What was Tony Winner Michael McGrath’s Cause of Death at 65?
Tony Award-winning Broadway actor Michael McGrath’s cause of death has not been disclosed but his death was confirmed by his rep. May he rest in peace.
A rep confirmed the devastating news on Friday and said that McGrath died Thursday at his home in Bloomfield, New Jersey.
“A Red Sox fanatic, bourbon connoisseur, devoted husband and father and friend to anyone who met him,” the rep said in a statement.
Michael McGrath was born on September 25, 1957, in Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S. He was well known for his work on the Broadway stage.
In 2012, McGrath received a Tony Award for his performance in the musical Nice Work If You Can Get It.
He played the role of Patsy in the Broadway musical Spamalot, for which he earned a nomination for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.
The actor played the role of Cookie McGee in the Broadway musical Nice Work If You Can Get It, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.
McGrath won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical for this performance.
He originated the role of Mr. Simmons in Memphis (Broadway, 2009). Michael was an ensemble member and understudy for several shows, including My Favorite Year, Swinging on a Star, and Little Me.
Michael starred in the musicals Anything Goes as Moonface Martin and in Wonderful Town (2003) as Chick Clark.
McGrath is survived by his wife, actress Toni Di Buono, and his daughter, actress Katie Claire McGrath.
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Michael McGrath’s Cause of Death is Hidden
While fans are searching for Michael McGrath’s cause of death, his rep announced that he died at his home in Bloomfield, New Jersey on September 14, 2023, at the age of 65.
McGrath appeared in the play Is He Dead? on Broadway from December 2007 to February 2008 as Agamemnon Buckner.
He appeared in a new musical The Honeymooners, based on the television comedy The Honeymooners.
On September 28, 2017, the musical premiered at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Milburn, New Jersey, and starred McGrath as Ralph Kramden, Leslie Kritzer as Alice Kramden, Michael Mastro as Ed Norton, and Laura Bell Bundy as Trixie Norton.
In 2014, he appeared in a workshop on the musical. On television, he was the announcer/sidekick on The Martin Short Show.
While McGrath was working in the Boston production of Forbidden Broadway, he met his future wife, Toni DiBuono.
The actor hailed from Worcester, Massachusetts. He was married to actress Toni DiBuono.
Tributes to the late star poured out on social media from fellow Broadway stars, including Steve Kazee and Patti Murin.
“I will never forget our nights at Angus and all the s— you taught me. You were kinder to me than you ever had to be and I am so grateful for the time we spent together. An amazing man. Gone far too soon. Love you, Michael. RIP,” Kazee, 47, said.
Patti Murin, 42, shared a pair of snapshots in tribute to McGrath. “Absolutely devastated to wake up this morning and hear that Michael McGrath has passed away,” Murin wrote.
“Our time at Little Shop at the MUNY was short, but working with him was like packing 20 years worth of joy into a few short weeks. Always smiling, always asking about my family, always in dad mode, even to us fully grown adults.”
“Here he’s holding Lorelai so I could do a radio interview, and I remember saying, ‘This baby has no idea how lucky she is!’ as he crooned her a lullaby,” the actress and singer added.
“Anyone who has ever exchanged so much as a hello with Michael is incredibly fortunate, and I can’t believe I’ll never be able to see him smile again.
“My heart and thoughts and love are with his family, Toni and Katie, who he loved more than anything in the world. #MichaelMcGrath,” Patti Murin concluded her heartfelt tribute.
“What a loss,” Jesse Tyler Ferguson wrote in a comment on Kazee’s post.
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