Jack Shubert was an advocate of nuclear energy for peaceful applications. Additionally, he was an ardent researcher and published numerous scientific publications and patents.
Tony Award winning director-choreographer. He has directed and choreographed Broadway hits including The Book of Mormon, Angels in America and The Band’s Visit as well as taking charge of two New York City Center Encores! productions: The Most Happy Fella and Anyone Can Whistle.
Early Life and Education
After graduating from Nashville Community High School and Kaskaskia College, he taught himself electronics at Vatterott College. He took great pleasure repairing and restoring electronics as well as collectingibles; playing chess and guitar were other interests he indulged in. He is survived by both of his parents from Nashville as well as one daughter.
After two years, he realized the college wasn’t what he desired and entered teacher training in Vienna. Additionally, he continued taking private lessons with Salieri who provided more hands-on technical education than was available through Stadtkonvikt.
Jack and Tony were members of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Decatur and Jack served on its vestry. Together they made friends wherever they went and were particularly fond of traveling together – particularly Hawaii and Mexico where they spent considerable time exploring.
Jack was known for his sharp mind, sense of humor and generosity. He would often correct a golf swing while eating in a restaurant or assist a student finding their first job. Additionally, Jack excelled at logic games such as crossword puzzles and kakuro.
His career as a Manhattan Project scientist led him from Bikini Atoll and the Argonne National Laboratory. He earned acclaim for creating a process for extracting plutonium from irradiated uranium and fission products, known as absorption.
The Shubert Organization has created several iconic Broadway shows such as Gypsy, A Raisin in the Sun, Chicago and Dreamgirls; receiving 134 Emmy nominations along the way. They also produce event television programming as well as feature films. Furthermore, they dedicate significant resources towards civic and community initiatives.
Achievement and Honors
At the theater, he’s an unmistakable presence: four-time Tony Award winner with two Best Actor in Musical nominations (for A Chorus Line and Into the Woods respectively).
Ben is also a founding member of both the American Theatre Wing and Broadway League Boards of Governors, serving on both boards concurrently. Additionally, he currently acts as Chief Operating Officer of Shubert Organization – comprising 17 landmarked Broadway theaters as well as six off-Broadway venues including Philadelphia’s Forrest in its portfolio – where he currently resides as well.
Shubert Theatre Company has produced such hits as Anastasia, Angels in America, Children of a Lesser God, Come From Away and Dear Evan Hansen – not to mention producing some stage adaptations like Some Like It Hot directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw!
Jack personified an unparalleled combination of joie de vivre and generosity. An accomplished golfer, he relished teaching junior players the game he loved; creating lifelong relationships through golf lessons for junior players; as well as his sharp mind that enjoyed logic games such as crossword puzzles and kakuro; not to mention his unique sense of humor that made being around him all the more entertaining.
He was an outstanding cook who delighted his friends and family alike. In addition, he enjoyed roller and ice skating – even up until his 87th birthday! As an ardent Christian who held fast to Marjorie, four children, sixteen grandchildren were given his love. Ann Schubert donated many documents regarding his life to the Atomic Heritage Foundation which include letters, certificates, pamphlets and photographs of this icon of science.
John Shubert was born on the 26th day of 1884 at his birthplace of Georgia. He had seven siblings including Malcum Lee Shubert, Olive Shubert and five more.
George Burns often performed with female partners for comedy patter or dance routines in his early career; eventually Gracie Allen would become his favorite partner.
They quickly established themselves as one of the most successful comedy duos ever. Millions watched their popular TV show every week and they inspired countless other comedians and actresses in comedy.
Today, The Shubert Organization owns 17 Broadway theatres and 6 Off-Broadway venues. Their musical productions have included Guys and Dolls, A Chorus Line and The Heidi Chronicles – three popular hits that continue to delight audiences today.