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Henderson, Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s Executive Director, has
produced CST’s past 19 seasons. Under his leadership the Theater has
become one of the city’s major cultural attractions; honors include the
2008 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre as well as multiple
Laurence Olivier and Joseph Jefferson Awards. Mr. Henderson was named
Arts Administrator of the Year by Arts Management Magazine; was
recognized among the top 40 business people under the age of 40 in
Crain's Chicago Business; and was recently named Chevalier de L’Ordre
des Arts et des Lettres by the Minister of Culture of France. Mr.
Henderson serves as president of the Producers’ Association of Chicago
area Theaters and on the Board of Directors of Arts Alliance Illinois
and the League of Chicago Theatres. Mr. Henderson is director of the
MFA/Arts Leadership Program, a two-year graduate-level curriculum in
arts management training created through a joint partnership between
Chicago Shakespeare Theater and The Theatre School at DePaul University.