Rusty Magee

Benjamin Rush "Rusty" Magee, a composer and lyricist whose musical, The Green Heart, written with Charles Busch, was staged by Manhattan Theatre Club, died Feb. 16, 2003, in New York City after a battle with cancer. Mr. Magee, who was married to the Tony Award-nominated actress, Alison Fraser, won the New York Outer Critics' Circle James Fleetwood Award for his music and lyrics for Moliere's Scapin in 1993. The adaptation has been produced at CSC Repertory Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, the Intiman in Seattle, the Court in Chicago and American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. He was 47 years old and also leaves behind a young son, Nathaniel.

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  • Also known as: Benjamin Rush Magee
  • Born: Aug 6, 1955 in Washington, DC, USA
  • Death: Feb 16, 2003 in New York, NY, USA


Outer Critics Circle
1993 James H. Fleetwood Award Scapin Winner