Welcome to the Website of Playwright Jonathan Leaf
Among the most praised playwrights who have appeared in recent years, Jonathan was the subject of a feature in Time Out New York which compared him to a young Saul Bellow. He has been nominated in the Innovative Theater (IT) Awards for Best Play of the Year for his play "The Caterers" and received rave reviews for his work in The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Daily News, The New Criterion, BroadwayWorld, Show Business Weekly, NYTheatre.com, National Review and many other publications.
His comedy-drama "The Germans In Paris" was the highest-rated play by audience-survey on the Theatermania website of all the shows in New York during the course of its run. An independent survey also showed his play "Sexual Healing" was one of the highest-rated among New York audiences. His play "Pushkin" was a Wall Street Journal and The New Criterion critic's pick.
Since March 2017, he has premiered five new plays in New York, San Francisco and Paris.
As a journalist and critic, his writing has been featured in The Weekly Standard, National Review, The American, The New York Sun, The New York Post, New York Press, City Journal, Humanities, The Daily Beast, Mosaic and many other publications.