Tony-Nominee Daniel McDonald Dies at 46

Tony Award-nominee Daniel McDonald has died of brain cancer at the age of 46.

McDonald received a 1997 Tony Award-nomination for his performance in Steel Pier, and also appeared on Broadway in Mamma Mia!, as Sam Carmichael, and High Society, as C.K. Dexter Haven.  He also was seen in the national tour of Contact.

McDonald was born and raised in New York as the youngest of seven children. A life member of The Actors Studio, he has also studied with Paul Curtis of the American Mime Company, The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and with Sanford Meisner on the island of Bequia, BWI. In 1999, he was married to Mujah, with whom he had two children.

His film and TV credits included "CSI: Miami," "SVU: Special Victims Unit," "Sex and the City," "Law and Order," "Murder, She Wrote," The Ice Storm and What's Love Got to Do with It.

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