Anthony Chisholm, a nominee actor from Tony, died at the age of 77. According to Variety, his talent management staff reported the disappearance of the actor, who was known best for his performance in a distinguishing playwright, August Wilson’s final play on ‘the Pittsburgh Cycle.’ Katz Company is profoundly saddened to announce that the president of Variety, Jeremy Katz, has been passing away our lifelong friend and client, Tony-Nominee.

More about Anthony Chisholm

In 2007, Chisholm won Tony’s Best Featured Actor in Play for his role in Radio Golf, another August Wilson film.

Chisholm was born on 9 April 1943 to Edith Amilia and Victor Chisholm in Cleveland, Ohio. Drafted by the United States, Chisholm served as the 4th Armored Cavalry platoon commander, the 1st Vietnam War infantry division.

Following his return from the Vietnam War, he performed at the Karamu House in Cleveland, in Ohio in The Boys of Syracuse and The Threepenny Opera. His film debut was made in Uptight by Jules Dassin in 1968. The same year, in the master class of the Negro Ensemble Company, he started studying with Lloyd Richard.

In the late sixties and early 1970s, Chisholm appeared in various movies. He appeared in 1969 in Putney Swope. 1970 in Cotton Come to Harlem. In 1985, he depicted Habu and Drill Sergeant Williams at Tracersat, Joseph Papp Public Theatre, New York.

In 1987, the Vietnam War experiences of Chisholm were the inspiration for the Vietnam War Story HBO series. He then enters the theatre, where he participated in several plays, including The Strike in 1990, and Back in the World in 1988.

He was an actor and a none-other storyteller, embodying loyalty, commitment, and compassion to his artistry, “Katz said. He had portrayed prisoner Burr Redding, alongside his well-known stage appearances, on HBO’s crime drama ‘Oz.’

Chisholm also starred in various TV shows and movies, among them “Coming into Style,” “Chi-Raq” from Spike Lee, “Beloved,” and several others.

We pray for his soul to rest in peace. Stay tuned with us and stay safe.


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