Charles Isherwood joined the New York Times as a theater critic in 2004. He served as chief theater critic and theater editor at Variety from 1998 to 2004. In Los Angeles he worked as a theater critic and editor at Variety and Daily Variety beginning in 1993. Prior to joining Variety he was a columnist and editor at L.A. Style magazine. A recipient of the 2005 George Jean Nathan award for theater criticism, he has also written for the Times of London, the Advocate magazine, LA Weekly and other publications.