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Obituaries of theatre professionals who have enriched the stage.
Cast Member Lynn Kellogg Dies at 77
By Logan Culwell-Block | 11/16/2020
Kellogg sang "Easy to Be Hard" and "I Believe in Love" as Broadway's original Sheila.
Israel Horovitz, Playwright and Gloucester Stage Co-Founder at Center of Several Sexual Assault Allegations, Dies at 81
By Ryan McPhee | 11/12/2020
Mr. Horovitz resigned from Gloucester Stage Company in 2017 after nine women came forward.
Broadway Alum Lawrence Clayton Dies at 64
By Dan Meyer | 11/11/2020
The performer appeared in
, the revivals of
Bells Are Ringing
The Color Purple
, and more.
Broadway and West End Alum Carol Arthur Dies at 85
By Dan Meyer | 11/04/2020
The performer appeared in productions of
On The Town
The Music Man
, and more.
Tony-Winning Theatre Designer Ming Cho Lee Dies at 90
By Andrew Gans | 10/26/2020
Mr. Lee received a 1983 Tony for Best Scenic Design for
and a Special Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2013.
Howell Binkley: A Celebration of Light and Love,
Virtual Tribute to the Late Lighting Designer, Streams October 25
By Andrew Gans | 10/25/2020
Mr. Binkley designed the lighting for 52 Broadway shows, receiving two Tony Awards.
Broadway Performer and Emmy-Winning Choreographer Marge Champion Dies at 101
By Dan Meyer | 10/22/2020
The star appeared in
and served as an associate choreographer on several productions.
The Theatre Community Remembers the Life and Work of Doreen Montalvo
By Kerri Kearse | 10/19/2020
Stage and screen artists took to social media to share their favorite memories of the performer, who passed away October 17 at the age of 56.
Stage and Screen Star Anthony Chisholm Dies at 77
By Dan Meyer | 10/19/2020
The performer starred in four August Wilson productions on Broadway, earning a Tony nomination for his work in
Doreen Montalvo, Star of
In the Heights
On Your Feet!
, Dies at 56
By Andrew Gans | 10/19/2020
Ms. Montalvo was also part of the cast of the new Broadway musical
Lyricist Herbert Kretzmer Dies at 95
By Dan Meyer | 10/14/2020
The writer also worked as a theatre and television critic.
Broadway Veteran and Movie Musical Regular Tommy Rall Dies at 90
By Ryan McPhee | 10/08/2020
The dancer appeared in such films as
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,
Kiss Me, Kate.
Stage and Screen Star Armelia McQueen Dies at 68
By Ryan McPhee | 10/05/2020
The performer appeared in both the original and revival Broadway productions of
Murray Schisgal, Tony-Nominated Playwright and
Scribe, Dies at 93
By Andrew Gans | 10/05/2020
Mr. Schisgal was Tony-nominated in 1965 for his absurdist comedy
Actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd Killed in Atlanta Shooting; The Tony Nominee Was 70
By Dan Meyer | 10/05/2020
The performer appeared in the 2003 revival of
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Remembering Helen Reddy's Connection to the Stage
By Andrew Gans | 09/30/2020
The late Australian singer, whose single "I Am Woman" became an anthem for the feminist movement, made her Broadway bow in 1995 in
Andy Karl, Richard H. Blake, More
Alums Pay Tribute to Tommy DeVito
By Ryan McPhee | 09/23/2020
The founding member of The Four Seasons died September 21 at 92.
Playwright Steve Carter Dies at 90
By Ryan McPhee | 09/17/2020
The writer premiered several of his works at the New York City-based Negro Ensemble Company and Chicago’s Victory Gardens Theater.
Tony Tanner, Tony-Nominated Director and Choreographer, Dies at 88
By Andrew Gans | 09/17/2020
Born in England, Mr. Tanner made his Broadway acting debut in
Half a Sixpence
Diana Rigg, Tony and Emmy Winner, Dies at 82
By Andrew Gans | 09/10/2020
Ms. Rigg won the Tony Award for her performance in the title role of the 1994 revival of
Playwright Ronald Harwood, Author of
, Dies at 85
By Dan Meyer | 09/09/2020
The writer also won an Oscar for his
Watch the Broadway Community Honor Nick Cordero With 'One of the Great Ones'
By Andrew Gans | 09/07/2020
The song was part of the September 6 tribute to the late, Tony-nominated actor that streamed on Broadway on Demand.
Watch a Sneak Peek of the Nick Cordero Tribute Memorial
By Dan Meyer | 09/04/2020
The special airs September 6 on Broadway on Demand.
Playwright Kenneth Bernard Dies at 90
By Dan Meyer | 08/20/2020
The writer pushed the envelope in the downtown theatre scene.
The Theatre Community Remembers the Life and Work of Howell Binkley
By Kerri Kearse | 08/15/2020
Broadway artists and more took to social media to share their memories of the Tony-winning lighting designer, known for his work on
Come From Away.
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