Nicholas T. Goldsborough '67, former managing director at The Shakespeare Theatre Co. in Washington, D.C., will start his own consulting firm in December 2007. At the same time, he will join the Shakespeare Theatre Company's National Council, a group of corporate leaders, arts patrons, theatre artists and educators who play a major role in helping the Company broaden its reach nationally and internationally.
Since January 2002, Goldsborough has played a significant role in the Campaign for the Harman Center for the Arts and has been responsible for overseeing construction and funding of the $89 million Sidney Harman Hall, part of the Harman Center for the Arts, which opened Oct. 1. Goldsborough also has been responsible for the business and external affairs of the Company, building partnerships with many Washington-based performing arts companies that will perform at the Harman Center. He also led efforts to take the Company on an international tours.
Goldsborough is a former executive vice president and chief operating officer of The Music Center in Los Angeles, where he was responsible for the successful funding of the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the development of Music Center Dance, a program to present dance and ballet at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and other venues.
From 1990 to 1995, he was vice provost of the College of Letters and Science and deputy director of development at UCLA. He previously managed projects for Carnegie Hall, New York City Opera, Lincoln Center Theatre, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, UCLA, Davidson College and the University of the Arts in his capacity as vice chairman and chief operating officer of C.W. Shaver and Co. He also worked for many years as a major gifts officer at Harvard University.
A European history major and Kappa Alpha Society brother while at HWS, Goldsborough was a member of St. John's Guild, Little Theatre, Schola Cantorum and the sailing team, and was named to the dean's list.
His new consulting firm will offer a range of services to non-profit and arts-related organizations on the West Coast and in the Washington area.