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His 1966 feature, “Closely Watched Trains,” won an Academy Award and was part of a burst of creativity in Czech filmmaking.
An in-demand lighting designer, he won Tony Awards for “Hamilton” and “Jersey Boys.”
His experimental works, staged by the Playhouse of the Ridiculous and other groups, challenged audiences and sometimes baffled them.
She specialized in supporting roles, including an attention-getting recurring character in “The Big C.”
She performed some of the most powerful songs in that show, which ran for more than four years in Greenwich Village and became a theater staple.
Her methods went beyond mere diction and emphasized getting the whole body (and inner self) involved in speaking the words.
He built a luxury catalog business, then sold it and used the proceeds to mount the Tony-winning hit musical “Crazy for You.”
He took part in the storied San Francisco reading where Allen Ginsberg unveiled a version of “Howl.” He went on to have his own moments of fame and notoriety.
The musical about the founding fathers, his Broadway directorial debut, scored three Tonys. He was also a mainstay of the Williamstown Theater Festival.
She burst onto the scene with an Oscar-nominated performance in the 1960 film “The Dark at the Top of the Stairs” and went on to a long career in film, on television and on the stage.
At the American Place Theater, he championed new works. In his acting classes, he nurtured countless future stars. His death was related to the coronavirus.
Among his credits were Broadway shows, operas and the original production of “Hair.” He also influenced numerous actors’ careers as an educator.
Though known from his TV role, he did much of his work on the stage, starting as an original Acting Company member.
Mr. McNally, who died of coronavirus complications, introduced audiences to characters and situations that most mainstream theater had previously shunted into comic asides.
A scholar and historian, he amassed an invaluable trove of interviews and other material with his wife, the filmmaker Camille Billops.
When it opened in 1968, the play broke new ground in its depiction of gay characters.
He provided the administrative know-how that got the theater troupe off the ground in 1967. That he was white drew some criticism.
Her signature performances included the title role in “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie” and Maria Callas in “Master Class.”
While at the Royal Shakespeare Company, he took several shows to Broadway. One didn’t go so well.
In a wide-ranging career, he was also the voice of Mark Twain for a Ken Burns film and of an “Outer Limits” reboot.
In an era when few if any producers were women, she got access to the Kremlin, China and more.
In an era when big-budget theater was an increasingly corporate affair, Ms. Lion was a proudly independent producer.
His Broadway work won him four Tony Awards. A different audience knew another of his designs: the Parliament-Funkadelic Mothership.
His family perished in the Holocaust. He survived and came to the United States, where he worked with Ben Gazzara, George Peppard, Samuel Beckett and Arthur Miller.
He won theater’s top prize for his performance in “The Invention of Love,” one of numerous Broadway roles.
The busy character actor was also known for “Benson,” “Boston Legal” and several Broadway roles.
In addition to his acclaimed turn as Roy Cohn on Broadway, he was known for his work in “Norma Rae,” “Slaughterhouse-Five” and other films.
He directed numerous productions of Wilson plays, including two on Broadway, but some of his best work was done in regional theaters.
His “Same Time, Next Year” ran for years on Broadway, was made into a movie and is often described as one of the most-produced plays in the world.
The work, featuring a central character who is deaf, won the Tony Award for best play in 1980 and was turned into an Oscar-winning 1986 movie.
After gaining fame as the blustery newsman Ted Baxter’s love interest, Ms. Engel went on to “Everybody Loves Raymond” and more.