November 27, 2019 at 7:44 pm #1203206636
Director Jonathan Miller, who received a Special Tony Award in 1963 for Beyond The Fringe and was also nominated for directing the 1986 revival of Long Day’s Journey Into Night, passed away. https://www.playbill.com/article/british-theatre-and-opera-director-jonathan-miller-dies-at-85November 29, 2019 at 7:13 am #1203207904
Marion McClinton, who directed Broadway productions of two August Wilson plays, has died at the age of 65.
https://deadline.com/2019/11/marion-mcclinton-dead-obituary-broadway-director-august-wilson-plays-1202797126/December 1, 2019 at 7:24 pm #1203210970
Irving Burgie, who wrote the book, music, and lyrics for the 1963 Off-Broadway musical Ballad For Bimshire starring Ossie Davis, passed away. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/irving-burgie-songwriter-calypso-hit-day-o-dies-at-95-1258558December 3, 2019 at 7:18 am #1203213402
Kyle Renick, former artistic director of Off-Off-Broadway’s WPA Theater, where shows like Little Shop Of Horrors, Steel Magnolias, and Songs For A New World had their world premieres, passed away. http://www.playbill.com/article/michael-mayer-jason-robert-brown-more-remember-late-off-off-broadway-champion-kyle-renickDecember 4, 2019 at 7:09 pm #1203217500
Actor Claude Earl Jones (no relation to James Earl Jones), who was very active in California theater, passed away. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/claude-earl-jones-dead-bride-animator-actor-was-86-1259574December 6, 2019 at 12:17 pm #1203220306
Actor Robert Walker, Jr. passed away. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/robert-walker-jr-dead-star-trek-actor-son-hollywood-superstars-was-79-1260215December 6, 2019 at 4:39 pm #1203220552
Actor Ron Leibman, who won a Tony Award in 1993 for his performance as Roy Cohn in the original Broadway production of Angels in America, has died at the age of 82.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/ANGELS-IN-AMERICA-Tony-Winner-Ron-Leibman-Has-Passed-Away-20191206?fbclid=IwAR3ajlnTJtf2lTIyre1yX4Yl8ZZJf7YU-r69qPlpZ72Ftsq_oePKEqxgTd4December 8, 2019 at 7:08 pm #1203225417
René Auberjonois, who won a Tony Award in 1968 for starring opposite Katharine Hepburn in Coco (and also provided the voice of Chef Louis in The Little Mermaid) has died at the age of 79.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Stage-and-Screen-Actor-Rene-Auberjonois-Has-Died-at-79-20191208December 8, 2019 at 7:15 pm #1203225429
He was one of Patti LuPone’s professors when she was a student at Juilliard. It was during her time there that he ended up taking a leave of absence to film his role as Father Mulcahy in the original film version of M*A*S*H.December 9, 2019 at 8:21 pm #1203228339
Playwright William Luce passed away. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/william-luce-dead-belle-amherst-barrymore-playwright-was-88-1261209December 10, 2019 at 7:29 pm #1203230040
Two more passings:
Tony-winning actor Richard Easton. http://www.playbill.com/article/tony-winner-richard-easton-dies-at-86December 13, 2019 at 8:07 am #1203234869
Danny Aiello, who made about eight appearances on Broadway throughout his career, has died at the age of 86.
https://www.tmz.com/2019/12/13/danny-aiello-dead-dies-infection-do-the-right-thing/December 14, 2019 at 8:13 pm #1203237546
Tony-nominated composer and musical director Gershon Kingsley passed away.
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/gershon-kingsley-dead-moog-synthesizer-pioneer-dies-at-97-1262795December 18, 2019 at 6:43 pm #1203243434
Four-time Tony-winning set designer Peter Larkin has died at the age of 93.
https://deadline.com/2019/12/peter-larkin-dies-four-time-emmy-winning-production-designer-was-93-1202813407/December 23, 2019 at 2:50 pm #1203248257
Elizabeth Spencer, who was the author of the 1960 novella, The Light in the Piazza (which served as the basis for the 2005 Tony-winning musical), has died at the age of 98.
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