South Pacific Stage Manager Arraigned

By Adam Hetrick
October 19, 2009

Lincoln Center Theater has terminated the contract of South Pacific stage manager Michael Brunner after he was charged with videotaping a cast member in her dressing room.

The Associated Press reports that Brunner was arraigned Oct. 16 on charges of unlawful surveillance. The charges stemmed from a female cast member who discovered an iPhone video-recording her as she undressed, according to the New York Post.

Lincoln Center Theater has terminated Brunner's contract as stage manager, an LCT press representative confirmed on Oct. 19. Brunner also served as production stage manager for Broadway's Inherit the Wind, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, A Raisin in the Sun, A Delicate Balance and Wait Until Dark.

The Tony Award-winning revival of South Pacific stars Tony winner Paulo Szot and three-time Tony nominee Kelli O'Hara. Bartlett Sher directed the production that began performances on Broadway March 1, 2008, and officially opened April 3, 2008.