Missing Broadway Talent Agent, Mark Schlegel, Found Dead
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that the body of missing Broadway talent agent, Mark Schlegel of Oradell, New Jersey, was found this afternoon, August 24, in the bushes a few blocks from his home, according to Daily Voice.
The Bergen County Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death. The body "had been there for awhile," a law enforcement official said.
The 57-year-old went missing on August 13th after returning from a family trip to Scotland.
In details recently published by The New York Post, it was revealed the agent had shown no signs of mental illness distress prior to his disappearance. But authorities told Daily Voice Schlegel had had an argument with his wife before his departure.
Schlegel reportedly left his home in Bergen County, New Jersey on Sunday morning, leaving behind his cell phone, wallet and personal identification. He was last seen by neighbors, carrying a light colored gift bag and walking "with a purpose" toward an unknown destination. He was last seen in a white collared shirt, light-colored shorts and boat shoes.
Schlegel, who works for Cornerstone Talent, has an extensive Broadway client-base, including such stars as Marin Mazzie, Terrence Mann, Jefferson Mays, LiLlias White, Bryce Pinkham, Gregg Edelman, and many others. The casting community had launched a GoFundMe campaign yesterday to help find Schlegel.
Photo courtesy of Oradell Police Department
More Hot Stories For You
On Easter Sunday, April 12, Italian tenor and global music icon Andrea Bocelli will give a solo performance at the historic Duomo, the cathedral of Mi... (read more)
Idina Menzel, Ben Platt, Josh Groban and Many More Join SATURDAY NIGHT SEDER Benefit
Saturday Night Seder — a Passover Seder on Saturday, April 11 (the fourth night of Passover) — will be different from all other nights, as a panoply o... (read more)
VIDEO: Actor Handcuffed by LAPD While Making Self-Tape of August Wilson Monologue
When LA-based actor Tyree Freely began creating his self-tape for Leah Daniels-Butler Casting's Quarantine Monologues project, he didn't realize that ... (read more)
VIDEO: The Marsh Family is Back With Another LES MISERABLES Cover
The Marsh family is back with another Les Miserables cover!... (read more)
Breaking: Broadway Shutdown Extends To June
In accordance with guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and under the continued direction of Governor Andrew Cuomo, Broadway shows in ... (read more)
With Closure Official BEETLEJUICE Considering Future Production Plans; Tour
With this morning's news about Broadway remaining closed through June 7th, it makes it official that BEETLEJUICE on Broadway has played its final perf... (read more)