Patty Baker

A Naples resident and tireless community champion, Patty Baker has been involved in the theatre since graduating summa cum laude from Hunter College in New York City. From 1988 until 2000, she was on the Friends of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater board of directors while living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There, she served as vice president, and the Patty & Jay Baker Theater Complex is named in her and her husband Jay’s honor. In addition, she was a docent at the Milwaukee Art Museum, where she also served on the board. After moving to Naples full-time in 2000, she served on the board of The Naples Players at the Sugden Theatre for seven years and chaired two fundraisers that raised over $3.7million. Since that time, Baker became a Broadway producer and has earned two Tony Awards for Memphis: The Musical and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. She is currently a producer for To Kill a Mockingbird and Diana and is involved with Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations, Moulin Rouge, Mrs. Doubtfire, and Hamilton. In addition to her work on Broadway, Ms. Baker serves on the board and chairs the theatre advisory board of Hunter College, which consists of various luminaries in the industry and works to obtain internships for students and introduce them to various jobs in theatre. In addition to being on the Gulfshore Playhouse board, she is on the board of the Bay Street Theatre, and the Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Additionally, she is involved in various fundraisers and philanthropic endeavors in Naples and New York.

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