(1991-1992 Season) He directed and choreographed Tim Rice and ABBA's musical, "Chess," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with P.J. Benjamin, Steve Blanchard, Susan Dawn Carson, David Cryer, John DeLuca, Judy McLane and Keith Rice in the cast. Jeff Rizzo was musical director. Michael Anania was scenic designer....
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Did You Know?
People think of the geisha as a prostitute, because prostitutes started wearing white makeup and silk kimonos and calling themselves geishas, and the line became blurred. But the actual word means 'artist.' Yes, they entertain men. But, more important, they're great dancers and musicians and great conversationalists. They were also the fashionistas of their time. They were like supermodels.
Has been nominated for Broadway's Tony Award six times: as Best Choreographer, in 1993, along with collaborator Vincent Paterson
, for "Kiss of the Spider Woman--The Musical;" in 1994, for "Damn Yankees!" and also for "She Loves Me;" in 1998 for "Cabaret;" and in 1999 for "Little Me;" and as Best Director (Musical), with collaborator Sam Mendes
, for "Cabaret." He has yet to win.