David Milberg ’85
PRINCETON’S GREATEST THEATRICAL TRADITION
Since 1891, the Princeton Triangle Club has produced new musical comedy theater– written, produced, and performed by Princeton college students, but always directed and choreographed by theatrical professionals – to showcase Princeton’s most distinguished students and their theatrical talents in one of the University’s most established and beloved pastimes.
Every fall right after the new school year commences, Princeton’s Famous Triangle Club premieres a brand new show at the McCarter Theatre. By January of the same school year that new show has hit the road for an exclusive national tour production, bringing Triangle’s unique brand of song, dance, and wit to school alumni and Princeton fans all over the U.S. An encore performance of Princeton’s Famous Triangle Show returns to the McCarter Theatre in the spring for Reunions Weekend.
David Milberg served The Triangle Club as an actor, be he also was a director and assisted in the production of the shows while he was in school. Milberg was an all-around theatrical go-to for the other members of the club. The other members of the Triangle Club always knew they could count on David when they needed him.
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THE PRINCETON TRIANGLE CLUB BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Allen Jackson ’78, Chairman
Hans Kriefall ’87, Vice Chairman
Tom Lannamann ’96, Treasurer
Michelle McGorty ’95, Secretary
FULL TERM TRUSTEES
Hannah Barudin ’10
Tarryn Chun ’06
Kelvin B. Dinkins, Jr. ’09
Laura Estes Ege ’97
Jennifer Ezring ’93
J.T. Glaze ’13
Lily Gold ’14
Venice Monagan ’99
Hil Moss ’12
Glen Pannell ’87
Alex Pimentel ’14
Cara Reichel ’96
Alex Volckhausen ’93
Steve Wexler ’80
EMERITUS, HONORARY, REGIONAL, AND YOUNG TERM TRUSTEES
Kendall Crolius ’76, Emeritus
W.W. Lockwood, Jr. ’59, Emeritus
Geoff Peterson ’69, Emeritus
Jay Kerr ’67, Honorary
Daniel J. Linke, Honorary
Victor Simpkins ’76, Honorary
Jane M. Abernethy ’79, Regional
Camilla Carpenter ’78, Regional
Theodore E. (Ted) Gagliano II ’82, Regional
W. Stephen James ’74, Regional
Ben Markham ’02, Regional
Douglas McGrath ’80, Regional
William (Bill) Metzger, Jr. ’71, Regional
Thos Paine ’75, Regional
Linda Rafferty ’87, Regional
Charles G. Stone II ’76, Regional
Alex Daniels ’17, Young Term
Fun Facts About The Traingle Club at Princeton University
- Presented original musical comedies since the late 19th century when it began collaborations with the Glee Club, the orchestra and the Banjo and Mandolin Club. Over the decades.
- Produces both “book” shows (with a single storyline), and musical revues.
- the Triangle Show has a long tradition of male actors playing female roles in their productions
- The first female club member was Sue Jean Lee ’70, who starred in the 1968-69 production of “A Different Kick.”
- The all-male kickline tradition, which dates back to the”The Mummy Monarch,” produced in 1907 continues as a signature of every performance.
- Famous writers who authored scripts for Triangle Club Shows while students at Princeton include F. Scott Fitzgerald, Class of 1917; Clark Gesner ’60 (“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”) and A. Scott Berg ’71 (noted biographer of Woodrow Wilson, Class of 1879).
- The most notable actor to get their start in theater as a memeber of the Triangle Club was James “Jimmy” Stewart, Class of 1932.
- Except for 1943-45 during World War II, Triangle Club has produced at least one major show a year
- Since 1901, the club has toured nationally and even internationally.
- The McCarter Theater was built in 1930 specifically to house The Triangle Club shows.