Tony-winning actress Nanette Fabray passed away. http://deadline.com/2018/02/nanette-fabray-dies-stage-tv-comic-actress-was-97-1202301558/#comment-list-wrapper
Actor David Ogden Stiers has passed away…
While he may be best remembered as Major Charles Winchester on M*A*S*H or as the voice of Cogsworth in Beauty & the Beast, he also had 8 (official) Broadway credits to his name. He made his Broadway debut in a 1973 revival of Anton Chekhov’s The Three Sisters which played in repertory with four other productions, which were The Beggar’s Opera, Measure for Measure, Scapin, and Next Time I’ll Sing to You. He even got to appear in all of them opposite Kevin Kline & Patti LuPone. Stiers was last seen on Broadway in the 2009 mounting of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Not to mention that he got to reprise his narrations from the animated film in the original Broadway production of Beauty & the Beast.
Composer Harvey Schmidt has passed away at 88. Best known for co-creating the scores for The Fantastiks, 110 In the Shade, I Do! I Do!, and Celebration, he was a legend of the broadway musical stage. My favorite score is 110 In The Shade, particularly Inga Swenson’s vocal performances on the original broadway cast show album – “Raunchy”, “Love Don’t Look away”, “Simple Little Things” – so beautiful! (:
Robert Scheerer, who appeared on Broadway alongside Julie Andrews in The Boy Friend and then went on to direct several live TV musicals, has passed away. http://deadline.com/2018/03/director-robert-scheerer-director-known-for-live-musical-tv-specials-dies-at-89-1202335612/
Sammy Williams, who won a Tony for his performance as Paul in the original Broadway production of A Chorus Line, died at the age of 69…