Sally Rosenthal

Sally Rosenthal is an award-winning documentary television producer and director, focusing primarily on performing arts history. She produced the six-part PBS series Broadway: The American Musical (2004), for which she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Nonfiction Series, as well as the six-part PBS series Make ‘Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America (2009) and the three-part PBS series Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle (2013), all with American Masters’ Executive Producer Michael Kantor. She produced the eight-part PBS series Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music (2016, Grammy nominee) as well as the American Masters films N. Scott Momaday: Words From A Bear (2019) and Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me (2017, Emmy nominee). Most recently, she was a producer on the eight-part PBS series Iconic America: Our Symbols and Stories with David Rubenstein. She was the runner-up for the Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film for her 2019 submission, Mae West: Dirty Blonde.