Marin Mazzie Passes Away At The Age of 57
Marin Joy Mazzie (October 9, 1960 – September 13, 2018) was an American actress and well known singer for her work in musical theater. Mazzie has 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.
Mazzie was born in Rockford, Illinois and graduated from Western Michigan University. After graduating from college in 1982, 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. She appeared in the 1991 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 play starring roles in over a half dozen Broadway shows and also developed a cabaret act and made appearances in television.
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. Mazzie died on the morning of September 13, 2018 following a three-year battle with ovarian cancer.
Kim Correro, Marin Mazzie’s Publicist said: “Incredible human being, loving wife, dedicated family member, devoted friend and Broadway star, Marin Mazzie passed away this morning at 10:10am in the comfort of her New York City apartment surrounded by family and close friends,” She also added that the star started spreading the awareness regarding Ovarian Cancer and wanted to help people out. Correro said: “Over that time, while fighting her own fight, she took it upon herself to help spread awareness of Ovarian Cancer, and to help find an early detection for the disease, of which, currently, there is none,”