Remembering Bernie Yvon, 50, a gloriously gifted song-and-dance man
Bernie Yvon was a song-and-dance man of the old school. Since he also was a disarmingly sophisticated actor — one need only have seen his Max last year in "Cabaret" or watched his younger self explore Harry Houdini in the first national tour of "Ragtime" to see that — the theater term "triple threat" also applied. The term means one who can sing, dance and act. Yvon mastered all three of those skills, and employed them night after night, in a formidable career spanning three decades of work in the Chicago theater.