Miller, Gilbert.

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Gilbert Miller (1884-1969) was active as a theatrical producer in New York and London from the early 1900s to the mid-1960s. He worked with a vast array of major artists and was responsible for bringing plays of noteworthy British and continental dramatists to New York as well as presenting a number of American plays.

From the description of Gilbert Miller collection, 1921-1967 (bulk 1932-1955). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71128304

Biographical Note

  • 1884 July 3: Born in New York to actor-manager Henry Miller and actress Bijou Heron
  • 1907: Begins theater management career as company manager of Henry Miller’s touring production of The Great Divide
  • 1910 - 1915 : Manages all of Henry Miller’s American productions
  • 1916: Debuts as producer in London with Daddy Long-Legs
  • [ca. 1914 - 1918] : Serves for three years in intelligence as a lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps and becomes part of the American Expeditionary Force during the First World War
  • 1919: Opens first New York show, Monsieur Beacuaire
  • 1921 June: Takes over operation of the Empire Theatre and the Frohman Corporation
  • 1932 Apr.: Leaves Frohman Inc.
  • [ca. 1939 - 1944] : Serves as an aircraft technician aboard the aircraft carrier Shangri-La during the Second World War
  • 1950: The Cocktail Party wins Tony Award for Best Play
  • 1958: The Rope Dancer nominated for Tony Award for Best Play
  • 1962: The Caretaker nominated for Tony Award for Best Play
  • 1965: Receives special Tony Award “For having produced 88 plays and musicals and for his perseverance which has helped to keep New York and theatre alive”
  • 1968: Sells Henry Miller’s Theatre
  • 1969 Jan. 2: Dies and is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, New York

PRODUCTIONS: Polly with a past (1921), The nervous wreck (1924), The captive (1926), Dantons Tod (1927), Her cardboard lover (1927), Interference (1927), Midsummer night’s dream (1927), Jedermann (1927), Er ist an allem Schuld [He is to blame for everything] (1928), Diener zweier Herren [Servant of two masters] (1928), Kabale und Liebe (1928), The patriot (1928, Jan. 20, Jan. 29), Der lebende Leichnam [The living corpse] (1928), Olympia (1928), The sacred flame (1928), Our betters (1928), Peripherie (1928), Happy husband (1928), Paris (1928), The age of innocence (1928), Candle-light (1929), Love duel (1929), The skyrocket (1929), Journey’s end (1929), Hundred years old (1929), Berkeley Square (1929), Marseilles (1930, Nov. 9, Nov. 18), Petticoat influence (1930), Journey’s end (1930, Aug. 5, Aug. 24), The violet (1930), Tomorrow and tomorrow (1931), The sex fable (1931, Nov. 15, Nov. 25), The good fairy (1931), The animal kingdom (1932, Jan. 3, Jan. 13), Behold we live (1932), The late Christopher Bean (1932), Firebird (1932, Sept. 25, Nov. 22), This side idolatry (1933), Reunion in Vienna (1934), Bride of Torozko (1934, July 10, Sept. 14), Ode to liberty (1934 Dec. 11, Dec. 22), The petrified forest (1934), The petrified forest (1935), Laburnum grove (1935), The ringmaster (1935), Tovarich (1935), Libel! (1935, Dec. 3, Dec. 8, Dec. 21), Victoria Regina (1935, Dec. 13, Dec. 27), The country wife (1936, Oct. 7, Dec. 2), Pride and prejudice (1936), Tovarich (1936, Oct. 16, Oct. 25), Promise (1936), The amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1937), Yes, my darling daughter (1937), Old music (1937), French without tears (1937, Sept. 26, Sept. 29), Victoria Regina (1937), Silent knight (1937), Murder in the cathedral (1938), Once is enough (1938), Victoria Regina (1938), I have been here before (1938), Ladies and gentlemen (1939), Geneva (1940), Ladies in retirement (1940), Delicate story (1940), Twelfth night (1940, Oct. 18, Oct. 27), Anne of England (1941), Lily of the valley (1942), Heart of a city (1942), Lifeline (1942), Flare path (1942), Harriet (1943, Mar. 4, Mar. 14), For keeps (1944), Harriet (1944), The rich full life (1945), Antigone (1946), Dear Ruth (1946), Candida (1946), Play’s the thing (1948, Apr. 29, May 9), Edward, my son (1948), Montserrat (1949), Cocktail party (1950), Ring around the moon (1950), Caesar and Cleopatra (1951), Antony and Cleopatra (1951), Horses in midstream (1953), The living room (1954), Witness for the prosecution (1954), The reluctant debutante (1956), The sleeping prince (1956), Under Milk Wood (1957), The rope dancer (1957), Look after Lulu (1959), Golden fleecing (1959), The caretaker (1961), The White House (1964), Diamond orchid (1965)

From the guide to the Gilbert Miller Collection, 1921-1967, (bulk 1932-1955), (Music Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Miller family. Papers, 1718-1835. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Arnold Bennett collection of papers, 1881-1955, 1894-1953 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Robert E. Sherwood papers, 1917-1968 (inclusive), 1934-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Humbert Wolfe collection of papers, 1901-1944 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Robert C. Schnitzer and Marcella Cisney papers, ca.1890-1989 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Miller, Gilbert. Gilbert Miller collection, 1921-1967 (bulk 1932-1955). Library of Congress
creatorOf Bennett, Arnold, 1867-1931. Arnold Bennett collection of papers, 1881-1955 bulk (1894-1953). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Vol. lxxxiv c (ff. 325). 3 Jan. 1956 -21 Dec. 1956.Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier: Mary Herring, secretary to Sir T M Rattigan: Correspondence of Lord Olivier with Sir T. M. Rattigan and his secretary, M. Herring: 1948-1976: Partly signed, par... British Library
creatorOf Schnitzer, Robert C. Robert C. Schnitzer and Marcella Cisney papers, ca. 1890-1989. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Arthur Bertram Papers, 1889-1962, (1900-1924 bulk) University of California, Davis. General Library. . Dept. of Special Collections
referencedIn Museum of the City of New York. Personality files, [ca. 1800]-1986, 1900-1986 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Alexander Woollcott correspondence, ca. 1856-1943 (inclusive), 1920-1943 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Gilbert Miller Collection, 1921-1967, (bulk 1932-1955) Library of Congress. Music Division
referencedIn E. Martin (Elliott Martin) Browne papers, 1925-1975. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Abbott, George, 1887-1995. person
associatedWith Actors' Equity Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Adler, Stella. person
associatedWith Anouilh, Jean, 1910-1987. person
associatedWith Atkinson, Brooks, 1894-1984. person
associatedWith Beaumont, Hugh, 1908-1973. person
associatedWith Behrman, S. N. (Samuel Nathaniel), 1893-1973. person
associatedWith Bennett, Arnold, 1867-1931. person
associatedWith Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989. person
correspondedWith Bertram, Arthur, 1860-1955 person
associatedWith Bowes, Edward, Major, 1874-1946. person
correspondedWith Browne, E. Martin (Elliott Martin), 1900- person
associatedWith Claire, Ina, 1892-1985. person
associatedWith Coward, Noel, 1899-1973. person
associatedWith Cronyn, Hume. person
associatedWith Dalrymple, Jean. person
associatedWith Darvas, Lilli, d. 1974. person
associatedWith De Liagre, Alfred, 1904-1987. person
associatedWith De Nobili, Lila, 1916- person
associatedWith De Nobili, Lila, 1916-2002. person
associatedWith Deval, Jacques, 1890-1972. person
associatedWith Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970 person
associatedWith Gielgud, John, 1904-2000. person
associatedWith Gordon, Max, 1892-1978. person
associatedWith Hammerstein, Oscar, 1895-1960. person
associatedWith Harrison, Rex. person
associatedWith Hayes, Helen, 1900-1993. person
associatedWith Hayward, Leland, 1902-1971. person
associatedWith Hellman, Lillian, 1905-1984. person
associatedWith Henry Miller's Theatre (Organization : New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Howard, Sidney Coe, 1891-1939. person
associatedWith Kaufman, George S. (George Simon), 1889-1961. person
associatedWith Kazan, Elia. person
associatedWith Kostelanetz, Andre, 1901-1980. person
associatedWith Lawrence, Gertrude. person
associatedWith Lewis, Robert, 1909-1997. person
associatedWith Loos, Anita, 1893-1981. person
associatedWith Merivale, John, 1917-1990. person
associatedWith Merrick, David, 1911-2000. person
associatedWith Miller family. family
associatedWith Morley, Robert. person
associatedWith Morley, Robert. person
associatedWith Museum of the City of New York. corporateBody
associatedWith Nesbitt, Cathleen, 1888-1982. person
associatedWith Olivier, Laurence, 1907-1989. person
associatedWith Ratoff, Gregory, 1897-1960. person
associatedWith Redgrave, Michael, Sir. person
associatedWith Redgrave, Michael, Sir. person
associatedWith Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979. person
associatedWith Schmidt, Lars, 1917-2009. person
associatedWith Schnitzer, Robert C. person
associatedWith Sherwood, Robert E. (Robert Emmet), 1896-1955 person
associatedWith Shubert, Lee, 1873?-1953. person
associatedWith Tandy, Jessica. person
associatedWith Todd, Michael, 1909-1958. person
associatedWith Whistler, Rex, 1905-1944. person
associatedWith Whitehead, Robert, 1916-2002. person
associatedWith Wolfe, Humbert, 1885-1940 person
correspondedWith Woollcott, Alexander, 1887-1943 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Great Britain
United States
Musical theater
Theatrical producers and directors
Theatrical producers and directors
Theatrical producers and directors
Tony Awards


Birth 1884-07-03

Death 1969-01-02








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