Power List 2014: RYAN MURPHY
NBC’s The New Normal was cancelled and FOX’s Glee is drawing to a close, but Murphy is not slowing down. The prolific entertainment mogul is pushing forward with the American Horror Story franchise; ratings for the FX series have nearly doubled since season 1, reviving 65-year-old Jessica Lange’s career and making her one of the hottest actresses on TV. And after nearly four years, Murphy is finally getting his passion project, an adaptation of The Normal Heart, on HBO this May and is already prepping a sequel to the award-winning Larry Kramer play. Having conquered TV and film, Murphy is now eyeing a stage revival of Funny Girl.