Tom Proehl, longtime performing arts manager, dies

He may have only been 46 when he died Tuesday night, but Tom Proehl had already had a profound impact on the performing arts scene in the Twin Cities.

The Moorhead native got his start working in the box office of the Guthrie Theater, then worked his way up to general manager, helping the theater to transition to its new home on the riverfront. He served as interim director fo the Minnesota State Arts Board for a year, and after a stint working with the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, returned last August to work at the University of Minnesota as the producing director of the theater arts and dance department.

The Star Tribune’s Graydon Royce has written a nice obituary of Proehl, which you can read here.

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