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Entertainment Brent Carver Dies: Tony Award-Winning ‘Kiss Of The Spider Woman’ Actor Was 68

03:41  07 august  2020
03:41  07 august  2020 Source:   deadline.com

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Brent Carver (born November 17, 1951) is Canadian actor best known for his performances on Broadway in Parade as Leo Frank and Kiss of the Spider Woman as Molina, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical in 1993.

Brent Carver , the Broadway actor who won a Tony Award for his leading turn in “ Kiss of the Spider Woman ,” died this week, his family said in a statement Thursday. He was 68 . “Our family is sharing news of Brent Carver ’s passing on Aug. 4 at home in Cranbrook, BC, his birthplace and favorite

Brent Carver standing in front of a brick wall © AP Photo/Aaron Harris

Brent Carver, a stage and screen actor who won the 1993 Tony Award for his performance in Broadway’s The Kiss of the Spider Woman, died Tuesday at his home in Cranbrook, British Columbia, his family has reported. He was 68.

A cause of death was not specified.

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“Our family is sharing news of Brent Carver’s passing on Aug 4 at home in Cranbrook, BC, his birthplace and favourite place on Earth,” read a family statement. “Blessed with many talents and a natural love of theatre, Brent was always known as a first-class performer, unique in the presentation of his craft, delighting audiences through film, TV, stage and concert performances.”

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Happy Birthday Brent Carver Carver is best known for his performances on Broadway in Kiss of the Spider Woman as Molina, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical in 1993, Fiddler on the Roof, and Parade as Leo Frank. Carver originated the role of Gandalf in the

Awards . Showing all 13 wins and 10 nominations. Winner NBR Award . Best Actor William Hurt. Tied with Raul Julia for Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985).

Chita Rivera, Carver’s Kiss of the Spider Woman co-star who also won a Tony that year, said today, “My heart is broken at the loss of my great friend and amazing artist, Brent Carver. I shall miss him more than I can say.”

Carver began his stage career in 1972, with a performance in Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris at the Vancouver Arts Club. He segued to television four years later with a costarring role on the CBC sitcom Leo and Me opposite a pre-stardom Michael J. Fox, although the series would not air until 1981.

He went on to a lengthy career in both television and film, including movies such as 1979’s Crossbar with Kim Cattrall, 1983’s The Wars, 1989’s Millennium and 2003’s The Event, and TV roles including 1997’s Due South, 1999’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and 2017’s Save Me.

Broadway Star and Tony Award Winner Brent Carver Dies at 68

  Broadway Star and Tony Award Winner Brent Carver Dies at 68 The actor passed away on August 4 in his home in Cranbrook, British Columbia, in Canada, according to his familyThe actor passed away on Tuesday, August 4 in his home in Cranbrook, British Columbia, in Canada, his family said in a statement shared on Facebook. His cause of death was not released.

Brent Carver , Actor : The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Brent Carver was born on November 17, 1951 in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada. Won Broadway's 1993 Tony Award as Best Actor (Musical) for a " Kiss of the Spider Woman --The Musical." He was also nominated in the same category in

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But it was on stage that Carver built what will likely be regarded as his most lasting legacy, including playing Ariel opposite Anthony Hopkins as Prospero in a 1979 production of The Tempest at Los Angeles’ Mark Taper Forum. In 1981, he starred in a Toronto production of Martin Sherman’s Bent, and in 1993 he turned in his acclaimed, heartbreaking, Tony Award-winning performance as Molina in the Kander and Ebb Broadway musical The Kiss of the Spider Woman. He played the role in the Toronto and London productions of the musical as well.

Carver returned to Broadway in 1998’s Tony-winning Parade at Lincoln Center Theater, starring as Leo Frank in the Harold Prince-directed musical about the infamous 1915 lynching. The performance won Carver the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical.

Subsequent Broadway roles included Edgar in Lincoln Center Theater’s 2004 production of King Lear, and as Friar Laurence in 2013’s Romeo and Juliet, starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad.

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The Tony Award - winning playwright is survived by his husband, Broadway producer Tom Kirdahy. The Oscar-winning actor has starred in a variety of movies over the last four decades, but how He won the Oscar as Best Actor just four years later for Hector Babenco‘s “ Kiss of the Spider Woman ”

2. Brent Carver . Actor | The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Philip Hernández is the only actor in Broadway history to have played both Jean Valjean and He made his Broadway debut in the Original Cast of the Tony Award - winning Kander and Ebb musical " Kiss of the Spider Woman ", directed by

Carver performed at Ontario’s Stratford Festival for nine seasons, the most recent in 2017’s Twelfth Night and The School of Scandal.

“We are devastated to learn of the death of Brent Carver,” the Stratford said in a statement. “He was the best of us and represented the best in us. He was singular: an original in every sense. And yet his heart was so big it encompassed us all and made us one. Our thoughts are with his family and all who loved him.”

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