Candy Spelling is a Tony Award-winning Broadway producer, best-selling author, philanthropist, television producer. and star of the record-breaking HGTV series, “Selling Spelling Manor.”
Above all, she is best known and recognized for her involvement in numerous civic and charitable activities.
Below are details of all the things I love in life including my producing projects, creative ideas, causes and the Spelling family legacy.
Candy's current Broadway productions, "Tina: The Tina Turner Musical," starring Adrienne Warren, and "Moulin Rouge! The Musical" received rave reviews and are box office hits. "Tina: The Tina Turner Musical" received 12 nominations, including best musical, lead actress, and book of a musical. "Moulin Rouge! The Musical" received 14 Tony nominations, including those for best musical, lead actor, lead actress, and orchestrations. Candy's fourteenth Broadway production, "MJ The Musical," will open in December.
Some of Candy's past work as a Producer include several shows in 2019, "King Lear", "Hillary and Clinton" and “Tootsie". Earlier works include"The Iceman Cometh" and"Carousel" in 2018, "The Color Purple" in 2016, "Nice Work If You Can Get It" in 2012 and her maiden outing "Promises, Promises" in 2010.
Candy is also a renowned author whose first book, the best-selling Stories From Candyland published 2010, is filled with stories and adventures of her life. The book reflects on her experiences as the wife of Hollywood mogul Aaron Spelling, mother, and other fascinating times in Tinseltown.
The success of Stories From Candyland encouraged Candy to continue sharing her life. In her second book, Candy At Last published 2014, Candy writes about her new life as a single woman, creating a successful new career as a Broadway producer, spending time with friends and of course, in her favorite role of all – as grandmother to seven beautiful grandchildren. Read more about her BOOKS and to purchase.
In 2012, Candy starred in, and executive produced the two-part series "Selling Spelling Manor" for HGTV. The show reached the highest-ever fourth quarter-day rating for the network, with more than 4.2 million viewers tuning in to see Candy moving out of the legendary 56,000 square foot Hollywood mansion she built and shared with her husband and family for more than 20 years. With the success of that show, HGTV ordered a new 3-part series, "Beyond Spelling Manor," which aired in 2013. The series documented the construction of Candy's new home in Los Angeles and her search for an apartment in New York City.
Candy proudly continues to expand her public service work, joining the Los Angeles Ballet Board of Directors in the Fall of 2019. She is Vice-Chair of the Board of American Humane, on which she has served since 2012. American Humane sets the gold standard as the most visionary and effective animal welfare organization in the nation.
Centro De Niños, a downtown Los Angeles daycare center for underprivileged families, holds a special place in Candy’s heart. Her participation enabled the center to expand their facility and offer additional programs and services, of which the federal government took notice. Read more about Candy's CAUSES.