Ph.D. in Theatre (City University of New York); MA in English (NYU); MFA in Directing (BU); BA (University of Chicago).
Garrett Eisler has taught theatre history and dramatic literature at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Syracuse University, and the Boston University College of Fine Arts. Professional theatre experience includes two seasons as Literary Manager of Syracuse Stage as well as work at Boston's Huntington Theatre Company and New York's Theatre for a New Audience.
His published essays include articles in Studies in Musical Theatre, The Journal of American Drama and Theatre, The Eugene O'Neill Review, American Theatre magazine, and the Best Plays Theatre Yearbook series. His chapter on Stephen Sondheim's Road Show will appear in the forthcoming Oxford Handbook on Sondheim Studies. He also edited the most recent Dictionary of Literary Biography volume on 20th Century American Dramatists. As a critic, he has written reviews for the Village Voice and Time Out New York, and for many years he wrote the theatre blog, "The Playgoer."