Tony Nominee Tom Aldredge Passes Away at 83
According to published reports, Tony-nominated actor Tom Aldredge passed away from lymphoma today, July 22 in Tampa, Florida. He was 83 years old. His wife, Tony-winning costume designer Theoni V. Aldredge died just a few months ago at the age of 88.
Aldredge carved out a respected career on the Broadway stage over the last 40 years. He was the orignal Normal Thayer Jr. in On Golden Pond in 1978 and earned a total of 5 Tony Award nominations - for Sticks and Bones, Where's Charley?, Passion, The Little Foxes and Twentieth Century.
His best known role however is that of the Narrator/Mysterious Man in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Into The Woods, a role he later repeated in the PBS Great Performances production. He also created the role of the doctor in another Sondhiem/Lapine collaboration, Passion. Aldredge was part of the 1997 all-star revival of Inherit the Wind produced by Tony Randall, playing Rev. Brown in an ensemble that also included George C. Scott, Charles Durning, and Anthony Heald.
Additional stage credits include: The Little Foxes (1981), The Time of the Cuckoo (2000), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (2001) and Twentieth Century (2004). He was recently seen on television's DAMAGES as well.