Angelo Del Rossi, the former executive producer of New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse, died August 30.
A native of New Jersey, Del Rossi attended Rutgers University and graduated from The Neighborhood Playhouse School in New York before joining Paper Mill Playhouse team in 1963. He served at the theater for 40 years as it became one of the most successful nonprofit regional theaters in the United States.
Del Rossi was a founding member of the National Alliance for Musical Theater and served on the panels of the Opera-Musical Theater program of the National Endowment for the Arts. A recipient of numerous awards, he was honored by a special resolution from the floor of the New Jersey Senate. As a performer, Del Rossi appeared in film, on television, and on Broadway in Cherie in 1962.
Del Rossi's funeral was held on September 1 in Montclair, New Jersey. A memorial will be held at the Paper Mill in the coming months. Memorial contributions can be made to the Angelo Del Rossi Scholarship Fund, Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ, 07041.