Gus Fleming, Onetime Actor Who Ran Lincoln Center Venues, Dead at 56

News   Gus Fleming, Onetime Actor Who Ran Lincoln Center Venues, Dead at 56 Gus Fleming, a onetime actor who worked in various areas of the New York theatre, including director of concert halls at Lincoln Center since 1988, died of cancer May 6, The New York Times reported.

Gus Fleming, a onetime actor who worked in various areas of the New York theatre, including director of concert halls at Lincoln Center since 1988, died of cancer May 6, The New York Times reported.

Mr. Fleming was 56 and was previously company manager for Lincoln Center's Out-of-Doors Festival. As director of concert halls, he was in charge of daily operations of Avery Fisher Hall and Alice Tully Hall, overseeing many aspects of the operations.

Born John Payne Fleming in Chicago, he studied at the University of Rochester and New York University and acted in Broadway and Off Broadway shows, including No Place to Be Somebody, Jimmy Shine and Operation Sidewinder, The Times reported.

He was an adjunct professor of speech and theatre at John Jay College in New York City. While there, he developed a program that would bring theatre to inmates at Rikers Island prison.

Mr. Fleming also produced Dennis McIntyre's lauded play, Split Second, Off-Broadway. He was also involved in jazz and bluegrass musical projects over the years. -- By Kenneth Jones