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TheaterMania Contributor Patrick Lee Dies at 47

Patrick Lee
Patrick Lee

Patrick Lee, a frequent contributor to TheaterMania, passed away earlier this month in Larchmont, New York of a heart attack. He was 47 years old.

Lee was the creator and writer of his own popular blog, He was co-writer and co-founder of the Show Showdown blog, and was also a regular contributor to

He was also a juror for the GLAAD Media Awards, Awards Director of the Independent Theater Bloggers Association, and a member of the Outer Critics Circle.

Lee’s work for TheaterMania included reviewing Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway shows and writing celebrity features. His recent subjects included actors Sam Underwood, Michael Esper, and Gregory Itzin.

He is survived by his mother, Catherine, sisters Grace Ann and Maureen, and other family members.