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Famous Male Conductors

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List of famous male conductors, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male conductors list contains the most prominent and top males known for being conductors. There are thousand of males working as conductors in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic conductors have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a conductor then the people below should give you inspiration.

List people include Roberto Abbado, Fenno Heath and more.

While this isn't a list of all male conductors, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male conductors?" and "Who are the best male conductors?"

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    Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Conductors
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    Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra was an American singer, actor, director, and producer. Beginning his musical career in the swing era as a boy singer with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey, Sinatra found success as a solo artist from the early to mid-1940s after being signed by Columbia Records in 1943. Being ...more

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    • Age: Died at 83 (1915-1998)
    • Birthplace: Hoboken, USA, New Jersey
    • Profession: Conductor, Film Producer, Actor, Singer
    • Credits: The Manchurian Candidate, From Here to Eternity, On the Town, Von Ryan's Express, Around the World in 80 Days, + more
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    Frank Zappa is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Conductors
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    Frank Vincent Zappa was an American musician, bandleader, songwriter, composer, recording engineer, record producer, and film director. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa composed rock, jazz, orchestral and musique concrète works. He also directed feature-length films and music videos, and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 53 (1940-1993)
    • Profession: Conductor, Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Composer
    • Credits: Y Tu Mamá También, Head, 200 Motels, The Boy Who Left Home to Find Out About the Shivers, The Amazing Mr. Bickford, + more
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    Jackie Gleason is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Conductors
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    John Herbert “Jackie” Gleason was an American comedian, actor, and musician. He was known for his brash visual and verbal comedy style, exemplified by his character Ralph Kramden in The Honeymooners. Among his notable film roles were Minnesota Fats in the 1961 drama The Hustler and Buford T. Justice in ...more

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    • Age: Died at 71 (1916-1987)
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Bushwick
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Stunt Performer, Comedian, Television producer, Musician, + more
    • Credits: Smokey and the Bandit, The Honeymooners, The Hustler, The Toy, Smokey and the Bandit II, + more
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    Quincy Jones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Conductors
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    Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. is an American record producer, conductor, arranger, composer, musician, television producer, film producer, instrumentalist, magazine founder, entertainment company executive, and humanitarian. His career spans six decades in the entertainment industry and a record 79 Grammy ...more

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    • Age: age 82
    • Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Record producer, Television producer, Musician, + more
    • Credits: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, In the Heat of the Night, The Color Purple, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Austin Powers: Goldmember, + more
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    Harry Connick, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Male Conductors
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    Joseph Harry Fowler Connick, Jr. is an American singer, musician and actor. He has sold over 28 million albums worldwide. Connick is ranked among the top 60 best-selling male artists in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America, with 16 million in certified sales. He has had ...more

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    • Age: 48
    • Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Conductor, Arranger, Songwriter, Pianist, Musician, + more
    • Credits: Independence Day, When Harry Met Sally..., The Iron Giant, P.S. I Love You, American Idol, + more
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    Leonard Bernstein is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Male Conductors
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    Leonard Bernstein was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist. He was among the first conductors born and educated in the United States of America to receive worldwide acclaim. According to music critic Donal Henahan, he was "one of the most prodigiously talented and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 72 (1918-1990)
    • Birthplace: USA, Lawrence, Massachusetts
    • Profession: Conductor, Film Score Composer, Pianist, Screenwriter, Author, + more
    • Credits: West Side Story, On the Waterfront, On the Town, Great Performances, The Making of West Side Story, + more
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    Igor Stravinsky is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Male Conductors
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    Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky was a Russian composer, pianist and conductor. He is widely considered to be one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century. Stravinsky's compositional career was notable for its stylistic diversity. He first achieved international fame with three ...more

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    • Age: Died at 89 (1882-1971)
    • Birthplace: Lomonosov, Russia
    • Profession: Conductor, Film Score Composer, Pianist, Composer
    • Credits: Fantasia, Melinda and Melinda, La Belle Noiseuse, Histoire(s) du cinéma, Allegro Non Troppo, + more
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    A. R. Rahman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Male Conductors
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    Allah-Rakha Rahman is an Indian composer, singer-songwriter, music producer, musician and philanthropist. Described as the world's most prominent and prolific film composer by Time, Rahman's works are noted for integrating Eastern classical music with electronic music, world music and traditional ...more

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    • Age: age 48
    • Birthplace: Chennai, India
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Music Producer, + more
    • Credits: Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours, Bombay, Couples Retreat, Million Dollar Arm, + more
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