Gregory Mitchell

Stage actor

Legit thesp Gregory Mitchell died Nov. 11 at Washington Hospital Center, in Washington, D.C., after collapsing from a heart attack while performing on stage at the Kennedy Center. He was 52.

Mitchell, playing an angel in the evening performance of the play “Forbidden Christmas or the Doctor and the Patient,” collapsed during a scene in which his character rescues a drowning sailor, played by Mikhail Baryshnikov.

Born in Brooklyn, Mitchell graduated from Juilliard and went on to perform in the original Broadway productions of “Steel Pier” and “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” and the recent Broadway revivals of “Chicago” and “Man of La Mancha,” among other shows. He also had many film and television roles, including Velma Kelly’s husband Charlie in the film version of “Chicago.” Mitchell was also the interior designer of five New Jersey restaurants.

Mitchell is survived by two sons. A memorial service will be held in New York in this month. Donations can be made to the Actors’ Fund of America, 729 Seventh Avenue, 10th Floor, New York, NY, 10019.

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