"She performed free-of-charge benefit concerts raising money for the project at a time when she was one of Rockford's most sought-after performers. We join with her husband, Broadway's Jason Danieley, her friends and family, and all her fans to mourn her untimely passing", The Tony Awards tweeted Thursday. Over the years, she was remained very close to the Coronado.
She most recently starred in the 2015 Broadway revival of The King and I. Mazzie made her NY stage debut in the 1983 revival of Frank Loesser's musical "Where's Charley?". Her starring role in 1999's Kiss Me, Kate brought her third nomination.
Other Broadway credits included: ENRON, MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT (also West End), PASSION (Tony nom.), MAN OF LA MANCHA, INTO THE WOODS, BIG RIVER, and OUT OF THIS WORLD and KISMET (both at Encores!). She has been seen with the NY Philharmonic in two of their PBS specials: SONDHEIM: THE BIRTHDAY CONCERT and their Live at Lincoln Center performance of CAMELOT as Guenevere. They later released an album of these songs, Opposite You, on the P.S. Classics label. Ms. Mazzie subsequently replaced Tony victor Sara Ramirez as The Lady of the Lake in Spamalot, and replaced Tony victor Alice Ripley in the lead role of Diana in the musical Next to Normal, about a woman and her family coming to grips with mental illness, at last sharing the Broadway stage with Danieley, who stepped into the role of Dan. Mazzie, who battled ovarian cancer starting in 2015, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at her Manhattan home, said her husband, actor Jason Danieley. They had planned to unveil a new show, Heart to Heart, in NY this past June, but were forced to cancel due to Mazzie's health.
In addition to her husband, Mazzie is survived by her mother, Donna Mazzie, and brother, Mark Mazzie.
On TV, Mazzie had a recurring role as Kathy Halverson in the CBS sitcom Still Standing (2003-2006).