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Gasman was nominated for both Tony and Drama Desk Awards for his contributions to The Life, the 1997 Broadway musical that had its first production at off-Broadway's Westbeth Theatre seven years earlier.
Gasman's other credits included What's a Nice Country Like You Doing in a State Like This? (1985) and Radiant Baby, based on the life of artist Keith Haring, which was presented by the Public Theater in 2003 and received a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Outstanding Musical.
Gasman died at the age of 76 on October 6, 2018 in Richmond, Virginia.
- "Tony-Nominated Lyricist Ira Gasman Passes Away at 76". Broadwayworld.com. Retrieved 10 October 2018.