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List of famous stage managers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top stage managers in the world? This includes the most prominent stage managers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable stage managers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic stage managers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned stage managers.

A list made up of people like John Stewart and Harold Prince.

From reputable, prominent, and well known stage managers to the lesser known stage managers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the stage manager field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous stage managers ever?" and "What are the names of famous stage managers?" then you're in the right place. 

Harold Smith "Hal" Prince is an American theatrical producer and director associated with many of the best-known Broadway musical productions of the past half-century. He has garnered twenty-one Tony Awards, more than any other individual, including eight for directing, eight for producing the ...more

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Theatre Director, Theatrical producer, Film Director

Credits: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Little Night Music, Something for Everyone, Original Cast Album: Company

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Egbert Warnderink "E. W." Swackhamer Jr. was an American television and film director. Swackhamer's credits included M*A*S*H, L.A. Law, Murder, She Wrote, Bewitched, The Partridge Family and The Flying Nun. Of the 27 pilots for television series directed by Swackhamer, 18 went into regular ...more

Birthplace: Middletown, New Jersey, United States of America

Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Director

Credits: M*A*S*H, Law & Order, Spider-Man, Death at Love House, Tenspeed and Brown Shoe, + more

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John Stewart is an American TV producer. He's also the father of actress Kristen Stewart. His wife, Jules Mann-Stewart (mother of Kristen) is a script supervisor and director. Father of Kristen Stewart and Cameron Stewart. TV producer and a stage manager. ...more

Profession: Television director, Television producer, Stage Manager

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Henry Guettel


Henry Guettel is a theatrical producer and stage manager. ...more

Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

Profession: Theatrical producer, Stage Manager