Joseph Clapsaddle Associates


Joseph Clapsaddle

Founder and executive producer The American Icon Awards. A noted event producer, creative branding, marketing and sales professional, Joe has been an innovative problem solver for more than 50 years working in both for-profit and not-for-profit companies, associations and organizations. Joseph Clapsaddle & Associates elevated corporate sponsorships and events to strategic effectiveness with platinum clients in Europe and the United States ranging from the Royal Opera House in London to New York’s legendary Friars Club and the Los Angeles Music Center. His production company has produced and co- produced thirteen plays and musicals on London’s West End and on Broadway in New York City. His play and subsequent feature film “Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean”, directed by Academy Award winning director Robert Altman, launched Cher’s acting career. He was an associate producer of “Whose Life Is It Anyway” directed by John Badham starring Richard Dreyfuss. Joe’s commercial clients include automobile model launches, training and special events for Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes Benz, Infiniti, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Maserati, Maclaren and Lamborghini. His companies’ have supported leading arts organizations and charities throughout North America, the United Kingdom and Europe.


JOSEPH CLAPSADDLE & ASSOCIATES: Corporate sponsorship, event and strategic marketing partnership consultants. AMERICAN ICON AWARDS Executive Producer $10 million dollar budget. THE ROYAL BALLET, London, Covent Garden International Touring Producer: The United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan. $5 million – dollar annual tour operating budget.
RETAIL AND MANUFACTURER AUTOMOBILE SALES, MARKETING, MODEL LAUNCH, TRAINING , COMMUNITY RELATIONS, EVENT MANAGEMENT (Los Angeles based) for the following brands: Acura, Infiniti, Lexus, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Jaguar, Land Rover, Range Rover, Cadillac, Maserati, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Aston Martin and McLaren. US Launch of Nissan’s Infiniti brand in association with The Sandy Group $150 million dollar budget. Additionally, managed more than 100 events and promotions with budgets ranging from $50 thousand to $5 million dollars each.

JOSEPH CLAPSADDLE PRODUCTIONS: Produced and Co-produced 14 plays and musicals on London’s West End and on Broadway in New York City. Feature Film Producer, “Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean” directed by Robert Altman starring Cher; Associate Producer Feature Film “Whose Life Is It Anyway” directed by John Badhan and starring Richard Dreyfuss. Stage Productions: Chicago (L), A Little Night Music (L), They’re Playing Our Song (L), Cyrano (L) Can-Can (L), Dubarry Was a Lady (L) Whose Life Is It Anyway (L and NYC), Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (NYC); Duet for One (L and NYC), Ain’t Misbehavin (L), Elvis (L) Dream Girls (L), The Al Jolson Musical (L), Cabaret (L) Production budgets ranged from $50 thousand dollars to $50 million dollars. NOTE: (L) refers to London’s West End (NYC) refers to Broadway.
MANAGING DIRECTOR, THE PERFORMING ARTS COUNCIL OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSIC CENTER: The Hollywood Bowl, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Center Theatre Group (Mark Taper Forum and Ahmanson Theatre), The Los Angeles Opera, The Los Angeles Master Chorale and the Dance Presentation Series. Annual operating budget: $100 million dollars.