b. 21 March 1859, Durham, New Hampshire, USA, d. 29 November 1927, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. A very prolific Broadway producer from the turn of the 20th century through to the early 20s, Savage was responsible for dozens of shows. Among these were the musicals King Dodo (1902), The Prince Of Pilsen and Peggy From Paris (both 1903), The Yankee Consul, The Sho-Gun, and Woodland (all 1904), The Man From Now and The Student King (both 1906), The Yankee Tourist, The Merry Widow, and Tom Jones (all 1907), The Gay Hussars and The Love Cure (both 1909), Little Boy Blue (1911), Somewhere Else (1913), Sari and Maid Of Athens (both 1914), Pom-Pom (1916), Have A Heart (1917), Toot-Toot! and Head Over Heels (both 1918), See-Saw (1919), Lady Billy (1920), a further revival of The Merry Widow (1921), The Clinging Vine (1922), The Magic Ring (1923), and Lollipop (1924).
There were also a number of musicals staged by arrangement with Savage who had secured the rights for several shows. Reportedly, in his dealings with actors, writers, composers and others, Savage lived up to his name and was heartily disliked by many. His last Broadway shows, not musicals, were Lass O’Laughter and Stolen Fruit (both 1925).