About Us

Based in the culturally dynamic neighborhood of Staten Island’s North Shore, the not-for-profit Harbor Lights Theater Company is committed to illuminating the human experience by bringing to the community accessible, relevant, and thought-provoking professional theatrical productions and educational programs. While still a young company, Harbor Lights has already created a new, vibrant home for New York City’s tremendous talent pool.

If they continue on this path, in addition to “Bringing Broadway to Staten Island”, Harbor Lights might find themselves entertaining more Manhattanites as well. – Robert Carreon, Carreon Productions.

Founded in 2010, Harbor Lights has built a bridge between Staten Island and Broadway, bringing the nation’s best to work with their community’s finest. By presenting carefully selected material in professional productions led by professional actors, directors, designers, musicians and choreographers, HLTC offers local artists and volunteers a rare opportunity to get hands-on experience both backstage and on stage, and to witness truly great Broadway artists at work in their own backyards.

Harbor Lights operates under the belief that the health and prosperity of the arts is fundamental to the health and prosperity of the community. Having witnessed this phenomenon at work in countless other regional theaters across the country, Harbor Lights is poised to become an integral part of the North Shore’s economic and cultural renaissance.

Future plans for Harbor Lights include partnerships with other resident theater companies in co-productions, as well as co-productions with Broadway and Off-Broadway producers who wish to develop their projects in a safe and nurturing environment.

Our Mission

Broadway talent is just a stones throw away at Snug Harbor Cultural Center; Harbor Lights has hit another one out of the park. They deserve our enthusiastic support – Robert Honor


The Harbor Lights Theater Company is dedicated to “illuminating the human experience” through the highest quality, professional theatrical productions and educational outreach within the borough of Staten Island, New York. We seek to establish a national presence and a reputation for excellence, thereby contributing to the renaissance of our community and enhancing its reputation.

Our History

The Harbor Lights Theater Company is the first and only Equity Theater Company in the history of Staten Island. Since founding HLTC in 2010, Broadway veterans and Harbor Lights Founding Artistic Directors Tamara Jenkins and Jay Montgomery have built a bridge from Broadway to Staten Island, bringing the nation’s best to work with their community’s finest. In seven seasons of producing plays and musicals, Harbor Lights has presented over 100 Broadway professionals, including TONY, Grammy, Oscar, Emmy, Drama Desk, and Obie Award winning and nominated artists, in twenty eight  productions .

 Click here for a list of some of the Broadway talent HLTC has presented.

Harbor Lights education program, “Enter Stage Right” targets serious youth ages 11 – 18 for professional training. “Enter Stage Right” provides a “Theatrical Intensive For Youth” each summer and spring and fall semesters of weekly training in acting, theater dance and vocal instruction, including Master Classes with Broadway Producers, Musical Directors, and Casting Directors. Harbor Lights presents frequent showcases featuring our talented students in Staten Island.

Click here for more information on our education program “Enter Stage Right.” 


Past Sponsors

Special thanks to previous sponsors who have been generous to The Harbor Lights Theater Company. Including: