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Patricia Birch

 

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1958
Dancer

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Choreographer
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2007]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Choreographer
 
[Regional (US), 2004]
Choreographer
Director
 
[Los Angeles, 2003]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1999]
Director/Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1999]
Director
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1998]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1997]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1989]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1987]
Choreographer
 
[Regional (US), 1986]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1986]
Director/Choreographer
Choreographer
Director
 
[Regional (US), 1986]
Choreographer
 
[Regional (US), 1985]
Director/Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1981]
Director/Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1979]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1979]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1977]
Director
Director
 
[Broadway, 1976]
Choreographer
 
[US Tour, 1976]
Choreographer
 
[US Tour, 1976]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1976]
Choreographer
 
[West End, 1975]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1974]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1974]
Choreographer
 
[US Tour, 1974]
Choreographer
 
[West End, 1973]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1973]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1972]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1971]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1970]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1970]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1967]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1975]
Director/Choreographer
Director
Choreographer

Writing

Conceiver
Conceiver


Patricia Birch Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Choreograph
Patricia Birch, LoveMusik
 
Tony Awards - 1999 - Best Choreography
Patricia Birch, Parade
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1977 - Outstanding Choreography
Patricia Birch, Music Is
 
Tony Awards - 1977 - Best Choreography
Patricia Birch , Music Is
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1976 - Outstanding Choreography
Patricia Birch, Pacific Overtures
 
Tony Awards - 1976 - Best Choreography
Patricia Birch, Pacific Overtures
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1974 - Outstanding Choreograph Gold Star
Patricia Birch, Over Here!
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1974 - Best Choreography Gold Star
Patricia Birch
 
Tony Awards - 1974 - Best Choreography
Patricia Birch , Over Here!
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1972 - Outstanding Choreography Gold Star
Patricia Birch, Grease
 
Tony Awards - 1972 - Best Choreography Gold Star
Patricia Birch, Grease

Patricia Birch News

Encore Engagement of ANN TALMAN: ELIZABETH TAYLOR AND THE SHADOW OF HER SMILE is Comi Photo Encore Engagement of ANN TALMAN: ELIZABETH TAYLOR AND THE SHADOW OF HER SMILE is Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 11, 2022

54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present a special encore engagement of Ann Talman: 'Elizabeth Taylor and The Shadow of Her Smile” for two (2) performances – Tuesday, September 13 and Wednesday, September 14 both at 7:00pm This is her 54 Below return engagement following her March 31st sold out debut.

Photos: GREASE Celebrates 50th Broadway Anniversary Photo Photos: GREASE Celebrates 50th Broadway Anniversary
by Bruce Glikas - Jun 7, 2022

Earlier this week, company members from Grease gathered at Sardi's to celebrate the show's 50th Bradway anniversary. 

Se cumplen 50 años del estreno de GREASE en Broadway Photo Se cumplen 50 años del estreno de GREASE en Broadway
by Elena Díaz-Guerra - Feb 15, 2022

El 14 de febrero de 1972 se estrenó el musical en el Majestic Theatre de Nueva York.

Raissa Katona Bennett, Doris Dear, Terese Genecco and Deborah Stone to Join PIANO BAR Photo Raissa Katona Bennett, Doris Dear, Terese Genecco and Deborah Stone to Join PIANO BAR LIVE!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2021

Featuring new performers with every show, the weekly, award-winning Piano Bar Live! (PBL!) streams this Tuesday, June 22 at 7:15 pm ET, with host Scott Barbarino and guests Raissa Katona Bennett, Doris Dear, Terese Genecco and Deborah Stone, plus Mystery Guests and MORE!

BWW Interview: Ann Reinking of CHICAGO at Théatre Mogador Photo BWW Interview: Ann Reinking of CHICAGO at Théatre Mogador
by Patrick Honoré - May 26, 2021

In 2018 Ann Reinking came to Paris to train the cast for the French-language version of Chicago. I had the pleasure of chatting with her.

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!

UN DÍA COMO HOY: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC se estrenaba en Broadwayd Photo UN DÍA COMO HOY: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC se estrenaba en Broadwayd
by Cristina Martinez - Feb 25, 2021

Un 25 de febrero, en 1973, se estrenaba por primera vez en Broadway A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, el musical con música y letra de Stephen Sondheim y libreto de Hugh Wheeler. Inspirado en la película de Ingmar Bergman SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT, el musical subía el telón del Shubert Theatre bajo la dirección de Harold Prince y con las coreografías de Patricia Birch.

BWW Blog: Ivy Austin - A Woman of Many Voices and Many Hats Photo BWW Blog: Ivy Austin - A Woman of Many Voices and Many Hats
by Student Blogger: Drew Eldridge - Feb 19, 2021

There are few performers who can be declared a “triple threat” talent. Ivy Austin is undoubtedly one of them. Austin is a star of stage, radio, and the recording studio, and has been involved with smash hits including “Grease 2,”“A Prairie Home Companion,” and “Sesame Street” where she has recorded with The Muppets since the show’s inception!

BWW SPECIAL: 49 años de GREASE Photo BWW SPECIAL: 49 años de GREASE
by Cristina Martinez - Feb 15, 2021

Este año se han cumplido el 49 aniversario del estreno de GREASE en Broadway. Antes de que el musical saltase a la gran pantalla y enamorase al público internacional, la producción neoyorkina subía el telón off-Broadway el 14 de febrero de 1972.

VIDEO: New Lyric Video Launched in Honor of 42nd Anniversary of THEY'RE PLAYING OUR S Photo VIDEO: New Lyric Video Launched in Honor of 42nd Anniversary of THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 11, 2021

Today Concord Theatricals launched a brand new lyric video in honor of the 42nd anniversary of the Broadway opening of THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG. The play was presented on Broadway by Emanuel Azenberg at the Imperial Theatre in New York City, beginning previews on February 2, 1979 and opening on February 11.

Patricia Birch Videos

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/1/16- YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
by Stage Tube - Jun 1, 2016

Today in 1971, You're A Good Man Charlie Brown opened at the John Golden Theatre, where it ran for 32 performances. You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown is a 1967 musical comedy with music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip Peanuts. Directed by Joseph Hardy and with choreography by Patricia Birch, the 1971 cast included Grant Cowan as Snoopy and Dean Stolber as Charlie Brown.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/3/16- LOVEMUSIK
by Stage Tube - May 3, 2016

Today in 2007, LoveMusik opened at the Biltmore Theatre (now the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre), where it ran for 60 performances. LoveMusik is a musical written by Alfred Uhry, using a selection of music by Kurt Weill. The story explores the romance and lives of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya, based on Speak Low (When You Speak Love): The Letters of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya. The show was directed by Harold Prince, with musical staging by Patricia Birch and starred Michael Cerveris as Kurt Weill, Donna Murphy as Lotte Lenya, David Pittu as Bertolt Brecht and John Scherer as George Davis.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/1/15- YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN
by Stage Tube - Jun 1, 2015

Today in 1971, You're A Good Man Charlie Brown opened at the John Golden Theatre, where it ran for 32 performances. You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown is a 1967 musical comedy with music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip Peanuts. Directed by Joseph Hardy and with choreography by Patricia Birch, the 1971 cast included Grant Cowan as Snoopy and Dean Stolber as Charlie Brown.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/3/15- LOVEMUSIK
by Stage Tube - May 3, 2015

Today in 2007, LoveMusik opened at the Biltmore Theatre (now the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre), where it ran for 60 performances. LoveMusik is a musical written by Alfred Uhry, using a selection of music by Kurt Weill. The story explores the romance and lives of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya, based on Speak Low (When You Speak Love): The Letters of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya. The show was directed by Harold Prince, with musical staging by Patricia Birch and starred Michael Cerveris as Kurt Weill, Donna Murphy as Lotte Lenya, David Pittu as Bertolt Brecht and John Scherer as George Davis.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/1- YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN
by Stage Tube - Jun 1, 2014

Today in 1971, You're A Good Man Charlie Brown opened at the John Golden Theatre, where it ran for 32 performances. You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown is a 1967 musical comedy with music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip Peanuts. Directed by Joseph Hardy and with choreography by Patricia Birch, the 1971 cast included Grant Cowan as Snoopy and Dean Stolber as Charlie Brown.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 5/3- LOVEMUSIK
by Stage Tube - May 3, 2014

Today in 2007, LoveMusik opened at the Biltmore Theatre (now the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre), where it ran for 60 performances. LoveMusik is a musical written by Alfred Uhry, using a selection of music by Kurt Weill. The story explores the romance and lives of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya, based on Speak Low (When You Speak Love): The Letters of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya. The show was directed by Harold Prince, with musical staging by Patricia Birch and starred Michael Cerveris as Kurt Weill, Donna Murphy as Lotte Lenya, David Pittu as Bertolt Brecht and John Scherer as George Davis.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/1- YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN
by Stage Tube - Jun 1, 2013

Today in 1971, You're A Good Man Charlie Brown opened at the John Golden Theatre, where it ran for 32 performances. You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown is a 1967 musical comedy with music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip Peanuts. Directed by Joseph Hardy and with choreography by Patricia Birch, the 1971 cast included Grant Cowan as Snoopy and Dean Stolber as Charlie Brown.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 5/3- LOVEMUSIK
by Stage Tube - May 3, 2013

Today in 2007, LoveMusik opened at the Biltmore Theatre (now the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre), where it ran for 60 performances. LoveMusik is a musical written by Alfred Uhry, using a selection of music by Kurt Weill. The story explores the romance and lives of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya, based on Speak Low (When You Speak Love): The Letters of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya. The show was directed by Harold Prince, with musical staging by Patricia Birch and starred Michael Cerveris as Kurt Weill, Donna Murphy as Lotte Lenya, David Pittu as Bertolt Brecht and John Scherer as George Davis.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/1- YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN
by Stage Tube - Jun 1, 2012

Today in 1971, You're A Good Man Charlie Brown opened at the John Golden Theatre, where it ran for 32 performances. You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown is a 1967 musical comedy with music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip Peanuts. Directed by Joseph Hardy and with choreography by Patricia Birch, the 1971 cast included Grant Cowan as Snoopy and Dean Stolber as Charlie Brown.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 5/3- LOVEMUSIK
by Stage Tube - May 3, 2012

Today in 2007, LoveMusik opened at the Biltmore Theatre (now the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre), where it ran for 60 performances. LoveMusik is a musical written by Alfred Uhry, using a selection of music by Kurt Weill. The story explores the romance and lives of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya, based on Speak Low (When You Speak Love): The Letters of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya. The show was directed by Harold Prince, with musical staging by Patricia Birch and starred Michael Cerveris as Kurt Weill, Donna Murphy as Lotte Lenya, David Pittu as Bertolt Brecht and John Scherer as George Davis.


Patricia Birch Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Patricia Birch been in?
Patricia Birch has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Patricia Birch been in?
Patricia Birch has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Patricia Birch been nominated for?
Outstanding Choreograph (Drama Desk Awards) for LoveMusik , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Parade , Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Music Is , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Music Is , Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Pacific Overtures , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Pacific Overtures , Outstanding Choreograph (Drama Desk Awards) for Over Here! , Best Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Over Here! Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Grease and Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Grease .

What awards has Patricia Birch won?
Outstanding Choreograph (Drama Desk Awards) for Over Here!, Best Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Greaseand Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Grease.

How many shows has Patricia Birch written?
Patricia Birch has written 2 shows including Truckload (Conceiver), Band in Berlin (Conceiver).