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Lainie Sakakura

 
Bio:
Writer/Director/Choreographer - Recipient of 2015 Joe A. Callaway Award Outstanding Choreography and 2002 Joseph Jefferson Award Best Choreography. Nominated 2003 Joseph Jefferson Award Best Choreography. Writer: CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET. A musical adaptation of the New York Times Best Seller, ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
Writer/Director/Choreographer - Recipient of 2015 Joe A. Callaway Award Outstanding Choreography and 2002 Joseph Jefferson Award Best Choreography. Nominated 2003 Joseph Jefferson Award Best Choreography. Writer: CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET. A musical adaptation of the New York Times Best Seller, ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [St. Louis, MO (Regional)]
The Muny Revival, 2017
Geminae
  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Theatre Broadway Revival, 2015
Ensemble
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Revival, 2011
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Ensemble
Camille (Understudy)
Colette (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2002
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1999
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1996
Archer (ballet)
Archer
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1994
Showroom Patron
Working Girl

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1999]
Dance Captain

Photos

Associate Art Designer Chris Williams, Choreographer Lainie Sakakura, Costume Supervi Photo

Associate Art Designer Chris Williams, Choreographer Lainie Sakakura, Costume Supervisor Rashidah Nelson, Writer Steven Fisher, Director Richard Vida, Lighting Designer Ridley Walker, Music Director E

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12/03/2019
Lainie Sakakura, Richie Ridge and Alex Sanchez Photo

Lainie Sakakura, Richie Ridge and Alex Sanchez

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08/12/2019
Lainie Sakakura, Isabella Sanchez, Avelina Sanchez and Alex Sanchez Photo

Lainie Sakakura, Isabella Sanchez, Avelina Sanchez and Alex Sanchez

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Date:
08/12/2019
Richard Vida, Lainie Sakakura, Chad Austin  Photo

Richard Vida, Lainie Sakakura, Chad Austin

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06/25/2019

 

Stage

Performances
  [St. Louis, MO (Regional)]
The Muny Revival, 2017
Geminae

  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Theatre Broadway Revival, 2015
Ensemble

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Revival, 2011
Ensemble

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Ensemble

Camille (Understudy)

Colette (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2002
Ensemble

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1999
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1996
Archer (ballet)

Archer

Ensemble

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1994
Showroom Patron

Working Girl

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1999]
Dance Captain

Lainie Sakakura Biography

Writer/Director/Choreographer - Recipient of 2015 Joe A. Callaway Award Outstanding Choreography and 2002 Joseph Jefferson Award Best Choreography. Nominated 2003 Joseph Jefferson Award Best Choreography.
Writer: CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET. A musical adaptation of the New York Times Best Seller, 'Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet' by Jamie Ford. Book by Lainie Sakakura, Music & Lyrics by Paul Fujimoto. An advocate for Asian American artists, wrote & co-conceived the first all Asian BCEFA Red Bucket Follies Opening celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Flower Drum Song.
Director: NYC Productions at Cherry Lane Theatre, Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, Summer Stage, Neighborhood Playhouse, The Duplex, and Don’t Tell Mama.
New work has always been her focus throughout her career, and has worked on dozens of original musicals including Jimmy Buffett/Herman Wouk's DON'T STOP THE CARNIVAL and Paul Blake's ROMAN HOLIDAY. On Broadway, Ms Sakakura was only in original casts, many times also their prior workshops. The 1999 Tony Award Winning musical, FOSSE took 5 years, 2 workshops, and endless pre-production to bring to Broadway. Ms Sakakura is credited for Dance Reconstruction and Dance Captain. She rarely recreates Fosse choreography today, but was honored in 2005 to stage BIG SPENDER for Cy Coleman's Memorial at the Majestic Theatre featuring Chita Rivera and Ann Reinking.






Lainie Sakakura News

BWW Review: CABARET at The Goodspeed Photo BWW Review: CABARET at The Goodspeed
by Ariana Straznicky-Packer - May 26, 2022

Wilkommen, bienvenue, and welcome Cabaret to the Goodspeed Stage! The classic musical makes its premiere on the Goodspeed Stage and runs now through July 3rd, 2022.

VIDEO: First Look At Jelani Remy & More In CABARET at Goodspeed Musicals Photo VIDEO: First Look At Jelani Remy & More In CABARET at Goodspeed Musicals
by Stage Tube - May 18, 2022

Get a first look at the company in action as Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its first full season of musicals since 2019 with the spring production of Kander and Ebb's dazzling and daring classic, Cabaret.

VIDEO: Jelani Remy Sings CABARET at Goodspeed Musicals Photo VIDEO: Jelani Remy Sings CABARET at Goodspeed Musicals
by Stage Tube - May 2, 2022

Get a first look at the company in action as Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its first full season of musicals since 2019 with the spring production of Kander and Ebb's dazzling and daring classic, Cabaret.

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For Jelani Remy Led CABARET at Goodspeed Musicals Photo VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For Jelani Remy Led CABARET at Goodspeed Musicals
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2022

Go inside rehearsals as Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its first full season of musicals since 2019 with the spring production of Kander and Ebb's dazzling and daring classic, Cabaret.

Jelani Remy to Star as The Master of Ceremonies in CABARET at Goodspeed Musicals Photo Jelani Remy to Star as The Master of Ceremonies in CABARET at Goodspeed Musicals
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2022

Goodspeed Musicals will kick¬†off its first full season of musicals since 2019 with the spring production of Kander and Ebb‚Äôs dazzling and daring classic,¬†Cabaret.¬†The Kit Kat Klub comes alive for the first time on the Goodspeed stage from May 13 ‚Äď July 3 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn.

Telly Leung, Ann Harada, Jose Llana & More to Take Part in MY AAPI BROADWAY STORY Photo Telly Leung, Ann Harada, Jose Llana & More to Take Part in MY AAPI BROADWAY STORY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 10, 2022

New York Public Library will present “My AAPI Broadway Story' on Monday, March 14, 2022, 6 - 7:45 PM, featuring AAPI Broadway stars coming together to share their stories.

Photos: Nick Adams, Max von Essen & More Attend Conrad Ricamora's First Performance i Photo Photos: Nick Adams, Max von Essen & More Attend Conrad Ricamora's First Performance in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 13, 2022

Stars & friends of Conrad Ricamora’s came out to celebrate his first performance at Seymour Krelborn in the smash hit off-Broadway production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at The Westside Theatre, 307 W. 43rd.

VIDEO: Check Out Highlights From A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING at Goodspeed Photo VIDEO: Check Out Highlights From A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING at Goodspeed
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 16, 2021

Goodspeed Musicals reopened its doors on September 24 with the rousing revue, A Grand Night for Singing. This fresh take on the quintessential work of Rodgers & Hammerstein will run through November 28, 2021.

VIDEO: 'I'm Gonna Wash That Man' From A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING At Goodspeed Photo VIDEO: 'I'm Gonna Wash That Man' From A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING At Goodspeed
by Stage Tube - Oct 12, 2021

BroadwayWorld has a first look at rhearsals for A Grand Night for Singing: A Celebration of Rodgers & Hammerstein for the iconic Opera House stage at Goodspeed!

VIDEO: Goodspeed Presents A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING Featuring Mamie Parris, Mauricio  Photo VIDEO: Goodspeed Presents A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING Featuring Mamie Parris, Mauricio Martínez, Diane Phelan & More
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 4, 2021

A Grand Night for Singing, a fresh and fun Celebration of Rodgers & Hammerstein, is now playing through November 28 at The Goodspeed. Featuring artful arrangements and clever interpretations, A Grand Night for Singing is a lively revue that seems tailor-made for Goodspeed.

Lainie Sakakura Videos

VIDEO: First Look At Jelani Remy & More In CABARET at Goodspeed Musicals VideoVIDEO: First Look At Jelani Remy & More In CABARET at Goodspeed Musicals
by Stage Tube - May 18, 2022

Get a first look at the company in action as Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its first full season of musicals since 2019 with the spring production of Kander and Ebb's dazzling and daring classic, Cabaret.

VIDEO: Jelani Remy Sings CABARET at Goodspeed Musicals VideoVIDEO: Jelani Remy Sings CABARET at Goodspeed Musicals
by Stage Tube - May 2, 2022

Get a first look at the company in action as Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its first full season of musicals since 2019 with the spring production of Kander and Ebb's dazzling and daring classic, Cabaret.

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For Jelani Remy Led CABARET at Goodspeed Musicals VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For Jelani Remy Led CABARET at Goodspeed Musicals
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2022

Go inside rehearsals as Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its first full season of musicals since 2019 with the spring production of Kander and Ebb's dazzling and daring classic, Cabaret.

VIDEO: 'I'm Gonna Wash That Man' From A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING At Goodspeed VideoVIDEO: 'I'm Gonna Wash That Man' From A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING At Goodspeed
by Stage Tube - Oct 12, 2021

BroadwayWorld has a first look at rhearsals for A Grand Night for Singing: A Celebration of Rodgers & Hammerstein for the iconic Opera House stage at Goodspeed!

VIDEO: Goodspeed Presents A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING Featuring Mamie Parris, Mauricio  VideoVIDEO: Goodspeed Presents A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING Featuring Mamie Parris, Mauricio Martínez, Diane Phelan & More
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 4, 2021

A Grand Night for Singing, a fresh and fun Celebration of Rodgers & Hammerstein, is now playing through November 28 at The Goodspeed. Featuring artful arrangements and clever interpretations, A Grand Night for Singing is a lively revue that seems tailor-made for Goodspeed.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING At Goodspeed VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING At Goodspeed
by Stage Tube - Sep 23, 2021

BroadwayWorld has a first look at rhearsals for A Grand Night for Singing: A Celebration of Rodgers & Hammerstein for the iconic Opera House stage at Goodspeed!

VIDEO: Watch Jeffrey Schecter, John Tartaglia and More in Highlights from A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO FORUM at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is the third production of The Muny's 99th season, playing now through July 11. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights from the show below!

STAGE TUBE: Watch New Clips of Goodman Theatre's WONDERFUL TOWN, Starring Lauren Molina, Bri Sudia and More!
by Stage Tube - Oct 3, 2016

Goodman Theatre presents Mary Zimmerman's revival of Wonderful Town, extending the show through October 23. Featuring a company of over 40 actors and musicians, the Goodman production of Leonard Bernstein's whimsical love letter to Manhattan marks the first major revival in more than 10 years.  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at new clips of the show below!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of WONDERFUL TOWN Starring Lauren Molina, Bri Sudia and More!
by Stage Tube - Sep 15, 2016

Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman's revival of WONDERFUL TOWN - Leonard Bernstein's classic musical that with lyrics by Betty Comdenand Adolph Green and book by Joseph Fieldsand Jerome Chodorov, runs now through October 16 at Goodman Theatre's Albert Theatre (Opening Night is September 20). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Lauren Molina, Bri Sudia and More in Highlights of WONDERFUL TOWN at Goodman Theatre
by Stage Tube - Aug 25, 2016

The cast and creative team is set for Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman's revival of WONDERFUL TOWN - Leonard Bernstein's classic musical that with lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Joseph Fieldsand Jerome Chodorov.  Watch highlights of the show below!


Lainie Sakakura Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Lainie Sakakura been in?
Lainie Sakakura has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

How many West End shows has Lainie Sakakura been in?
Lainie Sakakura has not appeared in the West End