IN MEMORIAM: Playbill Remembers Those We Lost in 2012

By Robert Simonson
27 Dec 2012

Davy Jones

Cris Alexander, 92, who played one of the three sailors in the original Broadway production of the musical On the Town, on March 7, in Sarasota Springs, NY.

Tom Murrin, 73, the long-time theatre critic for Paper magazine, and a downtown playwright and performance artist, on March 12 in New York.

Leonardo Cimino, 94, a character actor whose distinctive, wizened features kept him in demand throughout his long stage and film career, on March 3 at his home in Woodstock, NY.

Milton Stanzler, 91, a founding member of Trinity Repertory Company in Rhode Island, on March 6 in Providence, RI

Robert B. Sherman, 86, the American songwriter who, with his brother Richard, wrote the cheerful, upbeat scores to several memorable family films like "Mary Poppins," on March 5 in London.

Davy Jones, 66, who gained lasting worldwide fans as the cute, diminutive, self-effacing English member of the manufactured 1960s pop group The Monkees, but was also the original Artful Dodger of the London and Broadway musical Oliver!, on Feb. 29 in Stuart, FL.

Howard Kissel, 69, a critic who covered New York's theatre scene for nearly four decades, on Feb. 24 in Manhattan.