Published: Fri, September 14, 2018

Broadway star, Boylan grad Marin Mazzie dies at 57 of cancer

Broadway star, Boylan grad Marin Mazzie dies at 57 of cancer

A statement from her husband Jason Danieley notes "Incredible human being, loving wife, dedicated family member, devoted friend and Broadway star, Marin Mazzie passed away this morning at 10:10am in the comfort of her New York City apartment surrounded by family and close friends".

Broadway actress and three-time Tony nominee Marin Mazzie died this morning in NY.

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 was born in Rockford October 9, 1960. She made her NY stage debut in the 1983 revival of Where's Charley? and first rose to prominence as Beth in Merrily We Roll Along at California's La Jolla Playhouse in 1985.

Other Broadway credits included: ENRON, MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT (also West End), PASSION (Tony nom.), MAN OF LA MANCHA, INTO THE WOODS, BIG RIVER, and OUT OF THIS WORLD and KISMET (both at Encores!). Two years later, she starred in the Off-Broadway revival of the musical adaptation of Carrie, playing the deeply religious and frighteningly overbearing mother Margaret White. The performance also won her a 2000 Outer Critics Circle Award.


In addition to her Broadway work, Mazzie was a popular concert singer, performing at venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl, and with the Boston Pops. They released Opposite You, an album of duets, in 2005, and wrote an autobiographical cabaret show titled He Said/She Said. Her father, Jack Mazzie, was a television station general manager.

Mazzie was inducted into New York's Theater Hall of Fame past year.

Mazzie was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2015, but returned to the stage in 2016 as Anna in "The King and I".

Ms. Mazzie is survived by her mother Donna Mazzie, brother Mark Mazzie and her husband Jason Danieley.

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

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