Starting from the bottom as a “gofer” for producer Kermit Bloomgarden on the Stephen Sondheim musical Anyone Can Whistle, and elevator boy at the Alvin Theatre, during a production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Welling rose through the ranks to become a stage manager for many productions, including George M! and Sherry, and summer stock tours.
From there, he transitioned to a new role in the theatre: marketing and group sales for more than 350 Broadway shows. Within the group travel industry, Welling went on to many accolades, including: induction into Cunard Lines’ Inner Circle Sales Club, Norwegian Cruise Lines’ President’s Club, and induction into the first advisory board of Cruise Line International Association (CLIA). Currently, he owns a group travel business, The Travel Group Department.
Starting his writing career in his 70s, Welling brings his wealth of experiences in theatre, travel, and life to his books. He is currently writing the second novel in his The Actor? trilogy.
Lee Welling is an experienced theatre professional with a wealth of experience behind the scenes of the Broadway theatre, which he brings to his debut novel, The Actor?, A Thriller and Love Story at the Height of the Cold War.