A stage manager on the Broadway production of "South Pacific'' has been charged with secretly recording an actress disrobing in her dressing room.
Michael Brunner, 54, who earned wide acclaim for his work on the classic musical at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, was arraigned last night in Manhattan on a charge of unlawful surveillance and released without bail, according to a published report.
He ducked questions from reporters as he left the courthouse.
Brunner, of Manahawkin, N.J., turned himself in for questioning after the actress, whose name has been withheld, found an iPhone recording her as she changed one night this week, reports The New York Post.
A woman who picked up the phone at Brunner's home was shocked when she heard about his arrest and the allegations against him, telling the Post in so many choice words that the whole thing was a load of bull. Asked if she was Brunner's wife, the woman told the reporter who called that she wasn't answering any more questions.
Brunner's list of Broadway stage-managing credits includes "A Raisin in the Sun," "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" and "Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical."