Peter Filichia is a New York-based theater critic for The Newark Star Ledger newspaper in New Jersey and New Jersey's television station News 12.
He also writes a regular column, "Peter Filichia's Diary," for the website TheaterMania.com. Filichia is the author of the book Let's Put on a Musical!: How to Choose the Right Show for Your School, Community or Professional Theater. He served four terms as president and chairman of the nominating committee of the Drama Desk, and has also been a member of the nominating committee for the Lucille Lortel Awards and is host of the Theatre World Awards. He has also written the liner notes for many Broadway cast albums, including Jesus Christ Superstar and Fade Out - Fade In, and is the critic-in-residence for the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He has appeared on television with Sally Jessy RaphaŽl, Phil Donahue, and on Saturday Night Live. In 2004 and 2005, he hosted with Matthew Murray the live theatre discussion show Bitch or Brag About Broadway at New York's 45th Street Theatre.