Tribute to Broadway musical theater star Kevin Gray

Posted at 6:43 PM, May 18, 2013
and last updated 2014-03-06 11:49:00-05

NEW YORK (PIX11) — He was a giant in the world of musical theater, gracing the stage with his glorious voice and magnetic presence.

The close-knit Broadway community came together this week, to pay tribute to one of its brightest and most beloved stars, Kevin Gray.  He died in February from a heart attack at the age of 55.

“I know why we’re here in particular to celebrate one of the kindest, most generous, decent resilient happy fellas, any of us ever knew or worked with,” said Director Hal Prince.


Kevin Gray’s life was celebrated at a memorial service.

How perfect that director Hal Prince would open the program at the majestic theater, the very theater where prince worked with Gray when he starred as the youngest phantom ever in Phantom of the Opera.  Many of his phantom co-stars, including his wife Dodi Petit, helped celebrate his life and career.

Gray appeared in more than 85-hundred Broadway and national tour performances including The King and I, The Lion King and Miss Saigon, “The American Dream.”

The Asian American actor did live his dream, and theater lovers across the country are richer for it.