McCarthy, Wayne 1957-1988
My good friend, Janet Moroney Jackson (MOHS 1975), told me that Wayne was an incredible tap dancer and vocalist. He performed one-man shows in Chester that she and her mom would never miss. Upon researching his history, I can now see how lucky any audience was to see him perform. Wayne graduated from MOHS in 1975 and, by 1979, he was cast in the off-Broadway production of "Suddenly the Music Starts" at the AMAS Reperatory Theatre. In December, 1984 the New York Times found his performance in "Brown Sugar" to be incredible. The critic wrote that he and tap dance partner, Mary Slater, could "put on a two person version of the musical 42nd Street in anyone's basement." Wayne was a rare talent and a tremendous loss to Broadway.