He was not born in a theater. Although he aspired to be a songwriter when he was young, he still found a job on Wall Street. Before the death of his wife and three of his four children in a New York City plane crash in June 1975, he became an agent partner and changed Tracked his life.
He told Times In 1998, starting a company and making money no longer made sense to him.
In the end, he turned to Broadway to redefine his new career.
His second wife, Brook Berlind, used the stage to define transformation.
She said: “The accident completely collapsed his life.” “There was the first bill and the second bill. I think that after this disaster, not many other people can achieve this success.”
Richard Rodgers’s musical Rex about Henry VIII made its debut in 1976, but due to Times Theater critic.His last performance was a Tony Award winner brought by multiple producers, and it was the revival of Rogers and Hammerstein in 2019 Oklahoma.
Other shows include original works from 1980 Amadeus, The film won Tony’s Best Performance Award, and Exquisite lady, This is a 1981 musical, a two-year period, featuring the music of Duke Ellington.
Including the star-studded revival The death of a salesman In 2012 with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Hello dolly Collaborated with Bette Midler in 2017.
Throughout his career, Berlin has made strides forward in success and found value in some failed works.
He said: “I know it’s not worth it financially” era 1998. “But I like drama.”
After the attack on September 11, when the mayor of Berlin Rudolph Giuliani encouraged Broadway, he showed his talent, and on September 23, he played in the final event. On stage after the performance Kiss me kate.
He said to an excited audience: “The performance will continue.” Despite the decline in sales, a two-year and three-month performance.
The survivors include his wife and son, two granddaughters and a brother.