News // PRODUCER CRAIG ZADAN DIES AT AGE 69

The producer was behind several Oscars ceremonies and the Oscar-winning film Chicago.



Following complications from shoulder replacement surgery, prolific producer Craig Zadan has passed away. He was 69.


Zadan produced movies, television series, and Broadway musicals, with the Best Picture-winning Chicago his most notable project. He was also co-producer of the Academy Awards from 2013 to 2015 with partner Neil Meron. His musical prowess had him work on live TV projects for NBS, including The Sound of Music, Hairspray, and this year's Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.


Broadway productions backed by Zadan include How to Succees in Business Without Really Trying and Promises, Promises.


As an author, Zadan wrote Sondheim & Co., the definitive Stephen Sondheim biography, published in 1974.


Together with Meron, the duo were behind productions that have earned 6 Oscars, 5 Golden Globes, 17 Emmys, 2 Peabody Awards, 1 Grammy Award, 6 GLAAD Awards, 4 NAACP Image Awards, and 2 Tony Awards.

© 2018 by Scottie Knollin.

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