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Quentin Oliver Lee, a Former Touring Phantom and Broadway Vet, Dies at 34

Lee appeared on Broadway in Caroline, or Change and Prince of Broadway.

Quentin Oliver Lee
(© David Gordon)

Performer Quentin Oliver Lee died on Thursday, December 1 at the age of 34. Lee had been diagnosed with stage four colorectal cancer in May.

Just prior to his illness, Lee appeared off-Broadway in Heather Christian's Oratorio for Living Things at Greenwich House earning a Lucille Lortel Award as part of the show's ensemble. He understudied and performed the roles of the Bus and the Dryer in the 2021 Broadway revival of Caroline, or Change, and was also seen on Broadway in Prince of Broadway.

Lee spent over a year on the road touring as the Phantom of the Opera in Laurence Connor's new production of the long-running Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, and also understudied Porgy and Crown in the national tour of Porgy and Bess, directed by Diane Paulus.

A graduate of Northern Arizona University, Lee's credits also included I Am Harvey Milk, Man of La Mancha, Festival of the Lion King (as Scar at Hong Kong Disneyland).

He is survived by his wife, Angie, and their daughter, Samantha.

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