Mako, the Japanese actor who was Tony Award nominated for playing the Reciter in the original Broadway production of Pacific Overtures, died July 21, 2006, at his home in Somis, in Ventura County, California, according to friends and colleagues. He was known by his first name only, and used his mother's surname Iwamatsu. In addition to his 1976 Best Actor (Musical) Tony nomination, the native of Kobe, Japan, was also Academy Award nominated for "The Sand Pebbles."

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  • Also known as: Makoto Iwamatsu
  • Born: Dec 10, 1933
  • Death: Jul 21, 2006

Roles (5)

Shimada Playbill - Opening Night, April 1992 Shimada (1992)
Opened Apr 23, 1992
  • as Toshio Uchiyama (Original)
  • as Shimada (Original)
Pacific Overtures Playbill - Jan 1976 Pacific Overtures (1976)
Opened Jan 11, 1976
  • as Jonathan Goble (Original)
  • as Shogun (Original)
  • as Reciter (Original)


Tony Award
1976 Best Actor in a Musical Pacific Overtures Nominee