Mako, the Japanese actor who was Tony Award nominated for playing the Reciter in the original Broadway production of Pacific Overtures, died July 21, 2006, at his home in Somis, in Ventura County, California, according to friends and colleagues. He was known by his first name only, and used his mother's surname Iwamatsu. In addition to his 1976 Best Actor (Musical) Tony nomination, the native of Kobe, Japan, was also Academy Award nominated for "The Sand Pebbles."

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  • Also known as: Makoto Iwamatsu
  • Born: Dec 10, 1933
  • Death: Jul 21, 2006


Tony Award
1976 Actor in a Musical Pacific Overtures Nominee