Markus Williams, the musical director for the upcoming A Civil War Christmas production at 1st Stage Theater, passed away one week before his play at Tysons’ 1st Stage Theater Company was scheduled to premier.
“I am very sorry to share the news that Markus Williams, the musical director for A Civil War Christmas, passed away suddenly in his home last week,” said Alex Levy, 1st Stage Artistic Director, in a press release. “Markus was a brilliant musician and leader whose passion for his work was contagious. Our entire company mourns this loss.”
The press release noted that the show, which is scheduled to open tonight, has added Walter McCoy and Leigh Delano to the show’s musical directon team.