Hugh Jackman, Audra McDonald, Meryl Streep and More Mourn Death of Singular Director Mike Nichols

News   Hugh Jackman, Audra McDonald, Meryl Streep and More Mourn Death of Singular Director Mike Nichols
 
Members of the entertainment industry took to social media Nov. 20 to remember award-winning director Mike Nichols, the eight-time Tony Award-winning director of stage and screen, who died Nov. 19 at the age of 83.

Nichols, first as a performer, and then as a successful director of stage and film, cast a long shadow over Broadway and Hollywood for more than 50 years. Read the Playbill.com obituary here.

Nichols' colleagues also issued statements on his passing.

"An inspiration and joy to know, a director who cried when he laughed, a friend without whom, well, we can't imagine our world, an indelible irreplaceable man," said Meryl Streep, who worked with Nichols in "Angels in America," "Postcards from the Edge" and "Heartburn."

"'Forward. We must always move forward. Otherwise what will become of us?' said Mike Nichols, who changed the lives of those who knew him, who loved him, who will miss him so," said Tom Hanks.

Director Steven Spielberg issued the following statement: "For me, 'The Graduate' was life altering—both as an experience at the movies as well as a master class about how to stage a scene. Mike had a brilliant cinematic eye and uncanny hearing for keeping scenes ironic and real. Actors never gave him less than their personal best—and then Mike would get from them even more."  

Below are tweets and messages from the Broadway community and beyond.

 

 

 

 

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