Broadway Star And Tony Award Winner Dies At 65

Tony-award-winning actor Michael McGrath has starred in more than a dozen Broadway shows, including “Tootsie,” “Spamalot,” “Plaza Suite” and “Nice Work If You Can Get It.” In 2012, he won a Tony for his role as Cookie McGee in “Nice Work If You Can Get It.”

Now, a representative for McGrath is sharing the sad news that McGrath has died at the age of 65 years old. No cause of death was mentioned; however, according to a statement provided by his rep to PEOPLE, he died at his home in Bloomfield, New Jersey, on Thursday, September 28, 2023. He is survived by his wife, actress Toni Di Buono, and his daughter, Katie Claire McGrath, who is also an actress.

Upon hearing the news of his death, fellow Broadway stars shared tributes to the late actor. Steve Kazee posted several pictures of McGrath on Instagram and wrote that he is “absolutely gutted” by the news of his friend’s death. He added, “You were kinder to me than you ever had to be and I am so grateful for the time we spent together. An amazing man. Gone far too soon. Love you Michael. RIP”

Broadway star Patti Murin also posted a couple of pictures of McGrath. In the first one, he is holding a baby, and she explained, “Here he’s holding Lorelai so I could do a radio interview, and I remember saying, ‘This baby has no idea how lucky she is!’ as he crooned her a lullaby.” Lorelai is the baby Murin’s had with actor Colin Donnell.

Murin added, “Absolutely devastated to wake up this morning and hear that Michael McGrath has passed away. Our time at Little Shop at the MUNY was short, but working with him was like packing 20 years worth of joy into a few short weeks. Always smiling, always asking about my family, always in dad mode, even to us fully grown adults.”