Peter Zeisler, TCG Head, Arts Activist, Dead at 81

Jacobs, Leonard
January 2005
Back Stage;1/27/2005, Vol. 46 Issue 4, p6
Trade Publication
The article presents information about known theatre personality Peter Zeisler, who died at the age of 81. Born in New York City, Zeisler became an assistant stage manager on Broadway--the production was "The Shrike." After leaving the Army following the World War II and famously, but unhappily, serving under General George S. Patton. Zeisler worked as a production manager on more than 20 Broadway shows before setting his sights still higher. Minneapolis' Guthrie Theater named in Guthrie's honor opened its doors in 1963, with Zeisler serving as its managing director and producer from its inception until 1970.


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