Dante Di Loreto is executive producer of American Horror Story and Glee, a biting musical comedy that has become a pop-culture phenomenon. The show has received 19 Emmy® and 11 Golden Globe® nominations, and won four Emmy® Awards and four Golden Globes®, including the award for Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical. The hit series has been honored with the prestigious Peabody Award, and The American Film Institute named “Glee” one of the Top 10 TV Programs of the Year for two consecutive seasons.
Di Loreto serves as executive producer of the Glee albums and oversees music production on the series. In the short amount of time since Glee hit the airwaves, the show has racked up two Platinum and two Gold albums, two Grammy Award nominations, more than 16 million song downloads, the No. 1 soundtrack of 2010 (The Christmas Album), and has broken the music record for the most single entries on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, claiming the title previously held by Elvis Presley.
Additionally, this past summer, he was an executive producer of the critically acclaimed Glee Live! In Concert!, starring 14 members of the television show’s cast. He also serves as executive producer of The Glee Project, a reality series on the Oxygen Network, where performers will compete for a multi-episode guest-starring role on season three of Glee. The reality show debuted in June 2011.
Di Loreto is the President of Production for Ryan Murphy Television. Currently, Ryan Murphy Television is beginning production on the documentary series, Model Apartment for A&E.
Over the years, Di Loreto has produced original scripted series for cable and broadcast television. He served as executive producer on the TV movie Temple Grandin with Claire Danes, Julia Ormond and Catherine O’Hara, which chronicled a young woman’s struggle with autism and her accomplishments. Temple Grandin took home 16 Emmy® Awards including one for Outstanding Made-For-TV Movie. His credits also include the Emmy® Award-winning My Louisiana Sky for Showtime starring Juliette Lewis and Kelsey Keel.
He has also produced a variety of films and theater productions including the film Die, Mommie, Die!, which took home the Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Prize. It starred Charles Busch as a fallen pop diva in an ode to the Ross Hunter-style big-screen soaps of the ‘60s. Di Loreto produced Viva Cuba which was Cuba's official foreign language selection for the 78th Annual Academy Awards, and Don't Go Breaking My Heart starring Anthony Edwards. On Broadway, Di Loreto co-produced Glass Menagerie starring Jessica Lange and Christian Slater, Festen starring Juliana Margulies and Ali McGraw, and Sir Antony Sher's Primo.
Di Loreto holds an M.F.A. from the American Film Institute and an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He currently resides in Los Angeles.