It has been reported that Howard Feuer, who worked as a casting director for Hollywood films and Broadway shows, died of colon cancer on December 20 at New Jersey's Hackensack Hospital. He was 56.

Feuer's first Broadway credit was the 1971 production of Voices. He went on to cast such shows as Scapino, Mack & Mabel, Rockabye Hamlet, the revival of Oh! Calcutta, I Love My Wife, The Grand Tour, Barnum, 42nd Street, Noises Off, Big Deal, and Me and My Girl.

The films on which he worked include Hair, All That Jazz, Arthur, Annie, The Muppets Take Manhattan, Moonstruck, Dangerous Liaisons, Dead Poets Society, The Silence of the Lambs, Other People's Money, Basic Instinct, Groundhog Day, Philadelphia, and The Truman Show.

Feuer is survived by his mother, his father, and a sister.