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Jeff Calhoun

 
Bio:
Broadway: Newsies, Bonnie & Clyde, Grey Gardens, Deaf West's Big River (2004 Tony Honor, Excellence in Theatre), Brooklyn, Bells Are Ringing (2001 Revival), Annie Get Your Gun (1999 Tony Award, Best Revival), Grease (1994 Tony nomination, Best Choreography), Tommy Tune Tonite!, The Will Rogers ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
Broadway: Newsies, Bonnie & Clyde, Grey Gardens, Deaf West's Big River (2004 Tony Honor, Excellence in Theatre), Brooklyn, Bells Are Ringing (2001 Revival), Annie Get Your Gun (1999 Tony Award, Best Revival), Grease (1994 Tony nomination, Best Choreography), Tommy Tune Tonite!, The Will Rogers ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
1983
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1983
Captain Billy Buck Chandler [Replacement]
Captain Billy Buck Chandler (Standby) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1982
Daniel

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Director
 
[West End, 2019]
Director
 
[Regional (US), 2018]
Choreographer
Director
 
[Regional (US), 2017]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2014]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Director
Choreographer
 
[West End, 2012]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2012]
Director
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2012]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2011]
Director
 
[Regional (US), 2011]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2011]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2010]
Choreographer
Director
 
[New York, 2009]
Director
 
[West End, 2008]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2006]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Choreographer
Choreographer
 
[New York, 2005]
Choreographer
 
[New York, 2005]
Director/Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2004]
Director
Producer
 
[US Tour, 2004]
Director/Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2003]
Choreographer
Choreographic Consultant
 
[Broadway, 2003]
Choreographer
Director
 
[Regional (US), 2003]
Director/Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2001]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2000]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1999]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1998]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1994]
Director
Choreographer
Director/Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1994]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1992]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1991]
Associate Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1987]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1985]
Choreographer
Director
 
[US Tour, 2008]
Choreographer
 
[West End, 2008]
Choreographer
 
[US Tour, 2006]
Director/Choreographer
Producer

Photos

 Will Rogers Follies- Jeff Calhoun, Tom Cashin Photo

Will Rogers Follies- Jeff Calhoun, Tom Cashin

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Date:
11/17/2021
Will Rogers Follies- Wendy Waring demonstrating with Mary McCatty, Kevin Winkler, Pen Photo

Will Rogers Follies- Wendy Waring demonstrating with Mary McCatty, Kevin Winkler, Penny Worth, Jeff Calhoun and Steve Minning.

From: 
Date:
11/17/2021
Karen Akers, Jeff Calhoun, Wendy Waring Photo

Karen Akers, Jeff Calhoun, Wendy Waring

From: 
Date:
11/17/2021
Mark William and Jeff Calhoun Photo

Mark William and Jeff Calhoun

From: 
Date:
09/26/2021
Brian Stokes Mitchell, Timothy Allen McDonald, Jodi Picoult and Jeff Calhoun Photo

Brian Stokes Mitchell, Timothy Allen McDonald, Jodi Picoult and Jeff Calhoun

From: 
Date:
05/17/2021

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
1983
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1983
Captain Billy Buck Chandler [Replacement]

Captain Billy Buck Chandler (Standby) [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1982
Daniel

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Director

[West End, 2019]
Director

[Regional (US), 2018]
Choreographer

Director

[Regional (US), 2017]
Director

[US Tour, 2014]
Director

[Broadway, 2013]
Director

Choreographer

[West End, 2012]
Director

[US Tour, 2012]
Director

Choreographer

[Broadway, 2012]
Director

[Broadway, 2011]
Director

[Regional (US), 2011]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2011]
Director

[US Tour, 2010]
Choreographer

Director

[New York, 2009]
Director

[West End, 2008]
Director

[Broadway, 2006]
Choreographer

[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Choreographer

Choreographer

[New York, 2005]
Choreographer

[New York, 2005]
Director/Choreographer

[Broadway, 2004]
Director

Producer

[US Tour, 2004]
Director/Choreographer

[Broadway, 2003]
Choreographer

Choreographic Consultant

[Broadway, 2003]
Choreographer

Director

[Regional (US), 2003]
Director/Choreographer

[Broadway, 2001]
Choreographer

[Off-Broadway, 2000]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1999]
Choreographer

[Off-Broadway, 1998]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1994]
Director

Choreographer

Director/Choreographer

[Broadway, 1994]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1992]
Director

[Broadway, 1991]
Associate Choreographer

[Off-Broadway, 1987]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1985]
Choreographer

Director

[US Tour, 2008]
Choreographer

[West End, 2008]
Choreographer

[US Tour, 2006]
Director/Choreographer

Producer

Jeff Calhoun Biography

Broadway: Newsies, Bonnie & Clyde, Grey Gardens, Deaf West's Big River (2004 Tony Honor, Excellence in Theatre), Brooklyn, Bells Are Ringing (2001 Revival), Annie Get Your Gun (1999 Tony Award, Best Revival), Grease (1994 Tony nomination, Best Choreography), Tommy Tune Tonite!, The Will Rogers Follies.
West End/International: Disney's High School Musical 1 & 2: On Stage!.
Regional/National tour: Jekyll & Hyde, Upcoming National Tour; Disney's Newsies, Paper Mill Playhouse; Jane Austen's Emma: A Musical Romantic Comedy (2011 Craig Noel Award, Outstanding Resident Musical), The Old Globe; Bonnie & Clyde (2009 San Diego Critics Circle Award, Outstanding New Musical and Outstanding Director of a Musical), Asolo Rep Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse; Dolly Parton's 9 to 5: The Musical, 1st National Tour; Deaf West's Pippin, Mark Taper Forum; Disney's High School Musical: On Tour!, Disney Theatrical; The Civil War and Shenandoah, Ford's Theatre. Ford's Theatre Associate Artist.

Jeff Calhoun Awards and Nominations

 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2012 - Best Direction of a Musical Gold Star
Jeff Calhoun, Newsies
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Jeff Calhoun, Newsies
 
Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Direction of a Musical
Jeff Calhoun, Newsies the Musical
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2010 - Outstanding Director, Resident Musical
Jeff CalhounThe Civil War
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Director, Resident Musical
Jeff CalhounBig River:The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Director - Musical Gold Star
Jeff Calhoun, Big River
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1994 - Outstanding Choreography
Jeff Calhoun, Grease
 
Tony Awards - 1994 - Best Choreography
Jeff Calhoun , Grease

Jeff Calhoun News

BWW Review: 3-D Theatricals Returns with Disney's Triumphant, High-Energy Musical NEW Photo BWW Review: 3-D Theatricals Returns with Disney's Triumphant, High-Energy Musical NEWSIES
by Michael Quintos - May 18, 2022

After a two-year delay due to COVID, this long-awaited So. Cal. production of NEWSIES---currently on stage at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts through May 29, 2022---marks the much-anticipated live and in-person return of 3-D Theatricals. The wait, as the saying goes, was worth it.

Julia Murney, Arielle Jacobs and More Join New Musical BETWEEN THE LINES; Full Cast A Photo Julia Murney, Arielle Jacobs and More Join New Musical BETWEEN THE LINES; Full Cast Announced
by A.A. Cristi - May 4, 2022

Complete casting has been announced for the new Off Broadway musical Between the Lines.

VIDEO: Tony Yazbeck & Melanie Moore Perform 'The Best Things Happen When You're Danci Photo VIDEO: Tony Yazbeck & Melanie Moore Perform 'The Best Things Happen When You're Dancing'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022

American Dance Machine for the 21st¬†Century has released its next video, ‚ÄúThe Best Things Happen When You‚Äôre Dancing‚ÄĚ from the Broadway musical¬†Irving Berlin‚Äôs White Christmas,¬†with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin.

Workshop Announced for HIS STORY, THE MUSICAL Photo Workshop Announced for HIS STORY, THE MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 5, 2022

This week, Bruce Lazarus will present a by-invitation-only workshop of His Story, The Musical, an original musical with book music and lyrics by Anna Miriam Brown and directed by three-time Tony Award nominee Jeff Calhoun (Newsies, Bonnie & Clyde).

BWW Quiz: Celebrate 10 Years Of NEWSIES! Which Character Are You? Photo BWW Quiz: Celebrate 10 Years Of NEWSIES! Which Character Are You?
by BWW Quizzes - Mar 29, 2022

It's been 10 years since a group of newsies first Seized the Day at the Nederlander Theatre so BroadwayWorld wants to help our readers find out Which Newsies Character Are You?!

VIDEO: Broadway's Original NEWSIES Celebrate The Show's 10th Anniversary Photo VIDEO: Broadway's Original NEWSIES Celebrate The Show's 10th Anniversary
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 28, 2022

Carrying the banner through it all! Some of Broadway's original Newsies gathered this week to celebrate the show's 10th anniversary!

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by Stephi Wild - Mar 21, 2022

BETWEEN THE LINES Announces Jodi Picoult Meet the Author Nights Photo BETWEEN THE LINES Announces Jodi Picoult Meet the Author Nights
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 21, 2022

Producer Daryl Roth has announced a special series of ‚ÄúMeet The Author Nights‚ÄĚ at BETWEEN THE LINES, which will feature talkbacks with NY Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult, who wrote the novel the musical is based on alongside her daughter Samantha Van Leer.

Exclusive: Dolly Parton Announces 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL National Tour Launching Fall 202 Photo Exclusive: Dolly Parton Announces 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL National Tour Launching Fall 2022
by Alan Henry - Mar 17, 2022

BroadwayWorld has learned a new national tour of Dolly Parton's 9 to 5 The Musical will launch later this year. The production currently has confirmed dates through 2023. Full dates and casting will be announced at a later date.

BWW REVIEW: Given The Musical Theatre Treatment, Dolly Parton's 9 TO 5 Remains The Fe Photo BWW REVIEW: Given The Musical Theatre Treatment, Dolly Parton's 9 TO 5 Remains The Feel Good Female Empowerment Story With A Stellar Australian Cast
by Jade Kops - Feb 26, 2022

Dolly Parton (Music and Lyrics) and Patricia Resnick‚Äôs (Book) musical adaptation of Resnick and Colin Higgins 1980‚Äôs ‚Äėlabour film‚Äô 9 TO 5 bursts onto the Sydney stage with a fabulous and fun celebration of female empowerment.¬†

Jeff Calhoun Videos

BETWEEN THE LINES Announces Jodi Picoult Meet the Author Nights VideoBETWEEN THE LINES Announces Jodi Picoult Meet the Author Nights
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 21, 2022

Producer Daryl Roth has announced a special series of ‚ÄúMeet The Author Nights‚ÄĚ at BETWEEN THE LINES, which will feature talkbacks with NY Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult, who wrote the novel the musical is based on alongside her daughter Samantha Van Leer.

VIDEO: Watch Morgan Siobhan Green Sing from New Musical, BETWEEN THE LINES! VideoVIDEO: Watch Morgan Siobhan Green Sing from New Musical, BETWEEN THE LINES!
by Stage Tube - Mar 23, 2020

The new Off-Broadway musical Between the Lines has just released the music video for a?oeDo It For You,a?? written by Elyssa Samsel & Kate Anderson and performed by Morgan Siobhan Green. Watch the full video below!

VIDEO: Play on Players and Red Phoenix Theatre Company Perform Highlights From NEWSIE VideoVIDEO: Play on Players and Red Phoenix Theatre Company Perform Highlights From NEWSIES JR. at the 2020 Junior Theater Festival
by Stage Tube - Feb 22, 2020

Play on Players (Gainesville, GA) and Red Phoenix Theatre Company (Buford, GA) performed highlights from Disney's Newsies JR. at the 2020 Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta.

VIDEO: BETWEEN THE LINES Has Released its First Music Video for 'Something to Hold On VideoVIDEO: BETWEEN THE LINES Has Released its First Music Video for 'Something to Hold Onto' Featuring Jason Gotay
by Stage Tube - Jan 17, 2020

The new Off-Broadway musical BETWEEN THE LINES has released its first music video for a?oeSomething to Hold Onto,a?? performed by Jason Gotay.

BWW Exclusive: Get A Behind The Scenes Look At BETWEEN THE LINES At Second Stage VideoBWW Exclusive: Get A Behind The Scenes Look At BETWEEN THE LINES At Second Stage
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 26, 2019

We're getting an exclusive look behind the scenes at at the new musical Between the Lines, which is set to begin performances at Off-Broadway's Tony Kiser Theater at Second Stage this April! Check out the video to see the show's songwriting team, Elyssa Samsel & Kate Anderson, giving us a look at what the show is all about and what audiences can expect!

VIDEO: Bobby Conte Thornton and Teal Wicks in LAST DAYS OF SUMMER VideoVIDEO: Bobby Conte Thornton and Teal Wicks in LAST DAYS OF SUMMER
by Stage Tube - Oct 25, 2019

Performances kicked off last night for the new musical LAST DAYS OF SUMMER, presented by George Street Playhouse and directed by Jeff Calhoun (NEWSIES, GREASE, BIG RIVER). Opening Night is October 25th. LAST DAYS OF SUMMER features book & lyrics by Steve Kluger (based on his best-selling novel) and music by Grammy Award winner Jason Howland (LITTLE WOMEN). Get a first look at cast members Teal Wicks and Bobby Conte Thornton and more in action!

BWW TV: Watch Eden Espinosa Get Ready to Return to BKLYN as She Rehearses for Reunion VideoBWW TV: Watch Eden Espinosa Get Ready to Return to BKLYN as She Rehearses for Reunion Concert!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Oct 21, 2019

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge checks in with Espinosa, musical director James Sampliner and director Matt Logan as they take a break from rehearsals. Plus, watch as Eden joins James at the piano to perform 'I Never Knew His Name.'

VIDEO: Bobby Conte Thornton and Teal Wicks in Rehearsal For LAST DAYS OF SUMMER VideoVIDEO: Bobby Conte Thornton and Teal Wicks in Rehearsal For LAST DAYS OF SUMMER
by Stage Tube - Oct 16, 2019

Performances kicked off last night for the new musical LAST DAYS OF SUMMER, presented by George Street Playhouse and directed by Jeff Calhoun (NEWSIES, GREASE, BIG RIVER). Opening Night is October 25th. LAST DAYS OF SUMMER features book & lyrics by Steve Kluger (based on his best-selling novel) and music by Grammy Award winner Jason Howland (LITTLE WOMEN).

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Rehearsals For LAST DAYS OF SUMMER at George Street Playho VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Rehearsals For LAST DAYS OF SUMMER at George Street Playhouse
by Alan Henry - Oct 9, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at rehearsals for George Street Playhouse's new musical LAST DAYS OF SUMMER, directed by Jeff Calhoun (NEWSIES, GREASE). LAST DAYS OF SUMMER features book & lyrics by Steve Kruger (based on his best-selling novel), and music by Grammy Award winner Jason Howland (LITTLE WOMEN).

VIDEO: Making A "Big" Impact With LAST DAYS OF SUMMER, a New Musical Directed by Jef VideoVIDEO: Making A "Big" Impact With LAST DAYS OF SUMMER, a New Musical Directed by Jeff Calhoun
by Stage Tube - Oct 4, 2019

A new video debuted on YouTube this week featuring LAST DAYS OF SUMMER cast members Danny Binstock and Julian Lerner paying homage to a classic 1980s film.


Jeff Calhoun Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Jeff Calhoun been in?
Jeff Calhoun has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Jeff Calhoun been in?
Jeff Calhoun has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Jeff Calhoun been nominated for?
Best Direction of a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Newsies , Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Newsies , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Newsies the Musical , Outstanding Director, Resident Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for The Civil War , Outstanding Director, Resident Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for Big River:The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn , Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Big River Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Grease and Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Grease .

What awards has Jeff Calhoun won?
Best Direction of a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Newsiesand Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Big River.