Producer, Presenter, Other
( b. circa 1960 Irvington, New Jersey, USA - d. Apr 28, 2013 ) Male
While still in high school, where he was a student actor in his hometown of Irvington, NJ, Mr. Miller was offered an apprenticeship at Surflight Theatre, the not-for-profit summer company in Beach Haven, NJ. That first introduction to summer theatre at the Jersey Shore in 1975 was followed by two subsequent seasons as an apprentice and, eventually, as a member of the acting company in 1978. Later, Mr. Miller served as a member of Surflight's board of trustees and as a generous contributor to various fundraising initiatives, including the construction of the cast house in 2007 and the 60th anniversary gala in 2009. In 2010, Mr. Miller became the theatre's new producer.
From 1991-2004, Mr. Miller, a New Jersey native, was associate producer with the Paper Mill Playhouse, a major regional theatre in that state. There he produced such shows such as Crazy for You, Follies starring legendary performer Ann Miller, Gypsy with Betty Buckley, Chess directed and choreographed by Rob Marshall, The Wizard of Oz and Stephen Schwartz's Children Of Eden. Mr. Miller produced the tours of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in 2000 and A Chorus Line in 2002.
Mr. Miller came into his own as a Broadway producer over the past decade. His initial outing was a revival of I'm Not Rappaport in 2002, a production that was first seen at the Paper Mill Playhouse.