American-born Mirvish died in Canada July 11 of natural causes. He was 92. He is best known in the theatrical world for restoring the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto in 1963, the Old Vic in London, England, and for building the award-winning Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto in 1993 with his son, David Mirvish. His Broadway credits include the award-winning productions Stones in His Pockets, Spoils of War and The Mikado.
He launched the Toronto theatre empire Mirvish Productions, run by his son, David. Visit www.mirvish.com.
Mirvish was a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, a Member of the Order of Canada and the recipient of more than 250 awards.