We morn the loss of Steven Miner Downey, who passed away peacefully on December 7 at his home in Charlottesville Virginia in the early morning of December 7th with his son Jim and wife KT Sullivan by his side.

A long career in public relations and speechwriting (for both the Clinton and Carter campaigns) took him from working for Taodoro Moscoso in Puerto Rico to Brown-Forman in Louisville Kentucky. In 2000 he produced the off-broadway production of American Rhapsody which starred his wife, KT Sullivan, and Mark Nadler. 

After countless shows in which his wife co-starred with Jeff Harnar at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, Steve and KT often held soirées in their Manhattan Plaza apartment. Many will remember Steve as a dashing and congenial host. 

Rest in Peace!