American Program Bureau A Global Speaker, Celebrity & Entertainment Agency

Performing Arts


APB offers a robust roster of theater speakers, including award-winning stage actors, directors, writers, choreographers, and producers. From actors and actresses turned stage artists to diversity-focused playwrights, APB delivers keynote speakers who are well known, skillfully versed in the creative process, inspirational, and extraordinarily talented.


Award-Winning Actor

A versatile actor on screen, stage, and television, speaker Michael York is an authority on Shakespeare, the poetry of Rudyard Kipling, and the history and art of acting.

Broadway Star

Arguably one of the greatest voices of the new millennium, Holliday gives concerts throughout the world and performs with many symphonies across the country. Having lived with depression for over ten years, she found the way to seek help and...

Award-Winning Entertainer

Speaker Ben Vereen's credits include Broadway's "Wicked," Roots, and Law and Order. He addresses such topics as black history and overcoming adversity.

Emmy-Winning Actress

With an award-winning career spanning across a diversity of roles in television, theater and film, Light is best known for having captivated audiences with her portrayal of “Angela Bower” on the hit comedy series Who's the Boss? A...

Award-Winning Actor, Lost

An award-winning actor known for his role as "Benjamin Linus" in the hit series Lost, Michael Emerson is a 2009 Emmy Award winner for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and a 2010 Golden Globe nominee for Best Performance by an Actor...

"Maria" on Sesame Street & Author

Those who grew up learning their ABC's with Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, Kermit and the Cookie Monster will immediately recognize Manzano as the bilingual "Maria" on Sesame Street. Manzano attributes her appeal to the fact that she acts the...

Actress & Comedian

Speaker Lily Tomlin's success as a comedian and actress has spanned a range of media for decades. In her entertaining keynotes, she recalls her career with candor and charm.

Emmy Award-Winning Actress

Emmy-winning Alfre Woodard has acted in Desperate Housewives and The Practice. She co-founded Artists for New South Africa, a nonprofit promoting AIDS awareness.


Cynthia Nixon has completed her final season of HBO's celebrated series, Sex and the City, in which she played "Miranda Hobbes," a role that garnered her 2002 and 2003 Emmy nominations. Whether on television or on stage, Nixon is known...


Speaker Harry Belafonte has been called the consummate entertainer. His distinguished career spans music, film, TV and the stage, and he is a passionate keynote speaker on civil and human rights.

Actor, Ugly Betty / Education Advocate

With an acting career in film, television, and theater spanning almost thirty years, Plana currently stars on the hit series Ugly Betty. A former teacher, he maintains his passion for education, serving the Latino community through...

Academy Award Nominated Actor

Respectfully labeled as one of the hardest working actors in Hollywood and an exceptional public speaker, Samuel L. Jackson is an undisputed star. He has made an indelible mark on American cinema in his riveting roles in hits such as Pulp...

Actor & Voice of Allstate Insurance Co.

You might recognize Dennis Haysbert as the voice of Allstate Insurance Co., appearing in commercials for the company since 2003. Haysbert also captured the attention of audiences and critics alike with his groundbreaking role as President David...

Former Russian Minister of Culture

The former Russian Minister of Culture and a member of the Academy of Humanities, speaker Mikhail Shvydkoy speaks on politics, art and culture.

A Theatrical Performance

The Off-Broadway hit is back and full of the history, passion, and sheer drama that established the prominence of Flow-Theater Spoken Word. This classic choreopoem is redesigned with music and staged in simple elegance. The content is as current...

A Theatrical Performance

Informative presentation to help healing in the aftermath of the September 11th tragedy. "One Race" takes an honest look at prejudice, racism, homophobia and terrorism through poignant monologues and poetic scenes written and directed by James...

Tony Award Winning Producer and NY Times Best Selling Author

Vivek J. Tiwary is a New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning producer of Broadway shows, film, television and graphic novels. On Broadway, Tiwary’s productions have won a combined 25 Tony Awards from 44 Tony nominations—...

Award-Winning Immersive Concert Event

Picture the energy and excitement of a rock concert mixed with the power and emotion of a symphony orchestra, combined together by the technology, interactivity, stunning visuals and fun that only video games can provide. Incorporated in 2002,...

Star of Seinfeld

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind show featuring stand-up comedy, music and more with Jason Alexander, the award-winning Seinfeld star.

Legendary Director, Screenwriter & Actor

A legendary filmmaker, Woody Allen redefined the comedy genre in the '70s. He is known for such films as Vicky Cristina Barcelona and the Oscar-winning Annie Hall.

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