Julie Wilson, Tony Nominee and Cabaret Legend, Dead at 90

first_imgJulie Wilson, a Tony-nominated musical theater performer known for her celebrated career on the cabaret stage, died on Sunday, April 5, reports Deadline. Her death was confirmed by fellow lounge performer Ann Hampton Callaway, a longtime friend and protégé. Wilson was 90 years old; no official cause of death was detailed in the announcement.Wilson was born on October 21, 1924 in Omaha, Nebraska to Emily and Russell Wilson. Though she enrolled as a drama and music student at Omaha University, she dropped out after being cast in the touring musical revue Earl Carroll’s Vanities. When the tour made it to New York, she settled down there and began her prolific cabaret career—first with gigs at the Latin Quarter and the Copacabana.Her success as a nightclub singer would bring her to such prestigious venus as the Persian Room at the Plaza Hotel, Michael’s Pub, the Oak Room of the Algonquin Hotel and the Carlyle. Her sets included the songs of Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim, Cy Coleman, Cole Porter and more.Though Wilson is remembered for club engagements, she also boasted an extensive musical theater resume. After her Broadway debut as a replacement in Three to Make Ready, Wilson moved to London, where she starred in West End productions of Kiss Me, Kate, South Pacific and Bells Are Ringing.Wilson returned to New York and went on to appear in Kismet, The Pajama Game, The Girl in the Freudian Slip, Jimmy and Park. She last appeared on the Great White Way in Legs Diamond; her performance as Flo earned her a Tony nomination.In addition to Broadway and the West End, Wilson took her musical theater career on the road, appearing in national tours of Sondheim’s Follies, Company and A Little Night Music, as well as Show Boat, Panama Hattie and Silk Stockings. Her screen credits include This Could Be the Night, The Secret Storm and The Ed Sullivan ShowWilson and her second husband, Michael McAloney, had two sons: Holt (who now goes by Holt McCallany) and Michael Jr., who died in 1989. McCallany would occasionally join Wilson to perform duets with his mother in her later acts. Wilson and McAloney split prior to his death in 2000. View Commentslast_img read more

Stave shut down indefinitely

first_imgUpdate: Badgers head coach Gary Andersen told reporters after this story was published that Stave is still out indefinitely, but not because of an injury. Read our update on that news conference and stay tuned for more developments of Stave’s condition and Wisconsin football coverage.Update: Stave out indefinitely but not injuredThe Wisconsin football quarterback situation took another confusing turn Monday afternoon following practice, with Joel Stave remaining out indefinitely, but Read…The Wisconsin football team’s quarterback situation just got that much more interesting with some oddly timed injury news.After stating in his press conference Monday afternoon that the top two quarterbacks, Tanner McEvoy and Joel Stave, would play, head coach Gary Andersen announced Tuesday that Stave has had lingering shoulder problems and will sit out for an undetermined amount of time.“Joel has been dealing with some issues with his throwing shoulder for the last couple of weeks and we have come to a decision, after talking with Joel, that the best thing for him right now is to shut it down and give him some rest,” Andersen said in an injury update Tuesday morning. “It was a tough decision because Joel is a great competitor and has a tremendous desire to help this team. We will continue to monitor his progress but we’re not putting a timetable on his return at this time.”Stave originally injured his throwing shoulder during UW’s New Year’s Day loss to South Carolina in the Capital One Bowl and still has yet to make a full recovery. With Andersen’s description of the injury, Stave’s health very well might have decided the quarterback job.The announcement comes as part two of a confusing sequence of events related to injuries. Following Saturday night’s 28-24 loss to LSU both Andersen and star running back Melvin Gordon confirmed that Gordon was healthy and the lack of second half carries was due to a coach’s decision. Then Monday afternoon in his press conference, Andersen said Gordon suffered a hip pointer and the staff was just trying to keep him fresh during the second half of play.As far as what Stave’s injury means for Wisconsin, Tanner McEvoy will still start Saturday’s game as planned. However, instead of the possibility of using Stave should McEvoy run into trouble, McEvoy will be the starter for the foreseeable future until Stave recuperates his shoulder. Bart Houston is currently the third string quarterback, but the redshirt sophomore has yet to see significant playing time in a game in his career.last_img read more