TodayTix Co-founder Merritt Baer Named Innovator of the Year
Being at the forefront of innovation for how technology can make theater more accessible is at the core of our mission, and with 5 years under our belt, $250 million in tickets sold, 13 cities, 1,200 partners, and nearly 5 million users and counting, we’ve come along way. None of this would be possible without a team of hardworking individuals led by strong visionaries. We are proud to announce that our Co-Founder and President Merritt Baer has been recognized for this leadership as Innovator of the Year at the 2018 StartOut Awards. These distinguished awards celebrate excellence and leadership in the LGBTQ entrepreneurial community. With this Award, Merritt is honored for his vision, leadership, advocacy, and achievement in entrepreneurship, as well as for being a source of true inspiration to the entire LGBTQ community. He will accept his Award tonight at StartOut’s 7th Annual Gala in San Francisco.
Let’s take this opportunity to share a little more about Merritt. In addition to being our Co-Founder, Merritt leads our European operations on the West End and beyond. Before TodayTix, Merritt started out at Stanford University and launched his career at Lazard Frères in mergers and acquisitions before moving to London as the Head of Primary Inventory for viagogo. His theatrical ventures began in 2010, producing “The Merchant of Venice,” starring Al Pacino, on Broadway to critical acclaim. In 2012, his production of “Death of a Salesman,” starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, won him a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, and Drama League Award as one of the youngest producers in history. His other Broadway and West End productions include “Lucky Guy,” starring Tom Hanks; “Romeo and Juliet,” starring Orlando Bloom, and “The Bodyguard: The Musical.”