Thesp T. Scott Cunningham dies

Founding member of Drama Dept.

Thesp T. Scott Cunningham, a founding member of both the Drama Dept. and the Vineyard Community of Artists, died June 20 in New York City from complications due to pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome. He was 47.

Cunningham performed in several Broadway plays, first appearing in helmer Joe Mantello’s “Love! Valour! Compassion!” in 1995 and later in revivals of both “Tartuffe” and “Design for Living.” He also appeared in numerous Off Broadway productions, from the Drama Dept.’s “As Bees in Honey Drown” and “Music From a Sparkling Planet” to 2nd Stage’s “Wintertime” and “The Dear Boy” and the Manhattan Theater Club’s “New England.”

Cunningham recently performed in the National Tour of “Twelve Angry Men,” the Las Vegas production of “Mamma Mia!” and the West Coast tour of “Take Me Out.”

His TV and film roles include Peter Chelsom’s “Serendipity,” Sam Weisman’s “The Out-of-Towners” and “Law and Order.”

Cunningham is survived by his partner, Harry Bouvy; his mother and father; and a brother.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Scene News from Variety