About Us

"Siegel Artist Management is more like than a partner than an agency.
They respect our vision and come to the table as a collaborator.”
– Leslie B. Rodriguez, Managing Director, Performing Arts Center
Dominican University, River Forest, IL


Established in 1970 by the late Ethel Siegel, Siegel Artist Management is an award-winning, boutique agency known for its artistic excellence, integrity and superior service. We represent an eclectic roster of exceptional artists ranging from special attractions, dance, and music to family entertainment and arts in education. We believe communication between the artist, the agency and the presenter is imperative to success. Our legacy is our deep commitment to offering creative solutions in an ever-changing performing arts culture. We believe in the power of the arts to change lives and enhance the quality of life in every community.

Siegel Artist Management offers artist representation, management and coaching for performing artists.  For more than four decades, we have served the performing arts industry through board and committee service, professional development and mentoring. Some of our industry recognition includes:

  • 2016 The NAPAMA Award for Excellence was renamed The Liz Silverstein Award in honor of her many years of service and mentoring of new colleagues

  • 2014 NAPAMA Award for Excellence as a Performing Arts Manager or Agent (Jennifer Morris)

  • 2011 founded the first Agents and Managers Retreat, now a NAPAMA event (Jennifer Morris)

  • 2009 Inductee, Rock County Arts Hall of Fame (Wisconsin) for outstanding work in the arts (Laurel Canan)

  • 2008 Recognized as a “50 Who Matter” by the Janesville Gazette for outstanding work in the community (Laurel Canan)

  • 2008 Recipient, “Woman of Excellence” Award presented by Forward Janesville for outstanding

    work in the arts and development of the Janesville Performing Arts Center (Laurel Canan)

  • 2008 Citation of Commendation from the Wisconsin State Assembly and Senate for outstanding work in the arts (Laurel Canan)

  • 2006 Darlene Neel Award for Mentorship (Liz Silverstein)

  • 1992 NACA Founders Award (Liz Silverstein)

  • 1990 Arts Recognition Award for Service and Dedication to the Arts in the State of Florida (Jane Lawrence Curtiss)

  • 1990 Drafted Legislative language to exempt non-profit organizations and those working with non-profit organization from licensing requirements (Jane Lawrence Curtiss)

  • 1979 Founding NAPAMA member (Ethel Siegel)

Jennifer Morris

Jennifer Morris joined Siegel Artist Management in 1998 and became a partner in 2002, with Lawrence Curtiss (1975-2005), Jeanie Thompson (1988-2009) and Liz Silverstein (1986-2016). She is thrilled to be working collaboratively with a team once more. As owner of the company, this is an exciting new phase as the company approaches its 50th Anniversary.

Jennifer currently serves on the Board of Directors of The National Consortium for Creative Placing and previously served on the Board of Directors of Pennsylvania Presenters and two terms on the Executive Committee of NAPAMA (North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents).  She has served on the professional development committees of the Performing Arts Exchange, Arts Midwest Conference and Pennsylvania Presenters. She served on the Performing Arts Exchange Advisory Committee and co-chaired the Pennsylvania Presenters Spring Arts Conference in 2010 and 2015. Jennifer regularly serves as a panelist and mentor at state, regional and national conferences. In 2011, she produced the first Agents & Managers Retreat, now a NAPAMA event and in 2014, she received the NAPAMA Award for Excellence.

Over the course of her 30-year career she has worked in many different facets of the performing arts industry including general manager for the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, special events manager for the Town of Brookline and marketing manager for the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines (now Des Moines Performing Arts). Her expertise includes organizational planning, infrastructure, arts programming, marketing, touring, event management, professional development and business coaching.

Laurel Canan

Laurel has been in the arts industry for over 18 years and brings a unique perspective with her experience as a booking agent and as the former executive director of the Janesville Performing Arts Center in Janesville, Wisconsin. Laurel worked with the community to see the dream of a performing art center become reality by opening the Center in 2004. She was instrumental in raising $3.4 million for the restoration project. Laurel was recognized for her work in the arts as recipient of Forward Janesville’s Woman of Excellence-2008” award and induction into the Rock County Arts Hall of Fame in 2009.  She served as a State Captain for Arts Wisconsin working on arts advocacy issues and as a grant review panelist for the Wisconsin Arts Board and the South Dakota Arts Council.

In July, 2013 she became owner of the booking/arts management agency, Center Productions. She has extensive experience in programming, arts marketing, organization strategic planning, and fundraising. She is active in professional development as a panelist and mentor at state, regional and national conferences and has been a guest lecturer on Arts Administration and Development for several university programs. She earned her MPA (Masters, Public Administration Degree) from Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.

Laurel currently serves as President of the North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents (NAPAMA) board and in 2016 served as co-chair of the Arts Midwest Conference.  She is past board president for the Ohio Arts Presenters Network.

Sue Birch

Sue Birch has more than 30 years of experience in the arts industry on and off stage. Sue began her career as a classically trained soprano and transitioned into musical theater and then shifted focus to utilize her skills off stage. Sue taught piano and voice lessons and given classes in stage performance. Sue has uses her background in the arts to facilitate meaningful community outreach programs and. received national recognition for a program she created linking local Girl Scouts and a Regional Theater.

For more than 18 years Sue has maintained and organized the personal music libraries of Broadway artists (Patti LuPone, Idina Menzel, etc.). Her expertise is sought after by a variety of arts organizations. She was a proof reader and the creator of two vocal books for the rental library of the Rogers and Hammerstein Organization; a consultant for special project work for Frank Loesser Enterprises and The Kay Swift Memorial Trust; Music Coordinator for several Lincoln Center Out Of Doors events (one involving 900 musicians and performers); Creative Coordinator for the Ives Vocal Marathon at Wesleyan University, CT; and a consultant for conductors/music directors in creating new shows and archival research.

She served as the administrator for a residential summer acting program conceived by Marsha Mason, and managed music and assisted the Music Director of the Chicago Humanities Festival and New York's City Center ENCORES!, and currently serves on the board of Central City Productions (an arts advocacy group in CT) and on the Performing Arts Exchange Professional Development Committee.

Julie Eppich

Julie Eppich has joined Siegel Artist Management as West Coast artist representative.  Julie brings a diverse perspective with 15 years of experience in visual arts and events management.  Julie has a Bachelors Degree in Economics from Indiana University, and along with her business background, has always had a commitment and passion to the world of the arts. 

Having owned and operated her own contemporary Asian art gallery in the famous River North Gallery District in Chicago, Julie spent close to a decade traveling Southeast Asia seeking out and representing overseas artists, ultimately supporting their works and cultures in her gallery. Julie’s experience includes arts marketing, overseas logistical management, events marketing and management, building customer relationships, website development and social media marketing.  Julie is based in Northern California.

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