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Tommy Tune

 
Birth Place:
Wichita Falls, TX, USA
Bio:
Tommy Tune is an American actor, dancer, singer, theatre director, producer, and choreographer. Over the course of his career, he has won ten Tony Awards, the National Medal of Arts and has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 1965, Tune made his Broadway debut as a performer in the ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: February 28, 1939 (83)

Birth Place: Wichita Falls, TX, USA

Bio:
Tommy Tune is an American actor, dancer, singer, theatre director, producer, and choreographer. Over the course of his career, he has won ten Tony Awards, the National Medal of Arts and has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 1965, Tune made his Broadway debut as a performer in the ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
City Center Encores Production, 2015
Performer
  [US Tour]
Touring Revival, 2006
Dr. Dolittle
  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Performer
  [Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 1992
Performer
  [West End]
London Concert Revival, 1988
Performer
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1985
Capt. Billy Buck Chandler
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1983
Captain Billy Buck Chandler
  [Off-Broadway]
1975
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1973
David
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1967
Waiter
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1966
Tommy
Ensemble Dancer
Saw Mill Boys (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1965
One of the Killers
The Three Killers
  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1995
Performer
  [US Tour]
Touring Revival, 1991
Performer

Productions

 
[US Tour, 2006]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1994]
Producer
Production Supervisor
 
[Broadway, 1994]
Director
Choreographer
 
[US Tour, 1992]
Director
 
[West End, 1992]
Director/Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1991]
Director/Choreographer
Director
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1989]
Director/Choreographer
Director
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1987]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1983]
Choreographer
Director/Choreographer
Director
 
[Broadway, 1982]
Director
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1982]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1981]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1980]
Choreographer
Director/Choreographer
Director
 
[Broadway, 1978]
Director
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1978]
Choreographer
Director
 
[Broadway, 1976]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1976]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1973]
Associate Choreographer

Photos

Phyllis Newman and Tommy Tune attending the Opening Night of the Broadway Musical Lan Photo

Phyllis Newman and Tommy Tune attending the Opening Night of the Broadway Musical Landmark, SWEENEY TODD at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre in New York City. November 3, 2005

From: 
Date:
09/16/2019
Tommy Tune and Louise Hirschfeld Cullman Photo

Tommy Tune and Louise Hirschfeld Cullman

From: 
Date:
09/27/2018

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
City Center Encores Production, 2015
Performer

  [US Tour]
Touring Revival, 2006
Dr. Dolittle

  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Performer

  [Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 1992
Performer

  [West End]
London Concert Revival, 1988
Performer

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1985
Capt. Billy Buck Chandler

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

  [Off-Broadway]
1975
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1973
David

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1967
Waiter

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1966
Tommy

Ensemble Dancer

Saw Mill Boys (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1965
One of the Killers

The Three Killers

  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1995
Performer

  [US Tour]
Touring Revival, 1991
Performer

Productions

[US Tour, 2006]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1994]
Producer

Production Supervisor

[Broadway, 1994]
Director

Choreographer

[US Tour, 1992]
Director

[West End, 1992]
Director/Choreographer

[Broadway, 1991]
Director/Choreographer

Director

Choreographer

[Broadway, 1989]
Director/Choreographer

Director

Choreographer

[Broadway, 1987]
Director

[Broadway, 1983]
Choreographer

Director/Choreographer

Director

[Broadway, 1982]
Director

Choreographer

[Broadway, 1982]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1981]
Director

[Broadway, 1980]
Choreographer

Director/Choreographer

Director

[Broadway, 1978]
Director

Choreographer

[Off-Broadway, 1978]
Choreographer

Director

[Broadway, 1976]
Choreographer

[Off-Broadway, 1976]
Director

[Broadway, 1973]
Associate Choreographer

Tommy Tune Biography

Tommy Tune is an American actor, dancer, singer, theatre director, producer, and choreographer. Over the course of his career, he has won ten Tony Awards, the National Medal of Arts and has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


In 1965, Tune made his Broadway debut as a performer in the musical Baker Street. His first Broadway directing and choreography credits were for the original production of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas in 1978. His direction of Nine The Musical in 1982, which also won the Tony for Best Musical, garnered him his first Tony for direction of a musical. He has gone on to direct and/or choreograph eight Broadway musicals. He directed a new musical titled Turn of the Century, which premiered at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago on September 19, 2008 and closed on November 2, 2008.

Off-Broadway, Tune has directed The Club and Cloud Nine. Tune toured the United States in the Sherman Brothers musical Busker Alley in 1994‚Äď1995, and in the stage adaptation of the film Dr. Dolittle in 2006.

Tommy Tune Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2015 - Special Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre Gold Star
Tommy Tune
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2011 - The Helen Hayes Tribute, sponsored by Jaylee Mead Gold Star
Tommy Tune
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Choreography Gold Star
Tommy Tune, Tommy Tune: White Tie and Tails
 
Olivier Awards - 1993 - Best Theatre Choreographer
Tommy Tune, Grand Hotel
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1992 - Best Choreography
Tommy Tune, The Will Rogers Follies
 
Tony Awards - 1991 - Best Choreography Gold Star
Tommy Tune, The Will Rogers Follies
 
Tony Awards - 1991 - Best Direction of a Musical Gold Star
Tommy Tune, The Will Rogers Follies
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1990 - Best Director
Tommy Tune, Grand Hotel
 
Tony Awards - 1990 - Best Choreography Gold Star
Tommy Tune, Grand Hotel
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1989 - Outstanding Choreography
Tommy Tune, Grand Hotel
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1989 - Outstanding Director - Musical Gold Star
Tommy Tune, Grand Hotel
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1984 - Special Award Gold Star
Tommy Tune, My One and Only
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1983 - Outstanding Choreography Gold Star
Tommy Tune, My One and Only
 
Tony Awards - 1983 - Best Choreography Gold Star
Tommy Tune, My One and Only
 
Tony Awards - 1983 - Best Direction of a Musical
Tommy Tune, My One and Only
 
Tony Awards - 1983 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Tommy Tune, My One and Only
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1982 - Outstanding Director of a Musical Gold Star
Tommy Tune, Nine
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1982 - Outstanding Director of a Play Gold Star
Tommy Tune, Cloud 9
 
Tony Awards - 1982 - Best Choreography
Tommy Tune, Nine
 
Tony Awards - 1982 - Best Direction of a Musical Gold Star
Tommy Tune, Nine
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1980 - Outstanding Choreography Gold Star
Tommy Tune, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1980 - Best Direction and Choreography Gold Star
Tommy Tune, A Day in Hollywod / A Night in the Ukraine
 
Tony Awards - 1980 - Best Choreography Gold Star
Tommy Tune , A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine
 
Tony Awards - 1980 - Best Direction of a Musical
Tommy Tune, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine
 
Tony Awards - 1979 - Best Choreography
Tommy Tune, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1978 - Outstanding Choreography
Tommy Tune, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1978 - Outstanding Director - Musical Gold Star
Tommy Tune, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1977 - Outstanding Director - Musical
Tommy Tune, The Club
 
Tony Awards - 1974 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Tommy Tune, Seesaw

Tommy Tune News

AMERICAN MU$CLE To Make World Premiere At The New York Theater Festival Photo AMERICAN MU$CLE To Make World Premiere At The New York Theater Festival
by Marissa Tomeo - May 14, 2022

Award-winning playwright Fred Gordon's new play AMERICAN MU$CLE will have its World Premiere at The New York Theater Festival in June. Opening night is slated for Monday, June 13 at 9pm at Teatro Latea on The Lower East Side. The production is directed by David F.M. Vaughn who previously directed two plays by Gordon.

Vanessa Williams to Join SETH RUDETSKY'S BROADWAY at The Town Hall Photo Vanessa Williams to Join SETH RUDETSKY'S BROADWAY at The Town Hall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

The Town Hall & Mark Cortale will continue with the latest installment of the internationally acclaimed concert series Seth Rudetsky's Broadway, hosted and music directed by Sirius/XM Radio star Seth Rudetsky at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). On Monday, June 20 at 8pm, Seth welcomes platinum recording artist and star of stage and screen Vanessa Williams.

Kathryn Gallagher, Bonnie Milligan & More to Star in NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS Hosted Photo Kathryn Gallagher, Bonnie Milligan & More to Star in NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS Hosted by Justin Elizabeth Sayre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2022

The 10th¬†annual¬†‚ÄúNight¬†Of A¬†Thousand¬†Judys‚Ä̬†‚Ästthe Pride concert to benefit¬†The Ali Forney Center¬†written and hosted by¬†Justin Elizabeth Sayre¬†‚Äď will take place at¬†Joe‚Äôs Pub¬†on¬†Sunday, June 5.¬†

Photos: Karen Akers Makes Birdland Debut With New Concert WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE Photo Photos: Karen Akers Makes Birdland Debut With New Concert WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 27, 2022

Birdland presented singer/actress Karen Akers, who premiered a brand new, very personal concert on Monday, April 25.¬† The show, titled ‚ÄúWater Under The Bridge,‚ÄĚ was musical directed by Alex Rybeck, with Tom Hubbard on bass.

Award-Winning Composer and Viral Tik Tok Wit Scott Evan Davis Plays The Triad With CO Photo Award-Winning Composer and Viral Tik Tok Wit Scott Evan Davis Plays The Triad With CONNECTION UNSTABLE On May 21st
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 27, 2022

Musical theater composer Scott Evan Davis will have a Triad Takeover on May 21st with original songs and a few musical friends.

39th Elliot Norton Awards Nominations Announced - See the Full List! Photo 39th Elliot Norton Awards Nominations Announced - See the Full List!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 25, 2022

More than 60 nominations in over two dozen categories of outstanding actors, directors, designers, choreographers, musicians, and productions were announced today by the Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) for the 39th Elliot Norton Awards.

Karen Akers to Present WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE at Birdland Jazz Club Photo Karen Akers to Present WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE at Birdland Jazz Club
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 14, 2022

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB¬†will present acclaimed vocalist¬†Karen Akers¬†in the new show¬†‚ÄúWater Under the Bridge‚Ä̬†on¬†Monday, April 25¬†at¬†7:00 PM.

Applications Open For Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's CABARET FELLOWS Photo Applications Open For Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's CABARET FELLOWS
by Stephi Wild - Apr 14, 2022

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center is now accepting applications for the Cabaret & Performance Conference Fellows Program. The professional program, helmed by Artistic Director John McDaniel, will take place August 10-20, 2022 on the O'Neill's seaside campus.

Nancy Hays and Mary Heffernan Will Perform a Mother's Day Concert Next Month Photo Nancy Hays and Mary Heffernan Will Perform a Mother's Day Concert Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Apr 14, 2022

Actress and musical entertainer Nancy Hays and her daughter Mary Heffernan will perform a special Mother's Day Concert on Saturday, May 7th and Sunday, May 8th, presenting songs from the famed 'Live at the London Palladium' concert which featured Judy Garland on stage with her own 18 year-old daughter - Liza Minnelli, in November of 1964.

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.

Tommy Tune Videos

VIDEO: 'Put On Your Sunday Clothes' From HELLO, DOLLY! Featured in New Google Ad VideoVIDEO: 'Put On Your Sunday Clothes' From HELLO, DOLLY! Featured in New Google Ad
by Stage Tube - Aug 21, 2021

Broadway fans may hear a familiar tune when they watch the new Google ad, celebrating six months since NASA's Perseverance Rover has been on Mars.

VIDEO: Casts of FOSSE and CHICAGO Reunite to Tribute Ann Reinking VideoVIDEO: Casts of FOSSE and CHICAGO Reunite to Tribute Ann Reinking
by Stage Tube - Feb 12, 2021

In December, Broadway lost one of its brightest stars in Ann Reinking, who sadly passed away at the age of 71. Her legacy live on though, as dancers from the Broadway and National touring companies of Fosse and Chicago have reunited to tribute her memory.

VIDEO Special: Broadway Celebrates the Legacy of the Late, Great Ann Reinking VideoVIDEO Special: Broadway Celebrates the Legacy of the Late, Great Ann Reinking
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jan 23, 2021

Just last month, Broadway lost one of its brightest stars in Ann Reinking, who sadly passed away at the age of 71. Ann, or Annie and she was called by those closest to her, leaves behind a legacy of greatness. 'We've lost a big icon in our craft...' said her friend and colleague Chita Rivera. 'But somewhere there is a light that shines, and that light is Annie. Now she shines within us and we have to keep that alive. We have to talk about her and think about her.'

BWW Flashback: Ann Reinking Recounts Memories of Her Career as One of Broadway's Most VideoBWW Flashback: Ann Reinking Recounts Memories of Her Career as One of Broadway's Most Legendary Dancers
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 15, 2020

Earlier this year, Ann was interviewed by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge from her home in Arizona. During the hour of storytelling, she opened up about how she fell in love with dance as a young girl, recounted stories of her career on stage and screen, working with Bob Fosse, teaching young dancers across the country, and so much more.

Broadway Rewind: GRAND HOTEL Returns with James Snyder, Brandon Uranowitz and More! VideoBroadway Rewind: GRAND HOTEL Returns with James Snyder, Brandon Uranowitz and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 21, 2020

Today we rewind to 2018, when Encores brought Grand Hotel back to the stage. Originally produced under the title At the Grand (1958), with a score by Robert Wrightand George Forrest and book by Luther Davis, the production was revitalized in 1989 by director-choreographer Tommy Tune, with additional music and lyrics by Maury Yeston, for a Tony Award-winning run on Broadway.

VIDEO: Living Legend Ann Reinking Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge! VideoVIDEO: Living Legend Ann Reinking Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jul 28, 2020

Nothing can stop BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge from bringing you interviews with your favorite Broadway stars! Watch below as he chats with living legend Ann Reinking!

VIDEO: Watch Susan Egan Sing 'I Won't Say (I'm In Love)' from Home! VideoVIDEO: Watch Susan Egan Sing 'I Won't Say (I'm In Love)' from Home!
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2020

Need a Disney sing-a-long to get you through the day? Broadway favorite Susan Egan is here to help! Watch as the the original voice of Meg, sings the Hercules classic 'I Won't Say (I'm In Love)' from home, with the help of her Broadway Princess Party pals- Courtney Reed, Laura Osnes, Adam J. Levy and Benjamin Rauhala.

VIDEO: Adam Rothenberg Takes Part in Richard Skipper's #StayHome Campaign VideoVIDEO: Adam Rothenberg Takes Part in Richard Skipper's #StayHome Campaign
by Stage Tube - Apr 2, 2020

Richard Skipper has started a #StayHome campaign!

VIDEO: Susan Egan Sings Cut Song From HERCULES at Broadway Princess Party VideoVIDEO: Susan Egan Sings Cut Song From HERCULES at Broadway Princess Party
by Stage Tube - Mar 14, 2020

Tony Award nominee Susan Egan, the voice of 'Megara' in Disney's animated film 'Hercules,' sang a cut song from the film at the first-ever Broadway Princess Party BRUNCH on January 12, 2020 at Sony Hall.

Susan Egan Shares 1996 Fan Note From Matthew Morrison VideoSusan Egan Shares 1996 Fan Note From Matthew Morrison
by Alan Henry - May 1, 2019

Susan Egan took to Instagram to share a note written by Matthew Morrison to her following a concert in 1996. Egan wrote 'In 1996 I did a little concert at my high school alma mater, the Orange County School of the Arts - alongside some of the current students. I just found the program they signed for me and will now take FULL CREDIT for Matthew Morrisons's career and happiness.'


Tommy Tune Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Tommy Tune been in?
Tommy Tune has appeared on Broadway in 7 shows.

How many West End shows has Tommy Tune been in?
Tommy Tune has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Tommy Tune's first West End show?
Tommy Tune's first West End show was Mack & Mabel which opened in 1988

What awards has Tommy Tune been nominated for?
Special Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre (Tony Awards) , The Helen Hayes Tribute, sponsored by Jaylee Mead (Helen Hayes Awards) for , Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Tommy Tune: White Tie and Tails , Best Theatre Choreographer (Olivier Awards) for Grand Hotel , Best Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Will Rogers Follies , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for The Will Rogers Follies , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Will Rogers Follies , Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Grand Hotel , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Grand Hotel , Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Grand Hotel , Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Grand Hotel , Special Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for My One and Only , Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for My One and Only , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for My One and Only , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for My One and Only , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for My One and Only , Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Nine , Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Cloud 9 , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Nine , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Nine , Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine , Best Direction and Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Day in Hollywod / A Night in the Ukraine , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas , Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas , Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Club and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Seesaw .

What awards has Tommy Tune won?
Special Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre (Tony Awards), The Helen Hayes Tribute, sponsored by Jaylee Mead (Helen Hayes Awards) for , Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Tommy Tune: White Tie and Tails, Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for The Will Rogers Follies, Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Will Rogers Follies, Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Grand Hotel, Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Grand Hotel, Special Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for My One and Only, Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for My One and Only, Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for My One and Only, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for My One and Only, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Nine, Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Cloud 9, Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Nine, Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, Best Direction and Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Day in Hollywod / A Night in the Ukraine, Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Best Little Whorehouse in Texasand Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Seesaw.