NLGJA Journalist of the Year (National Lesbian & Gay Journalist Association)
SPJ Deadline Club Award for Best Arts Reporting (Society of Professional Journalists)
New York Times Foundation Criticism Fellowship
Associated Press Media Editors NewsTrain Grant (Associated Press Media Editors Foundation)
George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism (Cornell, Yale and Princeton Universities)
Trust for Mutual Understanding Central and Eastern Europe Direct Exchange Grant (Trust for Mutual Understanding)
4 First Prizes, NATJA Awards for Excellence in Travel Writing (North American Travel Journalists Association)
Legacy of the Nation Presidential Award of the Republic of the Philippines (President Benigno S. Aquino III)
Literature Laureate of South Korea (Incheon Foundation for Arts & Culture)
The Ford Foundation / Institute of International Education Media, Knowledge, Creatvity & Freedom Grant (The Ford Foundation)
Society of Professional Journalists
Judges' Award Citation
"Randy shed light into government censorship and
repression in Europe. He met the highest standards of excellence in journalism. He went above and beyond with regard to enterprise, resourcefulness and overcoming obstacles in pursuit of the story."
Theatre Communications Group
Employer's Press Release
"Randy Gener's command of theatrical subjects is unequalled among his contemporaries."
Author of Negroland & Pulitzer–winning New York Times critic
"Randy Gener is a first-rate writer and editor. He is an award-winning critic and features writer who understands culture in the deepest sense — as news, as art, as politics, as media. He has a great deal to offer and to teach."
for the Arts Journalism Institute Associate Director
"Those of us who knew and worked with Randy at The Village Voice were immediately impressed with his passion for work, his energy and his tremendous good nature — none of which has diminished. It's gratifying to see him now at the top of his game, with more to accomplish."
Shakespeare in Love
screenwriter & Britain's greatest living dramatist
"I have been impressed by Randy Gener’s professionalism as a journalist — and am happy to endorse him."