READ List of Famous Theatrical Producers

21.8k views 1,421 items Embed

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

Items include everything from Oprah Winfrey to Will Smith.

From reputable, prominent, and well known theatrical producers to the lesser known theatrical producers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the theatrical producer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous theatrical producers ever?" and "What are the names of famous theatrical producers?" then you're in the right place. (1421 items)
Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Photo: Getty Images/CHRIS CRAYMER

Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. Winfrey is best known for her multi-award-winning talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was the highest-rated program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011. Dubbed the "Queen of All Media", she has been ranked the richest African-American of the 20th century, the greatest black philanthropist in American history, and is currently North America's only black billionaire. She is also, according to some assessments, the most influential woman in the world. In 2013, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama and honorary ...more

Also Ranked

#24 on Celebrities Whose Assistant You'd Actually Want To Be

#21 on Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal

#76 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

#52 on Celebrities You Feel Like You Know

see more on Oprah Winfrey
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Photo:  Wikimedia Commons/Columbia Pictures

Willard Carroll "Will" Smith, Jr. is an American actor, producer, rapper, and songwriter. He has enjoyed success in television, film, and music. In April 2007, Newsweek called him "the most powerful actor in Hollywood". Smith has been nominated for four Golden Globe Awards, two Academy Awards, and has won four Grammy Awards. In the late 1980s, Smith achieved modest fame as a rapper under the name The Fresh Prince. In 1990, his popularity increased dramatically when he starred in the popular television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The show ran for nearly six years on NBC and has been syndicated consistently on various networks since then. In the mid-1990s, Smith moved from television ...more

Also Ranked

#40 on The Best Living American Actors

#83 on The Greatest Rappers of All Time

#18 on Celebrities Whose Assistant You'd Actually Want To Be

#42 on Celebrities Whose Deaths Will Be the Biggest Deal

see more on Will Smith
Julianne Moore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Photo: s_bukley/Shutterstock

Julianne Moore is an American-British actress and children's author. Prolific in cinema since the early 1990s, Moore is active in both art house and Hollywood films. She is particularly known for her portrayals of emotionally troubled women, and has received many accolades including the Academy Award for Best Actress. After studying theatre at Boston University, Moore began her career with a series of television roles. From 1985 to 1988, she was a regular in the soap opera As the World Turns, earning a Daytime Emmy for her performance. Her film debut was in 1990's Tales from the Darkside: The Movie, and she continued to play small roles for the next four years – including in the thriller The ...more

Also Ranked

#21 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#4 on The Best Actresses Working Today

#11 on The Best American Actresses Working Today

#20 on The Greatest American Actresses of All Time

see more on Julianne Moore
Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Photo: whittlz/flickr/CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0

Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name Jay Z, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is one of the most financially successful hip hop artists and entrepreneurs in America. In 2014, Forbes estimated Jay Z's net worth at nearly $520 million. He is one of the world's best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 100 million records, while receiving 19 Grammy Awards for his musical work, and numerous additional nominations. Consistently ranked as one of the greatest rappers ever, he was ranked number one by MTV in their list of The Greatest MCs of All-Time in 2006. Three of his albums, Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint, and The Black Album, are considered ...more

Also Ranked

#10 on Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked

#6 on The Greatest Rappers of All Time

#17 on Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked

#9 on The Best Rap Lyricists of All Time

see more on Jay-Z