‘Hairspray’ Tony Award-winner Dick Latessa dies at 87

FILE - In a June 8, 2003 file photo, Dick Latessa accepts the Tony award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for "Hairspray" during the 57th Annual Tony Awards, at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Latessa, veteran Broadway actor who was in the original productions of “Follies,” “Brighton Beach Memoirs” and “The Will Rogers Follies”, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, according to actor Fierstein, who announced the news Tuesday. He was 87. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Dick Latessa, a veteran Broadway actor who was in the original productions of "Follies," ''Brighton Beach Memoirs" and "The Will Rogers Follies" and who won a Tony Award playing Harvey Fierstein's onstage husband in the original cast of "Hairspray," died Monday, Fierstein said. He was 87.


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