Robert Nolan, a beloved company manager and former president of the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers, has died following a brief illness. Mr. Nolan was 69 years old.
Beginning as a personal assistant to Carol Channing and husband Charles Lowe during the extensive tours of Hello, Dolly! and Jerry’s Girls, Mr. Nolan was a professional theatrical manager for 24 years. Working as company manager on the national tour of My One and Only, Mr. Nolan guided many productions on Broadway, including Cabaret with Joel Grey, Starlight Express, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, and A Tale of Two Cities.
Mr. Nolan was one of the preferred managers of producer Cameron Mackintosh, with whom he worked extensively on productions including Oklahoma!, Putting It Together, Les Misérables, and The Phantom of the Opera.
For ATPAM, Mr. Nolan served as president (2008-2011), vice-president (1997-2001), chapter chair, on the NMAM Committee, and as a longtime board member. At the time of his death, Mr. Nolan was employed by 101 Productions.
Mr. Nolan was a key figure in establishing the ATPAM table for the annual Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Flea Market, a table for which he dedicated significant time and personal energy.
He is survived by siblings Kevin Nolan, Brian Nolan, Barbara Cross, and Michael Nolan, as well as nieces and nephews Elizabeth Mozzo, Charlie and Erin Nolan, Evan, Emily, and Tim Cross, and Matt and Luke Nolan.
Details for a public memorial will be shared at a later date. Donations may be made to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.