Gary Beach, who won a Best Featured Actor Tony for his performance as outrageous Roger De Bris in The Producers (2001) and played Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast (1994), died July 17. He was 70.
Beach's death was confirmed by agent Steven Unger. No cause has been confirmed.
Beach had a long career in the theater, one that stretched back to 1776 in 1969. Along with recreating his Producers role in the 2005 film adaptation, he appeared on Broadway in La Cage aux Folles (2004) and Les Misérables (2006).
He is survived by his husband Jeff Barnett.