Broadway to honor Roger Rees by dimming lights on Wednesday
Jul. 13, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway theaters will dim their marquee lights on Wednesday night in memory of Roger Rees, the Tony Award-winning Welsh-born actor and director.
The Broadway League says the lights will be dimmed for one minute at 7:45 p.m. Rees died Friday night at his home in New York after a brief battle with cancer.
Rees played the title character in the original production of "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby" in England and on Broadway. He won an Olivier Award and then a Tony. When it was adapted for TV, he earned an Emmy nomination.
Rees also played the snobbish Robin Colcord on TV's "Cheers" and the British ambassador, Lord John Marbury, in "The West Wing." Other recent TV credits include "Elementary" and "The Good Wife."