Born Jan. 8, 1973, in Cuyahoga Falls, OH, he was was a member of the Children's Chorus of Cleveland Opera until his senior year in high school, after which he appeared in the Cleveland Opera adult chorus and in several productions during the next few years. He switched his focus from opera to musical theatre while attending Baldwin-Wallace College and Conservatory of Music. Upon graduating, he moved to New York.
He was also a regular performer on cruise ships, traveling to 48 countries.
He is survived by his parents Mary Jo and Lowell Brockway of Cuyahoga Falls; a brother, John; nieces Abbie and Allie Brockway; and his grandmother, Frances Cramer.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Actors' Summit, 103 S. High Street, 6th Floor, Akron, OH 44308; Emerge Ministries, 900 Mull Ave., Akron, OH 44313, or the charity of your choice.