Anthony Chisholm, Tony-Nominated Stage and Screen Actor, Dies at 77 [Photos]

Anthony Chisholm, a stage, television and film actor, has died, The Katz Company revealed on Friday. He was 77. His film credits include Spike Lee’s ‘Chi-Raq,’ while on TV he appeared in ‘High Maintenance’ and ‘Law and Order: SVU.’

via: AceShowbiz

Best known for his roles onstage, Anthony often appeared in the work of legendary playwright August Wilson and earned his Tony nomination for his supporting role in the 2007 original Broadway production of August’s last play, “Radio Golf”.

He previously appeared in the original Broadway casts of August’s works “Two Trains Running” in 1993 and “Gem of the Ocean” in 2004 and he acted in the original Broadway cast of August’s “Jitney” – which first ran in Pittsburgh in the 1980s.

In addition to his stage work, Anthony spent three seasons on the prison drama “Oz”, playing inmate Burr Redding who is serving a life sentence for first-degree murder.

Throughout his celebrated career, the star also received nominations for the Drama Desk Awards, Drama League Award, Joseph Jefferson Award, Ovation Award, NAACP Theatre Awards, and AUDELCO Award.

Several celebrities posted tributes to Chisholm, sending thoughts and prayers to the family. Rest In Paradise Anthony Chisholm.

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