For decades, Broadway audiences have cried with Eponine when she loses her love in Les Misérables, gasped when the chandelier falls in The Phantom of the Opera and delighted in the theatrical magic of Cats. Cameron Mackintosh, the famed British producer of Broadway’s most successful mega-musicals, is the man behind the curtain who made these iconic theatrical productions possible. Mr. Mackintosh began his career in London’s West End and went on to bring to New York some of the most well-known and lucrative Broadway shows (The Phantom of the Opera is the longest-running show on Broadway). Since the early ’80s, Mr. Mackintosh has channeled insight, creativity and cash into productions like Miss Saigon, Little Shop of Horrors and Mary Poppins, among many others. Through his gall, charm and determination, he effectively transformed musical theater into a major global and commercial phenomenon, spurring countless revival productions and blockbuster film adaptations. His ability to produce hits on Broadway and in professional theater markets around the world is both unprecedented and unsurpassed.