”
Their television projects, which have accrued 120 Emmy nominations, include: ‘Gypsy,’ ‘Cinderella,’ ‘Annie,’ and ‘The Music Man.’