Jeremy McCarter is a writer, director, and producer.
He is the co-author of Hamilton: The Revolution, with Lin-Manuel Miranda, published by Grand Central in 2016. He is finishing a book about young American radicals in World War One, to be published by Random House in 2017. He edited the collection Bite the Hand That Feeds You: Essays and Provocations by Henry Fairlie, which Yale University Press published in 2009.
He spent five years on the artistic staff of the Public Theater in New York, where he created and ran the Public Forum series of performances and conversations. It brought together America’s leading actors, activists, writers, scholars, musicians, and community leaders to explore the intersection of arts and society. Before joining the Public, he directed radio plays that opened for The Magnetic Fields on the band’s 2008 national tour.
He was a cultural critic for New York magazine and Newsweek, and an editor at The New Republic. He taught theater history and criticism at Brooklyn College, and served on the jury of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. He wrote the liner notes for the cast recording of the 2005 Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Company.
He studied history at Harvard, and lives in Chicago.