Rockford’s Marin Mazzie, a Broadway star, dies of ovarian cancer

NEW YORK CITY (WREX) — Marin Mazzie, a Broadway star and Rockford native, has died of ovarian cancer at the age of 57, according to the Coronado Theatre

According to Playbill.com, Mazzie was born in Rockford on Oct. 9, 1960. She attended Boylan Catholic High School where she graduated to attend Western Michigan University for theatre and music.

She made her Broadway debut in 1985 in “Big River,” playing Mary Jane Wilkes. She earned her first Tony Award nomination for her role of Cara in “Passion.” Other nominations came with “Back to Before” and “Kiss Me, Kate.”

She returned to Rockford for the re-opening of the historic Coronado Theatre. The Coronado says she was instrumental in getting the theatre restored, and that she served as an honorary co-chair of the fundraising campaign. The Coronado plans to recognize her memory at a later date.

She is survived by her husband, Jason Danieley.

13 News will update this article as more information becomes available.

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