Larry Kellermann, a veteran of the lighting industry who also served on the Wally Russell Awards Board, died Thursday August 11 of a heart attack. He was 71.
As director of PRG's Permanent Installation Group, Kellermann oversaw the development and installation of entertainment technology solutions for a wide range of markets throughout the US. However, Kellermann was a lighting industry veteran whose career began in the early part of the 1950s when he worked at Century Lighting, a precursor to Strand Lighting, of which he was named CEO in 1973.
In 1974, Kellerman struck out on his own to open his own rep firm and over the next two decades worked on over 600 Broadway shows, including the legendary productions of Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, and Miss Saigon.
However, Broadway was not Kellermann's only domain; he worked extensively on a number of television projects including Good Morning America, ABC's Nightline, and Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, among many others. His career also included work in the world of construction for such companies as Tishman, Morse Diesel, ITT Sheraton, JWP, CBS, Hilton Hotels, and Princess Hotels.
Kellermann is survived by his wife Ellen and three daughters.