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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.

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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
Oprah Winfrey 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, ...more

Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Will Smith 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 ...more

Julianne Moore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Julianne Moore 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 ...more

Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Jay-Z 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 ...more

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt is an American actor, singer, and filmmaker. As a child star, he appeared in the films A River Runs Through It, Angels in the Outfield, and 10 Things I Hate About ...more

Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Whoopi Goldberg Whoopi Goldberg is an American actress, comedienne, political activist, writer, producer, and television host. Although Goldberg made her film debut in the avant-garde ensemble film Citizen: I'm ...more

Jada Pinkett Smith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Jada Pinkett Smith Jada Koren Pinkett Smith is an American actress, singer-songwriter, and businesswoman. She began her career in 1990, when she made a guest appearance in the short-lived sitcom True Colors. She ...more

Mel Brooks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Mel Brooks Melvin James "Mel" Brooks is an American film director, screenwriter, comedian, actor, producer, composer, and songwriter. He is best known as a creator of broad film farces and comic ...more

Lily Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Lily Tomlin Mary Jean "Lily" Tomlin is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer. She has been a major force in American comedy since the late 1960s, when she began a career as a ...more

David Geffen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
David Geffen David Lawrence Geffen is an American business magnate, producer, film studio executive, and philanthropist. Geffen created or co-created Asylum Records in 1970, Geffen Records in 1980, and DGC ...more

Quincy Jones is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Quincy Jones Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. is an American record producer, conductor, arranger, composer, musician, television producer, film producer, instrumentalist, magazine founder, entertainment company ...more

David Copperfield is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
David Copperfield David Copperfield is an American illusionist, and has been described by Forbes as the most commercially successful magician in history. Copperfield's television specials have won 21 Emmy Awards ...more

Harvey Weinstein is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Harvey Weinstein Harvey Weinstein, CBE is an American film producer and film studio executive. He is best known as co-founder of Miramax. He and his brother Bob have been co-chairmen of The Weinstein Company, ...more

George Steinbrenner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
George Steinbrenner George Michael Steinbrenner III was an American businessman who was the principal owner and managing partner of Major League Baseball's New York Yankees. During Steinbrenner's 37-year ownership ...more

Richard Harris is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Richard Harris Richard St John Harris was an Irish actor, singer, theatrical producer, film director and writer. He appeared on stage and in many films, appearing as Frank Machin in This Sporting Life, and ...more

George C. Scott is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
George C. Scott George Campbell Scott was an American stage and film actor, director, and producer. He was best known for his stage work, as well as his portrayal of General George S. Patton in the film Patton, ...more

Bridget Regan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Bridget Regan Bridget Regan is an American actress and producer known for portrayals such as Kahlan Amnell in the television series Legend of the Seeker and Rebecca Lowe/Rachel Turner in White Collar.

Tamara Tunie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Tamara Tunie Tamara Renee Tunie is an American film, stage, and television actress, director, and producer. She is best known for her portrayal of attorney Jessica Griffin on the CBS soap opera As the World ...more

Aaron Russo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Aaron Russo Aaron Russo was an American entertainment businessman, film producer and director, and political activist. He was best known for producing such movies as Trading Places, Wise Guys, and The Rose. ...more

Noah Wyle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Noah Wyle Noah Strausser Speer Wyle is an American film, television, and theatre actor. He is best known for his roles as Dr. John Carter in ER and as Tom Mason in Falling Skies. He has also played Steve ...more

Georgia Frontiere is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Georgia Frontiere Georgia Frontiere is a theatrical producer.

Joanne Woodward is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Joanne Woodward Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward is an American actress and producer. She is perhaps best known for her Academy Award-winning role in The Three Faces of Eve.

George M. Cohan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
George M. Cohan George Michael Cohan, known professionally as George M. Cohan, was an American entertainer, playwright, composer, lyricist, actor, singer, dancer and producer. Cohan began his career as a child, ...more

Alan King is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Alan King Alan King was an American actor and comedian known for his biting wit and often angry humorous rants. King became well known as a Jewish comedian and satirist. He was also a serious actor who ...more

Mike Nichols is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Mike Nichols Mike Nichols was a German-born American film and theatre director, producer, actor and comedian. He began his career in the 1950s with the improv troupe The Compass Players, predecessor of the ...more

Tommy Tune is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Tommy Tune Thomas James "Tommy" Tune is an American actor, dancer, singer, theatre director, producer, and choreographer. Over the course of his career, he has won nine Tony Awards and the ...more

Richard Rodgers is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Richard Rodgers Richard Charles Rodgers was an American composer of music for more than 900 songs and for 43 Broadway musicals. He also composed music for films and television. He is best known for his ...more

Kate Bornstein is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Kate Bornstein Katherine Vandam "Kate" Bornstein is an American author, playwright, performance artist, and gender theorist. Having been designated male at birth and then receiving sex reassignment ...more

Scott Rudin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Scott Rudin Scott Rudin is an American film producer and a theatrical producer. In 2012, Rudin became one of the few people who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award, and the first producer to do

David Furnish is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
David Furnish David James Furnish is a Canadian/British filmmaker, former advertising executive, and now a film director and producer most known for his documentary Elton John: Tantrums & Tiaras.

Brian Grazer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Brian Grazer Brian Thomas Grazer is an American film and television producer. He co-founded Imagine Entertainment in 1986, with Ron Howard. The films they produced have grossed over $13 billion. The movies ...more

Hume Cronyn is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Hume Cronyn Hume Blake Cronyn, OC was a Canadian-American actor of stage and screen, who enjoyed a long career, often appearing professionally alongside Jessica Tandy, his wife for over fifty years.

Jerome Robbins is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Jerome Robbins Jerome Robbins, was an American theater producer, director, and dance choreographer known primarily for Broadway Theater and Ballet/Dance, but who also occasionally directed films and ...more

John Gielgud is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
John Gielgud Sir Arthur John Gielgud, OM, CH, was an English actor and theatre director whose career spanned eight decades. With Ralph Richardson and Laurence Olivier, he was one of the trinity of actors who ...more

Anastas Mikoyan Jr. is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Anastas Mikoyan Jr. Stas Namin – Soviet and Russian musician, composer and producer, artist and photographer, theatre and movie director, founder and leader of The Flowers rock-band; founder, producer of Gorky Park ...more

Mike Todd is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Mike Todd Michael "Mike" Todd was an American theater and film producer, best known for his 1956 production of Around the World in 80 Days, which won an Academy Award for Best Picture. He is ...more

Björn Ulvaeus is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Björn Ulvaeus Björn Kristian Ulvaeus is a Swedish songwriter, producer, a former member of the Swedish musical group ABBA, and co-composer of the musicals Chess, Kristina från Duvemåla, and ...more

Nicholas Hytner is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Nicholas Hytner Sir Nicholas Robert Hytner is a theatre and film director. He was previously the Artistic Director of London's National Theatre. His major successes while director include Miss Saigon, The ...more

John Amos is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
John Amos John Amos is an American actor who played James Evans, Sr. on the 1970s television series Good Times. His television work includes roles in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, the miniseries Roots, for ...more

John Houseman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
John Houseman John Houseman was a Romanian-born British–American actor and film producer who became known for his highly publicized collaboration with director Orson Welles from their days in the Federal ...more

Billy Goldenberg is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Billy Goldenberg William Leon "Billy" Goldenberg is an American composer most known for his work on television and film. Among his most noteworthy were his collaborations with Steven Spielberg on his ...more

Ernest Lehman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Ernest Lehman Ernest Paul Lehman was an American screenwriter. He received six Academy Award nominations during his career, without a single win. At the 73rd Academy Awards in 2001, he received an Honorary ...more

Olympia Dukakis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Olympia Dukakis Olympia Dukakis is an American actress. She started her career in the theatre, and won an Obie Award for Best Actress in 1963 for her Off-Broadway performance in Bertolt Brecht's Man Equals Man. ...more

Michael Grandage is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Michael Grandage Michael Grandage CBE is a British theatre director and producer. He is currently Artistic Director of the Michael Grandage Company. From 2002 to 2012 he was Artistic Director of the Donmar ...more

Cameron Mackintosh is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Cameron Mackintosh 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

Billy Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Billy Gilbert Billy Gilbert, born William Gilbert Barron, was an American comedian and actor known for his comic sneeze routines. He appeared in over 200 feature films, short subjects and television shows ...more

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is an American playwright, screenwriter, and comic book writer best known for his work for Marvel Comics and for the television series Glee and Big Love. He is Chief ...more

Herb Alpert is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Herb Alpert Herb Alpert is a theatrical producer.

Oscar Hammerstein II is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Oscar Hammerstein II Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II was an American librettist, theatrical producer, and theatre director of musicals for almost forty years. Hammerstein won eight Tony Awards and two ...more

Jamie McGonnigal is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Jamie McGonnigal James Campbell "Jamie" McGonnigal is a voice actor, actor, producer, activist and director, who has worked for various companies such as 4Kids Entertainment, Central Park Media, NYAV ...more