Joe Machota Named Head of CAA Theater Department

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CAA has tapped agent Joe Machota as the new head of the agency’s theater department, replacing longtime topper George Lane, who’ll remain on board as an agent.

Lane, long acknowledged as one of the more powerful legit agents in the business, was the one who launched CAA’s legit department when he jumped from William Morris to CAA a decade ago. He’s being rotated out of the post, as periodically happens with CAA department heads, but will continue to work on growing the agency’s theater department.

In recent years, Machota’s tenure at CAA has drawn attention as he’s played a role in getting a host of his big-name clients — including Scarlett Johansson, Jim Parsons, Ricky Martin and Zachary Quinto — onto the boards, often with notable box office success. A former actor who appeared in the original cast of the Rialto’s “Mamma Mia!,” Machota’s been with CAA since 2005.

Upcoming Broadway stints from CAA talent this season include Ian McKellen, co-starring with Patrick Stewart in a double-bill of “Waiting for Godot” and “No Man’s Land,” and Michelle Williams, toplining the Roundabout Theater Company’s revival of “Cabaret.”

The agency’s theater department remains a six-person operation, with Machota heading up a team that includes Lane, Jason Cooper, Corinne Hayoun, Olivier Sultan and Chris Till.

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  1. Christine Guzior says:

    You are super…Talented and missed in Chicago by soooooo many. Love You And keep attracting the best. God Bless Chrissy

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