Three-time Tony-nominated producer Roy Miller, who was most recently represented on Broadway with the holiday hit A Christmas Story, died on April 28, 2013, following a short illness. He was 52 years old.
A New Jersey native, Miller helped revive the Surflight Theatre in Beach Haven as Producing Artistic Director from 2010-2011 and then as Artistic Director in 2012. From 1991 to 2004, Miller served as Associate Producer of New Jersey’s Paper Mill Playhouse. Under his tenure, Paper Mill produced Crazy For You (broadcast nationwide on PBS and Emmy-nominated); Follies, starring Ann Miller; Betty Buckley’s Gypsy; Chess, directed and choreographed by Rob Marshall; and Stephen Schwartz's Children Of Eden.
In addition to A Christmas Story, Miller's Broadway productions included I’m Not Rappaport, High Fidelity, Is He Dead?, [title of show], West Side Story, Ragtime, The Pee-Wee Herman Show and The Drowsy Chaperone, a musical he shepherded to Broadway after first encountering it in Toronto. At the time of his death, he was developing Broadway productions of Hand to God and Animal House.
Miller is survived by his parents, a brother and a sister. The family has requested that donations in Miller's memory be made to The Actors Fund, 729 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY, 10019 (www.actorsfund.org).