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John Loesser has been involved in the field of entertainment (music and legitimate theatre) practically since childhood. As the son of composer-lyricist and Broadway musical giant, Frank Loesser, it was a natural step into that world. His mother was a producer on Broadway, and his stepmother, Jo Sullivan, a leading lady. By age 16, John was assisting major Broadway producers. While in his early 20's he ran the West Coast office of Frank Music Corporation, the family publishing company before its sale to CBS. He subsequently produced records for Twentieth Century-Fox and was awarded Billboard Magazine's Special Disco Award for his "Broadway Brass" album. Launching his career in theatre management and producing, he formed his own company to manage the prestigious Westwood Playhouse in Los Angeles, as well as the Las Palmas and Coronet Theatres. His creative tenure was granted four Los Angeles Dramalogue Awards for Best Production, included were his "Sizwe Bansi is Dead", and "A Party With Comden & Green." His producing credits also include Album with Kevin Bacon at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City and Danny Elfman's Oingo Boingo in San Francisco. In the early 1980's, John returned to New York where he became Executive Directory of the Hyde Park Festival Theatre and the Ulster Performing Arts Center. He subsequently moved to Pennsylvania and as Executive Directory of the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, developed that facility into one of the top ten theatres of it's size in the country. John's visibility and contributions to theatre, music and local community have earned him memberships on the National Playwright Awards, Pennsylvania Presenters, Leadership Wilkes-Barre, Junior League of Wilkes-Barre Advisory Board, and Citizens for the Arts/PA. He is former President and Co-Founder of ConsERT, a consortium of 25 theatres and has served as a presenting panelist for the PA Council on the Arts; as well as Advisory Committee of "Wilkes-Barre 2000" for their Chamber of Commerce. His is a former Adjunct faculty Professor of Theatre Management at Marist College, and has acted as theatre consultant and lecturer to Alice Chandler, President, State University of NY/New Paltz. John also served as Guest Director for the Theatre Department of Dutchess County Community College, NY. His efforts on behalf of St. Judge's Children's Hospital garnered their Special Fund Raising Award in 1990. John was recently Executive Director of The Civic Theatres of Central Florida, a three theatre complex, in Orlando, where he produced 20 productions a year as well as 2 regional tours, and is currently Executive Director for the Lyric Theatre in Stuart.