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Parker Esse

 
Bio:
Parker Esse Guys and Dolls [Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada ( Shaw Festival Theater), 2013] Choreographer Carousel [East Haddam, CT (Goodspeed - Regional), 2012] Choreographer Music Man [Washington, DC (Arena Stage - Regional), 2012] Choreographer Buddy- The Buddy Holly ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Parker Esse Guys and Dolls [Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada ( Shaw Festival Theater), 2013] Choreographer Carousel [East Haddam, CT (Goodspeed - Regional), 2012] Choreographer Music Man [Washington, DC (Arena Stage - Regional), 2012] Choreographer Buddy- The Buddy Holly ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Kennedy Center Revival, 2006
Ensemble
  [Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 2003
Sir Colgrevance
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]

Productions

 
[East Haddam, CT (Regional), 2017]
Choreography
 
[Washington, DC (Regional), 2015]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2012]
Associate Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2009]
Associate Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2008]
Associate Choreographer

Photos

Parker Esse, Baayork Lee, Molly Smith Photo

Parker Esse, Baayork Lee, Molly Smith

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Date:
11/15/2019
Laura Bergquist, Parker Esse, Molly Smith Photo

Laura Bergquist, Parker Esse, Molly Smith

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Date:
11/15/2019
Parker Esse, Michael John Hughes  Photo

Parker Esse, Michael John Hughes

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Date:
11/15/2019
Parker Esse and Ben West Photo

Parker Esse and Ben West

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Date:
09/13/2019
Dan Erben, Parker Esse, Steve Whipple, San Lazzara, Evan Zavada, Fran Minarik and Ben Photo

Dan Erben, Parker Esse, Steve Whipple, San Lazzara, Evan Zavada, Fran Minarik and Ben West

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Date:
09/13/2019

 

Stage

Performances
  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Kennedy Center Revival, 2006
Ensemble

  [Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 2003
Sir Colgrevance

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]

Productions

[East Haddam, CT (Regional), 2017]
Choreography

[Washington, DC (Regional), 2015]
Choreographer

[Off-Broadway, 2012]
Associate Choreographer

[Broadway, 2009]
Associate Choreographer

[Broadway, 2008]
Associate Choreographer

Parker Esse Biography


Parker Esse

Guys and Dolls
[Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada ( Shaw Festival Theater), 2013]
Choreographer

Carousel
[East Haddam, CT (Goodspeed - Regional), 2012]
Choreographer

Music Man
[Washington, DC (Arena Stage - Regional), 2012]
Choreographer

Buddy- The Buddy Holly Story
[Flat Rock, NC (Flat Rock Playhouse - Regional), 2011]
Choreographer

Oklahoma! (Revival)
[Washington, DC (Arena Stage - Regional) 2011]
Choreographer

Oklahoma!
[Washington, DC (Arena Stage - Regional), 2010]
Choreographer
Winner Helen Hayes Award Best Choreography

The Light In the Piazza
[Washington, DC (Arena Stage - Regional), 2010]
Choreographer

Mystery of Irma Vep
[Washington, DC (Arena Stage - Regional), 2008]
Choreographer

The Brand New Kid
[Washington, DC (The Kennedy Center - Regional), 2006]
Choreographer


Associate/Assistant Choreographer Broadway/Off-Broadway:

Finian's Rainbow [Broadway, 2009]
Associate Choreographer

A Tale of Two Cities [Broadway, 2008]
Associate Choreographer

Rated P for Parenthood [Off-Broadway, 2012]
Associate Choreographer

Girl Crazy
[New York City Center, Encores! (Off-Broadway), 2009]
Associate Choreographer

Finian's Rainbow
[New York City Center, Encores! (Off-Broadway), 2009]
Associate Choreographer

On the Town
[New York City Center, Encores! (Off-Broadway), 2008]
Associate Choreographer

Juno
[New York City Center, Encores! (Off-Broadway), 2008]
Assistant Choreographer

Stairway to Paradise
[New York City Center Encores! (Off-Broadway), 2007]
Assistant Choreographer


Associate Director-Choreographer National Tour/Regional:

Follies
[Washington, DC (The Kennedy Center - Regional), 2011]
Associate Choreographer

101 Dalmatians: The Musical
(National Tour - US - Regional), 2009
Associate Choreographer

Lucky Guy
[East Haddam, CT (Goodspeed - Regional), 2009]
Associate Director/Choreographer


Assistant Choreographer:

Dancing in the Dark
San Diego, CA (The Old Globe Theatre - Regional), 2008]
Assistant Choreographer

Pirates!
[Milburn, NJ (Paper Mill Playhouse - Regional), 2007]
Assistant Choreographer

The Pirates of Penzance
[East Haddam, CT (Goodspeed - Regional), 2006]
Assistant Choreographer

Mame
[Washington, DC (The Kennedy Center - Regional), 2006]
Assistant Choreographer

Damn Yankees
[Washington, DC (Arena Stage - Regional), 2006
Assistant Choreographer

South Pacific
Washington, DC (Arena Stage - Regional), 2003
Assistant Choreographer


Stage:

Performances:

Mame [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Kennedy Center Revival, 2006
Assistant Choreographer/Dance Captain/Ensemble

Camelot [Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 2003
Sir Colgrevance

Fosse [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]

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Parker Esse Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Choreography in a Musical, HAYES Production
Parker EsseFiddler on the Roof
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Choreography in a Musical, HAYES Production
Parker EsseSmokey Joe?s Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Choreography, Resident Production
Parker EsseThe Music Man
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Choreography,Resident Production Gold Star
Parker EsseOklahoma

Parker Esse News

BWW Review: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at Arena Stage Photo BWW Review: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at Arena Stage
by Ken Kemp - Mar 21, 2022

An energetic, joyful night of escapist fun. Read our BWW critic's review.

Photos/Videos: First Look at Christian Thompson, Nehal Joshi, and More in CATCH ME IF Photo Photos/Videos: First Look at Christian Thompson, Nehal Joshi, and More in CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at Arena Stage
by Stephi Wild - Mar 4, 2022

Catch Me If You Can begins performances tonight, March 4, at the Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. The musical features a book by Terrence McNally, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman and based on the Dreamworks Motion Picture.

Christian Thompson to Replace Corbin Bleu in Revised CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at Arena Sta Photo Christian Thompson to Replace Corbin Bleu in Revised CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at Arena Stage
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 20, 2022

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced casting for a new version of the Tony-nominated musical comedy Catch Me If You Can.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Matthew Gardiner Photo BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Matthew Gardiner
by Elliot Lanes - Jul 20, 2021

Today’s subject Matthew Gardiner is a prime example of someone living their theatre life to the fullest. While he has directed and choreographed all over town and in Korea as well, by far the bulk of his career has been working at Signature Theatre. Since coming there in 2004, Matthew has either choreographed and or directed some of Signature’s most memorable productions while also serving as the company’s Associate Artistic Director since 2011.

Verdon Fosse Legacy Professional Training Program is Still Accepting Applications Photo Verdon Fosse Legacy Professional Training Program is Still Accepting Applications
by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2021

Morning technique classes in ballet, East Indian, Afro-Cuban, rhythm, and acting set up the critical foundational training for the quintessential 'Fosse dancer.' Afternoons will be spent studying longer excerpts from signature pieces of Fosse choreography in an intimate, constructive, and challenging class environment.

Arena Stage Announces New Virtual Classes For Winter Season Photo Arena Stage Announces New Virtual Classes For Winter Season
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 15, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces its lineup of Winter classes featuring classes catered to families, theater lovers, students, adults and emerging theater artists. The Voices of Now Mead Ensemble for young artists will begin this winter, meeting virtually to contribute to a new original film. Just in time for the holidays, this robust line of programming has something for everyone and makes the perfect unique gift for the theater lover in your family.

THE BAND'S VISIT Tour Wins Helen Hayes Award for 'Outstanding Visiting Production' Photo THE BAND'S VISIT Tour Wins Helen Hayes Award for 'Outstanding Visiting Production'
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 25, 2020

On September 25, the 36th Annual Helen Hayes Awards concluded, after a series of virtual events celebrating Washington's dynamic and diverse theatre community.

This Week's Helen Hayes Award Winners Announced Photo This Week's Helen Hayes Award Winners Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 10, 2020

The 2020 Helen Hayes Awards, recognizing the outstanding work on Washington area stages in 2019, continued its four-week virtual event series. 

Goodspeed Musicals Announces New Online Education Programs Featuring Casey Hushion, P Photo Goodspeed Musicals Announces New Online Education Programs Featuring Casey Hushion, Parker Esse and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 2, 2020

Beginning this month, Goodspeed Musicals will offer robust performing arts education and training programs for students 7 years of age and older - all from the comfort and safety of home.

Arena Stage Announces Virtual Fall/Winter Season Photo Arena Stage Announces Virtual Fall/Winter Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 26, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced its Fall/Winter Looking Forward Season featuring more than 70 virtual events and programs to engage with and respond to audiences in Washington, D.C-metropolitan region and nationally.

Parker Esse Videos

Video Flashback: James Snyder Sings 'Soliloquy' From CAROUSEL at Goodspeed VideoVideo Flashback: James Snyder Sings 'Soliloquy' From CAROUSEL at Goodspeed
by Stage Tube - Jun 15, 2020

Goodspeed has released a new video in its Staff Picks series, featuring James Snyder singing 'Soliloquy' in Carousel in 2012!

VIDEO: Parker Esse and Jared Grimes Join SIGNATURE STRONG LIVE! Choreography Episode VideoVIDEO: Parker Esse and Jared Grimes Join SIGNATURE STRONG LIVE! Choreography Episode
by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2020

A new episode has been released for Signature Strong Live!, called The Choreography Episode.

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For NEWSIES At Arena Stage VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For NEWSIES At Arena Stage
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 30, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents Disney's Tony Award-winning musical Newsies, an inspiring story about kids who fight for what is right at the turn of the century, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman and book by Harvey Fierstein. Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City, this family-friendly musical follows the story of newsboys and newsgirls who dream of a better life and lead a crusade for justice. Just in time for the holidays, the score features fan favorites, including 'King of New York,' 'Carrying the Banner' and 'Seize the Day.' Newsies, directed by Molly Smith, with choreography by Parker Esse and music direction by Laura Bergquist, will run November 1-December 22, 2019 in the iconic in-the-round Fichandler Stage.

BWW TV Exclusive: Get an Exclusive Look at the Cast of Arena Stage's ANYTHING GOES Ta VideoBWW TV Exclusive: Get an Exclusive Look at the Cast of Arena Stage's ANYTHING GOES Tap-Tapping Away!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 19, 2018

Arena Stage presents Corbin Bleu as Billy Crocker and Soara-Joye Ross as Reno Sweeney in Cole Porter's madcap seafaring musical, Anything Goes. Check out the cast in action below!

VIDEO: Watch Clips From Arena Stage's ANYTHING GOES VideoVIDEO: Watch Clips From Arena Stage's ANYTHING GOES
by Stage Tube - Nov 17, 2018

Arena Stage presents Corbin Bleu (Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical; In the Heights; Disney Channel's High School Musical) as Billy Crocker and Soara-Joye Ross(Les Miserables, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess National Tour) as Reno Sweeney in Cole Porter's madcap seafaring musical, Anything Goes. Watch clips below!

BWW TV: Corbin Bleu Taps Into ANYTHING GOES at Arena Stage VideoBWW TV: Corbin Bleu Taps Into ANYTHING GOES at Arena Stage
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 12, 2018

Arena Stage presents Corbin Bleu (Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical; In the Heights; Disney Channel's High School Musical) as Billy Crocker and Soara-Joye Ross (Les Miserables, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess National Tour) as Reno Sweeney in Cole Porter's madcap seafaring musical, Anything Goes.  Check out Corbin in rehearsal for the show below!

VIDEO: The Cast Of ANYTHING GOES At Arena Stage Honors indigenous People VideoVIDEO: The Cast Of ANYTHING GOES At Arena Stage Honors indigenous People
by Stage Tube - Oct 10, 2018

This week, Molly Smith and the cast of Anything Goes at Arena Stage chose to honor and support Indigenous Peoples' Day (Oct 8). Just as those at sea use Morse code to send SOS alerts, the cast of Anything Goes -- joined by Molly's partner, Suzanne Blue Star Boy -- taps out a call to action in the video below to bring awareness to the epidemic of murdered, kidnapped, and missing Native women in the United States and Canada:

VIDEO: WNO's Presents LA TRAVIATA In The Kennedy Center Opera House VideoVIDEO: WNO's Presents LA TRAVIATA In The Kennedy Center Opera House
by Alan Henry - Oct 5, 2018

Washington National Opera opens its 2018-2019 season with a stunning new production by WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello of Verdi's La traviata, October 6-21, 2018, in the Kennedy Center Opera House. Tickets start at $45. From the famous brindisi drinking song to the heartbreaking 'Addio del passato' aria, the original 'Pretty Woman' proves it's better to have loved once than not at all. Verdi's romantic masterpiece and familiar tunes are as timeless as the storyline is contemporary, pitting tensions of social class against Violetta's personal sacrifice.

BWW TV: Choreographer Parker Esse on North Carolina Theatre's NEWSIES VideoBWW TV: Choreographer Parker Esse on North Carolina Theatre's NEWSIES
by Jeffrey Kare - Jul 23, 2018

VIDEO: Tim Rogan, Britney Coleman, Donna McKechnie and More in New Trailer for THE PA VideoVIDEO: Tim Rogan, Britney Coleman, Donna McKechnie and More in New Trailer for THE PAJAMA GAME at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents The Pajama Game, directed by Alan Paul in his Arena Stage debut, with music and lyrics by Richard Adlerand Jerry Ross, and book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell. Featuring Musical Direction by James Cunningham and Choreography by Parker Esse, The Pajama Game runs now through December 24 in the iconic in-the-round Fichandler Stage. Check out a brand-new trailer for the show below!


Parker Esse Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Parker Esse been in?
Parker Esse has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Parker Esse been in?
Parker Esse has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Parker Esse been nominated for?
Outstanding Choreography in a Musical, HAYES Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Fiddler on the Roof , Outstanding Choreography in a Musical, HAYES Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Smokey Joe?s Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller Outstanding Choreography, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for The Music Man and Outstanding Choreography,Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Oklahoma .

What awards has Parker Esse won?
Outstanding Choreography,Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Oklahoma.