Broadway Dims Lights Tonight in Memory of Actor John McMartin | Playbill

News Broadway Dims Lights Tonight in Memory of Actor John McMartin The star of Follies and Sweet Charity died July 6.
John McMartin

The marquees of Broadway theatres are being dimmed in memory of five-time Tony Award-nominated actor John McMartin July 13 at 7:45 PM for one minute. The event, which is led by The Broadway League, marks the community's mourning the loss of the Broadway leading man who passed away July 6.

Mr. McMartin made his Broadway debut in the 1961 play The Conquering Hero, but he created roles in landmark musicals including Sweet Charity (1966) and Follies (1971). He most recently appeared on Broadway in All the Way, the Tony Award-winning 2014 production, as well as in the musicals Anything Goes (2011) and Grey Gardens (2006).

“John McMartin has been a frequent and beloved actor on Broadway for over six decades. He originated memorable roles in shows that are now considered classics,” said Charlotte St. Martin, president of the Broadway League. “Our sincere thoughts are with his family, friends, colleagues and fans.”

Over the course of his career, Mr. McMartin was nominated for five Tony Awards for his roles in Sweet Charity (1966), Don Juan (1973), Show Boat (1995), High Society (1998) and Into the Woods (2002).

Read the full obituary on here.

Read Hal Prince's memory of John McMartin here.

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