January 30, 1923 - April 27, 2020
Lincoln Center Theater mourns our cherished Bernard Gersten who died this morning peacefully in his sleep at the astounding age of 97!
Bernie’s intelligence, innate sense of goodness, bravery, wisdom, generosity, elegance and wit, and most important, deep knowledge and love of the theater, made him a giant in our profession and a beloved friend to many.
We send condolences to Cora, Jenny, and Jilian and the entire Gersten family.
LCT would not be here today were it not for the talent and love of this extraordinary man.
Read John Guare's tribute to the life and career of his longtime friend, Bernard Gersten, in American Theater.
Read "Laughter in the House" by Bernard Gersten, from our 50 Years of Theater at Lincoln Center issue of the Lincoln Center Theater Review.
An interview with Bernard Gersten on the occasion of LCT's 25th Anniversary. (Part 1)
An interview with Bernard Gersten on the occasion of LCT's 25th Anniversary. (Part 2)