Dori is a four-time Tony-winning Broadway producer and an Emmy-award-winning director, producer and writer of film and television.
As a Documentary Filmmaker, Dori directed, wrote and produced: Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love (Emmy Award / American Masters) a deeply personal, insider and candid look at one of the greatest artists of our time; Carol Channing: Larger Than Life (Showtime) revealing the magic and vivacity of the 90-year-old icon – both onstageand off...past and present; Gotta Dance (adapted for the stage – Half Time) capturing the adventures of the NBA’s first-ever senior hip hop dance team; Some Assembly Required, following six teams of determined teenagers as they navigate ‘the game of life’ on their quest to win the national toy invention crown and ShowBusiness: The Road To Broadway (Showtime) chronicling the behind-the-curtain passion, exhilaration, drama, sweat and high stakes creative and financial risks of four new Broadway musicals. Dori’s award-winning documentary short The Last Blintz, about the closing of Broadway’s Café Edison Diner, is currently screening nationwide.
Dori’s next Broadway musical The Prom, directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw (Book of Mormon, Mean Girls) is a hilarious musical comedy with gigantic heart and a timely message of ‘acceptance’. The Prom will open on Broadway fall 2018.
Dori is also producing Half Time, an exuberant musical comedy packed about chasing your dreams. The show is directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde) and stars Georgia Engel, André De Shields, and Lillias White. Half Time is inspired by Dori’s award-winning documentary film Gotta Dance, capturing the adventures of the first-ever, senior citizen hip-hop dance team for the New Jersey Nets Basketball Team from auditions through to center court stardom. Half Time will launch at the Paper Mill Playhouse spring of ’18 before opening on Broadway.
Dori’s other Broadway shows include: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Tony Award – Best Play Revival); Legally Blonde: The Musical (Olivier Award – Best Musical), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Tony Award – Best Musical), The Crucible, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (Tony Award – Best Play Revival), Fool Moon (Special Tony Award), Flower Drum Song, Enchanted April and Golden Child.
Dori is the recipient of Broadway’s Robert Whitehead Award for Outstanding Achievement in Commercial Theatre Producing. Further, as co-founder of Camp Broadway, an immersive behind-the-scenes Theatre Camp for kids, Dori is committed to instilling in kids a life-long love for the arts. Additionally, Dori is partnered with the genius illustrator Justin “Squigs” Robertson on the creation of Lights of Broadway Trading Cards.
For Television, Dori Co-Created, Executive-Produced and Directed Eavesdropping with Alan Cumming (Oxygen) and The Isaac Mizrahi Show (Oxygen).
Dori executive produced and/or supervised over 50 feature, special f/x and/or animated productions, including Isaac Mizrahi’s award-winning documentary Unzipped, Dirty Dancing (both the feature & TV series) and Jim Henson’s MuppetVision 3-D. She has executive produced websites for Oprah and President Clinton. Dori has worked as a Producer and/or an Executive for DreamWorks Theatricals, Paramount Pictures, Warner Brothers, Sony Pictures, NBC, MTV, Sesame Workshop, Oxygen Media, Vestron Pictures, and Walt Disney Imagineering. Dori began her professional career as an Investment Banker in Mergers & Acquisitions for Morgan Stanley.