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George Faison

 

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1970
Dancer

Productions

 
[Regional (US), 2006]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2000]
Director
Choreographer
 
[Houston, TX (Regional), 1998]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1998]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1998]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1993]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1993]
Director/Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1985]
Director/Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1984]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1983]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1981]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1978]
Director
Choreographer
Director/Choreographer
 
[US Tour, 1978]
Choreographer
 
[US Tour, 1976]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1976]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1976]
Choreographer
Director
Director/Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1975]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1972]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1972]
Choreographer
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1972]
Choreographer

Writing

Bookwriter
Composer/Lyricist
Composer

Photos

Irene Gandy and George Faison Photo

Irene Gandy and George Faison

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Date:
01/27/2022
Irene Gandy and George Faison  Photo

Irene Gandy and George Faison

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Date:
01/27/2022
Anthony Wayne, George Faison, DeMone Seraphin, Sheldon Henry & Jesse L. Kearney Photo

Anthony Wayne, George Faison, DeMone Seraphin, Sheldon Henry & Jesse L. Kearney

From: 
Date:
08/20/2021
George Faison and Anthony Wayne Photo

George Faison and Anthony Wayne

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Date:
08/20/2021

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1970
Dancer

Productions

[Regional (US), 2006]
Choreographer

[Off-Broadway, 2000]
Director

Choreographer

[Houston, TX (Regional), 1998]
Choreographer

[Off-Broadway, 1998]
Choreographer

[Off-Broadway, 1998]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1993]
Choreographer

[Off-Broadway, 1993]
Director/Choreographer

[Broadway, 1985]
Director/Choreographer

[Broadway, 1984]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1983]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1981]
Choreographer

[Off-Broadway, 1978]
Director

Choreographer

Director/Choreographer

[US Tour, 1978]
Choreographer

[US Tour, 1976]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1976]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1976]
Choreographer

Director

Director/Choreographer

[Broadway, 1975]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1972]
Choreographer

[Off-Broadway, 1972]
Choreographer

Choreographer

[Broadway, 1972]
Choreographer

Writing
Bookwriter
Composer/Lyricist
Composer

George Faison Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1983 - Best Choreography
George Faison , Porgy and Bess
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1975 - Outstanding Choreography Gold Star
George Faison, The Wiz
 
Tony Awards - 1975 - Best Choreography Gold Star
George Faison, The Wiz

George Faison News

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Opens Summer Theatre of New Canaan's 19th Season Photo ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Opens Summer Theatre of New Canaan's 19th Season
by Stephi Wild - Jun 27, 2022

The Summer Theatre of New Canaan (STONC), will open its 19th season July 7 with Broadway's Tony-Winning Musical Revival Once On This Island, Directed and Choreographed by George Faison, the first African American to win a Tony for choreography for The WIZ on Broadway.

Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center Presents 46th Dance Season, June 22-25 Photo Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center Presents 46th Dance Season, June 22-25
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 13, 2022

Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center (THPAC) will hold its 46th Dance Season from June 22-25 at The Mark O'Donnell Theater at Entertainment Community Fund Arts Center in Brooklyn.

Photos: Dancer/Singer John Manzari Brings THE FIRST SET To Birdland Theater Photo Photos: Dancer/Singer John Manzari Brings THE FIRST SET To Birdland Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022

On Monday, May 23, Birdland Theater presenting dancer/singer/choreographer John Manzari in “The First Set,” a high-energy show highlighting the influence of tap dance on African American music through songs by Ahmad Jamal, Gregory Porter, Bill Evans, and others.

Anita Gillette and Lee Roy Reams to Perform at Birdland Jazz Club Photo Anita Gillette and Lee Roy Reams to Perform at Birdland Jazz Club
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 23, 2022

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present a historic evening with two legendary Broadway stars Anita Gillette and Lee Roy Reams for the first time on Monday, June 13 at 7:00 PM.

Liam Forde to Celebrate Debut Album GREAT TO BE HERE at Birdland Photo Liam Forde to Celebrate Debut Album GREAT TO BE HERE at Birdland
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

BIRDLAND THEATER will present pop/jazz vocalist and songwriter Liam Forde – celebrating the release of his first album Great to Be Here – on Monday, June 13 at 8:30 PM.

FUNNY GIRL's John Manzari is Coming to Birdland Photo FUNNY GIRL's John Manzari is Coming to Birdland
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

BIRDLAND THEATER will present John Manzari – the acclaimed dancer, singer, actor, and choreographer currently appearing on Broadway in Funny Girl – in a special event on Monday, May 23 at 8:30 PM.

THE VOICE's Wendy Moten to Perform at Birdland Jazz Club Photo THE VOICE's Wendy Moten to Perform at Birdland Jazz Club
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2022

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present Nashville vocalist Wendy Moten – best known for her 2021 run on NBC’s “The Voice” – in a special concert on Monday, May 16 at 7:00 PM. Her show will include songwriter Richard Whiting hits including “He’s Funny That Way,” “My Ideal,” “Miss Brown,” and “Too Marvelous For Words.”

Amanda McBroom to Present CRIMES OF THE HEART at Birdland Jazz Club Photo Amanda McBroom to Present CRIMES OF THE HEART at Birdland Jazz Club
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2022

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present acclaimed vocalist and songwriter Amanda McBroom in her new show “Crimes of the Heart” on Monday, May 2 at 7:00 PM. McBroom’s concert will feature songs of passion, politics, and just plain love, written by the likes of Stephen Sondheim, Irving Berlin, Leonard Cohen, and of course, Amanda McBroom.

Karen Akers to Present WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE at Birdland Jazz Club Photo Karen Akers to Present WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE at Birdland Jazz Club
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 14, 2022

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present acclaimed vocalist Karen Akers in the new show “Water Under the Bridge” on Monday, April 25 at 7:00 PM.

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 4/7/2022 Photo This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 4/7/2022
by - Apr 7, 2022

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 4/7/2022 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.

George Faison Videos

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Ebony Jo-Ann Celebrates New CD 'Please Save Your Love for Me' at Sugar Bar in April
by Stage Tube - Apr 10, 2016

Ebony Jo-Ann, a 'Blackgold' acclaimed Blues vocalist, multiple award winning Broadway, film and television actress, and social activist, is in residence during the month of April at Ashford & Simpson's Sugar Bar, 254 W. 72nd St. in New York, for the first time since 2011, to reprise Nuttin' But the Blues, the Sugar Bar's weekly Blues series, which she co-created with the late Nick Ashford. Check out a preview here!

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!

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: One Night Only - Effie Meets Effie Preview
by Craig Brockman - Feb 17, 2007

Catch this Exclusive Sneak Peek of BET's hot new reality show, 'One Night Only' before this episode airs on February 20th. Featured on this episode is Golden Globe, SAG Award-winning and Academy Award Nominee Jennifer Hudson giving a one-on-one coaching session to student performer, Chrishira. You can only see it right here on BroadwayWorld.com!


George Faison Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has George Faison been in?
George Faison has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has George Faison been in?
George Faison has not appeared in the West End

What awards has George Faison been nominated for?
Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Porgy and Bess Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for The Wiz and Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for The Wiz .

What awards has George Faison won?
Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for The Wizand Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for The Wiz.

How many shows has George Faison written?
George Faison has written 2 shows including Sing, Mahalia, Sing (Bookwriter), The Wiz (Composer).