October 12, 2022

McCarter Announces Search For New Managing Director

SAYING FAREWELL: Outgoing McCarter Theatre Managing Director Michael Rosenberg, right, was given a champagne toast by Artistic Director Sarah Rasmussen, left, and Board Chair W. Rochelle Calhoun as he departs for a new position leading New York’s City Center. (Photo by Roy Matusek)

Last week, at its first board of trustees meeting for the season, the McCarter board gave Michael Rosenberg a champagne toast and wished him well as he prepares to depart to lead New York City Center later this month.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to work at this institution during this unprecedented time in American theater,” said Rosenberg. “I have loved working alongside Sarah Rasmussen as artistic director. Her work is incredible, and I have no doubt she will lead McCarter to wonderful new heights in the years ahead.”

McCarter has hired veteran arts and culture management consultants to identify an interim managing director for the theater, which will be followed by a search to fill the role permanently. “We are confident we can find an incredible new leader to join the team and take the reins at McCarter swiftly. Once we do, we look forward to introducing the new person to the community,” said Board Chair W. Rochelle Calhoun.

In the meantime, Artistic Director Sarah Rasmussen will oversee the staff and operations. “We have a strong team in place, and we have wonderful shows to share this season. We hope the community will continue to come to McCarter and enjoy all we have to offer,” she said.

The Wolves is currently running at McCarter through October 16, and A Christmas Carol will be back this holiday season. Visit McCarter.org for information.