Industry vet will oversee bookings in New York.
Melissa Miller Ormond has joined Radio City Entertainment in New York as executive VP of bookings, where she will be responsible for bookings at Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden and the Theater at Madison Square Garden, Billboard.biz has learned.
In her new role, the 17-year industry veteran will oversee and manage bookings for all concerts, family entertainment and award shows held at the venues. The move reunites Ormond with RCE president Jay Marciano, with whom she worked at House Of Blues Concerts and its previous incarnations, MCA Concerts and Universal Concerts.
Ormond began her concert industry career in 1987 at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., where she served as GM of the club and production manager for the concert promotion firm, I.M.P.
In 1991, she moved to New York to become a VP for promoter Delsener/Slater Enterprises, where she exclusively booked shows at both Roseland Ballroom and Irving Plaza.
In 1995, Ormond moved to Los Angeles as VP of talent for MCA Concerts, where she booked alternative and modern rock concerts at Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, Calif. She was promoted to senior VP of talent for the company, which by then had become Universal Concerts; her position expanded into booking the companies' amphitheaters and overseeing such touring properties as Lilith Fair.
After the sale of Universal Concerts to House of Blues Entertainment, Ormond maintained her existing responsibilities while expanding further into national touring with treks by such artists as Blink-182. In 2002, in conjunction with John Scher's Metropolitan Entertainment, she promoted the national tour for Down From the Mountain, Music from the movie "O' Brother Where Art Thou?"
Ormond recently relocated from Ireland to New York, where she lives with her husband.