The Broadway Community Remembers Marin Mazzie | Playbill

Obituaries The Broadway Community Remembers Marin Mazzie The beloved theatre veteran and three-time Tony nominee died September 13.
Marin Mazzie Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic

Beloved theatre veteran Marin Mazzie died at age 57 on September 13 after a three-year battle with ovarian cancer.

She made her Broadway debut in Big River, playing Mary Jane Wilkes, but came to stardom (and earned her first Tony nomination) as Clara in Stephen Sondheim’s 1994 musical Passion. She received subsequent nominations in 1998, when she originated the role of "Mother" in the Ahrens and Flaherty musical Ragtime (co-starring with Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Peter Friedman), and again for the 1999 revival of Kiss Me, Kate, paired once more with Mitchell.

Ms. Mazzie's credits also included star turns in Spamalot, Man of La Mancha, and Bullets Over Broadway, as well as Broadway's Next to Normal, in which she shared the stage with her husband, Jason Danieley.

Read the full obituary here.

The Broadway community has taken to social media to share their memories, gratitude, and thoughts.

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I love you, Marin. ��

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I loved Marin Mazzie. So much. She was everything. She was a brilliant, strong, kind, inspiring, bright light in the Broadway community and the world. I couldn't believe it every time I was lucky enough to be in her orbit, at 54 Below or otherwise. This tragic loss is unfathomable. Just devastating. This is Marin and Jonathan Larson backstage while doing Carousel in summer stock in 1981 at the Barn Theatre in Michigan. She was 20 years old, he was 21. When I found this photo at The Library of Congress in 2016 and sent it to Marin, she wrote back: "Jennifer! This just put a huge smile on my face. I remember having this pic taken. I was playing Carrie and this was Jonathan's character from the opening waltz. I'll never forget the bell kicks he had to do at the end of the number!! Great memory!" Then a few minutes later, she took the time to email me again: "Just remembered he named that character "Mr Witherspoon"! You've sent me down memory lane!" Marin was everything you wanted a legend to be, and then some. The bravest, the most generous, the most one-of-a-kind. In her performances, in her life. "Measure in love." ��

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