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Derek Wolshonak

Derek Wolshonak, 44, director, choreographer and teacher, died Jan. 4 in New York of AIDS. He worked off-Broadway, directing the east coast premiere of “The Majestic Kid.”

His regional credits included work for the Delaware Theater Co., Theater by the Sea and Bristol Riverside Theater. Wolshonak also taught at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, where he directed the Soviet-American musical theater exchange, the Eastman School of Music and the U. of Michigan.

Wolshonak began his career as a dancer, appearing in the Broadway revival of “Oklahoma!” “The Prince Of Grand Street” and with the American Dance Machine.

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