Nora Mae Lyng (right), with Fred Barton, at the opening of Forbidden Broadway: Alive And Kicking! in 2012
Nora Mae Lyng (right), with Fred Barton, at the opening of Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking! in 2012.
(© David Gordon)

Nora Mae Lyng, one of the original stars of Forbidden Broadway, died this morning with her family by her side.

Lyng made her Broadway debut in the 1985 musical Wind in the Willows. Subsequently, she was seen in Les Misérables, Cabaret, My Favorite Year, Three Men on a Horse, Dirty Blonde, Into the Woods, and Amour.

She is best known for having appeared in the original company of Gerard Alessandrini's Forbidden Broadway, which she also helped produce, and appeared on the cast album. Lyng was known for what she referred to as "caricatures," not parodies, of icons like Ann Miller, Patti LuPone, and Linda Rondstat, among others.

Lyng is survived by her husband, George Kmeck, daughter Phoebe Lyng, and son Max Kmeck.