Podcast Episode 145 – Powerhouse Literary Agent to the Stars, Jonathan Lomma
There was a time when I thought about being an agent. I interviewed with the big three-lettered agencies and was even offered a couple of gigs. But I didn’t take them.
Because I didn’t have the stamina to sit behind one of those desks for 5+ years before I could agent myself.
You know who did have that stamina and guts? Today’s guest, Mr. Jonathan Lomma.
Jonathan heard about agenting early on, and whether he knew it or not, he put himself on a path, which he fulfilled, of representing legends like Terrence McNally, Arthur Laurents, and Edward Albee.
We talked about what it was like working with such major writers like the triple-play above, as well as:
- What made him go to law school even though he was a child actor.
- Jonathan’s theory of how musicals changed after 2001.
- How an emerging writer gets on his radar.
- His favorite quote about working closely with people on the “other side” of the table.
- And more.
Within five seconds of meeting Jonathan, you just know that he found his calling. Being an agent is exactly what he is supposed to do.
And after five seconds of listening to this podcast, you’ll realize that Jonathan isn’t just an agent for his clients. He’s an agent for the theater. And we’re lucky to have him as an advocate.
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Ken created one of the first Broadway podcasts, recording over 250 episodes over 7 years. It features interviews with A-listers in the theater about how they “made it”, including 2 Pulitzer Prize Winners, 7 Academy Award Winners and 76 Tony Award winners. Notable guests include Pasek & Paul, Kenny Leon, Lynn Ahrens and more.