Broadway actor Chris Peluso, 40, handed away on August 15. He was greatest recognized for his roles in Mamma Mia! and Depraved.
Based on Playbill, Peluso’s household verified his demise. The actor’s “sudden passing” was alleged to have occurred one 12 months after he “stepped away from theater work to hunt therapy for schizoaffective dysfunction.” There have been no additional explanations given.
On Wednesday, Peluso’s alma mater, the College of Michigan, paid tribute to him on social media. Based on Linda Goodrich, the interim head of the College of Michigan’s musical theater division, Chris Peluso was “loving, charismatic, and divinely gifted.” “The Michigan Musical Theatre household is heartbroken as we announce his passing,” Goodrich wrote. Our deepest sympathies are along with his family members.
Toni Vehicles, a member of the SEAL Group, additionally commented: “That is devastating.” Chris simply exists in my thoughts as a cheerful reminiscence. I’m clinging to the hope he gave me. Splendidly beneficiant. That is hilarious. So selfless. superb gifted and sort.
As an understudy, Peluso initially got here to the eye of theatergoers when he performed three male lead elements in Lovely: The Carole King Musical, in addition to the Balladeer within the 2004 manufacturing of Assassins, Louis, and Nicolas in Lestat by Elton John.
On Broadway, he performed Sky in Mamma Mia, and on tour with Depraved, he was each Fiyero and the understudy. Off-Broadway, he was the star of The Wonderful Ones.
Present Boat, Miss Saigon, The Girl in White, and Dying Takes a Vacation have been just some of the London performs wherein Peluso carried out, and he additionally toured the UK in Humorous Lady.
Actors from all around the globe shared their sympathy. “I discovered a lot from his kindness and professionalism,” Broadway actress Desi Oakley commented, including, “I’m sending a lot like to all who walked carefully with him.” His spouse, Jessica Gomes, and their two daughters additionally survive Peluso.