Biography: Frederic B. Vogel was born in Philadelphia. He began as a child actor, and then worked as a stage manager, box-office treasurer, and general manager for summer stock, national tours, and Broadway productions. He founded the Commercial Theater Institute in 1982. He also headed the Federation for the Extension and Development of the American Professional Theatre. He published "The Commercial Theater Institute Guide to Producing Plays and Musicals," co-edited by "Theatre World" editor Ben Hodges.
Trivia: The marquees of Broadway theaters were dimmed in his honor on November 29, 2005.