Speaking/Live Bookings

The Gersh Agency represents a diverse group of internationally acclaimed speakers from all areas of the arts.  As a full service talent and literary agency, we book actors, authors, comedians, humanitarians, activists and more to appear at private and corporate events, universities, and performing arts centers.

Please contact Rachel Zeidman at rzeidman@gersh.com or 212.634.8115 for our full speaking/live booking guide.

Some highlights include:

Lectures:


PATRICIA ARQUETTE
Academy Award-winning actress, equal payactivist, humanitarian, and author

LISA NICOLE BELL
Award-winning media personality, producer, host, and entrepreneur

BEN BRADLEE, JR.
Award-winning journalist (former Deputy Managing Editor for The Boston Globe during its Pulitzer-Prize winning coverage as depicted in the Academy Award-winning film SPOTLIGHT) and author of New York Times bestseller THE KID: THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF TED WILLIAMS

CASEY CONNOR
Celebrity DJ and motivational speaker

TARA CONNER
Former Miss USA, Television personality, renowned recovery advocate, and speaker

JUSTIN CONSTANTINE
Combat veteran, world-renowned inspirational speaker, and leadership advisor

ABBEY CURRAN
Former Miss Iowa, founder of the “Miss You Can Do It Pageant,” part of HBO’s award-winning documentary series; author of the bestselling memoir THE COURAGE TO COMPETE

JOSHUA DAVID
Author and Co-Founder of New York City’s The High Line

DEBORAH FELDMAN
New York Times bestselling author of UNORTHODOX and EXODUS

JESSE GRAFF
Multi-season star of NBC’s AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR, professional stunt woman, actress

LAURIE HOLDEN
Cult-favorite actress from AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD, international humanitarian and activist fighting child sex trafficking

JAZZ JENNINGS
YouTube personality, spokesmodel, LGBTQ rights activist, author of the memoir BEING JAZZ: MY LIFE AS A (TRANSGENDER) TEEN, and star of TLC’s hit reality series, I AM JAZZ

PAUL KATAMI & JEFF ZARRILLO
Plaintiffs in the landmark Supreme Court case that struck down Proposition 8 in California; stars of HBO’s Emmy Award-nominated documentary, THE CASE AGAINST 8; LGBTQ equality movement leaders

NEIL LABUTE
Award-winning playwright, film director, screenwriter

JUDITH LIGHT
Award-winning stage and screen actress, LGBTQ rights activist, star of Amazon’s hit series, TRANSPARENT

DR. KATHY MAGLIATO
World-renowned, award-winning cardiothoracic surgeon, speaker, and media expert; author of the bestselling memoir, HEART MATTERS; and, real-life subject of NBC’s drama series, HEARTBREAKER

TOM MCCARTHY
Co-writer and director of the Academy Award-winning film SPOTLIGHT

DEBRA MESSING
Emmy Award-winning actress (NBC’s WILL & GRACE, SMASH, THE STARTER WIFE, THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA, and USA’s THE STARTER WIFE); Global Ambassador for PSI/Youth AIDS

SACHA PFEIFFER
Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and writer for The Boston Globe, nationally syndicated NPR radio host, subject of the Academy Award-winning film SPOTLIGHT

JOSH RADNOR
Actor, writer, director, filmmaker, star of CBS’s HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER

FRANCHESCA RAMSEY
Actress, comedian, vlogger, social media analyst, writer and performer on Comedy Central’s THE NIGHTLY SHOW WITH LARRY WILMORE, host of MTV’s web series DECODED, and creator/star of “Sh*t White Girls Say…” YouTube viral video

MICHAEL REZENDES
Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and political writer for The Boston Globe; subject of the Academy Award-winning film SPOTLIGHT

WALTER V. ROBINSON
Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and Editor-at-Large for The Boston Globe; subject of the Academy Award-winning film SPOTLIGHT

SAM ROCKWELL
Award-winning stage and screen actor

LANE SHEFTER BISHOP
Emmy Award-winning producer, director, author, and “Book Whisperer”

JOHN SLATTERY
Award-winning actor, director, star of AMC’s MAD MEN

ANNA DEAVERE SMITH
Award-winning actress, playwright, social commentator