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Tony nominated actor Anthony Chisholm dies at the age of 77

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"The Katz Company is sad to announce the passing of our longtime friend and customer Tony nominee Anthony Chisholm," said President Jeremy Katz. "Affectionately known as" Chiz, "he was an actor and storyteller like no other who embodied loyalty, devotion, and compassion for his art."

Chisholm met Wilson while auditioning for "Two Trains Running" in 1990 and was cast in the role of the wolf, paving the way for a lifelong collaboration between the two. After performing at the Yale Repertory Theater on the first round of the play, he went on a cross-country tour with the production to various theaters including the Huntington Theater in Boston, the Doolittle Theater in Los Angeles and the Kennedy Center. Chisholm later retried the role in Broadway production in 1992. Four years later, he became part of the main cast of Wilson's "Jitney," which performed in 2000 at New York's Second Stage Theater off Broadway.

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In 2004 Chisholm played alongside Phylicia Rashad, Ruben Santiago-Hudson and John Earl Jelks in Wilson's "Gem of the Ocean". Starting in 2007, Chisholm Elder Joseph Barlow played "Radio Golf" in the final installment of Wilson's "Pittsburgh Cycle" – his 10-part game series that traces the experience of black Americans in each decade of the 20th century. He received a Tony nomination for his portrayal.

Chisholm made his return to Broadway in 2017 when the Manhattan Theater Club, directed by Santiago-Hudson, staged the Broadway revival of "Jitney," which won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play. He stayed with the production on their national tour, which ran from September 2019 to February 2020.

Prior to his acting career, Chisholm was drafted into the US Army and served as a platoon leader in the Vietnam War. Upon his return he appeared in George Abbott's musicals "The Boys from Syracuse" and "The Threepenny Opera" in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio.

Chisholm appeared in several films in the late 1960s and early 1970s, including his debut in "Uptight" in 1968. In 1987, Chisholm's Vietnam War experiences inspired the HBO anthology series "Vietnam War Story". He also joined the Vietnam Veterans Ensemble Theater Company.

During his career he received the NAACP Theater Award, the AUDELCO Award, the Ovation Award and the IRNE Award.

Chisholm is survived by his son Alexander, his daughter Che, his son-in-law Peter Vietro-Hannum and the grandchildren Ravi and Avani.

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