Broadway veteran Michael McGrath has died suddenly aged 65.
The Tony Award-winning actor passed away at his home in Bloomfield, New Jersey on Thursday.
Michael McGrath Biography
Michael McGrath was born on September 25, 1957 in Worcester, Massachusetts.
He attended the Boston Conservatory, but left after just three months to pursue an acting career.
He started acting on stage in his hometown before moving to Boston and receiving recognition for his work on the off-Broadway musical parody Forbidden Broadway.
McGrath played the role of Patsy in the Broadway musical Spamalot (2005), for which he received a nomination for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.
He played the role of Cookie McGee in the Broadway musical Nice Work If You Can Get It (2012), for which he won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.
He also won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical for this performance. McGrath originated the role of Mr. Simmons in Memphis (Broadway, 2009).
He was an ensemble member and understudy for many shows, including My Favorite Year, Swinging on a Star, and Little Me. He appeared in the musicals Anything Goes as Moonface Martin and in Wonderful Town (2003) as Chick Clark.
He starred in the play Is He Dead? on Broadway in December 2007 to February 2008 as Agamemnon Buckner.
In 2014, he was in the A.R.T. pre-Broadway production of Finding Neverland replacing Roger Bart in the dual role of Charles Frohman and Captain James Hook.
He appeared in a new musical The Honeymooners, based on the television comedy The Honeymooners.
The musical premiered at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Milburn, New Jersey on September 28, 2017 and starred McGrath as Ralph Kramden, Michael Mastro as Ed Norton, Leslie Kritzer as Alice Kramden, and Laura Bell Bundy as Trixie Norton.
McGrath appeared in a workshop of the musical in 2014. On television, McGrath was the announcer/sidekick on The Martin Short Show.
Michael McGrath Cause Of Death
McGrath died at his home in Bloomfield, New Jersey on September 14, 2023
While the cause of death is yet to be confirmed, his publicist told Variety that it was ‘sudden’.
Michael McGrath Net Worth
According to Idol Net Worth, McGrath had an estimated net worth of $2 million, prior to his death.
Michael McGrath Wife
Michael McGrath was married to Toni DiBuono.
The couple were married for 30 years.
Michael Mcgrath met his wife, the actress Toni DiBuono, during the production of Forbidden Broadway.
The show is an off-Broadway parody of Broadway musicals.
It was written and directed by Gerard Alessandrini.
Michael McGrath Children
Michael and his wife Toni have a daughter together.
Her name is Katie Clare McGrath.
Like her parents, she is also an actress.
Michael McGrath parents
McGrath’s parent’s details have not been revealed yet, however, he hails from Worcester, Massachusetts, and was born and raised by his lovely, caring, and supportive parents.
Michael McGrath siblings
Michael McGrath might have siblings whom the media do not know of.