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Social Roundup: The Theatre Community Mourns the Loss of Christopher Plummer

Stage and screen star Christopher Plummer has passed away. He was 91.

Social Roundup: The Theatre Community Mourns the Loss of Christopher Plummer

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported earlier today, star of the stage and screen Christopher Plummer has passed away at the age of 91.

The Canadian-born Christopher Plummer acted for over 60 years of his life. He won almost every possible acting award including an Oscar, two Emmys, two Tony Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a BAFTA.

Known for his distinctive performances in many films (The Sound of Music, Battle of Britain, The Night of The Generals, Somewhere in Time, Nicholas Nickleby, A Beautiful Mind, and, most recently, Knives Out and All The Money in the World), he is also known for his command of Shakespearean roles.

Below, the theatre community shares their touching tributes to the late star.

READ: Remembering the Late Christopher Plummer.


George Takei

Center Theatre Group

The Sound of Music

Elaine Paige

Michael Rubinoff

Howard Sherman

Josh Gad

Ilana Levine

Rosie O'Donnell

Christina Bianco

John Bolton

Dan Stevens

Roundabout Theatre Company

The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization

"Christopher Plummer was, well, the Captain. Although he had a love/not-so-much relationship with his role in The Sound of Music, he gradually came around to realizing that he might as well embrace the movie and his performance in it. On some of the movie's anniversaries, he was coaxed to join in, and no one did the coaxing better than Julie Andrews. I shall miss the gatherings when I was often on 'Chris' duty, keeping him amused while, for example, Annie Leibovitz prepared for the anniversary photo. I shall miss him greatly, but I'm so glad his contribution to the Rodgers and Hammerstein legacy will live on." -Ted Chapin, President of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization

Westport County Playhouse

"The entire Playhouse family is deeply saddened at the loss of one of our staunchest supporters. Chris Plummer appeared as an actor at the Playhouse in the '50s, but as soon as Joanne Woodward got involved, Chris was all in. He was a member of our initial Artistic Advisory Board, he appeared in our 9/11 tribute 'For the Children,' and he christened the newly renovated Playhouse's stage in 2005 with his brilliant 'A Word or Two, Before You Go' as the first actor to perform on the renovated stage. He went on to be an active board member and an ardent supporter of everything Playhouse. We send our love to his wonderful wife Elaine and his daughter Amanda. He will always be center stage in our hearts." - Anne Keefe, Playhouse Associate Artist


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