Two-Time Tony Nominee Donald Moffat Dead at 87

Obituaries   Two-Time Tony Nominee Donald Moffat Dead at 87
A consummate character actor, Moffat was acclaimed for his roles in everything from Shakespeare and Pirandello to Clear and Present Danger.
Donald Moffat
Donald Moffat Martha Swope/©NYPL for the Performing Arts

Two-time Tony Award nominee Donald Moffat has died at his home in Sleepy Hollow, New York, the New York Times reports. He was 87. The cause was complications from a stroke.

Moffat, who made his Broadway debut in Under Milk Wood, went on to appear in 18 additional shows, ranging from Duel of Angels (opposite Vivien Leigh) and The Iceman Cometh to You Can't Take It With You and The Heiress, which was his final Broadway credit. He won the Obie Award in 1983 for Tina Howe's Painting Churches and was nominated for two 1967 Tony Awards for Best Actor in a Play for his performances in The Wild Duck and Right You Are If You Think You Are.

In addition to his turn as the President in Clear and Present Danger, Moffat's lengthy screen credits included Cookie's Fortune, The Thing, Tales of the City, and Logan's Run.

Moffat is survived by his wife, four children, ten grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

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