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Broadway’s Ann Crumb Passes Away From Cancer

Broadway’s Ann Crumb Passes Away From Cancer

Last night actress and singer Ann Crumb passed away of cancer. She was 69 and was a resident of Media, PA. Ms. Crumb starred as Rose Vibert in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Aspects of Love, first in London’s West End and subsequently on Broadway.

She received a Tony nomination for her performance in the title role in the musical version of Anna Karenina at Circle in the Square. Crumb, made her Broadway debut in 1987 as a member of the original cast of Les Misérables. She co-starred in the Off Broadway musicals Inside Out and Johnny Guitar. In London, she starred as Louisa in the concert version of Nine (with Jonathan Pryce) and as Paula in The Goodbye Girl. Her numerous regional appearances include Evita (title role), Sunset Boulevard (Norma Desmond), Chess (Florence), Master Class (Maria Callas), Souvenir (Florence Foster Jenkins) Other Desert Cities (Silda) and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Maggie). She worked at The Guthrie, Coconut Grove Playhouse, and Tennessee Repertory Theatre, among others.

Ann Crumb in Anna Karenina
Ann Crumb in Master Class

Her television credits include the daytime soaps As the World Turns, The Guiding Light, and Another World, and the primetime dramas Law & Order and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. 

Ann Crumb in Sunset Boulevard

She was a tireless dog rescuer, saving hundreds of dogs from kill shelters, and spearheaded the effort to place the dogs orphaned by Hurricane Katrina into homes all over the country. For the past several years, in addition to her theatre work she sang vocal music composed by her father, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer George Crumb, all over the world, making several recordings of it. She is survived by her father, her mother Elizabeth Crumb and her brothers David and Peter Crumb.

Ann Crumb
Playbill from Aspects of Love


Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:

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