A little more than ten years ago I saw David Mamet’s Speed the Plow at the Lyric Stage and it remains one of the finest productions I have seen of any play anywhere. Phil Patrone was stunning and I became a fan – trying to see any production he was in. I later met him socially through my wife and he was one of the nicest people you could know.
Phil passed away this weekend at a very young age leaving his wife Betsy and 6-year-old daughter Grace. He will be terribly missed by colleagues and fans.