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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 Gail Winfrey (born Orpah Gail Winfrey, January 29, 1954) is an American media executive, actress, talk show host, television producer and philanthropist. She is best known for her talk ...more
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Willard Carroll Smith Jr. (born September 25, 1968) is an American actor, rapper and media personality. In April 2007, Newsweek called him "the most powerful actor in Hollywood". Smith ...more
Julianne Moore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Julianne Moore (born Julie Anne Smith; December 3, 1960) is an American actress and children's author. Prolific in film since the early 1990s, she is particularly known for her portrayals of ...more
Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), known professionally as Jay-Z (stylized as JAY-Z), is an American rapper, songwriter, producer, entrepreneur, and record executive. Considered among ...more
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt (; born February 17, 1981) is an American actor, filmmaker, singer, and entrepreneur. As a child, Gordon-Levitt appeared in the films A River Runs Through It, Angels ...more
Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Caryn Elaine Johnson (born November 13, 1955), known professionally as Whoopi Goldberg (), is an American actor, comedian, author, and television personality. She has been nominated for 13 Emmy ...more
Jada Pinkett Smith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Jada Pinkett Smith (; born September 18, 1971) is an American actress, comedian, singer-songwriter, screenwriter and businesswoman. She began her acting career in 1990, with a guest appearance ...more
Mel Brooks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Mel Brooks (born Melvin Kaminsky, Yiddish: מעלווין קאמינסקי‎; June 28, 1926) is an American filmmaker, actor, comedian, and composer. He is known as a creator of broad film farces and comedic ...more
Lily Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Mary Jean "Lily" Tomlin (born September 1, 1939) is an American actress, comedian, writer, singer and producer. Tomlin started her career as a stand-up comedian as well as performing ...more
David Geffen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
David Lawrence Geffen (born February 21, 1943) is an American business magnate, producer, film studio executive, and philanthropist. Geffen created or co-created Asylum Records in 1970, Geffen ...more
Quincy Jones is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Quincy Delight Jones Jr. (born March 14, 1933) is an American record producer, multi-instrumentalist, singer, and film producer. His career spans over 60 years in the entertainment industry with ...more
David Copperfield is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
David Seth Kotkin (born September 16, 1956), known professionally as David Copperfield, is an American magician, described by Forbes as the most commercially successful magician in ...more
Harvey Weinstein is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Harvey Weinstein (; born March 19, 1952) is an American former film producer. He and his brother Bob Weinstein co-founded the entertainment company Miramax, which produced several successful ...more
George Steinbrenner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
George Michael Steinbrenner III (July 4, 1930 – July 13, 2010) was an American businessman who was the principal owner and managing partner of Major League Baseball's New York Yankees. During ...more
Richard Harris is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Richard St. John Harris (1 October 1930 – 25 October 2002) was an Irish actor and singer. He appeared on stage and in many films, appearing as Frank Machin in This Sporting Life, for which he ...more
George C. Scott is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
George Campbell Scott (October 18, 1927 – September 22, 1999) was an American stage and film actor, director and producer. He was best known for his stage work, as well as his portrayal of ...more
Bridget Regan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Bridget Catherine Regan (born February 3, 1982) is an American actress known for portrayals such as Kahlan Amnell in the television series Legend of the Seeker, Rebecca Lowe/Rachel Turner in ...more
Tamara Tunie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Tamara Tunie
Tamara Tunie (born March 14, 1959) is an American film, stage, and television actress, director, and producer. She is known for her portrayal of attorney Jessica Griffin on the CBS soap opera As ...more
Aaron Russo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Aaron Russo (February 14, 1943 – August 24, 2007) was an American entertainment businessman, film producer and director, and political activist. He was best known for producing such movies as ...more
Noah Wyle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Noah Strausser Speer Wyle (; born June 4, 1971) is an American film, television, and theatre actor. He is known for his roles as Dr. John Carter in ER and as Tom Mason in Falling Skies. He has ...more
Georgia Frontiere is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Georgia Frontiere (born Violet Frances Irwin; November 21, 1927 – January 18, 2008) was an American businesswoman and entertainer. She was the majority owner and chairperson of the Los ...more
Joanne Woodward is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward (born February 27, 1930) is an American actress, producer, and philanthropist. She is best known for her performance in The Three Faces of Eve (1957), which ...more
George M. Cohan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
George Michael Cohan (July 3, 1878 – November 5, 1942), known professionally as George M. Cohan, was an American entertainer, playwright, composer, lyricist, actor, singer, dancer and theatrical ...more
Alan King is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Alan King (born Irwin Alan Kniberg; December 26, 1927 – May 9, 2004) was an American actor and comedian known for his biting wit and often angry humorous rants. King became well known as a ...more
Mike Nichols is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Theatrical Producers
Mike Nichols (born Mikhail Igor Peschkowsky; November 6, 1931 – November 19, 2014) was an American film and theater director, producer, actor, and comedian. He was noted for his ability to work ...more