Three-time Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie dies at 57
Multiple Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie, known for her impressive performances on Broadway in Ragtime, Passion and Kiss Me, Kate, died September 13 at the age of 57. Mazzie battled ovarian cancer starting in 2015, and throughout a series of challenging treatments continued to perform multiple concert engagements with her husband and fellow Broadway performer Jason Danieley. She made her Broadway debut in 1985 in Big River, followed by an appearance in the original production of Into the Woods.
She came to stardom originating the role of Clara in Stephen Sondheim’s 1994 musical Passion, for which she earned her first Tony Award nomination. Next she appeared as Mother in the 1998 Ahrens & Flaherty musical Ragtime, which earned her a second Tony nomination. Mazzie’s third nomination came when she and Ragtime co-star Brian Stokes Mitchell were paired again in their next show, the 1999 revival of Kiss Me, Kate. Subsequent Broadway appearances include Man of La Mancha, Spamalot, Next to Normal, Enron, Bullets Over Broadway and The King and I. Last year, Mazzie was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame, along with Ragtime co-star Audra McDonald. In 2016, Ms. Mazzie was honored with the first Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative “Dame” Award. More details here.