Broadway stage manager for the acclaimed, Tony award-winning production of South Pacific was arraigned last night in Manhattan Supreme Court on a charge of unlawful surveillance. Michael Brunner, 54, turned himself in for questioning after one of the actresses in the show found an iPhone in her dressing room filming her while she changed. The victim also saw Brunner in her dressing room before she walked in. Naturally, the Post has a fantastically awful headline: "A 'South Peep-cific' voyeur rap."
After the arraignment last night, the Post called Brunner's home. A woman picked up and, when told about the arrest, yelled "You're kidding me!...You're full of s---!" The woman refused to answer any questions and hung up.
Brunner is a 30-year theater veteran, with stage managing credits for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, and Rent. Back in June, one actress in South Pacific spoke about Brunner's importance with the show, "We'd all die without him."