President of The Broadway League to Step Down After 18 Years
Today it was announced that Charlotte St. Martin, renowned President of The Broadway League since 2006, has decided to retire from the League, effective February 16th, 2024. She will continue to serve in an advisory capacity for special events through the 2024 Tony Awards. Jason Laks, The League's Executive Vice President and General Counsel, will serve as Acting President while the Board conducts an official search.
During her tenure at The Broadway League, Ms. St. Martin has successfully grown the League and steered the organization through government relations successes, economic shifts, labor challenges and a global pandemic. Under her tenure, the League has created numerous development, mentorship, and educational programs. In addition to her role as the Leader of the League in presenting the annual Tony Awards with the American Theatre Wing, the League manages the National High School Musical Theatre Awards.
Prior to joining the League, she was one of the highest-ranking women in the hospitality industry, holding a variety of positions including Executive Vice President of Operations and Marketing, and President and CEO of Loews Anatole Hotel. She served as Chair of the New York Society of Association Executives and also served as Chair of both Meeting Planners International and the Professional Convention Management Association Foundations. She currently serves on the board of NYC Tourism+ Conventions. She was named to Grain's New York Business 2019 Hall of Fame.
The Broadway League, founded in 1930, is the national trade association for the Broadway industry representing more than 700 members from nearly 200 national and international markets including theatre owners and operators, producers, presenters, and general managers as well as suppliers of goods and services to the commercial theatre industry. Key League programs and resources such as Kids' Night on Broadway®, The Jimmy Awards®/National High School Musical Theatre Awards®, Broadway Bridges®, Black to Broadway, Viva! Broadway, Broadway Membership Fellows, Broadway Speakers Bureau, and the Internet Broadway Database® (ibdb.com) represent the League's ongoing commitment to creating an inclusive culture within the industry that is geared toward accessibility and advancements of audience development, industry practices, and workforce opportunities. The Broadway League co-administers the dotBroadway top-level domain, providing online visitors assurance that the web address they are accessing is from a verified League member. Since 1967, The Broadway League has been co-presenting the Antionette Perry "Tony" Awards®.