Quentin Oliver Lee, Broadway Actor, Dies at 34
Broadway actor Quentin Oliver Lee died after a battle against Stage 4 colon cancer. He was 34.
Angie Lee Graham, Lee’s wife, confirmed his death on Thursday via an Instagram post , posting, “He had a smile and was surrounded with those he loves.” It was perfect.
Lee’s Broadway credits included the 2017 production of Prince of Broadway and the 2021 revival of Caroline, or Change. He was the title role in the national tour of The Phantom of the Opera . This year, he was part of an off-Broadway production of Oratorio for Living Things which ran for two months after its March opening.
The Phantom of the Opera posted a tribute to Lee on its Instagram account: “The Phantom family is saddened to hear of the passing of Quentin Oliver Lee. Quentin brilliantly lead our North American tour in 2018. Our thoughts and prayers are with Quentin’s loved ones.”
In June, the performer shared in a Caring Bridge journal entry that he was diagnosed with colon cancer at the end of May. Lee said he had COVID-19 at the beginning of the month, but after two weeks, his symptoms didn’t go away, which led him to see a doctor. He continued to update his health journey after his cancer diagnosis.
Lee Graham posted the same message to Instagram as she did to inform him of his passing. It said, in part, “He had been an incredible husband, father, son and brother, friend, singer actor, and disciple, of Christ with great faith. To say ‘he will be dearly missed’ doesn’t reflect the scope of the people and communities he has created and touched.”