Jonathan McCrory is a Harlem-based artist who has served as executive artistic director at National Black Theatre since 2012 under the leadership of CEO Sade Lythcott. A two-time Obie Award-winning, and Tony- and Emmy-award nominated producer, he has directed numerous professional productions and concerts. His exceptional leadership has been acknowledged through Craine’s New York Business 2020 Notable LGBTQ Leaders and Executives. In 2013, he was awarded the Emerging Producer Award by the National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and the Torch Bearer Award by theatrical legend Woodie King, Jr. He is a founding member of the collaborative producing organizations Harlem9, Black Theatre Commons, The Jubilee, Next Generation National Network, and The Movement Theatre Company. McCrory sits on the National Advisory Committee for, and was a member of the original cohort for ArtEquity. A native of Washington, D.C., McCrory attended the Duke Ellington School of the Arts and New York University’s TISCH School of the Arts. To learn more, please visit