Eileen McMahon has enjoyed a long career in publicizing the performing arts.
Eileen spent 20 years at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts where she was most recently Senior Director of Publicity and Public Relations. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts offers 16 series, festivals, and programs including:
- American Songbook
- Avery Fisher Career Grants and Artist program
- David Rubenstein Atrium programming
- Great Performers
- Legends at Lincoln Center: The Performing Arts Hall of Fame
- Lincoln Center at the Movies
- Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Awards
- Lincoln Center Festival
- Lincoln Center Out of Doors
- Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project
- Midsummer Night Swing
- Mostly Mozart Festival
- White Light Festival
- Live From Lincoln Center (Emmy Award-winning series which airs nationally on PBS)
- Lincoln Center Education
Since 1999, Eileen served as Senior Director and Lead Publicist for Lincoln Center Festival—promoting approximately 1,465 performances of opera, music, dance, theater, and interdisciplinary engagements by internationally acclaimed artists from more than 50 countries, including 44 commissions and some 145 world, U.S., and New York premieres.
In the arena of institutional public relations, Eileen helped implement the campaigns for Lincoln Center’s $1.2 billion multi-year redevelopment and its year-long 50th anniversary, as well as internal and external communications, crisis management, and collaborations with Lincoln Center’s ten resident organizations.
Prior to joining Lincoln Center, she lived in Los Angeles for 10 years where she worked on such projects as A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters and Rene Taylor and Joseph Bologna’s If You Leave Me, I’m Going with You at the Canon Theater, Beverly Hills; operas at Los Angeles Opera; the Los Angeles Philharmonic Hollywood Bowl season; and award–winning local theater and touring Broadway musicals.
In New York, she's publicized 50+ clients and productions outside of her work at Lincoln Center—including classical musicians and ensembles, and dance companies. As an ATPAM associate, she opened dozens of Broadway (Cats, Sophisticated Ladies and The Little Foxes starring Elizabeth Taylor in her Broadway debut) and off-Broadway shows, as well as The Big Apple Circus at Lincoln Center, the Manhattan Plaza apartment complex, Studio 54, and restaurants.
McMahon co-produced the play The Basement Tapes by Erik Brogger at The Village Gate. With Christine Dunn, she co-wrote Desire, a mass-market fiction paperback published by Warner Books.
She is a proud graduate of Northwestern University and member of the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers.