( b. circa 1952 - d. May 28, 2010 ) Male
Larry French, a musical actor and concert artist, died in his sleep on May 28. He was 58.
Mr. French has appeared on Broadway twice, in 1980 in a revival of Brigadoon and the following year as a replacement actor in the Public Theatre's famous revival of The Pirates of Penzance. He also appeared in the national tour of The Pirates of Penzance, and tours of Evita and The Sound of Music in which he appeared with his wife, Jeanne Lehman French. A member of the 2001 Acting Company of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Canada, Mr. French performed there in The Sound of Music, The Merchant of Venice, The Seagull and Master Class. He also appeared at the Augusta Opera, Alaska Opera and North Carolina Theatre.
An international vocal consultant for theatre companies in Seoul, Korea and Japan, Mr. French also sang in concerts with his wife. A graduate of Howard Paine University, he first came to New York City in 1978 from Dallas, TX, to pursue a career in acting, and shortly thereafter met his wife, who survives him.