Zoe Caldwell

Broadway dims its lights in memory of Zoe Caldwell

The 4-time Tony Award-winning actress died on February 16, 2020 at the age of 86.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

In accordance with The Broadway League, the marquee lights of all Broadway Theatres will be dimmed in memory of beloved director and 4-time Tony Award-winning actress Zoe Caldwell for exactly one minute on Friday evening, February 28 at 7:45pm.

Thomas Schumacher, Chairman of the Broadway League commented: "Zoe Caldwell was indisputably Broadway royalty with four Tony Awards and four decades of thrilling performances in work ranging from Tennessee Williams to Euripides to Terrence McNally. Her audiences were struck by her elegance, her strength and the penetrating timbre of her extraordinary voice. But those of us lucky enough to have worked with her - whether on stage or in one of her rare film roles - likely equally remember her kindness and beaming smile. She was a great star and a great woman."

Ms. Caldwell was born in Melbourne, Australia on September 14, 1933 and passed away in Pound Ridge, New York on February 16, 2020 at the age of 86.

Her Tony Award-winning performances include Master Class (1996), Medea (1982), The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1968), and Slapstick Tragedy (1966). Her other Broadway credits include The Play What I Wrote (2003), Park Your Car in Harvard Yard (1991), Macbeth (1988), Lillian (1986), An Almost Perfect Person (1977), Dance of Death (1974), The Creation of the World and Other Business (1972), and her Broadway debut in The Devils (1965).

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