Leynse led the Off-Broadway company for more than two decades.
Ms. Hickey was the mind behind the movement in A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Anastasia, and more.
The star of stage and screen was mere days away from her 99th birthday.
Colbert also shared previously unreleased footage from John Lithgow's appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where the pair discussed the late writer-director.
Mr. McGann was seen in the Broadway revivals of Arsenic and Old Lace, Hamlet, and Annie.
Mr. Galati was known for his adaptations of classic American novels, including Ragtime and The Grapes of Wrath.
Ms. Wimberly was the playwright behind the Off-Broadway hit Saint Lucy's Eyes, and the opera Charlie Parker's Yardbird.
Playbill remembers the actors, directors, playwrights, and other familiar faces of the stage who died this year.
Mr. Tucker was a leading artist in his field, working on the The Elephant Man, Star Wars, and The Company of Wolves.
Ms. Bissonnette was a member of the original Broadway cast of Mean Girls, and a star of the COVID-19 documentary Ensemble.
Mr. Dennis was a prolific dancer, appearing on Broadway in Hello, Dolly!; Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope; My One And Only; and more.
Ms. Schlesinger was an integral member of New York University's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program.
Mr. Roman was a member of the quickly dwindling Borscht Belt stand-up comedian community.
Mr. Lee was an accomplished stage performer, appearing most recently on Broadway in the 2021 revival of Caroline, Or Change.
Ms. Kikuchi was involved in 15 different productions of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I, re-staging Jerome Robbins' ballet.
Mr. Feingold was twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
Conroy made his Broadway debut in Edward Albee's short-lived adaptation of Lolita.
Butler produced the culture defining musical following a career in politics where he served as a special advisor to President John F. Kennedy.
The child star played JoJo in Seussical, as well as Matt in the long running Off-Broadway show The Fantasticks.
The stage and film actor, director, and writer was performing his autobiographical solo show at Off-Broadway's DR2 Theatre.
Mr. Press worked on more than 100 Broadway productions, including three this season.
Mr. Walker was one of the leading interpreters of choreographer Bob Fosse's signature style.
Ms. Hughes was one half of Hughes/Moss Casting, working on near 90 Broadway productions.
Ms. Simon was the eldest of three musical sisters, including her younger siblings Lucy and Carly.
Ms. Schulman was a publicist for productions starring Katharine Hepburn, Lauren Bacall, Glenn Close, and more.
Ms. Simon began her career as a songwriter alongside her sister, Carly Simon, before transitioning to the stage.
Weiss was a notable member of the Off-Broadway experimental theatre community.
Mr. Woodward began work at the cultural center the week it opened and remained a part of its leadership for 45 years until his retirement in 2016.
The six-time Tony honoree and star of Mame, Sweeney Todd, and more died October 11.
Originally deemed "too pretty" to be the leader of the Jets, Calin was later hand picked by Jerome Robbins to originate the historically significant role.
The late, legendary six-time Tony honoree spoke with Playbill in fall 2006, prior to her return to Broadway in Terrence McNally's Deuce.
The six-time Tony honoree starred on Broadway in Mame, Gypsy, Sweeney Todd, and more.
The writer's body of work also includes One Night... and Zooman and the Sign.
Kalfin was founder and artistic director of the Chelsea Theater Center.
Ms. Gardner was also a teacher at the famed HB Studio in New York.
Ms. Hicks, who appeared on the Main Stem in Caroline, Or Change, The Lion King, and Motown, collaborated with Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, and Chaka Khan.
Erich Bergen led the tribute, which included the orchestra's rendition of "God Save the Queen."
As the world mourns the passing of Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, who reigned as Queen for seven decades, Playbill remembers Mirren's Olivier- and Tony-winning performance as the late, beloved sovereign.
Mr. LuPone was Tony nominated for his performance as Zach in A Chorus Line.
Mr. Barnes was also a founding member of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' Board of Directors.
Playbill CEO & President Philip S. Birsh reflects on his decades-long friendship and working relationship with former Playbill Senior Vice-President Tinder.
The writer, editor, and publishing executive was also an accomplished jazz musician.
The performer, who began his career in the pop world, was a frequent leading man on London's West End.
The stage and screen star died following critical injuries sustained in an August 5 car accident.
The Memphis and Dame Edna producer began her theatrical career late in life following the death of her husband.
The singer and actor also enjoyed a string of hits, including "Physical," "I Honestly Love You," and "Have You Never Been Mellow."
Ms. Carroll was a celebrated actress of stage and screen.
Barnes was the associate choreographer of Kimberly Akimbo, set to debut on Broadway this season.
The stage and screen star started her acting career in community theatre after working as a teacher.
Mr. McDonald was a member of the original Broadway companies of Side Show and Doctor Zhivago.
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