DC theater community mourns passing of Victor Shargai

He will be remembered as a passionate champion and loyal friend.

We were saddened to learn of the passing of Victor Shargai. The philanthropist and Helen Hayes Award founding board member passed away yesterday. His loss will be felt by the many theaters and professionals to whom he was a friend, colleague, and supporter.

A community celebration of Shargai’s life is being planned for March 2020. We will share more details as they become known.

TheatreWashington produced this stirring video celebrating the life of Victor Shargai when he was awarded the Helen Hayes tribute in 2014. It is a lovely and fitting way to remember a man who did so much for our community.

Shargai’s Washington Post obituary can be found here.


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