Chris Peluso death: Broadway’s Mamma Mia! and Assassins star dies aged 40

Chris Peluso, greatest identified for his roles within the Broadway productions of Mamma Mia! and Assassins, has died aged 40.

The stage musical star died on Tuesday, 15 August. Peluso’s household confirmed the information to Playbill. No explanation for loss of life was given.

Peluso’s loss of life comes a yr after it was publicly revealed that he was stepping away from theatre to obtain psychological well being therapy for a schizoaffective dysfunction.

His prognosis triggered him to expertise debilitating paranoia, which stored him from performing in recent times, his pals shared in a GoFundMe on the time.

On Thursday (17 August), his school alma mater’s musical theatre program honoured him in an Instagram tribute.

“The Michigan Musical Theatre household is heartbroken as we announce the passing of our pricey member of the family/alum, the loving, charismatic, and divinely gifted Chris Peluso,” the College of Michigan’s musical theatre programme wrote, alongside his headshot.

“Our hearts exit to his household.”

Peluso was additionally remembered by Playbill as “a beloved co-star and collaborator to many”.

He jumpstarted his profession because the favoured understudy for Neil Patrick Harris’s The Balladeer within the 2004 Tony-winning revival of Assassins, in addition to for characters Nicolas and Louis in Elton John’s manufacturing of Lestat and all three of Lovely The Carole King Musical’s main male roles: Gerry Goffin, Barry Mann and Don Kirshner.

Peluso later went on to star as Sky in Broadway’s Mamma Mia!, the fiancé of lead Sophie. He was part of a number of touring productions of Depraved, the place he each starred and lined the function of Fiyero.

He ultimately relocated to London, the place he made his West Finish debut, showing in The Girl in White, Loss of life Takes a Vacation and Present Boat.

The actor additionally starred reverse Eva Noblezada within the revival of Miss Saigon earlier than its eventual switch to Broadway, the place Noblezada went on to win a Tony Award. As well as, Peluso performed the starring function of Nick Arnstein within the UK tour of Humorous Lady, reverse Sheridan Smith.

Peluso is survived by his spouse, Jessica Gomes, their daughter Aria Li Gomes-Peluso, and their son Caio Lian Gomes-Peluso.

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