Dear Evan Hansen Broadway producer Steve Fickinger died on June 17, 2022. He was 62-year-old at the time of his death. Steve’s niece Jessica Roy, announced the saddening piece of news that has taken everyone by surprise. Tributary posts and condolence messages have flooded social media ever since his death news broke out. The family stated that Steve Fickinger’s funeral will take place in Chicago, alongside a memorial in Los Angeles. Find out what happened to the well-known producer and what was his cause of death. Scroll below to get the complete details.
According to reports, Steve Fickinger took his last breath on June 17. He was popularly known as the producer of the hit musical, Dear Evan Hansen. However, Steve’s cause of death has not been revealed by his family or team yet. At present, it remains to be unknown. Several sources claim that he was suffering from health complications for a long time and that despite getting the best possible treatment, he could not survive and passed away. Well, we can not really confirm if the claims hold any authenticity or not. Our team is trying to find out his cause of death though.
Who Was Steve Fickinger?
Born in 1960, Steve Fickinger initially worked as a theater actor and then joined Disney as a temp mail-room worker. Fickinger attended New Trier High School for his formal education. He made appearances in commercials for Brown’s Chicken when he was there. Later, he rose to the position of director of creative development for Walt Disney Feature Animation, overseeing the creation of some of the studio’s most well-known animated features, including Mulan, Tarzan, Lilo and Stitch, and others.
He became a vice president of creative development for Disney’s Theatrical Group and oversaw multiple Broadway plays, including The Lion King, Aida, Newsies, and Aladdin. Steve left Disney in 2013 and established his own theatre production company, FickStern Productions. Dear Evan Hansen, a musical by Steven Levenson and composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, was the company’s first undertaking.
The main character of the musical was Evan Hansen, a high school senior with social anxiety who created a role for himself after a tragic event. It had its world premiere at Washington, D.C.’s Arena Stage before making its Broadway debut at the Music Box Theatre in December 2016. Positive reviews from reviewers and nine nominations for the 71st Tony Awards have been given to Dear Evan Hansen. Later, the musical was turned into a movie, but it bombed at the box office and got bad reviews. Fickinger is survived by his siblings Joan, Jan, Michael, and Emily. Further details on his personal life are yet to be revealed.