Brent Carver, star of Kiss of the Spiderwoman has passed away at the age of 68 at home in “his favorite place on Earth,” his birthplace of Cranbrook, British Columbia, his family has confirmed.
The Tony Award-winning actor also appeared in the sitcom Leo and Me opposite a 15-year-old Michael J. Fox.
Brent Carver made debut as Ariel in The Tempest with Anthony Hopkins) at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. In the 1990s he starred in Kander & Ebb’s Kiss of the Spider Woman, first in Toronto before a West End debut before taking the show to Broadway.
He was among a trio of performers to win Tony Awards for their performances in the show alongside co-stars Chita Rivera and Anthony Crivello. Mr. Carver also earned a Drama Desk Award and a Theatre World Award for his work.
He earned a second Tony nomination playing Leo Frank in Jason Robert Brown’s Parade.
Brent frequently appeared on the Canadian stage, including a Toronto production of Bent, about the persecution of gay men in Nazi Germany, and the big-budget Lord of the Rings musical, before its ill-fated London run.
His family said “Brent, in his humble fashion, will be remembered as the kind, gentle, and gifted man he was, with the deepest love as a true friend and family member.”