Marin Mazzie Dies: Broadway Star Of ‘Passion’, ‘Ragtime’ Was 57

"This is absolutely devastating," tweeted Patti Murin of Frozen. Lauded for her unforgettable performances in Ragtime, Kiss Me, Kate and, perhaps most of all, Stephen Sondheim’s 1994 musical Passion, Mazzie was mourned today by Broadway. "What a bright, shining light she was…"


Her starring role in 1999's Kiss Me, Kate brought her third nomination. Mazzie made her Broadway debut in 1985 in the Huckleberry Finn musical Big River. She earned her first Tony nomination nine years later for her performance as Clara in Passion, and her second in 1998 as Mother in Ragtime.


"A glorious voice and an even better human being…" "Beautiful, brave and inspiring," wrote Harvey Fierstein.
The actress is survived by Danieley, her mother and a brother.


Broadway actress and three-time Tony nominee Marin Mazzie died this morning in New York. She was 57.
Other stage credits include 2002's Man of La Mancha (which reteamed her with Ragtime's Brian Stokes Mitchell), Spamalot, Next to Normal, Off Broadway's revival of Carrie and, just this year and also Off Broadway, Terrence McNally's Fire and Air.
"The lights of Broadway all shine a little dimmer tonight," wrote Daniel Dae Kim, her co-star in 2016's The King and I. "My heart goes out to Jason and all who were lucky enough to call her family or friend."
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Mazzie was inducted into New York's Theater Hall of Fame last year. They married the following year, and later would perform in concert together. She met Danieley when both appeared in the Off Broadway 1996 production Trojan Women: A Love Story.
On TV, Mazzie had a recurring role as Kathy Halverson in the CBS sitcom Still Standing (2003-2006).
Her death was announced by her husband, actor Jason Danieley. Mazzie had been fighting ovarian cancer since her diagnosis three years ago.