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Bill T. Jones is the artistic director/co-founder of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company and founding artistic director of New York Live Arts. He is the recipient of the 2014 Doris Duke Award; the 2013 Presidential Medal of the Arts, the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors; Tony Awards for Best Choreography for FELA! and Spring Awakening; Obie Award and Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Callaway Award for his choreography for Spring Awakening; the 2010 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award; the 2007 USA Eileen Harris Norton Fellowship; the 2006 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Choreography for The Seven; the 2005 Wexner Prize; the 2005 Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award for Lifetime Achievement; the 2005 Harlem Renaissance Award; the 2003 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize; and the 1994 MacArthur “Genius” Award. In 2010, Bill T. Jones was recognized as Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government, and in 2000, the Dance Heritage Coalition named Mr. Jones “An Irreplaceable Dance Treasure."

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[Off-Broadway, 2022]
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[San Francisco (Regional), 2019]
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[Off-Broadway, 2018]
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[Broadway, 2012]
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[US Tour, 2011]
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[West End, 2010]
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[US Tour, 2010]
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[Broadway, 2009]
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[Off-Broadway, 2008]
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[Broadway, 2006]
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[Off-Broadway, 2006]
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[Off-Broadway, 2006]
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Bill T. Jones Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Choreography

Bill T. Jones, Paradise Square

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Choreography

Bill T. Jones, Paradise Square

Tony Awards - 2022 - Best Choreography

Bill T. Jones, Paradise Square

Olivier Awards - 2011 - Best Theatre Choreographer

Bill T. Jones, Fela!


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Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2010 - Outstanding Choreography

Bill T. Jones , Fela!

Tony Awards - 2010 - Best Book of a Musical

Bill T. Jones, Fela!


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Tony Awards - 2010 - Best Choreography

Bill T. Jones, Fela!

Tony Awards - 2010 - Best Direction of a Musical

Bill T. Jones, Fela!

Drama Desk Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Choreography

Bill T. Jones, Fela!


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The Lortels - 2009 - Outstanding Choreographer

Bill T. Jones, Fela!


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BroadwayWorld Awards - 2007 - Best Choreography

Bill T. Jones, Spring Awakening


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Obie Awards - 2007 - Music for choreography

Bill T. Jones, Spring Awakening

The Lortels - 2007 - Outstanding Choreographer

Bill T. Jones, Spring Awakening


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Tony Awards - 2007 - Best Choreography

Bill T. Jones, Spring Awakening

Drama Desk Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Choreograph

Bill T. Jones, Spring Awakening


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The Lortels - 2006 - Outstanding Choreographer

Bill T. Jones, The Seven

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Bill T. Jones FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many shows has Bill T. Jones written?

Bill T. Jones has written 1 shows including Fela! (Bookwriter).

What awards has Bill T. Jones been nominated for?

Bill T. Jones has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. These nominations include Outstanding Choreography at the Drama Desk Awards for "Paradise Square," Outstanding Choreography at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Paradise Square," Best Choreography at the Tony Awards for "Paradise Square," Best Theatre Choreographer at the Olivier Awards for "Fela!," Outstanding Choreography at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Fela!," Best Book of a Musical at the Tony Awards for "Fela!," Best Choreography at the Tony Awards for "Fela!," Best Direction of a Musical at the Tony Awards for "Fela!," Outstanding Choreography at the Drama Desk Awards for "Fela!," Outstanding Choreographer at The Lortels for "Fela!," Best Choreography at the BroadwayWorld Awards for "Spring Awakening," Music for choreography at the Obie Awards for "Spring Awakening," Outstanding Choreographer at The Lortels for "Spring Awakening," Best Choreography at the Tony Awards for "Spring Awakening," Outstanding Choreography at the Drama Desk Awards for "Spring Awakening," and Outstanding Choreographer at The Lortels for "The Seven."

What awards has Bill T. Jones won?

Bill T. Jones has won several awards for his choreography work in various Broadway shows. He won Outstanding Choreography at the Outer Critics Circle Awards and Best Choreography at the Tony Awards for "Fela!". Additionally, he received the Outstanding Choreographer award at The Lortels for the same show. For "Spring Awakening," Jones won Best Choreography at the BroadwayWorld Awards and the Obie Awards for Music for choreography. He also won Best Choreography at the Tony Awards for "Spring Awakening" and Outstanding Choreographer at The Lortels for "The Seven."

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