Broadway actor Anthony Chisholm, who additionally appeared in HBO drama “Oz” and in Spike Lee‘s movie “Chi-(*77*)“, has died.
The Tony nominated star’s passing was confirmed by his administration agency The Katz Company on Friday (16Oct20), in response to The Hollywood Reporter.
Best identified for his roles onstage, Anthony typically appeared within the work of legendary playwright August Wilson and earned his Tony nomination for his supporting function within the 2007 authentic Broadway manufacturing of August’s final play, “Radio Golf“.
He beforehand appeared within the authentic Broadway casts of August’s works “Two Trains Running” in 1993 and “Gem of the Ocean” in 2004 and he acted within the authentic Broadway cast of August’s “Jitney” – which first ran in Pittsburgh within the Nineteen Eighties.
The pair developed an in depth friendship and he was a pallbearer at August’s funeral in 2005, in response to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
In addition to his stage work, Anthony spent three seasons on the jail drama “Oz”, enjoying inmate Burr Redding who’s serving a life sentence for first-degree homicide.
Throughout his celebrated profession, the star additionally acquired nominations for the Drama Desk Awards, Drama League Award, Joseph Jefferson Award, Ovation Award, NAACP Theatre Awards, and AUDELCO Award.
Viola Davis was amongst these paying tribute to the late actor. “Oh man!! Why did I feel you’d reside endlessly? Love you Anthony….The performing world will miss your knowledge, your immense expertise, your generosity. You have been a survivor. Goodnight King. Sleep effectively. You earned it,” so she tweeted.
“The Good Place” star William Jackson Harper additionally penned a tribute, “This dude was considered one of my faves. And undeniably top-of-the-line. Rest In Peace, Anthony Chisholm.”