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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 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 Photos


Original Broadway Production, 1986
1st Narrator

First Narrator

Original Broadway Production, 1980

American Dance Machine performer

Original Broadway Production, 1978


Original Broadway Production, 1977

One of The Boys

Broadway Transfer, 1975
Mike Costa

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1975
Mike Costa

Original Broadway Production, 1973

Original Broadway Production, 1973
Citizen of New York

Wayne Cilento Productions

[Broadway, 2023]
Musical Staging
[West End, 2021]
[Broadway, 2014]
[West End, 2012]
Musical Staging Director
[US Tour, 2009]
[Los Angeles, 2007]
[US Tour, 2006]
[Chicago, 2005]
[Broadway, 2005]
[US Tour, 2005]
[Regional (US), 2004]
[Broadway, 2003]
[San Francisco (Regional), 2003]
[Off-Broadway, 2002]
[Broadway, 2000]
[Broadway, 1997]
[West End, 1996]
[Broadway, 1993]
[Off-Broadway, 1986]
[Off-Off-Broadway, 1986]
[Broadway, 1985]
[US Tour, 1985]
[Broadway, 1983]
[Off-Broadway, 1979]
[Off-Broadway, 1979]
[Broadway, 1977]
Dance Captain
[US Tour, 2000]



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

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 Videos

Wayne Cilento News

Jessica Martin Joins JERRY'S GIRLS at Menier Chocolate Factory

Jessica Martin will join Cassidy Janson and Julie Yammanee to complete the company for the revival of Jerry Herman’s JERRY’S GIRLS at The Menier Chocolate Factory. Learn how to purchase tickets.

The Museum of Broadway Will Host Reunions For the Casts of THE WHO'S TOMMY and JELLY'S LAST JAM

The Museum of Broadway will host two upcoming events reunited the original Broadway casts of The Who's Tommy and Jelly's Last Jam next week. Learn more about both events here!

Cast Set For JERRY'S GIRLS at Menier Chocolate Factory

The Menier Chocolate Factory has announced full casting for the revival of Jerry Herman’s JERRY’S GIRLS. Hannah Chissick directs Cassidy Janson, Lyn Paul and Julie Yammanee. 

Lauren Samuels, Austen Danielle Bohmer & More to Join WICKED Tour

The national tour of Wicked is welcoming new cast members. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

WICKED Adds Additional Performances in Melbourne

Wicked has been playing to ecstatic full houses at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre since it opened on 2 March. Due to demand, new performances  for WICKED have been released for sale up until 28 July, with presales beginning today and general public tickets from 12 April.

JERRY'S GIRLS Revival Will Open Next Month at Menier Chocolate Factory

A major revival of Jerry Herman's Jerry's Girls will open at The Menier Chocolate Factory next month. Directed by Hannah Chissick, with choreography by Matt Cole, musical supervision and arrangements by Sarah Travis, and an all-female band, this new production opens on 22 May.

WICKED Returns to the Bushnell Next Month

WICKED, Hartford's most popular musical, will return to The Bushnell on April 24 through May 12, 2024.  

WICKED To Hold LA Open Call For Broadway and Touring Companies

WICKED is seeking new talent for its Broadway and touring companies. The show will hold an open call in Los Angeles on Monday, April 8.

From La Jolla Playhouse to Broadway - A Brief History

Learn more about some of the Broadway productions that you may not have realized began their journey at La Jolla Playhouse! 

J2 Spotlight Musical Theater Company Announces THE 2024 LAGNIAPPE SERIES

Discover the 2024 Lagniappe Series by the J2 Spotlight Musical Theater Company.

WICKED 'Munchkinland' National Tour Celebrates 15 Years On the Road!

BroadwayWorld is wishing a hearty-- in Oz-speak-- Congratulotions to the 'Munchkinland' touring cast of Wicked. The production is currently celebrating its 15th anniversary of making magic across North America.  

WICKED Will Play Lyric Theatre, QPAC in September

The producers of the Broadway blockbuster WICKED have announced that the musical phenomenon will fly into the Lyric Theatre, QPAC in September this year.

Review: WICKED at Regent Theatre

What did our critic think of WICKED at Regent Theatre?

WICKED National Tour To Hold Virtual Call for the Role of 'Fiyero'

A virtual open call for the role of 'Fiyero' has been announced for the National Touring Company of the blockbuster musical WICKED.

Photos: First Look at WICKED's New West End Cast Members

All new photos have been released of the new cast of Wicked in London's West End. Check out the photos here!

HARRY POTTER, WICKED & More Set for Broadway In Hollywood 2024-25 Season

BROADWAY IN HOLLYWOOD has revealed their new 2024-25 Season - consisting of Six Los Angeles Premieres and the return of two blockbuster favorites. See full programming and learn how to purchase tickets!

Photos: Mary Kate Morrissey Shares Photos from Rehearsals for WICKED on Broadway

WICKED will welcome new cast members to the Gershwin Theatre this spring. The newest Elpheba on Broadway, Mary Kate Morrissey, shared photos from the rehearsal room. See the latest additions to Oz!

WICKED to Launch Digital Lottery for Oklahoma City Engagement

WICKED will launch a Digital Lottery ticket policy in Oklahoma City playing at the Civic Center Music Hall. Learn more about how to purchase tickets.

Limited-Edition WICKED Record to be Released for Record Store Day 2024

A special Wicked record is set to be released for this year's Record Store Day, taking place on April 20, 2024 with a limited edition disc! 


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?

Wayne Cilento has been nominated for several prestigious awards throughout his career. These include Outstanding Choreography at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Sweet Charity" and "Wicked," Best Choreography at the Tony Awards for the same productions, Best Theatre Choreographer at the Olivier Awards for "Tommy," Best Choreography at the Tony Awards for "Dream" and "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," Outstanding Choreography at the Drama Desk Awards for "The Who's Tommy," and Best Choreography at the Tony Awards for "The Who's Tommy" and "Baby." Additionally, he was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for "Dancin'."

What awards has Wayne Cilento won?

Wayne Cilento has won the Tony Award for Best Choreography for The Who's Tommy.

How many shows has Wayne Cilento written?

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

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