Scolari aveva il cancro ed era malato da due anni, il suo manager Ellen Lubin Sanitsky ha detto alla CNN. È stato 66.
He also appeared in a TV adaptation of “Miele, I Shrunk the Kids,” “Gotham,” and played Peter Madoff in HBO’s “Madoff.”
In scena, Scolari starred in Broadway productions of “Hairspray,” “Sly Fox,” “Malvagio,” “Magic/Bird” e “Lucky Guy,” alongside Hanks.
è sopravvissuto a sua moglie, Tracy Shayne, and children Nicholas, Giuseppe, Keaton, and Cali.
Colleagues and friends paid tribute to Scolari on Friday.
“Sad to see the news that Peter Scolari lost his battle with cancer,” Harvey Fierstein wrote. “There wasn’t a sweeter man on the planet. We performed together in HAIRSPRAY for a time and he was always a total delight. Farewell, dear Peter.”
Writer Robert King wrote, “Pietro Scolari, who died today, was one of the funniest—sneakily funny—actors we’ve worked with. He always took a nothing scene and found different ways to twist it, and throw in odd pauses that made it jump. I will try to collect my thoughts more. He was just wonderful.”