Broadway star Marin Mazzie dead at 57

Broadway star Marin Mazzie has died at age 57

"The divine and courageous Marin Mazzie was #TonyAwards-nominated for PASSION, RAGTIME, and KISS ME, KATE".

The three-time Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie dies Thursday morning surrounded by friends and family.

Our thoughts are with Marin's loved ones during this time.

She is survived by her husband and fellow actor Jason Danieley. Over the years, she was remained very close to the Coronado.

The actress and soprano was born and raised in Rockford, Ill., and attended Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo to study theater.

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In addition to her Broadway work, Mazzie was a popular concert singer, performing at venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl, and with the Boston Pops.

She received Tony and Drama Desk nominations and an Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance as Lilli/Katharine in the hit revival of KISS ME, KATE, and later received an Olivier Award nomination when she made her West End debut in the show. After a year, she returned to Broadway to replace Kelli O'Hara in "The King and I". She also performed as a Broadway replacement in Into the Woods.

Next, she went on to introduce one of the most beloved theatre songs of the 1990s, "Back to Before", in the 1998 Ahrens & Flaherty musical Ragtime, playing a mother at the turn of the 20th century who has her eyes opened about race relations, the true nature of her relationship with her husband, and her own privilege. They released Opposite You, an album of duets, in 2005, and wrote an autobiographical cabaret show titled He Said/She Said.

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. Her father, Jack Mazzie, was a television station general manager. She was diagnosed with stage IV ovarian cancer in May 2015, and helped spread awareness about the disease before her death.

On TV, Mazzie had a recurring role as Kathy Halverson in the CBS sitcom Still Standing (2003-2006).

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