Marin Mazzie Bio
|Marin Joy Mazzie was born on 9th October 1960 and died on 13th September 2018. She was an American actress and singer known for her work in musical theater.
She was diagnosed with stage IV ovarian cancer in May 2015 and helped spread awareness about the disease before her death.
|Marin Mazzie Born||9th October 1960 in Rockford, Illinois, U.S.|
|Marin Mazzie Died||13th September 2018 (aged 57) in New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Marin Mazzie Cause of Death||Ovarian Cancer|
|Marin Mazzie Husband||
Jason Danieley (m. 1997; her death 2018)
|Marin Mazzie Mother||Donna|
|Marin Mazzie Brother||Mark|
|Marin Mazzie Net Worth||$4 million estimated at the time of her death|
Marin Mazzie Biography
Mazzie was a three-time Tony Award nominee, for her performances as Clara in Passion (1994), Mother in Ragtime (1998), and Lilli Vanessi/Katherine in Kiss Me, Kate (2000). For her work in Kiss Me, Kate, Mazzie was also nominated for the Drama Desk Award and Olivier Award and won the Outer Critics Circle Award.
In addition to appearing in many musical stage productions, Mazzie also performed in concert with her husband, Jason Danieley.
Marin Mazzie Early Life and Education
Mazzie was born in Rockford, Illinois went to the Michigan University graduating with a degree in theater and music. With an early interest in the theatre, Mazzie began to perform and sing in the church choir at the age of 8 and to study voice at the age of 12. She continued to act in school and at college and in summer stock, where she was an apprentice at the Barn Theatre in Augusta, Michigan. While performing at the Barn, Mazzie befriended composer Jonathan Larson, who would go on to write Rent.
Marin Mazzie Career Highlights
- In 1982, After graduating from college, Mazzie moved to New York City and made her New York stage debut in a 1983 Equity Library Theatre revival of the 1948 musical Where’s Charley? as Kitty Verdun.
- 1991 She appeared in the off-Broadway Kander and Ebb revue And The World Goes ‘Round and the subsequent 10-month national tour the following year. She went on to star roles in over half dozen Broadway shows and also developed a cabaret act and made appearances in television.
- In 1994 Mazzie created the role of Clara in the Stephen Sondheim musical Passion. This production was notable for its opening scene in which she was nude in bed with co-star Jere Shea.
- In 1998 Mazzie originated the role of Mother in the original production of Lynn Ahrens and Steven Flaherty’s musical, Ragtime.
- In 1999, She played the dual roles of Lilli Vanessi/Katharine in the revival of Kiss Me, Kate on Broadway, and then transferred to the West End production in 2001. All three roles earned her Tony Award nominations.
- In May 2008 she appeared as Guenevere opposite Gabriel Byrne as King Arthur, and Nathan Gunn as Lancelot in the New York Philharmonic staged concert presentation of Lerner & Loewe’s Camelot, directed by Lonny Price. The May 8, 2008 performance of this production was broadcast nationally on Live from Lincoln Center on PBS.
- In April 2010, Mazzie appeared in the drama ENRON, opening on Broadway, as corporate vice president Claudia Roe. She replaced Alice Ripley as Diana in Next to Normal on July 19, 2010, opposite her real-life husband Jason Danieley as Dan. They stayed with the show until the Broadway production closed on January 16, 2011.
- On November 20, 2009, Mazzie performed in a reading of a re-worked version of the 1988 Broadway flop Carrie as Margaret White. She stayed with the production which opened Off-Broadway on March 1, 2012, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.
- April – August 2014, Mazzie appeared as Helen Sinclair in the Woody Allen/Susan Stroman musical Bullets Over Broadway: The Musical, which ran on Broadway.
- 3 May 2016-26 June 2016, Mazzie assumed the lead role of Anna Leonowens from Kelli O’Hara in the Lincoln Center revival of The King and I.
- November 2017, She was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame for 2017, in a ceremony at the Gershwin Theatre.
Marin Mazzie Death and Cause
Mazzie was married to fellow Broadway actor Jason Danieley, whom she met in 1996 in a play they performed together, Trojan Women: A Love Story.
She was diagnosed with stage IV ovarian cancer in May 2015 and helped spread awareness about the disease before her death. Mazzie later underwent a hysterectomy as the cancer had spread, and weeks of chemotherapy. After a year, she returned to Broadway to replace Kelli O’Hara in “The King and I.” Mazzie died on the morning of 13th September 2018.
Marin Mazzie was a legend, a fierce talent that was taken from us entirely too soon. There are hundreds of videos out there that show how incredible she was, but this clip is, to me, the ultimate. Rest In Peace, queen. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Gk3DEGPGXk
— Tom Zohar (@TomZohar) September 13, 2018
She was a Light, a supremely open & generous being, a hilarity, a singular talent, a beloved friend, a life force, a wise one, among many things, & here she is in TROJAN WOMEN which I directed in 1996 when she and Jason met & began a love story for the ages. RIP Marin Mazzie. 💔 pic.twitter.com/wfC2tEbkAd
— Tina Landau (@TinaLandau) September 13, 2018
RIP Marin Mazzie, 57, formidable Broadway leading lady, Mother of us all pic.twitter.com/1U4EFISfpt
— Adam Feldman (@FeldmanAdam) September 13, 2018
Marin Mazzie was one of the most talented performers I’ve ever had the chance to work with. The last time I saw her she had the most radiant smile you ever did see. 57 is tragic. What a loss for Broadway. What a loss for us all. pic.twitter.com/ltl5Q32kWj
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) September 13, 2018