Alan Hall, Former Vice President of Actors' Equity, Dies at 85 | Playbill

Obituaries Alan Hall, Former Vice President of Actors' Equity, Dies at 85

Mr. Hall stage managed more than 30 Broadway shows, including the original productions of Promises, Promises, Sweeney Todd, and Chess.

Alan Hall, a popular stage manager who worked on 35 Broadway productions, passed away February 7 at the age of 85. 

Born in England in 1936, Mr. Hall immigrated to the United States to stage manage Beyond The Fringe, an evening of entertainment originally presented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Mr. Hall went on to supervise 13 Tony Awards ceremonies in addition to his work as a production stage manager on the original Broadway productions of Promises, Promises, Working, Sweeney Todd, Chess, Black and Blue, and King David

Mr. Hall served as the Third Vice President of Actors Equity Association from 2000 to 2003, and was the stage manager councillor from 1983-1991 and 1995-2000. He was named councilor emeritus in 2007. In more recent years, he had relocated to the coast of Maine, where he was the President of the Rockland Shakespeare Society. He received the Del Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award in the Art of Stage Management in 2010. 

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Ruth Rinklin. 


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