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Donald Saddler

 
Date of Birth: January 24, 1918 (104)

Birth Place: Van Nuys, CA, USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2001
Theodore Whitman
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1998
Theodore Whitman
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1950
Performer
The Rich Boy
The Mobile
The Texan
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1950
Taxi Driver
Drunkard
Owner
Boy Friend
"Finale" Performer
"It's The Weather" Dancer
"Lilac Wine" Dancer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1947
Uncle Willie [Replacement]

Productions

 
[New York, 2005]
Choreographer
 
[Regional (US), 2001]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2000]
Director
 
[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 1997]
Director/Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1993]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1987]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1987]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1985]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1985]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1983]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1981]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1980]
Choreographer
 
[Canada, 1979]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1979]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1978]
Director/Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1977]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1976]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1976]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1976]
Director
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1975]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1975]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1975]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1974]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1974]
Choreographer
 
[West End, 1973]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1973]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1972]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1972]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1971]
Choreographer
Choreographer
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1963]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1962]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1961]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1956]
Choreographer
Choreographer
 
[US Tour, 1954]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1954] [Replacement]
Choreographer[Replacement]
 
[Broadway, 1953]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1953]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1950]
Assistant to the Choreographer

Photos



Donald Sandler, Marge Champion, Ann Marie DeAngelo, Robert LaFosse and Mercedes Ellington

From: 
Date:
11/07/2009


Donald Saddler and Marge Champion

From: 
Date:
10/30/2007


Donald Saddler, Melissa Errico, David Zippel and Jamie deRoy

From: 
Date:
05/29/2007


Patrick McEnroe, Donald Saddler and Melissa Errico

From: 
Date:
05/25/2007


Donald Saddler and guest

From: 
Date:
05/25/2007

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2001
Theodore Whitman

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1998
Theodore Whitman

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1950
Performer

The Rich Boy

The Mobile

The Texan

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1950
Taxi Driver

Drunkard

Owner

Boy Friend

"Finale" Performer

"It's The Weather" Dancer

"Lilac Wine" Dancer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1947
Uncle Willie [Replacement]

Productions

[New York, 2005]
Choreographer

[Regional (US), 2001]
Choreographer

[Off-Broadway, 2000]
Director

[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 1997]
Director/Choreographer

[Broadway, 1993]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1987]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1987]
Choreographer

[Off-Broadway, 1985]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1985]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1983]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1981]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1980]
Choreographer

[Canada, 1979]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1979]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1978]
Director/Choreographer

[Broadway, 1977]
Director

[Broadway, 1976]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1976]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1976]
Director

Choreographer

[Broadway, 1975]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1975]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1975]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1974]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1974]
Choreographer

[West End, 1973]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1973]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1972]
Choreographer

[Off-Broadway, 1972]
Director

[Broadway, 1971]
Choreographer

Choreographer

Choreographer

[Broadway, 1963]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1962]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1961]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1956]
Choreographer

Choreographer

[US Tour, 1954]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1954] [Replacement]
Choreographer[Replacement]

[Broadway, 1953]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1953]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1950]
Assistant to the Choreographer


Donald Saddler Awards and Nominations

 
The Lortels - 2001 - Outstanding Choreographer
Donald Saddler, American Rhapsody: A New Musical Revue
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1983 - Outstanding Choreography
Donald Saddler, On Your Toes
 
Tony Awards - 1983 - Best Choreography
Donald Saddler, On Your Toes
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1977 - Outstanding Choreography
Donald Saddler, The Robber Bridegroom
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1976 - Outstanding Choreography
Donald Saddler, The Robber Bridegroom
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1975 - Outstanding Choreography
Donald Saddler, Good News
 
Tony Awards - 1973 - Best Choreography
Donald Saddler, Much Ado About Nothing
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1971 - Outstanding Choreography Gold Star
Donald Saddler, No, No, Nanette
 
Tony Awards - 1971 - Best Choreography Gold Star
Donald Saddler, No, No Nanette
 
Tony Awards - 1953 - Best Choreography Gold Star
Donald Saddler, Wonderful Town

Donald Saddler News

Musical Theater Melodies Celebrates 120th Birthday of Legendary Composer Richard Rodg Photo Musical Theater Melodies Celebrates 120th Birthday of Legendary Composer Richard Rodgers with Broadcast and Streaming Premiere
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 24, 2022

Tuesday June 28th, 2022, marks the 120th Anniversary of the birth of legendary Broadway composer Richard Rodgers, Rob Morrison's Musical Theatre Melodies will commemorate the occasion with the broadcast and streaming premiere of the Museum of the City of New York's A CELEBRATION OF RICHARD RODGERS, recorded live at The Imperial Theatre, New York City, on March 26th, 1972.

Dancer and Actor Marge Champion Dies at 101 Photo Dancer and Actor Marge Champion Dies at 101
by Stephi Wild - Oct 22, 2020

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that dancer and actor Marge Champion has died at age 101.

Joe Mantello to Receive the Mr. Abbott Award Photo Joe Mantello to Receive the Mr. Abbott Award
by Julie Musbach - Oct 8, 2019

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), today announced that acclaimed Director Joe Mantello will be honored with the a?oeMr. Abbotta?? Award, given to a Broadway Director or Choreographer for a lifetime of outstanding contributions.

Did You Know... Our Favorite Fun Facts About the 2019 Tony Nominees! Photo Did You Know... Our Favorite Fun Facts About the 2019 Tony Nominees!
by Alan Henry - Apr 30, 2019

Over the course of each Broadway season, unexpected and unique storylines inevitably pop up. This morning, with the announcement of the 2019 Tony Award nominations, a number of new narratives have come to life.

BWW Review: Seattle Symphony Celebrates Centenary with Bernstein Extravaganza Photo BWW Review: Seattle Symphony Celebrates Centenary with Bernstein Extravaganza
by Erica Miner - Jun 17, 2018

For the centenary of America's favorite musical son Leonard Bernstein, two of his much-loved works

Did You Know... Our Favorite Fun Facts About the 2018 Tony Nominees! Photo Did You Know... Our Favorite Fun Facts About the 2018 Tony Nominees!
by Matt Tamanini - May 1, 2018

The 2018 Tony nominations were announced this morning. If you haven't checked them out yet, what are you waiting for?! CLICK HERE to check out a full list of this year's nominees, and HERE for reactions from the lucky few!

Industry Editor Exclusive: To Dim or Not to Dim? How Broadway Chooses When to Dim Its Photo Industry Editor Exclusive: To Dim or Not to Dim? How Broadway Chooses When to Dim Its Marquees
by Cara Joy David - Mar 2, 2018

A couple of weeks ago when five-time Tony nominee Jan Maxwell died, I assumed the marquees of Broadway theaters would be dimmed. I emailed the Broadway League--the association of theatre owners and producers who issues press releases on such things--to ask 'when' it would happen. I don't know why I automatically assumed it would.

Julie Taymor Will Receive SDCF's Mr. Abbott Award Photo Julie Taymor Will Receive SDCF's Mr. Abbott Award
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 19, 2017

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announces that acclaimed Director Julie Taymor will be honored with the distinguished 2018 Mr. Abbott Award for outstanding artistry and creativity over the course of her career. The Award will be presented at the Foundation's annual gala event on April 2, 2018 in New York City, venue to be announced. Chairing the Mr. Abbott Award Committee are Thomas Schumacher, President & Producer, Disney Theatrical Productions, producer Nelle Nugent of The Foxboro Company (currently represented on Broadway with Taymor's production of M. BUTTERFLY), and SDCF Executive Board Members Rachel Chavkin and Michael Wilson. Honorary Co-Chairs include actress Helen Mirren and playwright David Henry Hwang. Proceeds from the gala benefit the early-career programs of Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation.

SU Drama to Present Kurt Weill Musical Revue This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The powerful music of German composer Kurt Weill comes to life in 'Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill: A Musical Voyage' performed by the Syracuse University Department of Drama.

John Stamos, Neil Meron & Craig Zadan, Robert Greenblatt to Chair 2017 Mr. Abbott Award Gala Honoring Kenny Leon
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announces Robert Greenblatt, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning producer and Chairman of NBC Entertainment (The Wiz LIVE! and Hairpsray LIVE!), and John Stamos, star of stage and screen (Full House), as honorary co-chairs, and Neil Meron and Craig Zadan of Storyline Entertainment - Zadan/Meron Productions (Chicago, Hairpsray LIVE!) as co-chairs of the 2017 'Mr. Abbott' Award Gala honoring Kenny Leon.

Donald Saddler Videos

STAGE TUBE: Marge Champion Shares Memories on Rick McKay's THE GOLDEN AGE FILM TRILOGY
by Stage Tube - Sep 6, 2015

Rick McKay has shared another video from his trilogy, BROADWAY: THE GOLDEN AGE. In his words, 'Happy 96th Birthday, Marge Champion! Marge is seen her in her shoot for Rick McKay's BROADWAY: THE GOLDEN AGE FILM TRILOGY, in which she tells tales of her career. From being the artist/animator's inspiration for SNOW WHITE, to dancing through the Golden Age of Hollywood on the arm of her husband and dance partner GOWER CHAMPION, to winning an EMMY AWARD for choreographing the wonderful film, QUEEN OF THE STARDUST BALLROOM, Marge has done it all and is in no rush to quit. She co-starred opposite her old friend and early partner DONALD SADDLER on Broadway in FOLLIES in 2001 and again on camera in the 2012 film about them both, NEVER STAND STILL.'


Donald Saddler Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Donald Saddler been in?
Donald Saddler has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Donald Saddler been in?
Donald Saddler has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Donald Saddler been nominated for?
Outstanding Choreographer (The Lortels) for American Rhapsody: A New Musical Revue , Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for On Your Toes , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for On Your Toes , Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for The Robber Bridegroom , Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for The Robber Bridegroom , Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Good News , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Much Ado About Nothing , Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for No, No, Nanette Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for No, No Nanette and Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Wonderful Town .

What awards has Donald Saddler won?
Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for No, No, Nanette Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for No, No Nanetteand Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Wonderful Town.