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Mean Girls Musical star Stephanie Bissonnette dies at age 32 from brain cancer

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Mean Girls Musical star Stephanie Bissonnette dies at age 32 from brain cancer

Mean Girls Musical star Stephanie Bissonnette, who played the character Dawn Sweitzer within the Broadway play, has died at age 32 following an extended battle with brain cancer, Deadline reported.

The show announced the news via Twitter on Sunday: ‘Our hearts are broken because the Mean Girls community mourns the lack of Stephanie Bissonnette.’

Stephanie was also a dance teacher and chorographer.

RIP: Mean Girls Musical star Stephanie Bissonnette, who played the character Dawn Sweitzer within the Broadway play, has died at age 32 following an extended battle with brain cancer, Deadline reported

The production team wrote on the social media post: ‘Our hearts are broken because the Mean Girls community mourns the lack of Stephanie Bissonnette.’

‘Our original Dawn Sweitzer, Stephanie was a part of our company from our first performance to our last.’

‘She filled our theater along with her laughter and friendship, inspired us along with her fighting spirit and bravado, and graced our stage with the fiercest talent Broadway has ever known,’ it continued. 

‘Our thoughts and prayers are with Stephanie’s family, friends, and your complete Mean Girls community during this time. We are going to miss her profoundly and encourage everyone to do something they love today in Stephanie’s honor.’

Sad news: The show announced the news via Twitter on Sunday: 'Our hearts are broken as the Mean Girls community mourns the loss of Stephanie Bissonnette'

Sad news: The show announced the news via Twitter on Sunday: ‘Our hearts are broken because the Mean Girls community mourns the lack of Stephanie Bissonnette’

In response to Deadline, Stephanie was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2019, one yr after she began performing with Mean Girls.

After she underwent treatment, the star returned to the Broadway show and resumed performing. 

She auditioned for Mean Girls the Broadway musical while it was still in development and landed the role of Dawn. 

She graduated from Point Park University’s Conservatory of the Performing Arts. 

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