Herb Kanzell


It is with great sadness that I learnt of the death of Herb Kanzell. Herb passed away on July 16, 2019, peacefully in his sleep.

Herb was a much-loved and respected member of Next Stage Theatre Company and was both a talented actor and director. Although in his 70’s and 80’s when he worked with Next Stage, Herb was as quick and as sharp as a person half his age. His twinkling smile and sense of fun won him many friends and he is particularly remembered as being part of the Next Stage cast of Comic Potential in The Mission Theatre’s inaugural play, in January 2005. Over the years, Herb and his wife Barbara, were regular supporters of both the company and The Mission Theatre. Everyone in Next Stage who knew Herb will be sad to hear of his passing and we send our love and condolences to his family.

Ann Ellison BEM

Artistic Director

Next Stage Theatre Company