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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.

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 Photos


Broadway Revival, 1986
Performer (Swing)

Original Broadway Production, 1978
Dance Alternate [Replacement]

Performer [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 1972
Peasant [Replacement]

Chet Walker Productions

[US Tour, 2014]
[Broadway, 2013]
[West End, 2000]
[Regional (US), 1999]
[Broadway, 1999]



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A LITTLE BROAD Starring Gloria Bangiola is Coming to Don't Tell Mama

Join Gloria Bangiola for a zany and heartfelt cabaret show, A Little Broad, at Don't Tell Mama on October 17th and 18th. Don't miss this fun and heartfelt exploration of the multitudes we all contain.

A LITTLE BROAD Starring Gloria Bangiola Comes to Don't Tell Mama in October

Don’t Tell Mama will present A LITTLE BROAD STARRING GLORIA BANGIOLA on October 17th and 18th at 7 pm (doors open at 6:15). There is a $20 cover charge ($15 for MAC members) and a $20 minimum (must include 2 drinks) per person. A food menu is also available.

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW is The Inaugural Production Of Core Theatre Group, Hudson Valley's Newest Professional Theatre Company

The Hudson Valley's newest Professional Theatre Company, Core Theatre Group (CTG), founded by Broadway vets and Warwick locals Jessica McRoberts, Pat McRoberts, Paul Loesel and Chuck Ragsdale, announce their first production following company launch with inaugural cabaret fundraiser on Friday, July 14, 2023. 

Peregrine Theatre Ensemble Will Showcase a New and Exciting Work in Provincetown

Peregrine Theatre Ensemble continues its mission to support thrilling new material and incredible artists with Catcher Suites. Conceived and developed by Kyle Pleasant and Drew Minard, this workshop will be presented FREE to the public on August 16th, 18th, and 19th at 7pm at Fishermen Hall.

Jacob's Pillow Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop with HIP HOP ACROSS THE PILLOW

In Week 6 of the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, the Pillow celebrates the 50th anniversary of hip hop—the diverse culture and art movement catalyzed in the Bronx in August 1973—with a “festival within the Festival.”

Peregrine Theatre Ensemble Makes A Triumphant Return To Provincetown

Sondheim Tribute Revue brings Peregrine Theatre Ensemble to the Provincetown stage once again after a three year hiatus. In Peregrine's opinion, Stephen Sondheim is one of the greatest composers and lyricists of the last 100 years and we are showcasing the brilliance of his artistry and music in a ninety minute, no intermission, give it all you've got extravaganza. This production is not to be missed! 

NY Dance Community Gathers To Honor Choreographer Chet Walker With Evening Of Performance And Tribute, June 10

Presented in partnership by Steps on Broadway, Steps Beyond Foundation, and Broadway Dance Center, the dance community honors the extraordinary legacy of Chet Walker with Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Chet Walker, an evening of performance and tribute on Saturday June 10.

Tickets On Sale For Jacob's Pillow Summer Festival 2023; Full Programming Schedule Announced

Jacob's Pillow has announced that single tickets are now on sale to the general public for the full schedule of programming at this summer's Dance Festival, including nine weeks of performances, talks, community events, exhibitions, performances across Berkshire County, and more.

Kanyok Arts Initiative Celebrates Five Years With Guest Of Honor Andy Blankenbuehler

​​​​​​​Kanyok Arts Initiative, an intimate New York City training program that bridges aspiring artists from the studio to the professional stage through a re-imagined multi-disciplinary curriculum, announces the KAI Gala, Sunday April 30 at 5:00pm with special guest of honor, Tony Award winning director-choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler.

Jacob's Pillow Announces 2023 Dance Festival, Featuring Nine Weeks of Performances This Summer

Following a milestone anniversary year, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival will celebrate its 91st season this summer.

Video: Watch Archival Footage of Patina Miller Performing 'Simple Joys' From PIPPIN at American Repertory Theater

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 Reunion at A.R.T.

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. 

Industry Pro Newsletter: Quiet Quitting in the Arts and Supply Chain Woes Hit the Theater

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 Choreographers

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 of ON YOUR FEET!

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

Multi-Award Winning Director/Choreographer Chet Walker passed away peacefully on  ​​​​​​​Friday, 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

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 Academy This Month

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.


Chet Walker has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

Chet Walker has not appeared in the West End

Chet Walker has been nominated for several awards throughout their career. They were nominated for Outstanding Choreography at the Drama Desk Awards for their work on the show Pippin. They were also nominated for Outstanding Choreographer at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Pippin. Additionally, they received a nomination for Best Choreography at the Tony Awards for their work on Pippin. Another nomination for Outstanding Choreography at the Outer Critics Circle Awards was received by Chet Walker for the show Fosse.

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

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