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Tommy Tune Biography

 
Date Of Birth:
February 28, 1939 (82)
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 (82)

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)

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

(winners are in red)

 
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