Gillian "Gil" Russo is the assistant editor for New York Theatre Guide, occasionally writing for London Theatre as part of her job. She graduated Fordham University at Lincoln Center in 2021 with an honors degree in journalism and theatre, and she is based in New York.
Gillian began taking dance lessons at age 3, and her desire to do even more tap dancing eventually led her to theatre. She knew her turn as Frau Schmidt in The Sound of Music wouldn't lead to a performance career, but she still loved the art form, and a Journalism 101 class held at a local theatre that was producing Newsies luckily introduced her to the world of theatre journalism. Her arts writing has since appeared in publications including Broadway News, Backstage Magazine, Plays To See, The Fordham Observer and more. Her full portfolio of writing and multimedia work is here.
Outside of work, she still takes dance classes, enjoys baking, and is looking to expand upon her basic stage combat training.