NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — MSG Entertainment has named Phil Ernst as Senior Vice President, Touring Productions. In his new role, Mr. Ernst will oversee all aspects of MSG Entertainment’s touring productions, including the Radio City Christmas Spectacular Arena and Theater tours, the MSG related Cirque du Soleil touring properties, as wee as all future MSGE touring productions.
Also included in Ernst's new portfolio will be oversight of all touring operations of the company’s production properties including routing, building deals, and contract execution. Ernst will also collaborate with the public relations and production teams on matters relating to merchandising and sponsorship.
Before joining MSGE, Mr. Ernst was Senior Vice President and Lead Booker for Live Nation in New York where his responsibilities included overseeing the bookings at the Nikon Theater at Jones Beach and PNC Bank Arts Center in New Jersey. He also produced shows at all the major New York venues including MSG, Radio City Music Hall, Izod Center, Nassau Colliseum, Citifield, and Carnegie Hall.
Prior to that, Mr. Ernst was President for Ocesa Presents based in New York, the dominant concert promoter in Latin America. He joined Ocesa as Senior Vice President producing concerts and events throughout Latin American with a focus on Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Chile. Prior to Ocesa, Phil was an agent with International Creative Management (ICM) and with American Talent International where he booked and routed artist and theatrical tours across the country. He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Geneseo.
"I’m looking forward to working with MSGE and lead the company’s touring productions including the Radio City Christmas Spectacular Arena and Theater tours," Ernst said in a statement. "I’m excited to bring such iconic brands and dynamic shows to cities around the country." – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers