Nominating Committee & Current Members

NOMINATING COMMITTEE, 2021-2022

Martha Wade Steketee (Chair, freelance; The Clyde Fitch Report, TDF Stages, HowlRound)

Peter Filichia, (Broadway Select; Broadway Radio: author, most recently Strippers, Showgirls and Sharks – St. Martin’s Press)

Kenji Fujisjima

Juan Michael Porter 11

Ayanna Precod

Alicia Ramirez

Zachary Stewart, (TheaterMania.com)

Diep Tran

DRAMA DESK (VOTING) MEMBERS, 2021-2022

Elizabeth Ahlfors, CityCabaret.com; cabaretscenes.org; curtainup.com; theaterpizzazz.com

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

Robert R. Blume, Executive Producer, Drama Desk Awards

Aaron Botwick

Suzanna Bowling, Times Square Chronicles; T2Conline.com

Michael Bracken,  Theater Pizzazz!

Jeryl Brunner

Linda Buchwald

Christopher Byrne, Gay City News

Bill CanacciAsbury Park Press; Home News Tribun

Robert Cashill 

Robert Cashill, popdose.com; New York Theater

Patrick Christiano, Theaterlife.com

Joseph JK Clarke 

Alix Cohen, Woman Around Town.comTheater Pizzazz; Cabaret Scenes

Ron Cohen, Musical Theatre Review; Theaterscene.com

Jamie deRoyJamie deRoy & Friends

Dan Dinero, Theater Is Easy

Carole de Tosti

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

Grazyna Drabik, Nowy Dziennik (The Polish Daily News)

Sandi DurellTheater Pizzazz!

Henry Edwards, Newsvine.com; A Life of Style

Ruthie Fierberg

Peter Filichia 

David Finkle, The Clyde Fitch Report

Harry Forbes, Film & Footlights

Jena Tesse Fox, freelance

Glenda Frank, Plays International

Stan Friedman, Thefrontrowcenter.com; Newyorktheatregide

Kenji Fujishima

Meredith Ganzman, WPIX 11; Center On The Aisl

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

Anita Gates, pressnights.com

Victor A. Gluck, theaterscene.net

Isa Goldberg, East Hampton Independent; Theaterlife.com

Barry Gordin, Theaterlife.com; Dan’s Papers, DramaDesk.org

Susan Granger, SSG Syndicate; Hearst newspapers

Charles Gross, Two on the Aisle

Jen Gushue

Peter Hempstead

Judd Hollander –The Epoch TImes; Stagebuzz.com

David Hurst -Talkin’ Broadway; NY Arts Review

Madoka Imura -NHK CosmoMedia America Inc.

Celia Ipiotis
, Eye on the Arts; Eye on Dance

Leonard JacobsThe Clyde Fitch Report

Michall Jeffers, TotalTheater.com; Michall Jeffers TV

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

Jonathan Kalb, Something the Dust Said

Edward Karam, Offoffonline.com

David KaufmanTheaterScene.net

Jane Klain, Good Times Magazine

Lucy KomisarThe New York Theatre Wire; The Komisar Scoop

Andy Lefkowitz, Broadway.com

David LefkowitzTotalTheater.com; Performing Arts Insider/Dave’s Gone By

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

Linda Lenzi – broadwayworld.com

Hayley Levitt

Brian Scott LiptonCititour.com; IN New York; Theater Pizzazz; New York Theatre

Sandy MacDonald, Time Out NY; Theaternewsonline

Jonathan MandellNewYorkTheater.me;  NewYorkTheater.m

James Marino, BroadwayStars.com

Howard Miller

Marc Mille
r, NewYorkTheaterGuide.com; theaterscene.com;TalkinBroadway.com

Stuart Miller, American Theatre; Theater Pizzazz

Brooke Pierce, newyork.edgemedianetwork.com

Michael Portantiere, BroadwayStars.com; TalkinBroadway.co

Juan Michael Porter 11

Ayanna Prescod

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

Gerard Raymond, freelance

Darryl Reilly

Richard Ridge, broadwayworld.com

Mark Rifkin, This Week in New York

Frank Rizzo

David Roberts

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

David A. Rosenberg, nytheaterscene.com

Robert Russo

Lauren Class Schneider, BroadwayRadio.com; ArtsAmerica.org

Steve Schonberg, freelance; WNBC; HuffPost Contributor; Center On The Aisle Editor

Nicole Serratore, freelance

Helen Shaw

David Sheward, ArtsinNY.comTheaterlife.com; CulturalWeekly.com; ShowTickets.com

Fern SiegelThe Huffington Post; Travelers USA Noteboo

Paulanne Simmons, The New York Theatre WireTheaterlife.com, 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; Cititour.com; Billboard

Jose Solis, StageBuddy.com

Elyse Sommer, CurtainUp.com

David Spencer, Aislesay.com; Times Square Chronicles

Martha Steketee

Zachary Stewart

Douglas Strassler

Steven Suskin, The Huffington Post; Playbill

Jeffrey Sweet, Dramatics Magazine; American Theatre

Diep Tran

Elyse Trevers, LIHerald.com; Island Currents

Jennifer Vanasco, WNYC Radio

Frank Verlizzo, Fravor Design

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

James Wilson

Matt Windman, amNY

Charles Wright, freelance; Offoffonline; CurtainUp

Ran Xia

Robert Zlower –Robertaonthearts.com

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEMBER

Glenn Loney (deceased)

DRAMA DESK PARTICIPATING (NON-VOTING) MEMBERS, 2018-2019

Margot Astrachan, Producer

Barry Bassis

Toshi Cappuccino

Deirdre Donovan

Randi GenerCulture of One World

Robert Gilbo

Leonard Golubchick, Labor Press

Clint Hannah

Linda Healey , Theaterhound.org

Dick Miller, NJ Radio Magazine

Edward Rubin, Artes Magazine; Totaltheater.com, 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 wolfentertainmentguide.com.