Ronald Dennis Obituary, Death – Ronald Dennis has passed away sadly and untimely which has left the family in serious grief and agony according to social media publication.” After making his debut on Broadway alongside Pearl Bailey in the musical Hello, Dolly!, Mr. Dennis became a well-known figure in 1975 when he was cast in the role of the original Richie “Gimme the Ball” Walters in the musical A Chorus Line. Since then, Mr. Dennis has appeared in a number of films and television shows
Mr. Dennis received a special award from Theatre World for his performance in A Chorus Line, which was noted for the athletic and joyous movement style that he is known for. This award was granted in recognition of the performance. On Broadway, Mr. Dennis starred in a number of shows, including Micki Grant’s historic performances of Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope, and My One and Only, amongst other roles. Throughout the rest of the 1980s, he was a familiar presence on the national tour circuit.
He performed in tours of Bob Fosse’s Pippin and Dancin’, in addition to portraying the role of Jacob in the very first national tour of La Cage Aux Follies. During this time, he also performed a reprise of his role in the musical A Chorus Line while the production was on tour. Later in life, Mr. Dennis came up with the idea for the one-man autobiographical performance known as Don’t Grab the Gown Til You See the Gurney and performed it.
Mr. Dennis became a vocal advocate of causes that benefit persons who are impacted by the disease after obtaining a diagnosis of AIDS in 1984. He served as the Senior Advisor on the APLA/Project Rise’s Black Men’s HIV Medication Adherence Board in addition to being a member of the Broadway Cares Advisory Council. There are a number of people who will continue on Mr. Dennis’ legacy, including his brother George, his nieces and nephews, as well as his friends and his chosen family.”