Name: Tracey Lawie
Title: Marketing Manager
Years at Miller Auditorium: 17 years at Miller–and celebrated her 20th anniversary at Western Michigan University this week.
Hobbies: Currently in training for her third triathlon, Tracey enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and three dogs (Roxie Hart, Fiona and Samantha).
Favorite Miller Shows: Top three favorite Broadway shows are Wicked, RENT and Once. Other favorite events at Miller include Peter, Paul & Mary in concert, comedian Sinbad and Gordon Lightfoot. Gordon Lightfoot was especially meaningful because her dad was a huge fan and Tracey grew up listening to his music. When Gordon Lightfoot came to Miller in 2008, Tracey attended the concert along with her father.
One of the craziest experiences you’ve had while at Miller: Ron White’s plane broke down in Chicago before his 2008 performance. He arrived at 10 p.m. for an 8 p.m. show. Most of the audience stayed and waited and we made the best of the situation. Ron White put on a great show that was definitely worth the wait.
One of your favorite experiences while working at Miller: Tracey worked Willie Nelson’s 2001 concert and was impressed by Mr. Nelson’s commitment to his fans. Though many people stayed behind after his concert, he insisted on taking the time to talk to each and every one of them. It really showed how much he cared about his fans.
-Compiled by Bethany Gauthier