Richard Harris Steiner was born on November 8, 1946, in Cincinnati, and died on November 3, 2016.
He was a five-time Tony Award-winning Broadway producer, whose hits included “The Producers,” “Hairspray” and “Jersey Boys.
His parents were Philip Steiner, a founder of Kenner Products, the maker of the Easy-Bake Oven and Play-Doh; and Desirée (Harris) Steiner.
Desirée Steiner was the daughter of Desirée Lazard, a Broadway actress, and Harry Harris, a former boxer known as the Human Hairpin.
The two met in 1906 when she was appearing as Tessy Tarrytown in George M. Cohan’s “Forty-Five Minutes From Broadway,” at the New Amsterdam Theater; he was the theater’s manager.
He had one brother, Corky.
Richard acted in community theater productions as a child.
Richard died in Cincinnati .
Richard Harris Steiner passed away at 69 years old.