Actor, director, and writer Douglas McGrath died suddenlyNovember 3, 2022 in Manhattan as a result of a heart attack at the age of 64.
McGrath was performing in a one man show – “Everything’s Fine” – on Off Broadway at the time of his death. The show has now closed as a result of the death.
McGrath got his start on the television series “Saturday Night Live” before working in film and theater. His stage credits include the books for “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical”, “Checkers”, “The Age of Innocence”. He also wrote “Bullets Over Broadway”.
McGrath wrote and directed the films “Emma”, “Company Man”, “Nicholas Nickleby” and “Infamous”. His directorial credits also include “His Way”, “I Don’t Know How She Does It”, and “Becoming Mike Nichols”.
While best known for his writing and directing, McGrath also appeared in a number of film and television productions including “Saturday Night Live”, “Quiz Show”, ”Happiness”, ”The Insider”, “Company Man”, “Girls”, the mini series “Godless”, and his final appearance in “Rifkin’s Festival”.
Over the course of his career, McGrath has been nominated for BAFTA, Tony, and Emmy Awards but never won.
He was born Douglas Geoffrey McGrath on February 2, 1958 in Midland, Texas; the son of an oil man.
McGrath is survived by his wife Jane and son Henry.
feature photo credit: Douglas McGrath’s Facebook page