Stage and Screen Actor Chuck Patterson Passes Away

Actor and director Chuck Patterson has passed away. Patterson starred on Broadway and Off-Broadway in numerous plays. He also directed for Ensemble Studio Theater, New Federal Theater and others.

Patterson last starred on Broadway in 1997's Proposals. His past Broadway credits include Two Trains Running, Home, Death of a Salesman and All God's Chillun Got Wings. He also starred in George Wolfe's Blade to the Heat at The Public Theater off-Broadway. His other off-Broadway and regional theater credits include leading and featured roles in The Odyssey, Jitney, Fences, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, The African Company Presents Richard III (Audelco Award), Harvey, Benito Sereno, Twelve Angry Men, Othello, Hamlet, The Piano Lesson, The Orestia, Faust, Blade to the Heat (Audelco Award), Everybody's Ruby, Gem of the Ocean, A History of American Film, Do Lord Remember Me (Audelco Award), Old Phantoms, In an Upstate Motel, Colored Peoples Time, A Soldier's Play, Weep Not For Me, Wedding Band, and The Fantasticks.

Patterson's film and television credits include The Five Heartbeats, Hair, The Amazing Jett Jackson, The Royale, Vengeance: The Story of Tony Cimo, New York Undercover, and Law and Order.

He was a company member of the Negro Ensemble for five seasons and with the original Classic Stage Company for two.

Patterson was also an Associate Artist in Acting and Directing at the Cleveland Play House, Cleveland, Ohio over a span of ten seasons, acting in several productions and directing main-stage productions of The Piano Lesson, Crumbs From The Table of Joy, The Amen Corner, Blues for an Alabama Sky and Two Trains Running.

In addition, Chuck served as Artistic Consultant, Resident Director, and Artistic Director for Theater of Universal Images in Newark, NJ for three seasons, where he directed productions of Ain't Supposed To Die A Natural Death, Weep Not For Me, Medea and The Doll, Jack! A Musical Fantasy, and Crispus! A Musical.

Funeral plans have yet to be announced.

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