John Scoullar, Composer and Playwright, Dies

Obituaries   John Scoullar, Composer and Playwright, Dies
John Scoullar, a composer, lyricist, playwright and performer, died on March 25, his partner Bradshaw Smith said. He had been battling skin cancer. He was 61.

John Scoullar
John Scoullar

Mr. Scoullar, born in Providence, RI, on July 26, 1949, wrote, with Rick Cummins, the musical and dramatic adaptations of Antoine St. Exupery's The Little Prince.

With playwright Joseph Kavanagh he wrote Old Fashion Bargain Days, Canticle at Hartman Conservatory Theatre, the musicals The Legend of Finn McCool and Hello, Dears, in which he starred in at the Players Theatre. He was choreographer of Playwrights Horizons' Leander Stillwell; he appeared in Off-Broadway presentations of God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, The Crazy Locomotive and The Hot L Baltimore.

Mr. Scoullar began his performing career at the age of 12 with the American tour of the Bolshoi Ballet and made his Broadway debut as assistant stage manager of Over Here, a musical that starred the Andrew Sisters. He was also in the original Broadway production of King of Hearts.

He is survived by his son, Nick, daughter-in-law Faryl, his partner Bradshaw Smith. Donations can be made in his name to his favorite charity Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS.

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