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Geoffrey Holder

 
Date of Birth: August 01, 1930 (92)

Birth Place: TRINIDAD

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
1964
Performer
  [Broadway]
1964
Performer
  [Broadway]
1957
Lucky
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1954
Ensemble/Other Roles
The Champion

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1993]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1984]
Costume Designer
Director
 
[US Tour, 1978]
Director
Costume Designer
 
[Broadway, 1978]
Director/Choreographer
Choreographer
Costume Designer
Director
 
[US Tour, 1976]
Director
Costume Designer
 
[Broadway, 1975]
Costume Designer
Director
 
[Broadway, 1954]
Choreographer


Geoffrey Holder Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 1978 - Outstanding Choreography
Geoffrey Holder, Timbuktu!
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1978 - Outstanding Costume Design
Geoffrey Holder, Timbuktu!
 
Tony Awards - 1978 - Best Costume Design
Geoffrey Holder , Timbuktu!
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1975 - Outstanding Costume Design Gold Star
Geoffrey Holder, The Wiz
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1975 - Outstanding Director - Musical
Geoffrey Holder, The Wiz
 
Tony Awards - 1975 - Best Costume Design Gold Star
Geoffrey Holder, The Wiz
 
Tony Awards - 1975 - Best Direction of a Musical Gold Star
Geoffrey Holder, The Wiz

Geoffrey Holder News

Carole J. Bufford to Present NYC Debut of VINTAGE POP! at Birdland Theater in Decembe Photo Carole J. Bufford to Present NYC Debut of VINTAGE POP! at Birdland Theater in December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2022

BIRDLAND THEATER will present acclaimed vocalist Carole J. Bufford in the New York debut of her concert “Vintage Pop!” for a special six-show run from Friday, December 9 through Sunday, December 11, with performances each night at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM.

A BILLY GILMAN CHRISTMAS is Coming to Birdland Jazz Club in December Photo A BILLY GILMAN CHRISTMAS is Coming to Birdland Jazz Club in December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 26, 2022

Birdland Jazz Club will present Billy Gilman – the platinum-selling country music artist known for his run on NBC’s “The Voice” — in “A Billy Gilman Christmas” on Monday, December 5 at 7:00 PM.

Birdland Jazz Club And Birdland Theater Announce Thrilling November 2022 Lineup Photo Birdland Jazz Club And Birdland Theater Announce Thrilling November 2022 Lineup
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 21, 2022

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are open this November with a full slate of nightly performances! 

Maddie Baillio to Make NYC Concert Debut at Birdland Jazz Club in November Photo Maddie Baillio to Make NYC Concert Debut at Birdland Jazz Club in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 19, 2022

Birdland Jazz Club will present the New York concert debut of actress and vocalist Maddie Baillio – best known for her appearances in the Amazon film Cinderella and NBC’s “Hairspray Live!” – on Monday, November 21 at 7:00 PM.

THE VOICE's Wendy Moten to Perform Six-Show Engagement at Birdland Theater in Novembe Photo THE VOICE's Wendy Moten to Perform Six-Show Engagement at Birdland Theater in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 13, 2022

Birdland Theater will present Nashville vocalist Wendy Moten – best known for her 2021 run on NBC’s “The Voice” – in an exclusive six-show concert engagement from Friday, November 18 to Sunday, November 20 with performances at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM each night.

Christian Holder to Present DREAMS AND INSPIRATION With Special Guest Donna McKechnie Photo Christian Holder to Present DREAMS AND INSPIRATION With Special Guest Donna McKechnie at Birdland Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 7, 2022

BIRDLAND THEATER will present vocalist Christian Holder in his new show “Dreams and Inspiration” – featuring a special appearance by Donna McKechnie – on Monday, November 7 at 8:30 PM.

Paramount Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Eddie Murphy Lead Comedy, 'Boomerang,' With  Photo Paramount Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Eddie Murphy Lead Comedy, 'Boomerang,' With Blu-Ray Release
by Marissa Tomeo - May 12, 2022

Eddie Murphy’s portrayal of hotshot advertising executive Marcus Graham made BOOMERANG a hit when it was first released in theaters on July 1, 1992.  Featuring an all-star cast that includes Robin Givens, Halle Berry, David Alan Grier, Martin Lawrence, Grace Jones, Geoffrey Holder, and Eartha Kitt, Chris Rock, John Witherspoon, Tisha Campbell, and Melvin Van Peebles, this celebrated comedy was ahead of its time in playfully challenging stereotypes. The movie’s hit soundtrack, featuring Babyface, Toni Braxton, and Boyz II Men, topped the Billboard charts and earned triple platinum status.

Ballet Hispánico's Spring 2022 Series Of In-Person And Virtual Community Arts Partne Photo Ballet Hispánico's Spring 2022 Series Of In-Person And Virtual Community Arts Partnerships Extends Across The Nation
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 25, 2022

Ballet Hispánico is continuing its Community Arts Partnerships (CAP) this winter and spring with a series of educational and community engagement events that will reach thousands of students, families, and fans nationwide, from California to Texas and back to the Company's NYC hometown.

BWW Exclusive: A History of ANNIE on Broadway and Beyond Photo BWW Exclusive: A History of ANNIE on Broadway and Beyond
by Jeffrey Kare - Dec 2, 2021

Tonight, NBC will air its sixth live musical production. Following in the footsteps of The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, The Wiz, Hairspray, and Jesus Christ Superstar, the peacock network will be presenting Annie. Based on Harold Gray's comic strip titled Little Orphan Annie, this musical tells the story of a little orphan with equal measures of pluck and positivity who charms everyone's hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in New York City in the year 1933.

Henning RĂĽbsam to Teach Dance History/Appreciation Course on 'Iconic Dance Partnersh Photo Henning RĂĽbsam to Teach Dance History/Appreciation Course on 'Iconic Dance Partnerships'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 23, 2021

HENNING RÜBSAM, choreographer and artistic director of SENSEDANCE, will teach a dance history/appreciation course for the general public on “ICONIC DANCE PARTNERSHIPS”.

Geoffrey Holder Videos

VIDEO: Josh Groban & Broadway Casts Perform 'In Memoriam' Tribute
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 7, 2015

Josh Groban performed 'You'll Never Walk Alone' from Carousel in tribute to members of the Broadway community who passed away this year

Video Flashback: Remembering Tony Winner Geoffrey Holder
by Stage Tube - Oct 7, 2014

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, Tony Award-winning stage director and costume designer Geoffrey Holder passed away on Sunday, October 5th in Manhattan. According to family spokesman Charles M. Mirotznik, the cause of death was complications from pneumonia. Holder was 84 years old. Below, BroadwayWorld remembers the Broadway legend with a selection of videos highlighting his diverse career.

BWW TV: THE WIZ 'FLIPS' On Down The Road: Backstage with James Monroe Iglehart
by Eddie Varley - Jul 3, 2009

The Encores! Summer Stars production of The Wiz stars Ashanti, LaChanze, Joshua Henry, James Monroe Iglehart, Christian Dante White, Tichina Arnold and Dawnn Lewis.

BWW TV: Broadway Beat Special Sneak - In Rehearsal with 'Encores! Summer Stars THE WIZ'
by Eddie Varley - May 29, 2009

Singer/songwriter, actor and author Ashanti will make her stage debut as Dorothy in the New York City Center Encores! Summer Stars production of The Wiz, June 12 - July 5 at New York City Center (W. 55th Street between 6th & 7th Avenues). The Wiz, the 1974 rock and soul musical based on the beloved L. Frank Baum story about Dorothy and her adventures in Oz, will be directed by Thomas Kail and choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler, with music direction by Alex Lacamoire, (the team responsible for the Tony-winning In the Heights).

BWW TV: Encores! Summer Stars THE WIZ Sneak Peek - Ashanti Sings 'Home'
by Eddie Varley - May 20, 2009

Ashanti, joined by Thomas Kail and Alex Lacamoire, gave a special behind-the-scenes, sneak peek performance this morning, Tuesday May 19th, for the media and BWW TV was there!


Geoffrey Holder Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Geoffrey Holder been in?
Geoffrey Holder has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Geoffrey Holder been in?
Geoffrey Holder has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Geoffrey Holder been nominated for?
Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Timbuktu! , Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Timbuktu! , Best Costume Design (Tony Awards) for Timbuktu! , Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for The Wiz , Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Wiz Best Costume Design (Tony Awards) for The Wiz and Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Wiz .

What awards has Geoffrey Holder won?
Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for The Wiz Best Costume Design (Tony Awards) for The Wizand Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Wiz.