US composer mourns his daughter

US composer mourns his daughter


norman lebrecht

November 01, 2019

The composer George Crumb, 90 last week, is mourning his daughter, the Broadway performer Ann Crumb, who died last night at home after a battle with ovarian cancer.

Ann appeared in the original 1987 cast of Les Misérables and was nominated for a Tony Award in 1993 as Anna Karenina.


  • Liam Allan-Dalgleish says:

    I grieve with Mr. Crumb. Moreover, I want to say that, in the immensity of crap that passes for serious music today, Mr. Crumb in a genius overlooked in America, as usual.

  • william osborne says:

    Devastating sadness.

  • AndrewB says:

    Sad news . Ann Crumb had a great success in the London production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical ‘ Aspects of Love.’ I believe she can be heard on the original cast album along with Michael Ball

  • John Rook says:

    Poor man, my condolences.

  • Paul Pellay says:

    Very sorry to hear of this. She appeared on several instalments of Bridge Records’ ongoing cycle of Crumb’s opera omnia. Gorgeous voice. She will be missed………

  • Una says:

    I always hate hearing of parents losing and burning their kids before them. It’s never expected.

  • gareth says:

    This is sad news. Oddly enough, I’ve just this week been listening to Ann Crumb singing her father’s works on Bridge Records, which I’ve immensely enjoyed. Sincere condolences to George Crumb and his family, and rest in peace, Ann.

  • Bruce says:

    How very sad. Condolences.