Sad: Oscar-nominated famous writer-director Douglas McGrath dies, performing in New York at the last moment
Douglas McGrath was in New York City during his last days, performing Everything Is Fine at the DR2 Theater off-Broadway. There has been a wave of mourning in the industry on the death of the director.
Tony and Oscar nominated writer, director and artist Douglas McGrath has died at the age of 64. The production company of Douglas McGrath's autobiographical "Everything Is Fine" announced on Friday that the director passed away suddenly on Thursday. Reportedly, McGrath was in New York City at the time of his death and performing Everything Is Fine at Off-Broadway's DR2 Theater.
According to the report, McGrath was born in Midland, Texas to Beatrice and R. Sirle was born at McGrath's house. He attended Trinity School, The Choate School, and Princeton University in Midland. He is survived by his wife Jane Reed Martin and son Henry McGrath. At the same time, after the director's death, producers Daryl Roth, Tom Werner and director John Lithgow said in a statement that Everything Is Fine Company was honored to present their solo show. Everyone who worked with him over the past three months was impressed by his charm and sense of humour. All express deep condolences to his family. Since his death, there has been a wave of mourning in the industry.
Douglas McGrath's career included both theater and Hollywood. She was nominated for a Tony Award for her book "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" and an Oscar for the screenplay of "Bullets over Broadway", which she co-wrote with Woody Allen. The director wrote and directed several films, including "Emma", "Nicholas Nickelby", "Company Man" (co-written and directed with Peter Eskin), and "Infamous". He also directed the Emmy-nominated documentaries 'His Way' and 'Becoming Mike Nichols'. He also wrote 'The Age of Innocence and Checkers' for the theatre.