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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.

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
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Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
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Julianne Moore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
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Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
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Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
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Jada Pinkett Smith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
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Mel Brooks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
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Lily Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
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David Geffen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
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Quincy Jones is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
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David Copperfield is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
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Harvey Weinstein is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
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George Steinbrenner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
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Richard Harris is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
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George C. Scott is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
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Bridget Regan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
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Tamara Tunie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
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Aaron Russo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
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Noah Wyle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
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Georgia Frontiere is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
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Joanne Woodward is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
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George M. Cohan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
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Alan King is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
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Mike Nichols is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
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