Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Dick Latessa, R. I. P.

The New York Times: Dick Latessa, whose long New York stage career started in the 1960s and culminated in 2003 with a Tony Award for playing the adoring husband Wilbur Turnblad in the hit musical comedy “Hairspray,” died on Monday at his home in Manhattan. He was 87.  

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

1 comment:

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

We saw him in his last Broadway show, THE LYONS, opposite Linda Lavin. His role was mostly to lay in a hospital bed, dying, with only occasional outbursts.