PBS arts advisor Jane Chu will also join the committee.
Anna Deavere Smith, Clint Ramos, and Jane Chu will join the American Theatre Wing’s Advisory Committee while Dr. Luz Towns-Miranda and Howard Wolfson will join the Board of Trustees.
Smith was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for her solo show Fires in the Mirror. The play won a Drama Desk Award for Best Solo Performance, as did her follow-up, Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992. Both will be performed during Signature Theatre’s 2019–2020 season. The playwright and performer is also well-known for her TV appearances in The West Wing and Nurse Jackie.
Tony-winning costume designer Ramos made his Broadway debut with the wardrobe for Violet in 2014. He won Best Costume Design in a Play for his work in Eclipsed in 2016, and continues to create the garments for shows like Once On This Island and Torch Song, both of which earned him Tony nominations.
Chu most recently served as chairperson of the National Endowment for the Arts and currently acts as an arts advisor for PBS.
Towns-Miranda is a clinical psychologist, focusing on work that assists the well-being of at-risk youth, and is the mother of Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Wolfson develops strategy for Bloomberg Philanthropies' education program in addition to serving as senior advisor to the former NYC mayor.
The theatre institution also announced trustees Howard Stringer and Pia Lindström have been appointed to Emeritus status.