"I was one of those lucky actors; I never had to leave the theatre to do anything else." Those are the words of Woody Romoff, a Broadway and light-opera actor who died Jan. 20 at age 79. According to the NY Times obituary, Romoff began his career in 1945, just after his discharge from the Army. After studying at Sanford Meisner's acting school, he played more than 60 roles at VA's Barter Theatre.
From the 1950's to 1989 (Cantorial), Romoff shuttled between Broadway (Romanoff and Juliet, She Loves Me, Cafe Crown) and light opera roles at such venues as Houston Grand Opera and the Cleveland Opera House. He also appeared in a 1982 staging of Cabaret at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre, and toured as Scrooge in a musical version of A Christmas Carol that had lyrics by Sheldon Harnick.
-- By David Lefkowitz