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Onna White

 
Date of Birth: March 24, 1922
Date of Death: April 08, 2005 (83)

Birth Place: Inverness, NS, CANADA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1955
Dancer
Dancer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1950
Dancer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1950
Dancer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1949
Dancer
Dancer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1948
Dancer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1947
Dancer [Replacement]

Productions

 
[West End, 1986]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1983]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1979]
Choreographer
 
[West End, 1977]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1977]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1975]
Choreographer
 
[West End, 1974]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1973]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1971]
Choreographer
 
[West End, 1970]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1970]
Director/Choreographer
Choreographer
Director
 
[Broadway, 1969]
Choreographer
 
[West End, 1969]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1968]
Choreographer
 
[US Tour, 1968]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1967]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1966]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1965]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1964]
Choreographer
 
[US Tour, 1962]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1961]
Choreographer
 
[West End, 1961]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1960]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1959]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1958]
Choreographer
Choreographer
 
[West End, 1958]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1957]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1956]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1955]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1955]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1948]
Dance Captain

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1955
Dancer

Dancer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1950
Dancer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1950
Dancer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1949
Dancer

Dancer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1948
Dancer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1947
Dancer [Replacement]

Productions

[West End, 1986]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1983]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1979]
Choreographer

[West End, 1977]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1977]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1975]
Choreographer

[West End, 1974]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1973]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1971]
Choreographer

[West End, 1970]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1970]
Director/Choreographer

Choreographer

Director

[Broadway, 1969]
Choreographer

[West End, 1969]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1968]
Choreographer

[US Tour, 1968]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1967]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1966]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1965]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1964]
Choreographer

[US Tour, 1962]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1961]
Choreographer

[West End, 1961]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1960]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1959]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1958]
Choreographer

Choreographer

[West End, 1958]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1957]
Choreographer

[Off-Broadway, 1956]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1955]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1955]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1948]
Dance Captain


Onna White Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1968 - Best Choreography
Onna White, Illya Darling
 
Tony Awards - 1966 - Best Choreography
Onna White, Mame
 
Tony Awards - 1965 - Best Choreography
Onna White, Half a Sixpence
 
Tony Awards - 1961 - Best Choreography
Onna White, Irma La Douce
 
Tony Awards - 1960 - Best Choreography
Onna White, Take Me Along
 
Tony Awards - 1959 - Best Choreography
Onna White, Whoop-Up
 
Tony Awards - 1958 - Best Choreography
Onna White, The Music Man

Onna White News

BWW Interview: Ann-Margret's Born To Be Wild & Never Saying Bye Bye to Being Heartfel Photo BWW Interview: Ann-Margret's Born To Be Wild & Never Saying Bye Bye to Being Heartfelt & Sexy
by Gil Kaan - Jan 26, 2022

Cinelounge Theatres and Cleopatra Records present a special screening of the 1963 fan-favorite Bye Bye Birdie, followed by an in-person Q&A with its star Ann-Margret February 14, 2022, at The Montalban. Those in attendance will also be treated to a sneak preview of a few songs from Ann-Margret’s upcoming release from Cleopatra Records, Born to Be Wild. I had a chance to chat with and re-interview (after twenty years) Ann-Margret on things Birdie, her USO stints, her latest CD, and, most important of all, how she defines sexy.

Celebrating Women's History Month: Women in Theatre Through the Decades: 1960s-1970s Photo Celebrating Women's History Month: Women in Theatre Through the Decades: 1960s-1970s
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 8, 2021

With Women in Theatre Through the Decades, we will be highlighting the vital role that women have played in theatre history, showcasing those who paved the way and who continue to make history today. This week, we are highlighting the accomplishments of women in theatre throughout the 1960s and the 1970s!

VIDEO: EVERYBODY DANCE NOW! A Look Back at 'Shipoopi' From THE MUSIC MAN Photo VIDEO: EVERYBODY DANCE NOW! A Look Back at 'Shipoopi' From THE MUSIC MAN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 15, 2020

In this time of social distancing and remaining responsibly indoors, we are all looking for ways to brighten our days and get moving any way we can! In the spirit of celebrating theater and providing motivation to get up and get shakin', we're taking a look back and paying tribute to some of the greatest dance numbers in musical theater history!

Photo Flash: First Look at THE MUSIC MAN at Reagle Music Theater Photo Photo Flash: First Look at THE MUSIC MAN at Reagle Music Theater
by Stephi Wild - Aug 3, 2018

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston's 50th Anniversary Summer Season closes with The Music Man from August 2-12, 2018. The multiple Tony award-winning musical runs for 8 performances (including 4 matinees) at the Robinson Theatre, 617 Lexington St., Waltham, MA starring IRNE Award Nominee Mark Linehan as Harold Hill and Elliot Norton Award Winner Jennifer Ellis as Marian Paroo. Produced by Robert J. Eagle; Directed and Choreographed by Susan M. Chebookjian, who will restage the original Broadway and film choreography by Onna White; Music Direction by Dan Rodriguez.

Reagle Music Theatre Ends 50th Summer Season On A High Note With THE MUSIC MAN Photo Reagle Music Theatre Ends 50th Summer Season On A High Note With THE MUSIC MAN
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 25, 2018

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston wraps up the company's spectacular 50th Anniversary Summer Season with The Music Man from August 2-12.  The multiple Tony award-winning musical will run for 8 performances (including 4 matinees) at the Robinson Theatre, 617 Lexington St., Waltham, MA.

BWW Exclusive: A Retrospective of Chita Rivera's Tony Nominated and Award Winning Rol Photo BWW Exclusive: A Retrospective of Chita Rivera's Tony Nominated and Award Winning Roles
by Bethany Sulecki - Jun 8, 2018

Broadway legend Chita Rivera will be presented with a Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre at the 72nd Annual Tony Awards on June 10, 2018. This award recognizes theatre artists that have made significant contributions to theatre throughout their life.

BWW Feature: PDS's Star-Studded Luncheon and Gypsy Award Ceremony at The Beverly Hilt Photo BWW Feature: PDS's Star-Studded Luncheon and Gypsy Award Ceremony at The Beverly Hilton Hotel International Ballroom
by Valerie-Jean Miller - May 5, 2018

4/15/18 ~ HONORING GEORGE CHAKIRIS, BARRIE CHASE & TONI BASIL There's a certain feeling that invades my consciousness when I attend a Dancer's Event... It is a deep, passionate, all-encompassing love amongst it's members. And that is what I was feeling, attending a most prestigious (in my opinion) Event; The Professional Dancer's Society 31st Annual Luncheon & “Gypsy” Award Ceremony, held Yearly in the International Room at the Beverly Hilton.

ELF THE MUSICAL Brings Holiday Cheer to Madison Square Garden Tonight Photo ELF THE MUSICAL Brings Holiday Cheer to Madison Square Garden Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

NETworks Presentations presents the New York engagement of Elf The Musical. The show will play from tonight, December 13, through December 29 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.

ELF THE MUSICAL Finds Full Company for Holiday Run at Boch Center Photo ELF THE MUSICAL Finds Full Company for Holiday Run at Boch Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

NETworks Presentations has announced casting for the Boston engagement of ELF THE MUSICAL.

ELF THE MUSICAL Finds Full Company for Holiday Run at Boch Center Photo ELF THE MUSICAL Finds Full Company for Holiday Run at Boch Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

NETworks Presentations has announced casting for the Boston engagement of ELF THE MUSICAL.


Onna White Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Onna White been in?
Onna White has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

How many West End shows has Onna White been in?
Onna White has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Onna White been nominated for?
Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Illya Darling , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Mame , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Half a Sixpence , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Irma La Douce , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Take Me Along Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Whoop-Up and Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for The Music Man .