Denis Jones

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Denis is a two-time Tony Award nominated choreographer and director whose work has been seen on Broadway, across the country and around the world. From live theater to film and television, the variety of Denis’ work spans both media and genres.

On Broadway, Denis received Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critic’s Circle and Chita Rivera nominations for both Tootsie and Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn (which was also captured by Broadway HD and has been enjoyed both in the US and globally on television and in movie theaters), and choreographed the Broadway production on Honeymoon in Vegas.

Denis’ range of recent work includes three New York City Center ENCORES! productions (including the critically-acclaimed Paint Your Wagon), Eurydice at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, Signature Theatre’s brand new production of A Chorus Line, The Public Theatre’s Shakespeare In The Park production of The Tempest and the Broadway-bound new musicals Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz and Piece of My Heart, The Bern Berns Story.

Denis has been proud to work with many of America’s most prominent regional theaters including Paper Mill Playhouse (Mary Poppins, Smokey Joe’s Cafe), The Kennedy Center (Guys and Dolls, Bye Bye Birdie, upcoming), Williamstown Theatre Festival (Forum, She Loves Me), Hartford Stage (The Flamingo Kid), The MUNY (42nd Street, Chicago), The Goodman (The Music Man) Goodspeed Musicals (Throughly Modern Millie, Band Geeks), The Maltz Jupiter (Oliver, La Cage), Seattle 5th Ave (Elf, Damn Yankees), and The Marriott Theatre (Hello Dolly, Holiday Inn).

On television, Denis’ work has been seen on Great Performances (PBS), The Kennedy Center Honors (CBS), The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (NBC), Oprah’s Surprise Spectacular (CBS) and Rosie Live (NBC) as well as in the film Sex and The City 2 (New Line Cinema).

As a veteran Broadway performer, as well as director and choreographer, Denis also enjoys teaching and has participated in theater training programs at the University level and beyond.

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Denis Jones STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Performer (Swing)

[Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2003
Performer

[Broadway]
New York Concert, 2001
Ensemble

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2000
Buddy "Keno" Walsh

Ethan Girard (Understudy)

[San Diego, CA (Regional)]
World Premiere, 2000
Buddy "Keno" Walsh

[Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2000
Ensemble

[US Tour]
Touring Revival, 1999
Ensemble

[Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 1998
Soldier

Soldier/Justice

Belle's Boys/Chain Gang

Justice

Belle's Boy

Chain Gang

Lucky (Understudy)

[Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1998
Dancer

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1996
Aaron [Replacement]

Judge [Replacement]

Doctor [Replacement]

Fred Casely (Understudy) [Replacement]

Amos Hart (Understudy) [Replacement]

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1994
Ensemble

Ensemble/Other Roles

Straight A

Sonny Latierri (Understudy)

Denis Jones Productions

 
[Washington, DC (Regional), 2020] Cancelled
Choreographer
 
[US Tour, 2021] [Replacement]
Choreographer [Replacement]
 
[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 2019]
Choreographer
Director
 
[Regional (US), 2019]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2019]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Choreographer
 
[Chicago, 2018]
Choreographer
 
[St. Louis, MO (Regional), 2018] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Choreographer
 
[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 2017]
Choreographer
 
[Arlington, VA (Regional), 2017]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2017] Cancelled
Choreographer
 
[St. Louis, MO (Regional), 2017]
Choreographer
Director
 
[Broadway, 2016]
Choreographer
 
[Regional (US), 2015]
Choreographer
 
[St. Louis, MO (Regional), 2015]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Choreography
 
[Broadway, 2014]
Choreographer
 
[East Haddam, CT (Regional), 2014]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Choreography
Direction
 
[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2012]
Choreographer
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2009]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2007]
Associate Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2006]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Off-Broadway, 2006]
Musical Staging
 
[Broadway, 2005]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2005]
Choreographer
 
[New York, 2005]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2005]
Associate Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2003]
Dance Captain
 
[Broadway, 2000]
Dance Captain
 
[Broadway, 1996] [Replacement]
Dance Captain[Replacement]

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CLUE and INTO THE WOODS Lead the St. Louis Theatre Circle Awards with 11 Nominations Each

The St. Louis Theatre Circle announced their 2024 Nominations on Friday. STAGES St. Louis’ production of CLUE and New Jewish Theatre’s production of INTO THE WOODS lead all productions with 11 nominations each. Twenty-four different companies and 55 unique productions were represented among 165 nominations in 33 categories. Awards will be handed out on Monday, March 25th, 2024, at The Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts on the Webster University campus.  

Last Chance to Vote for the BWW Miami Metro Awards; Voting Ends 12/31

It's the final week left to vote for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Miami Metro Awards! Voting ends on 12/31 at midnight. Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Last Chance to Vote for the BWW Ft. Myers/Naples Awards; Voting Ends 12/31

It's the final week left to vote for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Ft. Myers/Naples Awards! Voting ends on 12/31 at midnight. Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

2 Weeks to Vote for the BWW Miami Metro Awards; SPRING AWAKENING, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, Brévo Theatre & More Lead!

There's just two weeks left to vote and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 18th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Miami Metro Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

2 Weeks to Vote for the BWW Ft. Myers/Naples Awards; HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, HOLLYWOOD ARMS, The Naples Players & More Lead!

There's just two weeks left to vote and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 18th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Ft. Myers/Naples Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

BroadwayWorld Miami Metro Awards; SPRING AWAKENING, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, Brévo Theatre & More Lead!

It's the final 3 weeks and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 11th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Miami Metro Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Matt Bogart, Lauren Zakrin & More to Star in THE LAST DAYS OF CLEOPATRA Industry Presentation

The new musical comedy The Last Days of Cleopatra , penned by acclaimed composer and playwright Charlie Barnett, is set to have an exclusive invite-only industry presentation.

BroadwayWorld Miami Metro Awards December 5th Standings; SPRING AWAKENING Leads Best Musical!

It's December, and the first standings of the month have been announced as of Tuesday, December 5th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Miami Metro Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Miami Metro Awards; THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Leads Best Play!

Happy Holidays! The latest wave of standings have been announced as of Monday, November 27th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Miami Metro Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Photos: First Look at CRAZY FOR YOU at Asolo Rep

Asolo Repertory Theatre is currently presenting the opening show in its 65th season, CRAZY FOR YOU. This captivating Gershwin Tap Dancing Sensation, Directed and Choreographed by the Award-Winning and Tony-Nominated Denis Jones, will grace the Mertz Theatre at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts through January 4, 2024. Check out production photos here!

Full Cast Set For CRAZY FOR YOU at Asolo Rep

Asolo Rep has announced the full cast for CRAZY FOR YOU. Get all the details on the upcoming production and find out who is starring here!

Video: Inside Opening Night of SISTER ACT at The Muny

Get a first look at footage from opening night of Sister Act at The Muny.

Goodman Theatre, Paramount Theatre & More Nominated for 2022-2023 Equity Jeff Awards

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Video: Go Inside Rehearsals for SISTER ACT at The Muny

Get a first look inside rehearsals for Sister Act at The Muny.

Emily Skinner, Lesli Margherita & More to Join IN THE WORKS~IN THE WOODS FESTIVAL

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VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For SISTER ACT at The Muny

Get a first look at the cast of Sister Act in rehearsals for The Muny production! Sister Act runs August 14 - 20, 2023.

Full Cast and Team Set For SISTER ACT at the Muny

The Muny has announced its full cast, design and production teams for the divine musical comedy, Sister Act, August 14 - 20.

Denis Jones to Direct Asolo Rep's Production of CRAZY FOR YOU

Get the latest news on Asolo Rep's production of Crazy For You, directed by Denis Jones. Find out show dates and ticket information for this highly anticipated musical revival. Don't miss your chance to experience the magic of Crazy For You at Asolo Rep.

Denis Jones FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Denis Jones has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

Denis Jones has not appeared in the West End.

Denis Jones has been nominated for several awards for his choreography in the Broadway shows Tootsie and Holiday Inn. He received nominations for Outstanding Choreography at the Drama Desk Awards and Best Choreography at the Tony Awards for both Tootsie and Holiday Inn. Additionally, he was nominated for Outstanding Choreographer at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for both shows.

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