Douglas A. Pagliotti, production stage manager for the San Diego Old Globe Theater, died Sept. 27 at his home in San Diego of complications from AIDS. He was 36.
A native of Santa Barbara, Pagliotti began working at the Old Globe Theater in 1980. He managed more than 150 productions, including the premieres of “Jake’s Women,” “The Snow Ball,” “Up in Saratoga,” “Rumors,” “The Cocktail Hour,” “Into the Woods,” “Suds” and “Emily.”
Pagliotti worked with many notable theater artists, including Neil Simon, Stephen Sondheim, James Lapine, George Abbott, Adrian Hall, Craig Noel, A.R. Gurney, Terrence McNally, Sada Thompson, Marion Ross, Blair Brown, Paul Winfield and Marsha Mason.
This year, Pagliotti was production stage manager of the Globe’s Broadway revival of “Damn Yankees.” Off Broadway, he was production stage manager for “The Cocktail Hour,” which was also produced at Hollywood’s Doolittle Theater.
Previously, he was on the stage management staff of the Denver Center Theater. He also worked at the St. Louis Repertory Theater, the Huntington Theater Co. in Boston and the Hartford Stage in Hartford, Conn.
His longtime companion, Will Roberson, a director at the Old Globe Theater, died Dec. 13 of AIDS.
Pagliotti is survived by his parents, Angelo and Barbara Pagliotti, three sisters and a brother.