Did you catch Cynthia Nixon in Wit a few months back? If so, then you experienced the behind-the-scenes magic of Lisa McNulty. Now Manhattan Theatre Club’s Artistic Line Producer, McNulty has worked on 16 productions at MTC, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Ruined by Lynn Nottage, Terrence McNally‘s Master Class and David Ives’ Venus in Fur. Before MTC, McNulty spent two seasons as Associate Artistic Director at the Women’s Project, after working as a line producer at Princeton’s McCarter Theatre Center. During her extensive career in New York’s dynamic theatre scene, McNulty has helped bring some of the most critically acclaimed productions to the stage, including The Cataract by Lisa D’Amour and Yellowman by Dael Orlandersmith. Despite her chosen profession in the queer-friendly world of theatre, McNulty acknowledges that all LGBT people should be role models. “In a world where gay kids are still committing suicide, it’s every gay person’s duty to be out of the closet, especially where it’s uncomfortable to do so,” McNulty says. “There’s no excuse for secrecy any more, and so much to be gained by being honest about who you are.”
Drum roll, please! We’re excited to present this year’s 100 Women We Love—our most diverse group of out entertainers, artists, athletes, activists, business principals and elected officials yet. Each of these women is a superstar in her own right. Their achievements and contributions shape our lives —and elevate us in the eyes of the world . They’re working to raise LGBT awareness, increase our visibility and quicken our progress toward a just society.
We are extremely proud to present the class of 2012. There are no rankings or numbers. They are all leaders.