Actress Doreen Montalvo has died.
The star, who was showing within the new Broadway musical “Mrs. Doubtfire” when the pandemic began, handed away after struggling a stroke earlier this month (Oct20), web site BroadwayWorld.com confirmed.
“We are devastated to listen to she has left us right now. Our ideas and prayers proceed to exit to her husband Mike Mann and their household throughout this time,” wrote the star’s supervisor Steve Maihack in an Instagram publish.
“Love and lightweight to all her associates, colleagues and followers…my coronary heart aches for us all.”
Doreen had carried out solely three previews earlier than “Mrs. Doubtfire” was pressured to shut together with the remainder of the Great White Way amid the Covid-19 disaster. She originated the position of Janet Lundy, which she additionally performed within the pre-Broadway run in Seattle.
The actress’ different Broadway credit embody “In the Heights” and “On Your Feet“. She additionally appeared on TV exhibits like “Smash“, “The Good Wife“, “Elementary“, and “Law & Order“.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, the mastermind behind Tony-winning “In the Heights”, was fast to pay tribute to the 56-year-old actress on social media. He recounted his shut friendship with the late star on Twitter earlier than writing, “It is monstrously unfair that we didn’t get extra time together with her. More exhibits together with her. More music together with her. More life together with her. When somebody brings that a lot pleasure and like to everybody they meet, that a lot dedication to the craft they love… it is unfair. And heartbreaking.”