Cyd LeVin started her career in the ‘80’s at DON BUCHWALD & ASSIOCIATES. As both a talent and literary agent she worked with and even signed clients like Marisa Tomei, Sheldon Epps (Director) John Leguizamo, Paul Lazarus (Director) Julianne Moore and Gloria Muzio (Director) to name a few.
In 1990 she moved to LA and with Luke Perry (90210) as her first client she opened her management company Cyd LeVin & Associates. Over the next 10 years her roster would include more than 150 actors including Josh Hopkins (PERFECT STORM) Cali Moore (HOMICIDE) Kevin Corrigan (PEARL with Lucy Lu) Dash Mihok (PERFECT STORM) Nadia Dajani (NED & STACEY) Stephen Largey (TO HAVE & TO HOLD) Lenny Von Dohlen (GRAND & TWIN PEAKS) plus Ian Ziering & Tori Spelling (also 90210). Cyd LeVin also had a strong Broadway presence with Blake Hammond (Music Man), Robyn Peterman (Damn Yankees) and many others. She also had a very profitable Literary Division run by Rob Gallagher. The first screenplay they sold was by an unknown soldier Bill Jones called SMUGGLERS MOON sold to Warners Bros for mid-six figures. Cyd also helped package Mathew Harrison & Kevin Corrigan’s film KICKED IN THE HEAD among many other Independent NY Films. By 1994 the company was involved with 9 of 16 films in competition at SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL. Cyd started producing. Her first film 8 SECONDS was directed by John Avildsen (ROCKY & KARATE KID) and her Co-Producer was Michael Shamberg (PULP FICTION, ERIN BROCKOVICH and DJANGO UNCHANGED)
1999 Cyd adopted a little boy. In 2000, the company including it’s employees (amongst them partner and dear friend Molly McCarthy) with Cyd’s blessing was acquired by another major Management company and Cyd went home to take care of her son.
In 2004 she realized it was time to go back to work and worked with friend Jack Menashe at INDEPENDENT ARTISTS AGENCY. When the agency closed in 2010, Cyd decided it was time to re-open Cyd LeVin & Associates.
With Harold Lewter by her side, we set out to open a new kind of Management Company. They opened the company bringing 12 Broadway actors with them. And then magic began. They started to refine what a manager does. For the first 2 years the concentration was on Broadway and New York Projects. Today the company is strong on both coasts once again and does everything including all areas of TV & Film. CLA is known for having great actors and committed managers helping them to be the best actors they can be.
A Native New Yorker from the Bronx, Harold studied Musical Theatre at Wagner College before going on to study Acting at the University of Buffalo where he studied with Stephen McKinley Henderson and was mentored by Maria S. Horne. In 2006 Harold was awarded the North American Cultural Promising Artist of the 21st Century award and traveled to Costa Rica to perform and teach classes at the National Theatre in San Jose, Costa Rica. He began his representative career as an assistant at Independent Artists Agency in 2010; it was there that he met Cyd LeVin. In 2011 he joined Cyd LeVin & Associates full time helping to develop the companies interest in transitioning Broadway actors to Television and Film. A move that later led to Harold becoming the point on all Theatre in 2013 and eventually splitting Television & Film with Cyd in 2014. His passion for developing actors has been his biggest motivator since the very beginning.
As a strong believer in arts education and artists development, Harold has also made it a point to be active in youth theater as a frequent guest teaching artist in and around the New York City school system. In addition Harold was the head of Music Theatre classes at the American Dance and Drama Studio in Fresh Meadows, NY, and has also taught Musical Theatre workshops at Brooklyn Theatre Arts High School, Fordham Arts High School and P.6. on the Upper East Side. As a teaching artist he has worked for Vital Theatre Company and with Students Live, on their International Broadway Worldwide Dream Camp, which brings students from all over the world to New York City for 3 weeks to learn about musical theater and to put on a show for members of the Broadway community. In 2016 Harold became a faculty member for the non-profit organization Broadway For All. (http://www.broadwayforall.org/)
Harold’s students have been accepted into many of the top High Schools and Universities in the U.S. for Musical Theater/Acting including, Marymount Manhattan College, Carnegie Melon University, Wagner College, Brown University, LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts, Professional Performing Arts School, The Repertory High School and Frank Sinatra High School in New York City.
As a producer Harold has produced several concerts for Broadway at venues such as 54 Below, The Cutting Room, 42 West and The Out Hotel. He is also an executive producer on the theatrical rock experience Rock n Roll Debauchery (http://www.rocknrolldebauchery.com).