Brent Carver, actor Brand Carver, best known for winning the Tony Award for his role in 1993’s “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” died Tuesday in Cranbrook, BC, according to his family. He was 68 years old.
The Canadian actor had a long career in theater, television and film, starting on 19 Jac2 with a stage production of “Jack Braille is Alive and Well and Living in Paris”. In 1978, he starred opposite 15-year-old Michael J. Fox in the sitcom “Leo and Me”, and in 1979 he had significant roles in movies such as “Crossbar”, “The Wars” and “Cross Country” in 198, 1987 and 1989. In the millennium “there is nothing about much”.
Along with Anthony Hopkins, Carver made his U.S. theater debut in 1979 as Ariel in “The Tempest,” and spent much of the 1980s as a member of the Stratford Festival Company of Canada. There he played Edmund Tyrone in 1970’s Long Journey Indu Knight, Pirate King in Pirates of Pengens in 1975, Hamlet in 1986, Hamlet and Rosenkrantz and Guildenster in 1987, and Master of Master Cabaret in 1987. The show has seemed a bit unfocused in recent episodes.
In 1993, Carver starred opposite Chita Rivera in Brideway in “Spider-Woman’s Kiss,” which earned her a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. She was nominated again in 1999 for her role as “Parade”. Carver continued to work until 2017, starring Tevya in “Fidler on the Roof” in 2000, “King Lear” Edgar at the Stratford Festival in 2004, “Jack as Your Choice” in 2010, Marilyn and King Pelino in “Camelot”. And Pontius Pilate’s role in “Jesus Christ Superstar” in 2011, in addition to Fest’s role in “Twelfth Night”, and his role in “The School of Scandal” in 2017.
Anthony Simolino, artistic director of the Stratford Festival, said in a statement, “Everyone at Stratford is devastated by this tragic news.” He was the best of us and the best representative among us. He was single: original in every sense. And yet his heart was so big that it touched all of us. He has surrounded us and made us. Our thoughts are with his family and those who love him. “
Carver was fortunate to have many nieces, nephews, nieces and nephews, including his siblings Vicky Stanley, Frankie Reiki, Randy Carver and Shawn Carver.