Washington Post names its next classical music critic: Michael Brodeur

Posted on: March 9, 2020

The Washington Post has a new classical music critic as of March 9. He is Michael Brodeur, a.k.a. Michael Andor Brodeur,” writes Susan Elliott in Thursday’s (3/5) Musical America (subscription required). “The Post describes him as ‘a writer, critic and editor who has worked most recently at the Boston Globe.’ Brodeur succeeds Anne Midgette, who resigned in November. His work for the Globe may have been remote, since the Post also reports, ‘for the past four years, he and his husband have lived in Houston, where his husband was the director of public art at Rice University.’ More from the Post memo: for the last decade Brodeur ‘served as an assistant arts editor and cultural critic for the Boston Globe, overseeing the paper’s Sunday Books section and writing the Globe’s weekly @large column on a range of topics in the arts and digital culture.’ Previously he was music editor and lead music critic for the Boston Phoenix and editor of Boston’s Weekly Dig. Brodeur holds an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College in Boston, as well as a BFA in poetry. He’s a composer/performer of electronic music under the name New Dad.”