Broadway star Marin Mazzie dead at 57

Lawrence Kim
September 14, 2018

Throughout a series of challenging treatments, including after announcing her remission in January 2016, the Passion and Ragtime star continued to display strength and resilience on the stage, including in multiple concert engagements with her husband, fellow Broadway performer Jason Danieley. She has been seen with the NY Philharmonic in two of their PBS specials: SONDHEIM: THE BIRTHDAY CONCERT and their Live at Lincoln Center performance of CAMELOT as Guenevere.

Born Oct. 9, 1960, in Rockford, Illinois, and raised in the Midwest, Mazzie was active in the performing arts from a young age and worked at Kalamazoo's famed summer theater, the Barn. Mazzie made her NY stage debut in the 1983 revival of Frank Loesser's musical "Where's Charley?".

Even after making a splash on Broadway in musicals like "Ragtime", "Kiss Me Kate", and "Bullets Over Broadway", Mazzie returned to the Forest City often. She earned her first Tony nomination nine years later for her performance as Clara in Passion, and her second in 1998 as Mother in Ragtime.

In addition to her husband, Mazzie is survived by her mother, Donna Mazzie, and brother, Mark Mazzie. For this next Broadway outing, she was bestowed a third consecutive Tony nomination.

The timing of the song was ironic. She met Danieley when both appeared in the Off Broadway 1996 production Trojan Women: A Love Story. They were married in 1997. Her father, Jack Mazzie, was a television station general manager. They released Opposite You, an album of duets, in 2005, and wrote an autobiographical cabaret show titled He Said/She Said. Other Broadway credits included Enron and Next to Normal.

On TV, Mazzie had a recurring role as Kathy Halverson in the CBS sitcom Still Standing (2003-2006).

She most recently starred in the 2015 Broadway revival of The King and I.

The statement continues, "Over that time, while fighting her own fight, she took it upon herself to help spread awareness of Ovarian Cancer and to help find an early detection for the disease, of which, currently, there is none".

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