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How did Jim Vukovich die? Legendary Broadway music director Jim Vukovich has died.

How did Jim Vukovich die? Legendary Broadway music director Jim Vukovich has died.
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Jim Vukovich passed away on Monday, March 20, 2023, at the age of 61. Throughout his career, he has worked as a musician, recording artist, conductor, arranger, composer, and musical director.

Who was Jim Vukovich?

Vukovich was born in Waukegan, Illinois, on September 6, 1961.  He was both an actor and a composer. In 1995, he directed Live to Tell: The First Gay Prom in America, and in 1980, he directed Lou Rawls Parade of Stars, and in 1962, he directed The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. 

His Broadway performances include Hairspray, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Whistle Down the Wind, and The Wedding Singer.

As well, he directed countless tours and regional theatre productions, including Beehive, Twist, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Jim Vukovich Cause of Death?

On March 20, 2023, Jim passed away peacefully at home in Centennial, Colorado. He is survived by his brothers Mark Schreiber and Blake Nahf (Dawn).

Jim Vukovich Career

In Waukegan, Illinois, he began playing piano at an early age. During his childhood, he also played trumpet while listening to his mother’s favorite records.

There are many great musicians who influenced him, such as Aretha Franklin, Al Green, Eta James, and The 5th Dimension. Under the duo Fire On Blonde, Jim worked as a recording artist and staff writer for Arista Records during the 1980s.

During this time, he also toured with Rita Coolidge, Dionne Warwick, Freda Payne, Barry Manilow, David Foster, and Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. of The 5th Dimension.

As a musical director, Jim was most successful with pop/rock musicals. Later in life, Jim became the director of musical theater at Houston Community College. His productions at Houston’s Theater Under the Stars were among the most famous he directed.

Jim Obituary

A gifted musician, he has a unique sense of soulful music that can’t be taught. Vukovich was much more than just a musician; he performed, recorded, directed, arranged, composed, and conducted. 

His life was filled with performances in classical concert halls, recording studios, Broadway theaters, and Top of the Pops in London.

Nonetheless, there is no doubt that he achieved great artistic glory and shared his gifts with the world.

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