Peggy Doty is thrilled to call Debra her friend for over 45 years and is honored to again join her in her theatrical endeavors.  She appeared on stage in the ACTA/Debra Ginsberg directed production of Who Killed the Director but her skills were better suited as stage manager where she served on many of Debra’s productions including Cabaret, Blithe Spirit, The Odd Couple.  In addition, she stage-managed Sacha, the Musical and “American Idol” at Ocean Reef as well as the Philip Michael Thomas & Sandi Morais production of Sacha at the Hollywood Playhouse. She also assisted in pre-production of CATS, Noises Off and the Producers.  In her youth, she appeared in community productions of Oklahoma!, Bye Bye Birdie, Wildcat, The King and I and Once Upon a Mattress.  She is from a proud theatrical family; her great-grandfather was Martin Beck, the Broadway impresario, who was Harry Houdini’s first business manager, discovered W. C. Fields and brought Sarah Bernhardt to New York for her first U.S. stage appearance.  Beck was a vaudeville theatre owner who founded the Orpheum Circuit and built the famed Palace Theater in 1913.  He opened the Martin Beck Theater in 1924 which was renamed in 2003 the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in honor of the caricaturist famous for his drawings of Broadway celebrities.  Peggy’s great-grandmother, Louise Beck received a Tony Award in 1958 for her lifetime service where she was a member of the inaugural committee for the award named in honor of  Antoinette Perry as well as co-emcee at the first Tony Awards luncheon held on April 6, 1947, at the at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.  Born and raised in New York, Peggy graduated from College of the Holy Cross and moved to Fort Lauderdale in 1996 where she resides with her Chihuahua mix, Pepé. She is currently employed at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance.  Her favorite stage and movie production is still The Sound of Music!