Broadway Singing Coach Barbara Maier Gustern Passes Away at 87 After Attack in NYC
We’re so sorry to report this tragedy: beloved Broadway vocal coach Barbara Maier Gustern has passed away at the age of 87.
She passed away due to injuries sustained in a random attack in New York City in her neighborhood of Chelsea in Manhattan.
She suffered severe brain trauma after she was shoved outside of her residence by an unidentified woman.
Her grandson AJ Gustern confirmed the news on Facebook, writing, “Today, at 11:15AM, we have lost one of the brightest little flames to ever grace this world. I ask that you all give me a little time and space, but I want to make time for anyone and everyone who wants to know more about her final moments. Bobbob, I love you, you are and always will be my heart. I love you all so much, I could not have made it through these past 5 days without all of your support.”
Her most recent work on Broadway was coaching the cast of the 2019 Broadway revival of Oklahoma!
Our thoughts are with the Gustern family at this time. RIP.