Marilyn S. Miller, a celebrated general manager, lighting designer, and stage manager, has passed away. She was 88.
Beginning her career in Nantucket, Ms. Miller came to New York in 1963, working as a lighting designer and stage manager for the Phoenix Theater, where she continued to work her way up, eventually becoming the company's general manager and executive director. With the Phoenix, she brought Boy Meets Girl, The Member of the Wedding (starring a young Glenn Close), Holiday, The Visit, The School for Wives, and Harvey with Helen Hayes and James Stewart to the stage.
Eventually, Ms. Miller left the Phoenix to establish her own general management firm, Weiler/Miller/Carrellas, with Berenice Weiler and Barbara Carrellas. Together, they managed a bevy of Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. As general manager, Ms. Miller guided A Broadway Musical, Meet Me In St. Louis, Stardust, Wind in the Willows, Marlowe, and the Tony Award-winning original production of Nine to Broadway.
Donations in Ms. Miller's memory may be made to the Theater Development Fund, and the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation. A virtual memorial will be held at a later date.