Warren Manzi, American playwright, Died at 60


Warren Michael Manzi was born on July 1, 1955, in Manchester, New Hampshire and died on February 11, 2016, in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

He was an American playwright and actor.

He was best known for the play Perfect Crime.

Warren’s family later moved to Massachusetts, where he grew up.

Warren Michael graduated from the College of the Holy Cross and obtained a master’s degree from the Yale School of Drama.

He wrote Perfect Crime at age 25, while an understudy for a role in Amadeus.

His early reviews of Perfect Crime described it as confusing, and Manzi frequently rewrote it through the rest of his life.

The production of Perfect Crime opened in New York City on April 18, 1987, and was played over 11,800 times throughout Manzi’s lifetime, becoming the longest running play in city theatre history.

Warren also wrote One for the Money and The Queen of the Parting Shot.

Warren’s acting career led him to appear in the films The Manhattan Project (1986) and Nuts (1987).

Warren Michael wife was Ellen Margaret Michelin from 1995 to 1996, when she died.

Warren Michael passed away at 60 yrs old.