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Les Miserables' Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the First African-American to Play Jean Valjean on Broadway, Dead at 21

Les Miserables' Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the First African-American to Play Jean Valjean on Broadway, Dead at 21

Broadway.com has confirmed that Les Miserables cast member Kyle Jean-Baptiste died on the evening of August 28 after accidentally falling from a fire escape. He was making his Great White Way debut in the production and was just 21 years old.

Baptiste made history this summer when he became the youngest person ever on Broadway to play the role ...

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Original Sound of Music & Legendary Fiddler on the Roof Star Theodore Bikel Dead at 91

Original Sound of Music & Legendary Fiddler on the Roof Star Theodore Bikel Dead at 91

Oscar and two-time Tony nominee Theodore Bikel, who created the role of Captain Georg Von Trapp in the original production of The Sound of Music on Broadway and played Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof more than 2,000 times, died aged 91 on July 21. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bikel passed away of natural causes at UCLA Medical ...

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Tony & Olivier Winner Roger Rees, Who Last Appeared on Broadway in The Visit, Dead at 71

Tony & Olivier Winner Roger Rees, Who Last Appeared on Broadway in The Visit, Dead at 71

Tony and Olivier winner Roger Rees has died at the age of 71. His death was confirmed by his spokesperson Rick Miramontez, who said that he had passed away tonight at his home in New York City, after a brief illness. He was surrounded by his husband, the playwright Rick Elice, and family. The stage and screen actor recently appeared ...

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Julie Wilson, Tony Nominee and Cabaret Legend, Dead at 90

Julie Wilson, Tony Nominee and Cabaret Legend, Dead at 90

Julie Wilson, a Tony-nominated musical theater performer known for her celebrated career on the cabaret stage, died on Sunday, April 5, reports Deadline. Her death was confirmed by fellow lounge performer Ann Hampton Callaway, a longtime friend and protégé. Wilson was 90 years old; no official cause of death was detailed in the announcement.

Wilson was born on October 21 ...

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Three-Time Tony Winner Gene Saks Dead at 93

Three-Time Tony Winner Gene Saks Dead at 93

Three-time Tony winner Gene Saks, the actor-turned-director perhaps best known for his work with Neil Simon, died on March 28 in East Hampton, N.Y. According to The New York Times, his wife, Keren, said the cause of death was pneumonia. He was 93.

Saks was born Jean Michael Saks in Manhattan on November 8, 1921 and grew up in ...

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Edward Herrmann, Beloved Tony and Emmy Award Winner, Dead at 71

Edward Herrmann, Beloved Tony and Emmy Award Winner, Dead at 71

Tony and Emmy Award winner Edward Herrmann, known for his performance as the patriarchal Richard Gilmore on the TV series Gilmore Girls, died on December 31 following a battle with brain cancer. His death was confirmed to The Huffington Post by his manager. He was 71.

Born on July 21, 1943 in Washington, D.C., Herrmann studied acting at the ...

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Mike Nichols, Beloved and EGOT-Winning Director of Stage & Screen, Dies at 83

Mike Nichols, Beloved and EGOT-Winning Director of Stage & Screen, Dies at 83

Celebrated director of stage and screen Mike Nichols died on Wednesday, November 19. His death was announced in a statement by James Goldston, President of ABC News. The Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winner was 83 years old.

Nichols, born Mikhail Igor Peschkowsky on November 6, 1931, moved to the United States from Germany at the age of seven with ...

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Jerry Tallmer, Theater Critic and Off-Broadway's Obie Awards Pioneer, Dies at 95

Jerry Tallmer, Theater Critic and Off-Broadway's Obie Awards Pioneer, Dies at 95

Jerry Tallmer, the theater critic who, in his early career at The Village Voice founded the Obie Awards, died at the age of 95 on November 9. His death was confirmed to The New York Times by his daughter, Abby Tallmer.

Born on December 9, 1920 in Manhattan, Tallmer enlisted in the Army Air Forces following the attacks on Pearl ...

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Two-Time Tony-Winning Choreographer & Performer Donald Saddler Dies at 96

Two-Time Tony-Winning Choreographer & Performer Donald Saddler Dies at 96

Tony-winning choreographer and performer Donald Saddler died at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in New Jersey on November 1. He was 96 years old. His death was confirmed to The New York Times by Kate Irving, a family friend.

Born on January 24, 1918 in Van Nuys, California, Saddler, the youngest of 12 children, began dancing to regain strength while ...

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Tony-Winning Stage Great, World Record Holder and Beloved Educator Marian Seldes Dies at 86

Tony-Winning Stage Great, World Record Holder and Beloved Educator Marian Seldes Dies at 86

Tony winner, world record holder and beloved Juilliard educator Marian Seldes died on October 6. Her brother, Timothy Seldes, said in a statement, “It is with deep sadness that I share the news that my dear sister Marian Seldes has died. She was an extraordinary woman whose great love of the theater, teaching and acting was surpassed only by her ...

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