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Chet Walker

 
Bio:
CHET WALKER is a multi-Award-Winning Director/Choreographer who has garnered acclaim onstage in theaters across the globe, as well as in television, film, music videos and across all commercial media. Notably, Chet originally conceived the 1999 Broadway musical FOSSE, which won numerous ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
CHET WALKER is a multi-Award-Winning Director/Choreographer who has garnered acclaim onstage in theaters across the globe, as well as in television, film, music videos and across all commercial media. Notably, Chet originally conceived the 1999 Broadway musical FOSSE, which won numerous ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1986
Performer (Swing)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1978
Dance Alternate [Replacement]
Performer [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1972
Peasant [Replacement]

Productions

 
[US Tour, 2014]
Choreography
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Choreographer
 
[West End, 2000]
Choreographer
 
[Regional (US), 1999]
Director/Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1999]
Choreographer

Writing

Conceiver

Chet Walker Biography

CHET WALKER is a multi-Award-Winning Director/Choreographer who has garnered acclaim onstage in theaters across the globe, as well as in television, film, music videos and across all commercial media.



Notably, Chet originally conceived the 1999 Broadway musical FOSSE, which won numerous prestigious awards including the Tony Award for Best Musical - and was most recently nominated for the 2013 Tony Award for Best Choreography for his work on the Broadway Revival of PIPPIN, a show that also won for Best Musical and that Chet has since seen remounted internationally.

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As a unique visionary, Chet continues to develop, direct, and choreograph innovative projects across the globe, working alongside numerous esteemed writers, artists and designers.

Chet Walker Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Choreography
Chet Walker, Pippin
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Choreographer
Chet Walker, Pippin
 
Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Choreography
Chet Walker, Pippin
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Choreography
Chet Walker, Fosse

Chet Walker News

Video: Watch Archival Footage of Patina Miller Performing 'Simple Joys' From PIPPIN a Photo Video: Watch Archival Footage of Patina Miller Performing 'Simple Joys' From PIPPIN at American Repertory Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 29, 2022

Watch archival footage of “Simple Joys' from the A.R.T.’s production of Pippin, which played at the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University from December 5, 2012 to January 20, 2013.

Charlotte d'Amboise, Rachel Bay Jones, Terrence Mann & More to Take Part in PIPPIN Re Photo Charlotte d'Amboise, Rachel Bay Jones, Terrence Mann & More to Take Part in PIPPIN Reunion at A.R.T.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 21, 2022

American Repertory Theater has announced that six original cast members from its 2012 production of Pippin will visit The Lunch Room on #GivingTuesday, November 29, at 12PM to celebrate the revival’s 10th anniversary. 

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by Cara Joy David - Oct 31, 2022

Industry Pro Newsletter: Quiet Quitting in the Arts and Supply Chain Woes Hit the The Photo Industry Pro Newsletter: Quiet Quitting in the Arts and Supply Chain Woes Hit the Theater
by Alex Freeman - Oct 31, 2022

For many working in the entertainment industry, it can often feel like we’re living in a different economy than everyone else - the hours maintained have long been different from the rest of the working world, the day to day tasks, the workplace cultures. This week, different stories about how broader economic trends are showing up in the arts.

Chet Walker's Impact Remembered by Broadway's Most Influential Dancers and Choreograp Photo Chet Walker's Impact Remembered by Broadway's Most Influential Dancers and Choreographers
by Cara Joy David - Oct 31, 2022

Dancer/choreographer/teacher Chet Walker - a Fosse dancer who later co-conceived FOSSE and choreographed the 2013 PIPPIN revival - died on October 21 from a glioblastoma tumor. Here, his legacy is honored by some of Broadway's most influential dancers and choreographers, including Sergio Trujillo, Andy Blankenbuehler and more.

Feature: Argentinian Performer, Facundo Agustín, on The 2nd Broadway National Tour o Photo Feature: Argentinian Performer, Facundo Agustín, on The 2nd Broadway National Tour of ON YOUR FEET!
by Felicitas de la Fare - Oct 26, 2022

Facundo Agustín, an Argentinian singer, actor and dancer will be performing at the National Tour of the Broadway show On your Feet! starting this November.

Broadway Director and Choreographer Chet Walker Passes Away Photo Broadway Director and Choreographer Chet Walker Passes Away
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 22, 2022

Multi-Award¬†Winning¬†Director/Choreographer¬†Chet¬†Walker¬†passed¬†away¬†peacefully¬†on¬† ‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčFriday,¬†October¬†21,¬†2022, at his home in Cornelius, North Carolina, from a glioblastoma tumor.¬† His devoted husband Jack, their beloved daughter Charlie, and close family were at his side.

Japanese Production Of PIPPIN Resumes Performances At Orix Theater, September 23 Photo Japanese Production Of PIPPIN Resumes Performances At Orix Theater, September 23
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 22, 2022

The Japanese-language production of the Tony-winning revival of Pippin, directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus, resumes its tour at the Orix Theater in Osaka September 23 following the cancellation of its performance in Tokyo, September 10-19 due to COVID cases within the company. The tour reopens at the Orix Theatre in Osaka and continuing through September 27.

Stephanie Pope Lofgren to Teach Fosse Dance Master Classes at Playhouse Theatre Acade Photo Stephanie Pope Lofgren to Teach Fosse Dance Master Classes at Playhouse Theatre Academy This Month
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 18, 2022

Playhouse Theatre Academy will welcome back Stephanie Pope Lofgren for two exciting Fosse master classes. Stephanie is currently directing Playhouse on Park’s production of LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL, which tells the story of Billie Holiday’s final performance.

VIDEO: Get a First Look at the Japanese-Language Production of PIPPIN Re-Opening in J Photo VIDEO: Get a First Look at the Japanese-Language Production of PIPPIN Re-Opening in Japan Tonight
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 30, 2022

The Japanese-Language production of the Tony Award-winning revival of PIPPIN directed by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus re-opens tonight at the Tokyu Theatre Orb in Tokyo, Japan where it will play through September 19, 2022. The production then moves to the Orix Theater in Osaka where it plays September 23 to 27, 2022. Check out footage here!

Chet Walker Videos

Broadway Rewind: PIPPIN Has Magic to Do on Broadway in 2013! Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: PIPPIN Has Magic to Do on Broadway in 2013!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 8, 2020

Today we rewind to 2013, for the first Broadway revival of Pippin, which played at the the Music Box Theatre for 709 performances. The beloved coming-of-age musical features a book by Roger O. Hirson, and music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz.

VIDEO: Lucie Arnaz and Robert Klein Reunite for THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Concert; Wat Videoplay
VIDEO: Lucie Arnaz and Robert Klein Reunite for THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Concert; Watch Highlights!

by Stage Tube - Feb 13, 2019

A 40th Anniversary reunion benefit concert of the 1979 hit Broadway production of They're Playing Our Song was held on Monday, February 11th at 7:30 pm at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th St.). The show starred the Broadway cast members Lucie Arnaz as 'Sonia Walsk' and Robert Klein as 'Vernon Gersch'. Check out highlights from the evening below!

STAGE TUBE: Go Backstage with Lucie Arnaz and the PIPPIN Tour!
by Stage Tube - Jan 4, 2015

PIPPIN concludes its Broadway run today, but the tour cast continues to bring the show to audiences across the country. In this video, the cast takes CBS Sunday Morning behind the scenes through their training process, rehearsal rooms, and more!

STAGE TUBE: Watch PIPPIN Perform on Today's Parade!
by Robert Diamond - Nov 27, 2014

The companies of Broadway's MATILDA and PIPPIN celebrated the holidays with performances at CBS' annual THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE.

BWW TV: On the Red Carpet with PIPPIN Opening Night in LA - Martin Short, Sean Hayes, Bo Derek & More!
by Michael Sterling & Jordan Santacana - Oct 31, 2014

The all-new production of Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's Pippin had it's L.A. Premiere direct from Broadway at the Hollywood Pantages Theater October 22 and Broadway World TV's own red carpet Los Angeles Co-Producer and on-air Host Michael Sterling and Co-Producer Jordan Santacana were there to get up close and personal with the stars. Among those attending the opening were Martin Short, Nia Vardalos, Sean Hayes, Catherine O'Hara, Dan Bucatinsky, Jai Rodriguez, Christopher McDonald, Oscar Nunez, Bo Derek, Cloris Leachman, Patrick Cassidy, Obba Babatunde, Maisela Lusha, Kevin Chamberlin, Anne Jeffries, JoAnne Worley and Scott Hoying (Pentatonix)... to name but a few.

VIDEO: Matthew James Thomas & Sasha Allen Chat National Tour of PIPPIN
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 1, 2014

Stars Sasha Allen (Broadway's Hair) and Matthew James Thomas (Broadway's Pippin, Spider-Man) stopped by KPIX CBS San Francisco Bay Area News yesterday to discuss the musical.

STAGE TUBE: PIPPIN's Broadway Cast Gets Drenched for ALS!
by Stage Tube - Aug 29, 2014

The Broadway cast of PIPPIN accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Broadway's ONCE - check out their acrobatic submission below! PIPPIN has nominated the company of IT'S ONLY A PLAY, PIPPIN team member Gypsy Snider, and the cast of a show in Montreal.

BWW TV: PIPPIN Cast Celebrates John Rubinstein's Caricature Unveiling at Sardi's!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 3, 2014

The company of the Tony Award winning Best Revival of a Musical PIPPIN (currently playing at the Music Box Theatre) just celebrated the caricature unveiling of current and original star John Rubinstein at Sardi's. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand for the special event and you can check out what Rubinstein had to say about the honor below!

STAGE TUBE: Make 2014 Extraordinary- Watch New PIPPIN Promo!
by Stage Tube - May 6, 2014

The Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of Pippin, directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus and featuring choreography by Tony Award nominee Chet Walker in the style of Bob Fosse and circus creation by Gypsy Snider, is now playing at the Music Box Theatre. Currently starring Kyle Dean Massey and Ciara Renee as Pippin and the Leading Player respectively, the musical just released a new promo. Check out how to make 2014 extraordinary in the video below!

VIDEO: Annie Potts: High-Flying Trapeze Routine Is 'Easiest Part' of PIPPIN!
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 12, 2014

The actress stopped by this week's TODAY on NBC and explains why jumped at the opportunity to return to the theater in the high-flying role.


Chet Walker Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Chet Walker been in?
Chet Walker has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Chet Walker been in?
Chet Walker has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Chet Walker been nominated for?
Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Pippin , Outstanding Choreographer (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Pippin Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Pippin and Outstanding Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Fosse .

How many shows has Chet Walker written?
Chet Walker has written 1 shows including Fosse (Conceiver).