Broadway Veteran Michael McCarty Dies at 68

The actor was in the original cast of 'Amadeus' and appeared in 'E.R.' and 'The Legend of Bagger Vance'

Character actor and Broadway veteran Michael McCarty has died. He was 68.

McCarty died of heart failure Friday, after collapsing several days earlier and falling unconscious. He was in Santa Barbara to appear in a production of Amadeus. He previously performed the show on Broadway with its original cast.

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McCarty's extensive film credits included small roles in The Legend of Bagger Vance,  Casper, and Dudley Do-Right. On television he appeared on ER, 3rd Rock From The Sun, Murder One and Any Day Now. He also appeared in more than 200 TV commercials.

On Broadway, McCarty was part of productions of To Be Or Not To Be, Mary Poppins, Oklahoma!, Sweeney Todd , the Tony-winning revival of 42nd Street, and many other titles. 

He is survived by an ex-wife, who flew to Santa Barbara to be with him.