Chicago theater actress Hollis Resnick, who had a glittering resume, has passed away at age 66.
The Chicago Tribune's Chris Jones tweeted, "Sad to report that Father Jim Heneghan tells me that the great Chicago actress Hollis Resnik died Sunday at Swedish Covenant Hospital. She was a giant figure in musical theater in Chicago. What terrible news."
According to Broadway World, Resnik's Chicago stage appearances included Northlight Theatre's Into the Breeches, Porchlight Music Theatre's Sunset Boulevard, Candlelight Theatre's Evita and Little Shop of Horrors, Ravinia Festival's A Little Night Music, Northlight's Grey Gardens and many more productions. Windy City Times noted many of Resnik's appearances, including her being Margo Channing in Season of Concern's 2011 benefit reading of All About Eve.
She also starred as Muriel in the 2006 national tour of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Mrs. Meers in the 2003 National Tour of Thoroughly Modern Millie and in the 2000 Off-Broadway concert production of Sweeney Todd.
The Tribune noted that Resnik was originally from the Cleveland area. She arrived in Chicago at the age of 23, got her Equity card doing Bye Bye Birdie at Candlelight and made a life in the professional theater here.
Talking with Windy City Times in 2004, she said, "To do a big Broadway show is a great experience."
Plans for a memorial service are pending.