Tony Award Winner Patricia Neway Dies at 92

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Tony Award winner Patricia Neway passed away on January 24, 2012, according to published reports. She was 92 years old. 

In 1950, Neway appeared at the Shubert Theatre in Philadelphia and later on Broadway in THE CONSUL, which was awarded the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for Music and New York Drama Critics' Circle award for Best Musical. In 1951 much of the cast, including Neway, reprised their roles in London.

Neway won a 1960 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical for her role as Mother Abbess in the original Broadway production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Four years later, she performed as Lady Thiang in Lincoln Center's THE KING AND I; in 1966, she appeared as the Governess in the San Francisco Opera's THE TURN OF THE SCREW.

She also appeared as Nettie CAROUSEL for television. The adaptation, which aired in 1967, also starred Robert Goulet  and was choreographed by Edward Villella.

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