Michael Maso

Associate Professor (Theatre Management) | maso@huntingtontheatre.bu.edu

MasoMichael Maso has led the Huntington’s administrative and financial operations as Managing Director since 1982, producing more than 160 plays in partnership with three artistic directors and leading the Huntington’s ten-year drive to build the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, which opened in September 2004. In recognition of these efforts, he was honored by the Boston Herald as 2004’s Theatre Man of the Year. He recently received the 2010 Theatre Hero Award from StageSource, the Greater Boston Theatre Alliance. 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. In 2005, he was named as one of a dozen members of the inaugural class of the Barr Fellows Program. He is the 2005 recipient of the Commonwealth Award, the state’s highest arts honor, in the category of Catalyst. In 2000, Mr. Maso was honored with the Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence at Boston’s Elliot Norton Awards. 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. Mr. Maso is also a member of the board of directors of ArtsBoston. 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.