Today we remember the accomplishments of a Broadway star, Tony Award – winning actor and Tony Award – nominated director, Roger Rees (May 1944 – July 2015). Last week at exactly 7:45pm for one minute the marquees of Broadway theatres in New York were dimmed in his memory.
Studio promotional press photograph reading “ILLUSION AND REALITY – Director Bob Fosse shares a moment with Roger Rees who plays film director Aram Nicholas in Bob Fosse’s Star 80 Warner Bros.”
Roger Rees began his film career in 1983 when Bob Fosse cast him opposite Mariel Hemingway as director Aram Nicholas in Star 80. A film about the tragic life and death of Playboy Playmate Dorothy Stratten. His last Broadway appearance was the starring role of Anton Schell in The Visit, opposite Chita Rivera, which opened 23 April 2015.
Charlotte St. Martin, President of the Broadway League, said, “We are so fortunate that Roger Rees has graced our stages through the years and inspired us with his brilliant talent. In addition to his acting and directing accomplishments, his generous heart and warm, giving spirit will be greatly missed by his family, friends and fans.”
Studio promotional press photograph reading “Roger Rees makes his screen debut as director Aram Nicholas, the man who casts Playboy Playmate Dorothy Stratten (Mariel Hemingway) in her first film, in Bob Fosse’s “Star 80″ a Ladd Co release thru Warner Bros.”