Charles McNulty

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.
Review: In Tracy Letts' 'Linda Vista,' a loser in love and the collateral damage he leaves behind

The sensationally acted Steppenwolf Theatre production at the Mark Taper Forum delivers compelling characters and funny dialogue, but at times the pacing sluggishly shifts into cable TV territory.

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Why Carol Channing was a Dolly for all seasons: Our critic's take

Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand, Ethel Merman, Mary Martin: They all starred in "Hello, Dolly!" but no one had the same kind of giddy, goofy charm as the beloved Carol Channing.