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Bob Fosse

 
Date Of Birth:
June 23, 1927
Date Of Death:
September 23, 1987 (60)
Birth Place:
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Bio:
Bob Fosse, byname of Robert Louis Fosse, (born June 23, 1927, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.—died September 23, 1987, Washington, D.C.), American dancer, choreographer, and director who revolutionized musicals with his distinct style of dance—including his frequent use of props, signature ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: June 23, 1927
Date of Death: September 23, 1987 (60)

Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Bio:
Bob Fosse, byname of Robert Louis Fosse, (born June 23, 1927, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.—died September 23, 1987, Washington, D.C.), American dancer, choreographer, and director who revolutionized musicals with his distinct style of dance—including his frequent use of props, signature ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
City Center Revival, 1963
Joey Evans
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1952
Joey Evans (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1950
Boy in "Dance Me A Song"
Dufo
Adam
Harpo Marx
"Finale" Performer
"It's The Weather" Dancer
"It's The Weather" Singer

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2022]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Choreographer
 
[West End, 2000]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1999]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1996]
Director
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1986]
Director/Choreographer
Choreographer
Director
 
[Broadway, 1986]
Choreographer
Director
Director/Choreographer
 
[West End, 1983]
Director/Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1978]
Choreographer
Director
Director/Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1975]
Choreographer
Director/Choreographer
Director
 
[Broadway, 1974]
Director
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1972]
Director
Choreographer
Director/Choreographer
 
[West End, 1967]
Director/Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1966]
Choreographer
Director/Choreographer
Director
 
[Broadway, 1965]
Director/Choreographer
 
[West End, 1964]
Director
Choreographer
 
[West End, 1963]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1962]
Director
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1961]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1959]
Director/Choreographer
 
[US Tour, 1959]
Director/Choreographer
 
[West End, 1957]
Director/Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1957]
Choreographer
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1956]
Choreographer
Director/Choreographer
 
[West End, 1955]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1955]
Choreographer
 
[US Tour, 1955]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1954]
Choreographer
 
[US Tour, 1986]
Director/Choreographer

Writing

Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Conceiver

Photos

Opening Night Marquee for the Bob Fosse Musical â€"Dancin’” at the B Photo

Opening Night Marquee for the Bob Fosse Musical â€"Dancin’” at the Broadhurst Theatre on Mar 27, 1978 in New York City.

From: 
Date:
12/03/2019
Co-founders Eric Gunhus and Michael Apuzzo with Noah Fosse (center), Bob Fosse and Gw Photo

Co-founders Eric Gunhus and Michael Apuzzo with Noah Fosse (center), Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon's grandson. Photo by Shin Kurokawa.

From: 
Date:
07/28/2019
Nicholas de la Vega, Bianca Pamela Marroquin and Nicholas Sipes perform Bob Fosse's " Photo

Nicholas de la Vega, Bianca Pamela Marroquin and Nicholas Sipes perform Bob Fosse's "I Gotcha" from Liza With a Z at the Dancers For Good Benefit 2019. Photo by Shin Kurokawa.

From: 
Date:
07/28/2019
Nicholas de la Vega, Bianca Pamela Marroquin and Nicholas Sipes perform Bob Fosse's " Photo

Nicholas de la Vega, Bianca Pamela Marroquin and Nicholas Sipes perform Bob Fosse's "I Gotcha" from Liza With a Z at the Dancers For Good Benefit 2019. Photo by Shin Kurokawa.

From: 
Date:
07/28/2019
Michelle Williams as Gwen Verdon, Sam Rockwell as Bob Fosse Photo

Michelle Williams as Gwen Verdon, Sam Rockwell as Bob Fosse

From: 
Date:
05/14/2019

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
City Center Revival, 1963
Joey Evans

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1952
Joey Evans (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1950
Boy in "Dance Me A Song"

Dufo

Adam

Harpo Marx

"Finale" Performer

"It's The Weather" Dancer

"It's The Weather" Singer

Productions

[Broadway, 2022]
Choreographer

[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Choreographer

[West End, 2000]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1999]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1996]
Director

Choreographer

[Broadway, 1986]
Director/Choreographer

Choreographer

Director

[Broadway, 1986]
Choreographer

Director

Director/Choreographer

[West End, 1983]
Director/Choreographer

[Broadway, 1978]
Choreographer

Director

Director/Choreographer

[Broadway, 1975]
Choreographer

Director/Choreographer

Director

[Broadway, 1974]
Director

Choreographer

[Broadway, 1972]
Director

Choreographer

Director/Choreographer

[West End, 1967]
Director/Choreographer

[Broadway, 1966]
Choreographer

Director/Choreographer

Director

[Broadway, 1965]
Director/Choreographer

[West End, 1964]
Director

Choreographer

[West End, 1963]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1962]
Director

Choreographer

[Broadway, 1961]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1959]
Director/Choreographer

[US Tour, 1959]
Director/Choreographer

[West End, 1957]
Director/Choreographer

[Broadway, 1957]
Choreographer

Choreographer

[Broadway, 1956]
Choreographer

Director/Choreographer

[West End, 1955]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1955]
Choreographer

[US Tour, 1955]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1954]
Choreographer

[US Tour, 1986]
Director/Choreographer

Writing
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Conceiver

Bob Fosse Biography

Bob Fosse, byname of Robert Louis Fosse, (born June 23, 1927, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.—died September 23, 1987, Washington, D.C.), American dancer, choreographer, and director who revolutionized musicals with his distinct style of dance—including his frequent use of props, signature moves, and provocative steps—and was well known for eschewing light comedic story lines for darker and more-introspective plots. He began on the stage, where he worked on such notable productions as Sweet Charity (1966–67; 1986–87) and Chicago (1975–77), and later had a successful, though brief, film career, which was highlighted by Cabaret (1972).

Bob Fosse Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2001 - Best Theatre Choreographer Gold Star
Bob FosseFosse
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1988 - Outstanding Director, Non-Resident Production
Bob FosseSweet Charity
 
Drama League Awards - 1986 - Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre Gold Star
Bob Fosse
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1986 - Best Choreography Gold Star
Bob Fosse, Sweet Charity
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1986 - Best Choreography Gold Star
Bob Fosse, Big Deal
 
Tony Awards - 1986 - Best Book of a Musical
Bob Fosse, Big Deal
 
Tony Awards - 1986 - Best Choreography Gold Star
Bob Fosse , Big Deal
 
Tony Awards - 1986 - Best Direction of a Musical
Bob Fosse, Big Deal
 
Tony Awards - 1986 - Best Direction of a Musical
Bob Fosse, Big Deal
 
Olivier Awards - 1979 - Musical of the Year
Bob Fosse, Chicago
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1978 - Outstanding Choreography Gold Star
Bob Fosse, Dancin'
 
Tony Awards - 1978 - Best Choreography Gold Star
Bob Fosse, Dancin'
 
Tony Awards - 1978 - Best Direction of a Musical
Bob Fosse, Dancin'
 
Tony Awards - 1976 - Best Book of a Musical
Bob Fosse, Chicago
 
Tony Awards - 1976 - Best Choreography
Bob Fosse, Chicago
 
Tony Awards - 1976 - Best Direction of a Musical
Bob Fosse, Chicago
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1973 - Outstanding Director Gold Star
Bob Fosse, Pippin
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1973 - Best Director Gold Star
Bob Fosse, Pippin
 
Tony Awards - 1973 - Best Choreography Gold Star
Bob Fosse, Pippin
 
Tony Awards - 1973 - Best Direction of a Musical Gold Star
Bob Fosse , Pippin
 
Tony Awards - 1966 - Best Choreography Gold Star
Bob Fosse, Sweet Charity
 
Tony Awards - 1966 - Best Direction of a Musical
Bob Fosse, Sweet Charity
 
Tony Awards - 1964 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Bob Fosse, Pal Joey
 
Tony Awards - 1963 - Best Choreography Gold Star
Bob Fosse, Little Me
 
Tony Awards - 1963 - Best Direction of a Musical
Bob Fosse, Little Me
 
Tony Awards - 1959 - Best Choreography Gold Star
Bob Fosse, Redhead
 
Tony Awards - 1958 - Best Choreography
Bob Fosse, New Girl In Town
 
Tony Awards - 1957 - Best Choreography
Jerome Robbins , Bells Are Ringing
 
Tony Awards - 1956 - Best Choreography Gold Star
Bob Fosse, Damn Yankees
 
Tony Awards - 1955 - Best Choreography Gold Star
Bob Fosse, The Pajama Game

Bob Fosse News

Centenary Stage Company Announces Casting For Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA Photo Centenary Stage Company Announces Casting For Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 6, 2022

This holiday season, Centenary Stage Company will present Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella. Performances will run December 1-11 in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center of the Centenary University campus at 715 Grand Avenue, Hackettstown, NJ.

28 Theater Books for Your Fall 2022 Reading (and Listening) List Photo 28 Theater Books for Your Fall 2022 Reading (and Listening) List
by Team BWW - Oct 5, 2022

We're falling into fall with a great Broadway read! This season, Broadway's best have put pen to paper to turn out theatre page-turners of every kind. From theatre biographies to theatre fiction; theatre books for kids to theatre history; check out our collection of 25 new Broadway books for every theatre lover's fall reading list.

THE 39 STEPS, NOBUNTU, BROOKLYN & More Lead BroadwayWorld Atlanta's Fall Preview Photo THE 39 STEPS, NOBUNTU, BROOKLYN & More Lead BroadwayWorld Atlanta's Fall Preview
by BWW Staff - Oct 4, 2022

Atlanta is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. Check out our fall preview top picks!

Lesli Margherita, Jeff Skowron & More to Star in DAMN YANKEES at Musical Theatre West Photo Lesli Margherita, Jeff Skowron & More to Star in DAMN YANKEES at Musical Theatre West
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2022

Long Beach's Musical Theatre West has announced its cast for the upcoming production of Damn Yankees, set to debut for select dates through October 30th. Broadway and West End star, Lesli Margherita, will return to the MTW stage to play the role of Lola.

Photos: First Look at Playhouse on Park's LADY DAY in Production Photo Photos: First Look at Playhouse on Park's LADY DAY in Production
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 1, 2022

LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL by Lanie Robertson will run at Playhouse on Park September 28 - October 16, 2022. This production will be directed by Broadway veteran Stephanie Pope Lofgren. Check out a first look at production photos here.

VIDEO: Sam Smith Unveils Video for 'Unholy' Ft. Kim Petras Photo VIDEO: Sam Smith Unveils Video for 'Unholy' Ft. Kim Petras
by Michael Major - Sep 30, 2022

Multi-Platinum, GRAMMY®, BRIT, Golden Globe and Oscar winning artist/songwriter Sam Smith unveils the official video for their new single, “Unholy” ft. Kim Petras. Directed by Floria Sigismondi (The Runaways film, David Bowie, Christina Aguilera) and choreographed by French dance collective (LA)HORDE.

Full Cast Announced for David Hyde Pierce, Ramin Karimloo & Lilli Cooper Led THE PIRA Photo Full Cast Announced for David Hyde Pierce, Ramin Karimloo & Lilli Cooper Led THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Benefit Concert
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2022

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced complete casting for the Special Benefit Concert Reading of The Pirates of Penzance. The concert will be taking place on Monday, October 17, 2022 at the American Airlines Theatre. 

Ryoko Yonekura Will No Longer Return to CHICAGO in November Due to Injury Photo Ryoko Yonekura Will No Longer Return to CHICAGO in November Due to Injury
by Stephi Wild - Sep 28, 2022

Ryoko Yonekura has withdrawn from her previously announced engagement in CHICAGO, which she was scheduled to perform on Broadway from November 7th thru November 20th, under doctor's orders due to a lower back injury.

Out Of The Box Theatre Company Presents CHICAGO By Maurine Watkins Photo Out Of The Box Theatre Company Presents CHICAGO By Maurine Watkins
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 23, 2022

Out of the Box Theatre Company opens its 2022-23 season with an Actors' Equity Association-approved showcase production of the rarely seen but classic comedy Chicago: The Play by Maurine Watkins, October 13-23.

Show Your Pet Performing a Favorite Number From CHICAGO For the Chance to Win a Trip  Photo Show Your Pet Performing a Favorite Number From CHICAGO For the Chance to Win a Trip to NYC
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 23, 2022

CHICAGO is for the dogs — and cats, and rabbits, and birds, and all animal friends! Show your pet performing a favorite number from CHICAGO the musical for a chance to win a trip to travel to NYC to see CHICAGO. To enter, post a video of your performance using #RazzleDazzlePets before October 21. 

Bob Fosse Videos

VIDEO: Angelica Ross and Brandon Victor Dixon Take First Bows in CHICAGO VideoVIDEO: Angelica Ross and Brandon Victor Dixon Take First Bows in CHICAGO
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 13, 2022

Last night, September 12, Angelica Ross ('Pose,' 'American Horror Story') made her Broadway debut in the role of Roxie Hart in Chicago.  Also joining the company on Monday were Brandon Victor Dixon in the role of 'Billy Flynn' and Amra-Faye Wright who returned to the role of 'Velma Kelly'. Check out video of their first curtain call!

VIDEO: Go Inside the Recreation of Mein Herr's Original Choreography for CABARET at G VideoVIDEO: Go Inside the Recreation of Mein Herr's Original Choreography for CABARET at Goodspeed
by Stage Tube - Jun 8, 2022

See how choreographer Lainie Sakakura reconstructed Bob Fosse's original choreography for 'Mein Herr' from the 1972 film for Goodspeed Musicals' production of Cabaret.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At 'Mein Herr' From CABARET at Goodspeed Featuring Original F VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At 'Mein Herr' From CABARET at Goodspeed Featuring Original Fosse Choreography
by Stage Tube - Jun 2, 2022

Get a first look at the company in action as Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its first full season of musicals since 2019 with the spring production of Kander and Ebb's dazzling and daring classic, Cabaret.

VIDEO: First Look at Broadway-Bound BOB FOSSE'S DANCIN' VideoVIDEO: First Look at Broadway-Bound BOB FOSSE'S DANCIN'
by Stage Tube - May 20, 2022

The Broadway-bound musical Bob Fosse's Dancin' has released a first look at video from the production, featuring direction by Wayne Cilento. Bob Fosse's Dancin' is currently playing on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage at the Old Globe Theatre.

VIDEO: First Look At Jelani Remy & More In CABARET at Goodspeed Musicals VideoVIDEO: First Look At Jelani Remy & More In CABARET at Goodspeed Musicals
by Stage Tube - May 18, 2022

Get a first look at the company in action as Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its first full season of musicals since 2019 with the spring production of Kander and Ebb's dazzling and daring classic, Cabaret.

VIDEO: Jelani Remy Sings CABARET at Goodspeed Musicals VideoVIDEO: Jelani Remy Sings CABARET at Goodspeed Musicals
by Stage Tube - May 2, 2022

Get a first look at the company in action as Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its first full season of musicals since 2019 with the spring production of Kander and Ebb's dazzling and daring classic, Cabaret.

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For Jelani Remy Led CABARET at Goodspeed Musicals VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For Jelani Remy Led CABARET at Goodspeed Musicals
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2022

Go inside rehearsals as Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its first full season of musicals since 2019 with the spring production of Kander and Ebb's dazzling and daring classic, Cabaret.

VIDEO: Pamela Anderson Talks Joining CHICAGO on THE VIEW VideoVIDEO: Pamela Anderson Talks Joining CHICAGO on THE VIEW
by Michael Major - Apr 5, 2022

Pamela Anderson sat down with the women of The View this morning to discuss her upcoming Broadway debut in Chicago on Broadway. Anderson will play the role of Roxie Hart for an 8-week limited engagement at the Ambassador Theatre. Watch the new interview now!

VIDEO: Pamela Anderson Gets Ready to Make Her Broadway Debut in CHICAGO VideoVIDEO: Pamela Anderson Gets Ready to Make Her Broadway Debut in CHICAGO
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 23, 2022

The name on everybody's lips is gonna be Pamela! The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome actress and activist Pamela Anderson making her Broadway debut in the role of Roxie Hart beginning Tuesday, April 12, 2022.

VIDEO: Pamela Anderson Talks CHICAGO Debut on GOOD MORNING AMERICA VideoVIDEO: Pamela Anderson Talks CHICAGO Debut on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Michael Major - Mar 23, 2022

Pamela Anderson appeared on Good Morning America this morning to discuss making her Broadway debut as Roxie in Chicago. Anderson reveals that her experience stepping into the role will be featured in her upcoming two-part documentary with Netflix. She also discusses taking on the iconic choreography, how she relates to the role, and more.


Bob Fosse Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Bob Fosse been in?
Bob Fosse has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Bob Fosse been in?
Bob Fosse has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Bob Fosse been nominated for?
Best Theatre Choreographer (Olivier Awards) for Fosse , Outstanding Director, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Sweet Charity , Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre (Drama League Awards) , Best Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Sweet Charity , Best Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Big Deal , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Big Deal , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Big Deal , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Big Deal , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Big Deal , Musical of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Chicago , Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Dancin' , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Dancin' , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Dancin' , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Chicago , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Chicago , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Chicago , Outstanding Director (Drama Desk Awards) for Pippin , Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Pippin , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Pippin , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Pippin , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Sweet Charity , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Sweet Charity , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Pal Joey , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Little Me , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Little Me , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Redhead , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for New Girl In Town , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Bells Are Ringing Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Damn Yankees and Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for The Pajama Game .

What awards has Bob Fosse won?
Best Theatre Choreographer (Olivier Awards) for Fosse , Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre (Drama League Awards), Best Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Big Deal, Best Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Sweet Charity, Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Big Deal, Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Dancin', Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Dancin', Outstanding Director (Drama Desk Awards) for Pippin, Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Pippin, Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Pippin, Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Pippin, Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Sweet Charity, Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Little Me, Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Redhead Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Damn Yankeesand Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for The Pajama Game.

How many shows has Bob Fosse written?
Bob Fosse has written 3 shows including Sweet Charity (Conceiver), Chicago (Bookwriter), Big Deal (Bookwriter).