Bob Stattel, a wonderful actor and friend of the WorkShop, was in rehearsal to reprise the role of Scrooge in the upcoming production of The Astonishing Times Of Timothy Cratchit. Scheduled to open in two weeks, he was to star in the role he also played last December, when this incredibly dear man died in a car accident last week.
Bob will always be remembered for his exquisite portrayal of Scrooge. His Scrooge was so very touching and unforgettable. He was a consummate professional, as well as a kind and generous man. An extraordinary role model, Bob had a quiet dedication to his art. He also was an accomplished painter, gardener and lover of nature. He had the most beautiful and warm smile for everyone, and radiated kindness.
Here he is with WorkShop members Laurie Graff and Allan Knee, playwright The Astonishing Times Of Timothy Cratchit only a few weeks ago at the unGala. The news is shocking.
If you’d like to make a donation, a favourite charity of Bob’s was St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church on 31st Street. He was to turn 84 on November 20.
RIP dear Robert Stattel.