A Five-Time Tony Nominee whose long list of credits included the original productions of Sweet Charity, Follies, High Society, and Grey Gardens as well as revivals of Show Boat, Into the Woods, and Anything Goes. He was last seen on Broadway as Senator Richard Russell in the 2014 Tony-Winning play All the Way. A role Frank Langella recently played in the film adaptation on HBO.
I had the great pleasure of seeing him live on stage in the most recent Broadway revival of Anything Goes. It’s too bad he never received a Tony Award in his lifetime despite his five nominations.
REST IN PEACE
Such a marvelous performer and, indeed, a shame he never managed to prevail at the Tonys. R.I.P.
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