Tony Awards Close-Up: Conga-Master Sergio Trujillo Is Proud to Represent His ON YOUR FEET! Family
Sergio Trujillo has the audience dancing in aisles (literally) at the Marquis Theater every night. The choreographer just picked up his first Tony nomination for his work on ON YOUR FEET, an honor that he is not taking lightly. Watch below as he explains why this nomination means so much to him.
Trujillo's Broadway credits include: Memphis (Olivier, OCC Awards; Astaire, Drama Desk noms), Jersey Boys (Olivier, Drama Desk, OCC noms.), Hands on a Hardbody (Drama Desk nom.), Leap of Faith (Drama Desk, Astaire noms), The Addams Family, Next to Normal (Lortel nom.), All Shook Up, Guys and Dolls (Astaire nom.). Off-Broadway: Saved (Lortel nom.), The Capeman, Romeo & Juliet (Public), A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Kismet (Encores!), Salome (NYC Opera). Regional: Dir/Choreo - Arrabal, Flashdance, White Noise; Choreo - The Wiz, Zhivago (La Jolla), Mambo Kings. International: Disney's Tarzan; West Side Story; The Sound of Music (Stratford); Peggy Sue Got Married (West End); Kiss Me, Kate (Japan). Film/TV: Jersey Boys, "SYTYCD", "Triple Sensation" (CBC).
Emilio and Gloria Estefan have sold over 100 million records, won more than two dozen GRAMMY Awards, and sold out stadiums across the world - but their music is only half the story. From the heart of Havana to the streets of Miami came a cultural phenomenon unlike anything the music industry had ever seen. ON YOUR FEET! is a new Broadway musical that follows the Estefans' journey to superstardom, set to their chart-topping, smash hits, including "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You," "Conga," "1-2-3," "Get On Your Feet," "Mi Tierra," Don't Want To Lose You Now," and "Reach," in addition to an original song written by Gloria and her daughter Emily Estefan.
The American Theatre Wing's 70th Annual Tony Awards, hosted by Tony Award winner James Corden, will air on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, June 12, 2016 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City.