Nominating Committee & Current Members


Martha Wade Steketee (Chair; freelance:

Linda Armstrong (New York Amsterdam News)

Daniel Dinero (Theatre is Easy)

Peter Filichia (Broadway Radio)

Kenji Fujishima (freelance: Theatermania)

Margaret Hall (Playbill)

Juan Michael Porter II (; freelance: TDF Stages, Did They Like It?, NY Theatre Guide, Queerty)

Charles Wright (ex officio)


Linda Armstrong, New York Amsterdam News

David Barbour

Leslie (Hoban) Blake, Two on the Aisle

Retta Blaney, National Catholic Reporter; The Living Church; Life Upon the Sacred Stage

Bob Blume, Executive Producer, Drama Desk Awards

Aaron Botwick

Suzanna Bowling, Times Square Chronicles;

Jeryl Brunner

Christopher Byrne, Gay City News

Bill CanacciAsbury Park Press; Home News Tribun

Robert Cashill,; New York Theater

Patrick Christiano,

Joseph JK Clarke 

Alix Cohen, Woman Around

Allison Considine

Jamie deRoyJamie deRoy & Friends

Dan Dinero, Theater Is Easy

Carole de Tosti

Philip Dorian,; Mensa publications (U.S. & Canada)

Grazyna Drabik, Nowy Dziennik (The Polish Daily News)

Sandi DurellTheater Pizzazz!

Ruthie Fierberg

Peter Filichia 

Harry Forbes, Film & Footlights

Jena Tesse Fox, freelance

Glenda Frank, Plays International

Stan Friedman,; Newyorktheatregide

Kenji Fujishima

Meredith Ganzman, WPIX 11; Center On The Aisl

Elysa Gardner, freelance; Entertainment Weekly; New York Times; Town & Country

Anita Gates,

Victor A. Gluck,

Isa Goldberg, East Hampton Independent;

Barry Gordin,; Dan’s Papers,

Susan Granger, SSG Syndicate; Hearst newspapers

Charles Gross, Two on the Aisle

Jen Gushue

Margaret Hall 

Peter Hempstead

Judd Hollander –The Epoch TImes;

David Hurst -Talkin’ Broadway; NY Arts Review

Madoka Imura -NHK CosmoMedia America Inc.

Celia Ipiotis
, Eye on the Arts; Eye on Dance

Yusei Kageyama, Shiki Theatre Company; The Yukan Daily; La Harpe;  WOWOW

Jonathan Kalb, Something the Dust Said

Edward Karam,

Cameron Kelsall

Jane Klain, Good Times Magazine

Lucy KomisarThe New York Theatre Wire; The Komisar Scoop

Andy Lefkowitz,

David; Performing Arts Insider/Dave’s Gone By

Samuel Leiter – Theatre’s Leiter Side; The Broadway Blog, Theater Pizzazz!,

Hayley Levitt

Brian Scott; IN New York; Theater Pizzazz; New York Theatre

Colin Macdonald

Sandy Macdonald, Time Out NY; Theaternewsonline

Jonathan;  NewYorkTheater.m

James Marino,

Howard Miller

Marc Mille

Stuart Miller, American Theatre; Theater Pizzazz

Adrienne Onofri

Michael Portantiere,;

Juan Michael Porter 11

Carey Purcell, The Culture Trip; The Village Voice; DAME

Gerard Raymond, freelance

Darryl Reilly

Doug Reside

Richard Ridge,

Mark Rifkin, This Week in New York

Frank Rizzo

David Roberts

Carol Rocamora, American Theatre; “Rocamora Reviews” on Smith & Kraus website

David A. Rosenberg,

Lauren Class Schneider,;

Nicole Serratore, freelance

Helen Shaw

David Sheward,;;

Fern SiegelThe Huffington Post; Travelers USA Noteboo

Paulanne Simmons, The New York Theatre, CurtainUp

Janice Simpson

Kyle Smith, The New Criterion; New York Post, National Review

Raven Snook, TDF Stages; Time Out New York; Show-Score managing editor

Diane Snyder, The Telegraph;; Billboard

David Spencer,; Times Square Chronicles

Martha Wade Steketee

Zachary Stewart

Douglas Strassler

Stephen Suskin, The Huffington Post; Playbill

Jeffrey Sweet, Dramatics Magazine; American Theatre

Diep Tran

Elyse Trevers,; Island Currents

Frank Verlizzo, Fravor Design

Iris Wiener, freelance;; Long Island Woman; Long Island Herald Newspapers; Luxury Living

Lane Williamson

James Wilson

Matt Windman, amNY

Charles Wright, freelance; Offoffonline; CurtainUp

Ran Xia


Glenn Loney (deceased)


Margot Astrachan, Producer

Barry Bassis

Toshi Cappuccino

Deirdre Donovan

Randi GenerCulture of One World

Robert Gilbo

Leonard Golubchick, Labor Press

Clint Hannah

Linda Healey ,

Dick Miller, NJ Radio Magazine

Edward Rubin, Artes Magazine;, BerhshireFine Arts

Jan Silver, The Hampton Sheet; The Advisor

Michael Summers, Special assistant for talent; project manager for productions and events

Rob Urbinati

Board Members Emeritus

Arlene Epstein (deceased)

Arlene Epstein, a member of the Drama Desk since 1982, and former Secretary of the Board, has contributed her “Critic-at-Leisure” column to the South Shore Record for 40 years and for 12 years to Herald Community Newspapers. A member of the American Theatre Critics’ Association and the Outer Critics Circle, she has worked variously as a publicist, copywriter, private and corporate art consultant, a lecturer and leader of continuing education courses on the arts, an entertainment and charity promotions director, and the anti-war voice for Mothers for Peace in Washington, D.C.

William Wolf (deceased)

William Wolf is a former Drama Desk President. He currently works as an Adjunct Professor at New York University and is a member of the National Society of Film Critics and New York Film Critics Online. His theater, film and cabaret reviews can be read on the internet site