Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts
Rocco Landesman is the tenth chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. Prior to his post at the NEA, Landesman was a longtime theater producer. As president of Jujamcyn, which owns and operates five Broadway theaters, Landesman produced most notably The Producers, which won the 2001 Tony for Best Musical; Angels in America, winner of the Tony for Best Play in both 1993 and 1994; and Big River, winner of the 1985 Tony for Best Musical. Earlier in his career, he worked as an assistant professor at the Yale School of Drama and has occasionally returned there to teach. Landesman has been active on numerous boards, including the Municipal Art Society, the Times Square Alliance, The Actor’s Fund, and the Educational Foundation of America.