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List of famous impresarios, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top impresarios in the world? This includes the most prominent impresarios, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable impresarios is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic impresarios 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 impresarios.

Examples include Brian Epstein and Laurent Ruquier.

From reputable, prominent, and well known impresarios to the lesser known impresarios of today, these are some of the best professionals in the impresario field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous impresarios ever?" and "What are the names of famous impresarios?" then you're in the right place. (105 items)

Quincy Jones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. is an American record producer, conductor, arranger, composer, musician, television producer, film producer, instrumentalist, magazine founder, entertainment company ...more

Lawrence Welk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
Lawrence Welk was an American musician, accordionist, bandleader, and television impresario, who hosted The Lawrence Welk Show from 1951 to 1982. His style came to be known to his large number ...more

Henry Cowell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
Henry Cowell was an American composer, music theorist, pianist, teacher, publisher, and impresario. His contribution to the world of music was summed up by Virgil Thomson, writing in the early ...more

Brian Epstein is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
Brian Samuel Epstein was an English music entrepreneur, best known for managing the Beatles. Epstein first discovered the Beatles in November 1961, during a lunchtime Cavern Club performance. He ...more

Ned Sherrin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
Edward George "Ned" Sherrin, CBE was an English broadcaster, author and stage director. He qualified as a barrister and then worked in independent television before joining the BBC. He ...more

Malcolm McLaren is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
Malcolm Robert Andrew McLaren was a British musician, impresario, visual artist, performer, clothes designer and boutique owner, notable for combining these activities in an inventive and ...more

Bill Graham is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
Bill Graham was an American impresario and rock concert promoter from the 1960s until his death in 1991 in a helicopter crash. He fled from Germany and, in 1941, from France to escape the ...more

Andrew Lloyd Webber is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber is an English composer and impresario of musical theatre. Several of his musicals have run for more than a decade both in the West End and on Broadway. He ...more

Jacques Offenbach is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
Jacques Offenbach was a German-born French composer, cellist and impresario of the romantic period. He is remembered for his nearly 100 operettas of the 1850s–1870s and his uncompleted opera The ...more

Laurent Ruquier is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
Laurent Ruquier is a French television and radio host, producer, and satirical comedian. He is also a lyricist, writer, playwright and producer of shows, and owns his own theatre.

Cameron Mackintosh is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
Sir Cameron Anthony Mackintosh is a British theatrical producer notable for his association with many commercially successful musicals. At the height of his success in 1990, he was described as ...more

Sergei Diaghilev is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev, usually referred to outside of Russia as Serge, was a Russian art critic, patron, ballet impresario and founder of the Ballets Russes, from which many famous dancers ...more

Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr., popularly known as "Flo" Ziegfeld, was an American Broadway impresario, notable for his series of theatrical revues, the Ziegfeld Follies, inspired by the Folies ...more

Michael Cohl is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
Michael Cohl is a Canadian concert promoter, theatrical producer and touring impresario. He is the former Chairman of Live Nation, the largest live entertainment company in the world. Cohl now ...more

Lincoln Kirstein is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
Lincoln Edward Kirstein was an American writer, impresario, art connoisseur, philanthropist, and cultural figure in New York City, noted especially as co-founder of the New York City Ballet. He ...more

Johnny Otis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
Johnny Otis was an American singer, musician, composer, arranger, bandleader, talent scout, disc jockey, record producer, television show host, artist, author, journalist, minister, and ...more

Max Reinhardt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
Max Reinhardt was an Austrian-born American stage and film actor and director.

Michael White is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
Michael White is a film, television and theater producer.

Barry Norman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
Barry Leslie Norman, CBE is a British film critic, writer and media personality. He presented BBC Television's Film 72 until 1998.

Kim Fowley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
Kim Vincent Fowley was an American record producer, singer and musician. He is best known for his role behind a string of novelty and cult pop rock singles in the 1960s, and for managing the ...more

Giulio Gatti-Casazza is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
Giulio Gatti-Casazza was an Italian opera manager. He was general manager of La Scala in Milan, Italy and later the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

Tony Wilson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
Anthony Howard "Tony" Wilson was an English record label owner, radio and television presenter, nightclub manager, impresario and journalist for Granada Television and the BBC. Wilson ...more

Thomas Beecham is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
Sir Thomas Beecham, Bt, CH was an English conductor and impresario best known for his association with the London Philharmonic and the Royal Philharmonic orchestras. He was also closely ...more

Don Arden is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
Don Arden was a British music manager, agent, and businessman best known for overseeing the careers of the rock groups Small Faces, the Move, the Electric Light Orchestra and Black Sabbath. He ...more

Karl Klindworth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
Karl Klindworth was a German composer, pianist, conductor, violinist and music publisher. He was one of Franz Liszt's pupils and later one of his closest disciples and friends, being also on ...more

Robert Stigwood is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
Robert Stigwood is an Australian music entrepreneur and impresario, best known for managing Cream and the Bee Gees. From Australia, he relocated to England in 1954. In the 1960s and 1970s he was ...more

Augustus Harris is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
Sir Augustus Henry Glossop Harris, was a British actor, impresario, and dramatist.

Humphrey Burton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
Humphrey Burton, CBE is a British classical music television presenter, broadcaster, TV director, producer, impresario, lecturer and biographer of musicians.

Clemens Heinrich Krauss is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
Clemens Heinrich Krauss was an Austrian conductor and opera impresario, particularly associated with the music of Richard Strauss. Krauss was born in Vienna out of wedlock to Clementine Krauss, ...more

Eric Salzman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
Eric Salzman is an American composer, scholar, author, impresario, music critic, and record producer. He is known for his work advancing the concept of "New Music Theater" as an ...more

Alessandro Stradella is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
Alessandro Stradella was an Italian composer of the middle baroque. He enjoyed a dazzling career as a freelance composer, writing on commission, and collaborating with distinguished poets, ...more

Lou Pearlman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
Louis Jay "Lou" Pearlman is an American impresario of successful 1990s boy bands such as the Backstreet Boys and NSYNC. In 2006, it was discovered that Pearlman had perpetrated one of ...more

Lew Grade is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
Lew Grade, Baron Grade, O.St.J., KC*SS, born Lovat or Lev Winogradsky, was a Ukrainian-born British media proprietor and impresario. Originally a dancer, and later a talent agent, Grade's ...more

Emanuel Schikaneder is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
Emanuel Schikaneder, born Johann Joseph Schickeneder, was a German impresario, dramatist, actor, singer and composer. He wrote the libretto of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera The Magic Flute and ...more

Domenico Corri is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
Domenico Corri was an Italian composer, impresario, music publisher, and voice teacher. Corri was born in Rome and studied voice with Nicola Porpora in Naples. In 1781 he moved to Scotland with ...more

Jack Hylton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
Jack Hylton was an actor.

Bernard Delfont is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
Bernard Delfont, Baron Delfont, born Boris Winogradsky, was a leading Russian-born British theatrical impresario. He was born in Tokmak, Russian Empire, the second son of Isaac and Olga ...more

Billy Rose is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
William "Billy" Rose was an American impresario, theatrical showman and lyricist. He is credited with many famous songs, notably "Me and My Shadow", "Without A ...more

Kurt Herbert Adler is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
Kurt Herbert Adler was an Austrian-born American conductor and opera house director. Adler was born in Vienna, Austria, to a Jewish family. His work in the field of music led him to become the ...more

George Englund is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
George Englund is an American film editor, director, producer and actor. He was married to actress Cloris Leachman from 1953 to 1979. They had five children: Adam Englund, Bryan Englund, George ...more

Louis Walsh is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
Michael Louis Vincent Walsh is an Irish entertainment manager and judge on British television talent show The X Factor. Originally from Kiltimagh, County Mayo, Walsh moved to Dublin to get a ...more

David Belasco is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
David Belasco was an American theatrical producer, impresario, director and playwright. He was the first writer to adapt the short story Madame Butterfly for the stage, and he launched the ...more

Amadeo Vives is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
Amadeu Vives i Roig was a Spanish musical composer, creator of over a hundred stage works. He is best known for Doña Francisquita, which Christopher Webber has praised for its "easy ...more

Jimmy Logan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
Jimmy Logan OBE, FRSAMD, born as James Allan Short, was a Scottish performer, producer, impresario and director.

John W. Considine Jr. is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
John W. Considine Jr. was a film producer.

Andrew Loog Oldham is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
Andrew Loog Oldham is an English record producer, talent manager, impresario and author. He was manager and producer of The Rolling Stones from 1963 to 1967, and was noted for his flamboyant

Roosevelt Jamison is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
Roosevelt Jamison was a music manager, publicist and songwriter in Memphis, Tennessee, during the 1960s. His first and most notable composition was "That's How Strong My Love Is", ...more

Bernie Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
Bernie Hamilton was an American actor. Hamilton was born in East Los Angeles and attended Oakland Technical High School, where he first became interested in acting. In films from 1950, he ...more

Paul Sacher is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
Paul Sacher was a Swiss conductor, patron and impresario. He founded and conducted the Basler Kammerorchester. He commissioned notable works of composers of the 20th century and premiered them ...more

Jonathan King is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Impresarios
Jonathan King is an English singer-songwriter, record producer, music entrepreneur, and former TV and radio presenter. King entered the music industry with his 1965 single "Everyone's Gone ...more