Dan McCoy

Dan McCoy, an actor, singer and dancer who debuted in one of Broadway’s longest-running musicals, died Feb. 7 at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City of complications from AIDS. He was 37.

A native of New Paris, Ind., McCoy was a cum laude grad from Butler University and a graduate of the Jordan Conservatory of Music.

He made his Broadway debut in “Cats” in December 1992. He played Munkustrap, the tuner’s narrator, until he left in September ’93. McCoy also performed that role in two national touring companies of the show.

Additional credits included leading roles in many stage shows such as Herod in “Jesus Christ Superstar” in Long Beach, Calif., opposite original Broadway cast members Carl Anderson and Barry Dennen, the L.A. production of “La Cage aux Folles” and a tour of “Woman of the Year” starring Barbara Eden.

McCoy was the model for the character of Gaston in Disney’s animated “Beauty and the Beast.” His TV credits included appearances on “Quantum Leap.”

He is survived by his parents and a sister.

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