managing director, Huntington Theatre
Michael Maso has served as the Huntington's managing director since 1982, overseeing all fiscal and administrative operations, producing more than 125 plays, and leading the Huntington's 10-year drive to build the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, which opened in September, 2004. Mr. Maso is the immediate past president of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT), an association of 70 of the country's major not-for-profit professional theatres. Last year, Mr. Maso was named as one of a dozen members of the inaugural class of the Barr Fellows Program. He received the 2005 Commonwealth Award, the state's highest arts honor, in the category of Catalyst, and was honored by *The Boston Herald* as 2004 Theatre Man of the Year. He has served as a member of the board of directors of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national service organization for not-for-profit theatre, and as a site visitor, panelist, and panel chairman for the National Endowment for the Arts. Locally, Mr. Maso is a member of the board of directors of ArtsBoston. He previously served as chairman of the Cultural and Scientific Directors Group, as a member of Mayor Menino's Advisory Task Force for Cultural Planning, as a trustee of the Massachusetts Advocates for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities (MAASH) and StageSource, as a member of the Boston Foundation's Cultural Task Force, and as Program Consultant for the Arts Leadership Initiative of Business Volunteers for the Arts. In 2000, Mr. Maso was honored with the Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence at Boston's Elliot Norton Awards. Prior to coming to the Huntington, Mr. Maso spent three seasons as the managing director of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. He has also been the general manager of New York's Roundabout Theatre Company, business manager for PAF Playhouse on Long Island, and an independent arts management consultant based in Taos, New Mexico. Mr. Maso is an associate professor of theatre at Boston University.