Bill Yoscary

Theater photographer

Theatrical photographer Bill Yoscary died June 30 in New York of cancer. He was 74.

Known for his ability to capture celebrities in unusual circumstances, he photographed more than 200 Broadway shows, including “My Fair Lady,” “Annie,” “Victor/Victoria,” “Damn Yankees,” “Biloxi Blues,” “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” “The King and I” and “Swan Lake,” in addition to numerous TV productions.

His photos were published in magazines and newspapers nationwide, including Look magazine, Sports Illustrated, the New York Post and the Daily News.

Some of Yoscary’s camera subjects include Anais Nin, Alan Ginsberg, Viva, Andy Warhol, Truman Capote and Arthur Miller.

He also worked as a sculptor, crafting busts of Melina Mercouri, James Earl Jones and Jason Robards, among others.

For 30 years he was the house property master for Broadway’s Neil Simon Theater. He was a 50-year member of IATSE Local 1.

He is survived by his longtime companion, Cheryl Raymond; two daughters; a son; and four grandchildren.

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