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Mark Krantz is President of Mark Krantz Productions, a New York based entertainment and television media company.

He is a creator of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize as well as The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, which has been awarded to Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Sir Paul McCartney, Burt Bacharach, Hal David and Carole King in The East Room of the White House.

His many television, live event, and stage credits include “In Performance at the White House” (PBS), Richard Pryor’s “I Ain’t Dead Yet!” (Comedy Central), Elaine Stritch at Liberty (Neil Simon Theatre), George C. Wolfe’s “Harlem Song (Apollo Theater)”, The Presidents Summit For America's Future, The Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremonies, and three “Little Kids Rock” fundraising Galas.

Mark produced the legendary Friars Club Celebrity Roasts for over a decade, including Roasts of Quentin Tarantino, Hugh Hefner, Matt Lauer, Donald Trump and Rob Reiner.

Mark created and produced The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize. The event has been called “The Mount Rushmore of Comedy” and has honored icons such as Richard Pryor, Steve Martin, Carl Reiner, Lily Tomlin, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal, Eddie Murphy, Bill Murray, Tina Fey and David Letterman to name a few.

Mark also produced, for the David Lynch Foundation, a fundraising gala at The Kennedy Center featuring Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, Margaret Cho, Kesha, Hugh Jackman and Katie Couric.

He recently served as a creative consultant to the National Comedy Center in Jamestown NY for their Opening Celebrations.

More recently, Mark worked with Dan Rather on the AXS -TV series “The Big Interview” and Dick Cavett, for a series of one on one interviews at The Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield Ct. where he serves as a creative consultant.

More recently Mark produced The Connecticut Anti Defamation League’s annual Gala in Bridgeport CT, and is currently developing programming for Netflix, CNN, Circle TV and a variety of on line and broadcast outlets.

Mark is currently working with the Rosa Parks Foundation in producing a Tribute Album to Mrs. Parks in conjunction with The Library of Congress and The O Museum.  Confirmed artists include Smokey Robinson, Carole King, Arturo Sandoval, Common and John Legend among others.

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Mark Krantz is President of Mark Krantz Productions, a New York based entertainment and television media company.

He is a creator of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize as well as The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, which has been awarded to Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Sir Paul McCartney, Burt Bacharach, Hal David and Carole King in The East Room of the White House.

His many television, live event, and stage credits include “In Performance at the White House” (PBS), Richard Pryor’s “I Ain’t Dead Yet!” (Comedy Central), Elaine Stritch at Liberty (Neil Simon Theatre), George C. Wolfe’s “Harlem Song (Apollo Theater)”, The Presidents Summit For America’s Future, The Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremonies, and three “Little Kids Rock” fundraising Galas.

Mark produced the legendary Friars Club Celebrity Roasts for over a decade, including Roasts of Quentin Tarantino, Hugh Hefner, Matt Lauer, Donald Trump and Rob Reiner.

Mark created and produced The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize. The event has been called “The Mount Rushmore of Comedy” and has honored icons such as Richard Pryor, Steve Martin, Carl Reiner, Lily Tomlin, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal, Eddie Murphy, Bill Murray, Tina Fey and David Letterman to name a few.

Mark also produced, for the David Lynch Foundation, a fundraising gala at The Kennedy Center featuring Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, Margaret Cho, Kesha, Hugh Jackman and Katie Couric.

He recently served as a creative consultant to the National Comedy Center in Jamestown NY for their Opening Celebrations.

More recently, Mark worked with Dan Rather on the AXS -TV series “The Big Interview” and Dick Cavett, for a series of one on one interviews at The Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield Ct. where he serves as a creative consultant.

More recently Mark produced The Connecticut Anti Defamation League’s annual Gala in Bridgeport CT, and is currently developing programming for Netflix, CNN, Circle TV and a variety of on line and broadcast outlets.

Mark is currently working with the Rosa Parks Foundation in producing a Tribute Album to Mrs. Parks in conjunction with The Library of Congress and The O Museum.  Confirmed artists include Smokey Robinson, Carole King, Arturo Sandoval, Common and John Legend among others.