Marin Mazzie, the three-time Tony nominee who passed away September 13 at the age of 57, will be celebrated October 25 at the Gershwin Theatre.
Her husband, actor Jason Danieley, announced that the 1:30 PM–3:30 PM tribute will be open to friends, family, and the theatre community. Attendees can expect performances and testimonials from loved ones and theatre colleagues.
“I wanted to toast Marin in a Broadway theatre surrounded by people who loved her since she spent so much of her life on stage and loved this community so much,” said Danieley. “We are all still very much in mourning, but I know Marin would want us to celebrate, sing, and even laugh, and that’s what we intend to do. The outpouring of love from hundreds and hundreds of fans and colleagues from the theatre world has been overwhelming and yet not surprising since she gave so much of herself to so many. She was a gifted actress and singer, but I think her incredible spirit and humanity even exceeded her talent.”
A frequent interpreter of Stephen Sondheim, Ms. Mazzie received her first Tony nomination in the role of Clara in his musical Passion in 1994. Her second Tony nomination was for her performance as Mother in the original production of Terrence McNally, Lynn Ahrens, and Stephen Flaherty’s Ragtime, which opened on Broadway in 1998. The Broadway favorite received her third Tony nomination as Lilli Vanessi in the Tony-winning revival of Kiss Me, Kate, a role she also repeated to acclaim in the West End.
Read Playbill's complete obituary for Ms. Mazzie here.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions for Marin Mazzie can be made to Cancer Support Community, cancersupportcommunity.org; The Actors Fund, actorsfund.org; Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Allianace, ocrfa.org; and Western Michigan University's Barbara Marineau/Marin Mazzie Music Theatre Scholarship, which was created in 2003 with the proceeds of a benefit concert performed by Ms. Mazzie and Marineau at WMU, their alma mater.