Michael McGrath, the veteran stage actor who won a Tony Award for his performance in the Broadway musical Nice Work If You Can Get It, has died aged 65.
McGrath’s publicist confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that he died suddenly at his home in Bloomfield, New Jersey on Thursday. No cause of death has been determined.
After the news first broke that the Broadway legend had died, many fans who had followed McGrath’s career had questions about what happened.
Some wanted to learn more about the actor’s cause of death, while others focused more on digging into his personal life.
One of the big questions that many fans of McGrath’s had following his death was how much his worth?
Keep reading the article to know more about him, including who he was, Michael McGrath net worth and much more!
Who was Michael McGrath?
Michael McGrath was an American actor who was best known for his work on the Broadway stage.
Born on September 25, 1957 in Worcester, Massachusetts, Michael McGrath graduated from St. Peter’s High School before attending the Boston Conservatory – leaving after three months to pursue his acting career.
Michael eventually moved to New York and gained his first Broadway credit in 1992 – spelling the start of his long and successful career.
Outside of theater, Michael was notably Martin Short’s announcer and sidekick on The Martin Short Show, while he had minor roles in the feature films Changing Lanes (2002) and The Interpreter (2005).
On September 14, 2023, the 65-year-old died suddenly at his home in Bloomfield, New Jersey.
While the cause of death is yet to be confirmed, his publicist told Variety that it was ‘sudden’.
What did Michael McGrath star in?
Michael is best known for his performance as Cookie McGee in the 2012 musical Nice Work If You Can Get It, for which he received a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a musical.
His other notable Broadway work included his role of Patsy in Spamalot (2005), which earned him his first Tony Award nomination.
McGrath, who sang the iconic “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” in Spamalot, starred in the production for two-and-a-half years.
“It was an amazing time in my life to work with such people as Mike Nichols and Tim Curry, Hank Azaria, David Hyde Pierce,” he told Boston Irish in 2014 about working on Spamalot.
Michael also starred in Plaza Suite (2022), Tootsie (2018), Born Yesterday (2011), Memphis (2009) and Wonderful Town (2003).
Michael McGrath net worth: How much was Michael McGrath worth?
According to Idol Net Worth, McGrath had an estimated net worth of $2 million, prior to his death.
Michael has been survived by his wife of 30 years and fellow actress Toni DiBuono.
The pair met while co-starring in the Boston production of Forbidden Broadway – Gerard Alessandrini’s musical comedy which ran for three years from 1985 to 1989.
Toni earned a Drama Desk Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance in the show and an Outer Critics Circle Award for Most Striking Debut.
She also appeared in notable productions such as Funny Girl, The Boys From Syracuse, and Wonderful Town.
Michael and Toni have a daughter together, Katie Claire McGrath, who is also an actress.