Cabaret star Julie Wilson dies at 90 in New York

NEW YORK (AP) — A longtime accompanist to Julie Wilson says the musical theater actress and cabaret star has died. She was 90.

Christopher Denny, Wilson’s friend, said she died Sunday in New York after having suffered two strokes over the last several days.

Wilson most famous stage role was the 1988 Peter Allen musical “Legs Diamond,” for which she earned a Tony Award nomination.

But it was as a singer — known for her interpretations of such songwriters as Stephen Sondheim, Kurt Weill, Jerome Kern and Cole Porter — that made the biggest impressions, from recordings like “Julie Wilson Sings the Cy Coleman Songbook” to her liove sets at the Oak Room in the Algonquin Hotel.

Upon learning the news of her death, Kristin Chenoweth tweeted: “Broadway’s loss. Heaven’s gain.”