Noted actor — and Staples graduate — Kevin Gray died suddenly in February.
A memorial event in his honor is planned at New York’s Majestic Theater on Monday, May 13 (2 p.m.).
Kevin’s wife Dodie Pettit, and many of his theater friends — including Charles Randolph-Wright, director of “Motown: The Musical,” and a former classmate at Duke University — are helping organize the tribute.
A large crowd is expected, including former Staples Players; friends from Duke; students from the Hartt School, where Kevin taught, and Broadway colleagues.
In addition, 2 scholarships have been set up in Kevin’s memory. Both aid promising musical theater students.
Jamie Wisser – Kevin’s classmate at both Staples and Duke — has helped organize “The Kevin Gray Musical Theater Award Endowment Fund” at Duke , while Dodie has worked on “The Kevin Gray Memorial Scholarship Award” at the Hartt School of the University of Hartford.
Donations to Duke can be made online or by mail (click here for details). (If donating online, check “Add an unlisted designation” and type “The Kevin Gray Musical Theater Award Endowment Fund in the dropdown box.)
Donations to Hartt can be made online or by mail (University of Hartford, Office of Institutional Advancement, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117. (If donating online, choose “Other” for the designation and put “The Kevin Gray Memorial Scholarship Award” in the blank space provided.)