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Wayne Cilento

 
Bio:
Broadway: Sweet Charity (Tony nom.), Aida, The Who's Tommy (Tony, Drama Desk, Astaire awards), How to Succeed... (Tony nom.), Dream: The Johnny Mercer Musical (director/choreographer; Tony nom., Best Choreography), Jerry's Girls, Baby (Tony nom.). West End: The Who's Tommy (Olivier nom.). Other ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Broadway: Sweet Charity (Tony nom.), Aida, The Who's Tommy (Tony, Drama Desk, Astaire awards), How to Succeed... (Tony nom.), Dream: The Johnny Mercer Musical (director/choreographer; Tony nom., Best Choreography), Jerry's Girls, Baby (Tony nom.). West End: The Who's Tommy (Olivier nom.). Other ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1986
1st Narrator
First Narrator
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1980
Performer
  [Broadway]
1979
American Dance Machine performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1978
Performer
Singer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1977
Boy
One of The Boys
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1975
Mike Costa
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1975
Mike Costa
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1973
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1973
Citizen of New York

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2022] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]
 
[West End, 2021]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2014]
Choreographer
 
[West End, 2012]
Musical Staging Director
 
[US Tour, 2009]
Choreographer
 
[Los Angeles, 2007]
Choreographer
 
[US Tour, 2006]
Choreographer
 
[Chicago, 2005]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2005]
Choreographer
 
[US Tour, 2005]
Choreographer
 
[Regional (US), 2004]
Director/Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2003]
Choreographer
 
[San Francisco (Regional), 2003]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2000]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1997]
Choreographer
Director
Director/Choreographer
 
[West End, 1996]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1995]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1993]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1986]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Off-Broadway, 1986]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1985]
Choreographer
 
[US Tour, 1985]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1983]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1979]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1979]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1977]
Dance Captain
 
[US Tour, 2000]
Choreographer

Writing

Conceiver

Photos

Wayne Cilento, Patti D’Beck, Zach Aaronson Photo

Wayne Cilento, Patti D’Beck, Zach Aaronson

From: 
Date:
02/21/2020
Wayne Cilento, Caitlin Belcik, Patti D’Beck. Photo

Wayne Cilento, Caitlin Belcik, Patti D’Beck.

From: 
Date:
02/21/2020
Wayne Cilento Photo

Wayne Cilento

From: 
Date:
06/25/2019
Kiesha Lalama, Wayne Cilento and Van Kaplan Photo

Kiesha Lalama, Wayne Cilento and Van Kaplan

From: 
Date:
06/27/2016

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1986
1st Narrator

First Narrator

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1980
Performer

  [Broadway]
1979
American Dance Machine performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1978
Performer

Singer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1977
Boy

One of The Boys

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1975
Mike Costa

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1975
Mike Costa

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1973
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1973
Citizen of New York

Productions

[Broadway, 2022] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]

[West End, 2021]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 2014]
Choreographer

[West End, 2012]
Musical Staging Director

[US Tour, 2009]
Choreographer

[Los Angeles, 2007]
Choreographer

[US Tour, 2006]
Choreographer

[Chicago, 2005]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 2005]
Choreographer

[US Tour, 2005]
Choreographer

[Regional (US), 2004]
Director/Choreographer

[Broadway, 2003]
Choreographer

[San Francisco (Regional), 2003]
Choreographer

[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 2000]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1997]
Choreographer

Director

Director/Choreographer

[West End, 1996]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1995]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1993]
Choreographer

[Off-Broadway, 1986]
Choreographer

[Off-Off-Broadway, 1986]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1985]
Choreographer

[US Tour, 1985]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1983]
Choreographer

[Off-Broadway, 1979]
Choreographer

[Off-Broadway, 1979]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1977]
Dance Captain

[US Tour, 2000]
Choreographer

Writing
Conceiver

Wayne Cilento Biography

Broadway: Sweet Charity (Tony nom.), Aida, The Who's Tommy (Tony, Drama Desk, Astaire awards), How to Succeed... (Tony nom.), Dream: The Johnny Mercer Musical (director/choreographer; Tony nom., Best Choreography), Jerry's Girls, Baby (Tony nom.). West End: The Who's Tommy (Olivier nom.). Other credits: Off-Broadway's A Hot Minute and Angry Housewives, national tour of Spirit, ...Forum at La Jolla (San Diego Drama Critics and Drama-Logue awards). Performer credits: A Chorus Line (Mike, original cast), The Act, Seesaw, Perfectly Frank, Irene, Big Deal, Rachel Lily Rosenblum and Dancin' (Tony nom.). He has done musical staging for Liza Minnelli, Barry Manilow, Chita Rivera, Billy Joel, Donna Summer and Pete Townshend.

Wayne Cilento Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Choreography
Wayne Cilento, Sweet Charity
 
Tony Awards - 2005 - Best Choreography
Wayne Cilento, Sweet Charity
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Choreography
Wayne Cilento, Wicked
 
Tony Awards - 2004 - Best Choreography
Wayne Cilento, Wicked
 
Olivier Awards - 1997 - Best Theatre Choreographer
Wayne Cilento, Tommy
 
Tony Awards - 1997 - Best Choreography
Wayne Cilento, Dream
 
Tony Awards - 1995 - Best Choreography
Wayne Cilento, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1993 - Outstanding Choreography
Wayne Cilento, The Who's Tommy
 
Tony Awards - 1993 - Best Choreography Gold Star
Wayne Cilento, The Who's Tommy
 
Tony Awards - 1984 - Best Choreography
Wayne Cilento, Baby
 
Tony Awards - 1978 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Wayne Cilento, Dancin'

Wayne Cilento News

BWW Interview: Drag Icons Take Center Stage with DRAG: THE MUSICAL Photo BWW Interview: Drag Icons Take Center Stage with DRAG: THE MUSICAL
by Nicole Rosky - May 13, 2022

The worlds of drag and Broadway are about to collide in a major way with Drag: The Musical- a full-length, herstory-making show from the minds of songwriters Tomas Costanza, Ashley Gordon, and drag superstar Alaska ThunderF. Today, the studio cast recording was released in advance of several forthcoming live event workshops this June at The Bourbon Room in Los Angeles. 

BWW Dance Review: The New BOB FOSSE'S DANCIN' Dazzles and Delivers in A Glistening Ho Photo BWW Dance Review: The New BOB FOSSE'S DANCIN' Dazzles and Delivers in A Glistening Homage at The Old Globe Theatre
by Valerie-Jean Miller - May 5, 2022

Forty-four years ago, in 1978, the original Bob Fosse's 'Dancin'' opened on Broadway. It was the quintessential culmination of the collection of Bob Fosse's choreography up to that point in time. He won a Tony award that year for Best Choreography for 'Dancin'.'

BWW Interview: Dancers Ioana Alfonso, Khori Michelle Petinaud, and Kolton Krouse Talk Photo BWW Interview: Dancers Ioana Alfonso, Khori Michelle Petinaud, and Kolton Krouse Talk About BOB FOSSE'S DANCIN' at The Old Globe
by E.H. Reiter - May 5, 2022

BOB FOSSE’S DANCIN’ currently playing at The Old Globe and three of the show's dancers, Ioana Alfonso, Khori Michelle Petinaud, and Kolton Krouse talk about Fosse, working on the revival, and some of their favorite moments in the show. BOB FOSSE’S DANCIN’ is playing through June 5th at The Old Globe.

Broadway-Bound BOB FOSSE'S DANCIN Announces Extension at The Old Globe Photo Broadway-Bound BOB FOSSE'S DANCIN Announces Extension at The Old Globe
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2022

The Old Globe has announced a one-week extension for the Broadway-bound musical Bob Fosse’s Dancin’, with choreography by Bob Fosse and direction and musical staging by Tony Award–winning choreographer Wayne Cilento (Broadway’s Wicked and The Who’s Tommy).

Wake Up With BWW 5/4: FOR COLORED GIRLS... Sets Closing Date, SUNSET BOULEVARD Film U Photo Wake Up With BWW 5/4: FOR COLORED GIRLS... Sets Closing Date, SUNSET BOULEVARD Film Update, and More!
by - May 4, 2022

Today's top stories include all of the grosses for the week ending 5/1/2022. Plus, For Colored Girls... has announced its Broadway closing date, Glenn Close provides an update on the Sunset Boulevard film, and more!

Review Roundup: Broadway-Bound BOB FOSSE'S DANCIN' Opens At San Diego's Old Globe Photo Review Roundup: Broadway-Bound BOB FOSSE'S DANCIN' Opens At San Diego's Old Globe
by Alan Henry - May 3, 2022

The Broadway-bound musical Bob Fosse's Dancin' has released the first production images of the cast made up of 16 principals, featuring direction by Wayne Cilento. Bob Fosse's Dancin' is currently playing on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage at the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center in San Diego's Balboa Park (1363 Old Globe Way) through May 29, 2022.

BWW Review: BOB FOSSE'S DANCIN' at The Old Globe is a can't miss experience Photo BWW Review: BOB FOSSE'S DANCIN' at The Old Globe is a can't miss experience
by E.H. Reiter - May 1, 2022

BOB FOSSE’S DANCIN’ originally came to the New York stage in 1978 and now you can see the world premiere revival at The Old Globe through May 29th.  This dance show is full of stunning dancers, and the work they bring to life is gorgeous, engaging, athletic, and sexy. Run, walk, or dance your way to the theatre - but you won't want to miss this show.

West End WICKED Extends Through Sunday 28 May 2023 Photo West End WICKED Extends Through Sunday 28 May 2023
by Stephi Wild - Apr 28, 2022

WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has announced the release of 500,000 new tickets, with public booking now extended at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre until Sunday 28 May 2023.

Photos: First Look at Broadway-Bound BOB FOSSE'S DANCIN' Photo Photos: First Look at Broadway-Bound BOB FOSSE'S DANCIN'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 27, 2022

The Broadway-bound musical Bob Fosse’s Dancin’ has released the first production images of the cast made up of 16 principals, featuring direction by Wayne Cilento.

Talia Suskauer, Cleavant Derricks, James D. Gish, and More Will Join the Broadway Cas Photo Talia Suskauer, Cleavant Derricks, James D. Gish, and More Will Join the Broadway Cast of WICKED This Summer
by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2022

Beginning Tuesday, May 24, Talia Suskauer will assume the role of Elphaba; Tony Award winner Cleavant Derricks will take over the role of The Wizard; James D. Gish will become the production's new Fiyero; Tony Award nominee Clifton Davis will step into the role of Doctor Dillamond; and Broadway newcomer Mikayla Renfrow will assume the role of Nessarose.

Wayne Cilento Videos

VIDEO: History-Making 'Glinda' Brittney Johnson Makes Her First Entrance in WICKED VideoVIDEO: History-Making 'Glinda' Brittney Johnson Makes Her First Entrance in WICKED
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 14, 2022

Thank goodness! This evening Brittney Johnson took her first bow as Glinda in Wicked on Broadway! Ms. Johnson is the first Black actress to assume the iconic role. 

VIDEO: Go Inside Load-In For WICKED On Tour VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Load-In For WICKED On Tour
by Stage Tube - Jan 28, 2022

What does it take to bring Wicked to cities across the country? Go inside the load-in process for the Wicked national tour, filmed at Tucson's Centennial Hall!

VIDEO: Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, and More Talk the Making of WICKED on CBS SUN VideoVIDEO: Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, and More Talk the Making of WICKED on CBS SUNDAY MORNING
by Stage Tube - Sep 12, 2021

Correspondent Tracy Smith talked with Maguire and composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz, and with the original Glinda and Elphaba, Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel, about a show that has become a beacon for anyone who doesn't fit a conventional mold.

PHOTO/VIDEO: Get A First Look At WICKED In South Korea VideoPHOTO/VIDEO: Get A First Look At WICKED In South Korea
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 9, 2021

Wicked has flown back into Seoul and is the first production of the show worldwide to reopen since the pandemic began! Get a first look at all new photos and video from the production!

VIDEO: Watch 'The Wizard and I' & 'Popular' From WICKED in South Korea VideoVIDEO: Watch 'The Wizard and I' & 'Popular' From WICKED in South Korea
by Alan Henry - Mar 15, 2021

Wicked has flown back into Seoul and is the first production of the show worldwide to reopen since the pandemic began! Check out videos of 'The Wizard and I' and 'Popular,' as well as a montage from the production.

BWW Exclusive: Leading Ladies with Special Guest Janelle Robinson VideoBWW Exclusive: Leading Ladies with Special Guest Janelle Robinson
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 7, 2020

Today on Leading Ladies is special guest: Broadway veteran, Janelle Robinson. For the past ten years, Janelle Anne Robinson has enjoyed an ongoing professional career on the operatic and musical theater stage. She has performed in France and Japan, and also toured extensively within the United States. Janelle has also been honored with several awards, including The Richard Tucker Study Grant and the MacAllister Award. 

VIDEO: WICKED Sends Heartfelt Tribute to Frontline Workers VideoVIDEO: WICKED Sends Heartfelt Tribute to Frontline Workers
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2020

Wicked has just released a heartfelt new video saluting the frontline workers of the current health crisis, underscored by the show's currents stars, Lindsay Pearce and Ginna Claire Mason. The description reads: 'In honor of every person on the front lines, our WICKED community came together in song and in thanks. You have truly changed us all. For Good.'

VIDEO: See How Elphaba Gets Green for the National Tour of WICKED at the Mirvish Cent VideoVIDEO: See How Elphaba Gets Green for the National Tour of WICKED at the Mirvish Center!
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2018

WICKED is heading to Toronto's Mirvish Center! Check out how the tour's current Elphaba, Mary Kate Morrissey gets green for the big show!

VIDEO: Jackie Burns and Casey Cott Sing A WICKED Mashup For #OutOfOZ VideoVIDEO: Jackie Burns and Casey Cott Sing A WICKED Mashup For #OutOfOZ
by Alan Henry - Jul 13, 2018

In the latest installment of Out Of Oz, Jackie Burns and Casey Cott perform a mashup of 'Dancing Through Life' and 'The Wizard and I.' Check out the video below!

BWW TV: Going Behind the Scenes at Rehearsal for the 2018 Jimmy Awards! VideoBWW TV: Going Behind the Scenes at Rehearsal for the 2018 Jimmy Awards!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 22, 2018

Preparations for the 2018 Jimmy Awards celebrating outstanding achievement in high school theatre around the nation are well underway and BroadwayWorld was on hand to bring you all the action from rehearsals! Check out BWW Correspondent, Katie Lynch, get all the behind the scenes scoop in the video below!


Wayne Cilento Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Wayne Cilento been in?
Wayne Cilento has appeared on Broadway in 8 shows.

How many West End shows has Wayne Cilento been in?
Wayne Cilento has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Wayne Cilento been nominated for?
Outstanding Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Sweet Charity , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Sweet Charity , Outstanding Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Wicked , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Wicked , Best Theatre Choreographer (Olivier Awards) for Tommy , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Dream , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying , Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for The Who's Tommy , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for The Who's Tommy Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Baby and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Dancin' .

What awards has Wayne Cilento won?
Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for The Who's Tommy.

How many shows has Wayne Cilento written?
Wayne Cilento has written 1 shows including Jerry's Girls (Conceiver).