JOHN BREGLIO

John Breglio has spent nearly forty years working in all sectors of the entertainment industry, including theatre, motion pictures, publishing and music.

As New York’s pre-eminent entertainment lawyer with the international law firm, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison, he was instrumental in assisting his clients to produce and finance plays, musicals, and films. In 2008, Mr. Breglio retired from his law practice and since then has been producing plays, musicals and films independently.

As a producer and as a lawyer, Mr. Breglio has been associated with hundreds of writers, composers, designers, producers and companies involved in show business including, Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Marvin Hamlisch, Michael Bennett, August Wilson, Arthur Miller, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Julie Andrews, Blake Edwards, Allan Carr, Patti LuPone, Bernadette Peters, Marisa Tomei, Robert Stigwood, Joseph Papp, Judge Judy Sheindlin, Cirque du Soleil, Warner Bros., Universal, 20th Century Fox and The Shubert, Nederlander and Jujamcyn theatre chains, to name just a few. Many of his clients and their projects are cited in his debut book, I WANNA BE A PRODUCER: How to Make a Killing on Broadway…or Get Killed (Applause Theatre & Cinema Books Hardcover; April 19, 2016).

Mr. Breglio is also widely known within the non-profit world for his expertise in advising a wide variety of cultural organizations such as the Joe Papp’s Public Theatre, The Manhattan Theater Club, The Roundabout Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, The Goodman Theatre of Chicago and The Second Stage Theatre.

As an independent producer, Mr. Breglio produced the 2006 revival of A Chorus Line on Broadway and the 2008 musical revival of Dreamgirls at the Apollo Theatre in New York.

In 2008, Mr. Breglio executive produced the award-winning documentary theatrical film, Every Little Step, which chronicles the step-by-step process of auditioning and casting the Broadway revival of A Chorus Line.

In addition to his professional activities, Mr. Breglio has served as Chair of The Theatre Development Fund and has sat on the boards of The American Foundation for AIDS Research, the Alliance for the Arts, The John Golden Fund, and Young Playwrights. He has also lectured frequently for the National Law Journal Seminars, the Practicing Law Institute, and at Yale University and Columbia University School of the Arts where he has taught a graduate course on “Theatre and the Law.”

In 2005, Mr. Breglio received The Actors’ Fund Medal of Honor and has been recognized for his contributions to the theatrical community by Joseph Papp’s Public Theatre, the National Corporate Theatre Fund and the Cherry Lane Theatre.

Mr. Breglio is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School. He resides in Manhattan with his wife, author Nan Knighton. They have two daughters and two grandchildren.

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