Charles McNulty

Columnist

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

  • Why the Tony for lead actress in a musical was Cynthia Erivo's to win

    Why the Tony for lead actress in a musical was Cynthia Erivo's to win

    '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...

  • Tonight’s most surprising Tony Award win

    '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...

  • The Tony Awards balance sympathy with perseverance

    The Tony Awards balance sympathy with perseverance

    '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...

  • Best revival of a musical may be the most competitive category

    Best revival of a musical may be the most competitive category

    '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...

  • Michelle Williams should win best performance by an actress in a leading role in a play

    Michelle Williams should win best performance by an actress in a leading role in a play

    '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...

  • Why Reed Birney deserves to win for 'The Humans'

    Why Reed Birney deserves to win for 'The Humans'

    '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...

  • 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...

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