Frelich was the inspiration for 'Children of a Lesser God' and won a Tony in 1980 for her Broadway portrayal of Sarah Norman, the deaf
woman at the heart of the play.
Phyllis Frelich, a Tony Award-winning deaf actress who starred in the Broadway version of “Children of a Lesser God,” has died. She was 70.
Frelich died Thursday at their home in Temple City, Calif., her husband, Robert Steinberg, said.