John McCormack Dies From Covid-19: Veteran Off-Broadway Artistic Director, Mentor Was 61

John McCormack Dies From Covid-19: Veteran Off-Broadway Artistic Director, Mentor Was 61
John McCormack, a longtime behind-the-scenes force in Off Broadway theater, died Monday, May 18, at his home in Queens, New York from complications related to Covid-19. He was 61.

McCormack’s death was announced by Off Broadway’s Intar Theatre, where he was executive director.

During a nearly 40-year career, McCormack was an influential player in New York theater, working in producing, artistic director and executive positions at such companies as Ensemble Studio Theatre, Naked Angels, the Zipper Theater, his own company All Seasons Theater, and, since 2006, Intar.

Many of the performers and writers he championed would go on to successful careers in theater, film and television. Among the artists whose careers he impacted over the years were actors Kevin Bacon, Patricia Clarkson, Rob Morrow; playwrights Warren Leight, Richard Greenberg, Lucas Hnath and Alan Zweibel; director Mark Brokaw and artistic directors Douglas Aibel, Bernard Telsey and Christopher Ashley, among many others.

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