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Alex Rudzinski

 
Bio:
Alex Rudzinski is director and co-executive producer of NBC's upcoming dance competition series "World of Dance," where judges Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough and NE-YO, as well as host Jenna Dewan Tatum, bring the world's elite dancers together to compete in epic battles of artistry, precision and ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Alex Rudzinski is director and co-executive producer of NBC's upcoming dance competition series "World of Dance," where judges Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough and NE-YO, as well as host Jenna Dewan Tatum, bring the world's elite dancers together to compete in epic battles of artistry, precision and ... (read complete bio)

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[Broadway, 2019]
Television Director
 
[Motion Picture, 2018]
Live Television Director
 
[Motion Picture, 2017]
Director
 
[Motion Picture, 2016]
Live Television Director
 
[Motion Picture, 2016]
Live Television Director

Alex Rudzinski Biography

Alex Rudzinski is director and co-executive producer of NBC's upcoming dance competition series "World of Dance," where judges Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough and NE-YO, as well as host Jenna Dewan Tatum, bring the world's elite dancers together to compete in epic battles of artistry, precision and athleticism. Solo dancers will compete against duos and crews in an unlimited range of dance, including hip-hop, krumping, popping, locking, tap, ballet, break dancing, ballroom, stomping and more.
Rudzinski, who was nominated for a DGA Award for his live television direction of "Hairspray Live!," has won two Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Direction for a Variety Special for his work on Fox's musical "Grease Live!" He has directed 22 seasons of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" and his other work includes U.K. series "Strictly Come Dancing" and "The X Factor," as well as NBC's "Maya & Marty."





Alex Rudzinski News

La Jolla Playhouse Announces 2023/24 Season Featuring Five World Premieres Photo La Jolla Playhouse Announces 2023/24 Season Featuring Five World Premieres
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 30, 2022

 La Jolla Playhouse has announced the first five productions of its 2023/2024 season, including the world-premiere musical The Untitled Unauthorized Hunter S. Thompson Musical, music and lyrics by Joe Iconis, book by Joe Iconis and Gregory S. Moss, directed by Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley.

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to Attend 45th Annual Kennedy Ce Photo President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to Attend 45th Annual Kennedy Center Honors
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 29, 2022

President Biden, First Lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff will attend the 45th Kennedy Center Honors on Sunday, December 4.

Kennedy Center and CBS Announce Airdate for the 45th Kennedy Center Honors Photo Kennedy Center and CBS Announce Airdate for the 45th Kennedy Center Honors
by Michael Major - Nov 17, 2022

Aactor and filmmaker George Clooney, contemporary Christian pop singer-songwriter Amy Grant, the legendary singer of soul, Gospel, R&B and pop Gladys Knight, Cuban-born American composer, conductor and educator Tania León, and iconic Irish rock band U2 (comprised of band members Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr.) are the Honorees.

Bono & the Edge, Gladys Knight & More to Receive Kennedy Center Honors Photo Bono & the Edge, Gladys Knight & More to Receive Kennedy Center Honors
by Michael Major - Jul 21, 2022

Recipients include actor and filmmaker George Clooney; contemporary Christian and pop singer-songwriter Amy Grant; the legendary singer of soul, Gospel, R&B, and pop Gladys Knight; Cuban-born American composer, conductor, and educator Tania León; and iconic Irish rock band U2, comprised of members Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr.

LISTEN: ANNIE LIVE! Soundtrack Out Today Photo LISTEN: ANNIE LIVE! Soundtrack Out Today
by Michael Major - Dec 3, 2021

Available everywhere now, the soundtrack features vocals by Harry Connick, Jr., Nicole Scherzinger, Tituss Burgess and Megan Hilty, with newcomer Celina Smith in the titular role of Annie and Taraji P. Henson. The album will also be released in CD format beginning January 21, 2022. Pre-order the CD and stream the new soundtrack now!

VIDEO: Taraji P. Henson, Megan Hilty and Tituss Burgess Perform 'Easy Street' on ANNI Photo VIDEO: Taraji P. Henson, Megan Hilty and Tituss Burgess Perform 'Easy Street' on ANNIE LIVE!
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 2, 2021

ANNIE LIVE! is live now on NBC! Get a look inside the broadcast here as Broadway stars Tituss Burgess and Megan Hilty join Taraji P. Henson for the villainous tour de force, 'Easy Street.'

VIDEO: The Cast of ANNIE LIVE! Performs 'NYC' Photo VIDEO: The Cast of ANNIE LIVE! Performs 'NYC'
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 2, 2021

ANNIE LIVE! is live now on NBC! Get a look inside the broadcast here as Mr. Warbucks and Grace take Annie to Broadway in 'NYC' with stars Harry Connick, Jr., Celina Smith and Nicole Scherzinger.

VIDEO: See 'I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here' from ANNIE LIVE on NBC! Photo VIDEO: See 'I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here' from ANNIE LIVE on NBC!
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 2, 2021

ANNIE LIVE! is live now on NBC! Get a look inside the broadcast here as the incredible ensemble perform, 'I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here' with stars Celina Smith and Nicole Scherzinger.

VIDEO: See 'It's A Hard Knock Life' from ANNIE LIVE on NBC! Photo VIDEO: See 'It's A Hard Knock Life' from ANNIE LIVE on NBC!
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 2, 2021

ANNIE LIVE! is live now on NBC! Get a look inside the broadcast here as the cast of talented tots that make up the orphans open the show with their iconic number, 'It's A Hard Knock Life.'

ANNIE LIVE's Celina Smith Takes Over Our Instagram Today! Photo ANNIE LIVE's Celina Smith Takes Over Our Instagram Today!
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Dec 2, 2021

Star of NBC's Annie Live, Celina Smith, is taking over our Instagram story today to share her favorite spots around New York City ahead of the musical's premiere tonight! Tune in to Annie Live tonight on NBC at 8pm ET.

Alex Rudzinski Videos

VIDEO: Taraji P. Henson & Celina Smith Talk ANNIE LIVE! on KELLY CLARKSON SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: Taraji P. Henson & Celina Smith Talk ANNIE LIVE! on KELLY CLARKSON SHOW

by Michael Major - Dec 2, 2021

Taraji P. Henson and Celina Smith appeared on the Kelly Clarkson Show yesterday to discuss starring in Annie LIVE! The live musical spectacular also stars Tituss Burgess, Nicole Scherzinger, Megan Hilty, and Harry Connick, Jr. Watch a clip of Smith describing the first time she met Henson now!

BWW Exclusive: Watch Tituss Burgess & Celina Smith Talk ANNIE LIVE! on THE KIDS TONIG Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Watch Tituss Burgess & Celina Smith Talk ANNIE LIVE! on THE KIDS TONIGHT SHOW

by Michael Major - Dec 1, 2021

Celina Smith and Tituss Burgess will appear on a new episode of the Kids Tonight Show tomorrow on Peacock to discuss starring in Annie LIVE! on NBC. Smith stars in the title role of the musical with Burgess playing Rooster Hannigan. Watch an exclusive preview of their upcoming interview now!

VIDEO: Watch Taraji P. Henson, Nicole Scherzinger & More in Action in a New ANNIE LIV Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Taraji P. Henson, Nicole Scherzinger & More in Action in a New ANNIE LIVE! Trailer

by Michael Major - Dec 1, 2021

NBC has released a new trailer for Annie LIVE! Check out Taraji P. Henson, Harry Connick Jr., Nicole Scherzinger, Tituss Burgess, Celina Smith, and more in action in this new ad, featuring classic songs like 'Hard Knock Life,' 'Tomorrow,' 'Easy Street,' and ''I Don't Need Anything But You!'

VIDEO: 'Hard Knock Life' & More Featured in New ANNIE LIVE! Trailer Videoplay
VIDEO: 'Hard Knock Life' & More Featured in New ANNIE LIVE! Trailer

by Michael Major - Nov 26, 2021

The new trailer features a first look at the musical's iconic numbers, including 'Hard Knock Life', 'Tomorrow', and 'Easy Street'. Check the new footage of Celina Smith as Annie, Taraji P. Henson as Miss Hannigan, Tituss Burgess as Rooster Hannigan, Nicole Scherzinger as Grace Farrell, and Harry Connick Jr. as Daddy Warbucks now!

VIDEO: Celina Smith Rehearses 'Tomorrow' in New ANNIE LIVE! Video Videoplay
VIDEO: Celina Smith Rehearses 'Tomorrow' in New ANNIE LIVE! Video

by Michael Major - Nov 22, 2021

A new video of Celina Smith singing 'Tomorrow' in rehearsals for Annie LIVE! has been released. Watch Smith sing the song, discuss her interpretation, and the timelessness of the musical with Taraji P. Henson, who plays Miss Hannigan, in the new video now! The live musical will also feature Nicole Scherzinger, Megan Hilty, and Tituss Burgess.

VIDEO: First-Look at the Cast of ANNIE LIVE! in Rehearsal Videoplay
VIDEO: First-Look at the Cast of ANNIE LIVE! in Rehearsal

by Michael Major - Nov 16, 2021

NBC has released a look into the rehearsals for ANNIE Live! The musical event stars Taraji P. Henson, Harry Connick Jr, Celina Smith, Nicole Scherzinger, Megan Hilty, and Tituss Burgess. Watch the new video now!

VIDEO: Watch a New Ad for ANNIE LIVE! Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch a New Ad for ANNIE LIVE!

by Michael Major - Oct 27, 2021

NBC has released a new ad for Annie LIVE! featuring Taraji P. Henson, Harry Connick Jr, and Celina Smith. The new live musical will also feature Nicole Scherzinger, Jane Krakowski, and Tituss Burgess. Watch the new video now!

VIDEO: CMA Awards 2019 Opens with a Celebration of Women in Country Videoplay
VIDEO: CMA Awards 2019 Opens with a Celebration of Women in Country

by Abigail Charpentier - Nov 13, 2019

'The 53rd Annual CMA Awards,' hosted by Carrie Underwood with special guest hosts Reba McEntireand Dolly Parton, began the show with an opening number celebrating the women of country.

VIDEO: The Identity of the Raven is Revealed on THE MASKED SINGER Videoplay
VIDEO: The Identity of the Raven is Revealed on THE MASKED SINGER

by Stage Tube - Feb 7, 2019

On last night's episode of THE MASKED SINGER, the Raven was revealed to be Ricki Lake! Watch her unmasking below!

VIDEO: NBC Shares the First Teaser for HAIR LIVE! Videoplay
VIDEO: NBC Shares the First Teaser for HAIR LIVE!

by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2018

During the Emmy Awards, NBC shared the first teaser for 'Hair Live!' Watch the video below!