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Charles McNulty

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Charles McNulty is the theater critic of the Los Angeles Times. He received his doctorate in dramaturgy and dramatic criticism from the Yale School of Drama. McNulty has taught at Yale, the New School, New York University, the City University of New York Graduate Center, UCLA and the California Institute of the Arts. McNulty, who got his theatrical start as a literary intern at the New York Public Theater in the days of Joseph Papp, is a former Village Voice theater critic and editor. He was the chairman of the Pulitzer drama jury in 2010. He received the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism for the theater year 2009-10 and was awarded the top prize for feature writing from the Society for Features Journalism in 2011.

Recent Articles

  • The Tonys category to watch

    The Tonys category to watch

    'Hamilton' wins 11 Tony Awards on a night that balances sympathy with perseverance June 13, 2016, 9:27 a.m. Broadway's biggest night ended in dramatic fashion when stage legend Barbra Streisand announced that "Hamilton" would indeed win the Tony Award for best musical. That made 11 wins for Lin-Manuel...

  • How Broadway's best acting was a group effort

    How Broadway's best acting was a group effort

    'Hamilton' wins 11 Tony Awards on a night that balances sympathy with perseverance June 13, 2016, 9:27 a.m. Broadway's biggest night ended in dramatic fashion when stage legend Barbra Streisand announced that "Hamilton" would indeed win the Tony Award for best musical. That made 11 wins for Lin-Manuel...

  • Theater critic Charles McNulty's Tonys predictions

    Theater critic Charles McNulty's Tonys predictions

    'Hamilton' wins 11 Tony Awards on a night that balances sympathy with perseverance June 13, 2016, 9:27 a.m. Broadway's biggest night ended in dramatic fashion when stage legend Barbra Streisand announced that "Hamilton" would indeed win the Tony Award for best musical. That made 11 wins for Lin-Manuel...

  • Tonys predictions: Can anything stop 'Hamilton' from making history?

    Tonys predictions: Can anything stop 'Hamilton' from making history?

    The suspense over the Tony Awards is usually about which show will win for best musical, the prize with the most lucrative consequences. But this year we all know that “Hamilton,” nominated for a record-breaking 16 Tonys, has that award in the bag.  The question generating excitement among Broadway...

  • And the winner is ... the ensemble cast: How Broadway's best acting was a group effort

    And the winner is ... the ensemble cast: How Broadway's best acting was a group effort

    On Sunday, the Tony Awards will recognize artists who did exceptional work in the 2015-16 Broadway season. As always, there’s a rich bounty of nominated talent to choose from, but the most memorable acting was a group affair.  Usually, it’s the star turn that’s unforgettable. But I keep replaying...

  • Race, inequality, polarized politics: Why Shakespeare's 1623 First Folio matters in 2016

    Race, inequality, polarized politics: Why Shakespeare's 1623 First Folio matters in 2016

    A precious First Folio of Shakespeare plays, one of several on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library, has arrived at the San Diego Central Library, where it will remain for the next month in a glass case under the watchful eye of a friendly (but don’t test him) security guard. Title page with...

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