Stephanie Bissonnette, Mean Girls Broadway Performer, Dies at 32 From Cancer: “Our Hearts Are Broken”

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Mean Girls Broadway cast member Stephanie Bissonnette After a long battle with brain cancer, she passed away. She was 32.

The news about the death of the choreographer, dance teacher and performer was shared by the production. Twitter Monday morning, Bissonnette sent a statement saying that Bissonnette had “filled our theater [with her laughter] and friendship.”

“Our hearts are broken for the Mean Girls “Community mourns the loss Stephanie Bissonnette,” said the production in a statement. “Our original Dawn Sweitzer, Stephanie was a part of our Broadway company since our first performance. She was our last.”

The statement stated that “She filled our theatre with her laughters and friendship, inspired our fighting spirit and bravery, adorned our stage with fiercest talent Broadway ever saw,”. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Stephanie’s friends and family. Mean Girls It was a difficult time for the entire community. Stephanie will be greatly missed by us all. We encourage everyone to do what you love today in her honor.

Stephanie Bissonnette

Stephanie Bissonnette

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Bissonnette, who was first diagnosed with brain cancer in 2019, had previously shared her experiences with it publicly. Mean Girls In 2018, the August Wilson Theatre, New York City, opened its doors. Playbill.

In 2020, Bissonnette told SurvivorNet She first felt something wasn’t right when she was performing a dance routine during a performance. Mean Girls Performance in 2019.

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“I don’t believe we would have found,” [the tumor] “If I worked a typical 9 to 5, job,” she explained to the outlet why she chose to see a doctor. “Because I move so much and I do crazy things for a living — I’ve been doing it since I was 5 — just [that] The show is short. [made me go]?Why am I having problems today? There must be another thing going on. “

Bissonnette was unable to appear in the February 2019 performance after doctors removed the tumor. Mean Girls The outlet claims that it will last for nine months.

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Devon Hadsell, Kevin Csolak, Collins Conley, and Stephanie Lynn Bissonnette attend the 'Mean Girls' Original Broadway Cast Vinyl Release at the Herald Square Urban Outfitters' on August 28, 2018 in New York City.

Devon Hadsell (left), Kevin Csolak, Collins Conley (right), and Stephanie Lynn Bissonnette (right) attend the Mean Girls’ Original Broadway Cast Record Release at the Herald Square Urban Outfitters’ in New York City on August 28, 2018.

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“Treatments can be hard and you’re likely to have bad days,” she said to SurvivorNet when talking about her 2020 cancer treatment. “You’ll feel sick and nauseous.”

“But you need to know that there’s a light at end and it’s coming,” she said. It will be over. It’s just a short time. Although it’s difficult and painful, people often come out the other end.

Bissonnette graduated from Point Park University’s Conservatory of the Performing Arts. She performed on the Royal Caribbean cruise ship after graduation, and then moved to New York City as a teacher and choreographer. Deadline.

Other credits include choreography for The Muny Theatre, Riverside Theatre and Shakespeare Theatre Company as well as a appearance in a Keith Urban music clip for “Never Comin’ Down,” according Deadline.

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