Bob Fosse

  • Performer
  • Staging

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Bob Fosse was an American dancer, choreographer, director, and actor who is widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in the history of American musical theater. Born on June 23, 1927, in Chicago, Illinois, Fosse began his career as a dancer and quickly gained recognition for his unique style and innovative choreography. Fosse's choreography was characterized by its precision, sexuality, and distinct jazz-inspired movements. He had a keen eye for creating visually striking and emotionally evocative dance sequences that became his trademark. Some of his most famous works include "Sweet Charity," "Cabaret," and "Chicago," all of which showcased his choreographic brilliance. As a director, Fosse brought his distinctive style and vision to the stage and screen. He seamlessly blended music, dance, and storytelling, creating immersive and provocative theatrical experiences. His work often explored themes of love, desire, and the darker side of human nature. Fosse's contributions to the performing arts were recognized with numerous awards, including multiple Tony Awards and an Academy Award for Best Director for the film adaptation of "Cabaret." He also received the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors for his impact on American culture. Beyond his artistic achievements, Fosse's personal life and relationships also garnered attention. His collaboration with dancer and actress Gwen Verdon, both personally and professionally, was particularly significant, and she played a pivotal role in shaping his career. Bob Fosse's legacy endures in the world of dance and musical theater. His distinctive style and groundbreaking choreography continue to inspire and influence choreographers and performers to this day. His impact on the art form is immeasurable, and his work remains celebrated and cherished by audiences worldwide.}

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Personal Info

Birth Date: June 23, 1927
Birth Location: Chicago, IL
Death Date: September 23, 1987
Death Location: Washington, DC
Cause of Death: heart attack

Stage & Film

Performance

Bob Fosse's Dancin'
Broadway Revival (2023)
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  • Voiceover (recording)
Pal Joey
City Center Revival (1963)
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  • Joey
Pal Joey
City Center Revival (1961)
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  • Joey Evans
Damn Yankees
Film Version (1958)
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  • Choreographer
  • Mambo Dancer [uncredited]
Kiss Me, Kate
Film Version (1953)
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  • Hortensio
  • Choreographer [uncredited]
Pal Joey
Broadway Revival (1952)
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  • Joey (understudy)
Pal Joey
Stock Tour (1951)
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  • Joey Evans

Staff & Creative

Bob Fosse's Dancin'
Broadway Revival (2023)
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  • Choreography
Bob Fosse's Dancin'
Old Globe Production (2022)
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  • Choreography
Pippin
American Repertory Theater Production (2012)
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  • Choreography (original)
Pippin
Menier Chocolate Factory Revival (2011)
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  • Choreographer (original)
Damn Yankees
Encores! Summer Stars Production (2008)
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  • Choreography
Fosse
Non-Equity Tour (2004)
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  • Choreography (original)
Fosse
London Production (2000)
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  • Choreography (original)
Fosse
National Tour (1999)
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  • Choreographer (original)
Fosse
Original Broadway Production (1998)
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  • Choreography (original)
Sweet Charity
National Tour (1987)
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  • Director/Choreographer
Sweet Charity
Broadway Revival (1986)
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  • Director and Choreographer
Big Deal
Original Broadway Production (1986)
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  • Director/Choreographer
Chicago
Harrah's Marina Production (1985)
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  • Director/Choreographer (original)
Grind
Original Broadway Production (1985)
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  • Choreography (additional) [uncredited]
Little Me
London Revival (1984)
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  • Choreography (original production)
Dancin'
London Production (1983)
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  • Director/Choreographer
Little Me
Broadway Revival (1982)
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  • Additional Choreography [uncredited]
Pippin
Television Production (1981)
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  • Original Director/Choreographer
Dancin'
International Tour (1980)
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  • Director/Choreographer (original)
Dancin'
Original Broadway Production (1978)
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  • Director/Choreographer
Pippin
Florida Tour (1978)
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  • Director/Choreographer (original)
Chicago
National Tour (1977)
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  • Director and Choreographer
Pippin
National Tour (1977)
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  • Director / Choreographer
Chicago
Original Broadway Production (1975)
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  • Director and Choreographer
Pippin
Bus and Truck Tour (1974)
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  • Director and Choreographer
Pippin
Australian Production (1974)
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  • Director/Choreographer
The Pajama Game
Broadway Revival (1973)
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  • Original Choreography
Pippin
London Production (1973)
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  • Director and Choreographer
Pippin
Original Broadway Production (1972)
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  • Director and Choreographer
Cabaret
Film Version (1972)
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  • Direction / Staging of Dances and Musical Numbers
Sweet Charity
Film Version (1969)
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  • Director / Choreographer
Sweet Charity
London Production (1967)
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  • Director/Choreographer
Sweet Charity
National Tour (1967)
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  • Staging & Choreography
Sweet Charity
Las Vegas Production (1966)
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  • Director and Choreographer
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  • Original Musical Staging
Sweet Charity
Original Broadway Production (1966)
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  • Staging and Choreography
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Paper Mill Playhouse Production (1965)
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  • Choreographer (original)
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  • Musical Staging
Pleasures and Palaces
Closed on the road (1965)
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  • Director/Choreographer
Little Me
London Production (1964)
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  • Choreography (original)
  • Director (original)
Little Me
National Tour (1964)
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  • Co-Director
  • Choreographer
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  • Musical Staging
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  • Musical Staging
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  • Musical Staging
Little Me
Original Broadway Production (1962)
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  • Co-Director
  • Musical Numbers and Dances
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Original Broadway Production (1961)
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  • Musical Staging
The Conquering Hero
Original Broadway Production (1961)
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  • Staging and Choreography [uncredited]
Redhead
National Tour (1960)
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  • Director/Choreographer
Saturday Night
Broadway Production (1960) [This production was cancelled. It never opened and plans have been shelved.]
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  • Director and Choreographer
Bells Are Ringing
National Tour (1959)
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  • Dances and Musical Numbers
Redhead
Original Broadway Production (1959)
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  • Director and Choreographer
Damn Yankees
Westbury Music Fair Production (1958)
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  • Choreographer (original)
Damn Yankees
Second National Tour (1958)
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  • Dances and Musical Numbers
Bells Are Ringing
London Production (1957)
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  • Director/Choreographer
Copper and Brass
Original Broadway Production (1957)
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  • Choreography (uncredited)
The Pajama Game
Film Version (1957)
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  • Choreography
The Pajama Game
City Center Revival (1957)
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  • Choreography (original)
New Girl in Town
Original Broadway Production (1957)
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  • Dances and Musical Numbers
Damn Yankees
London Production (1957)
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  • Dances and Musical Staging (original)
Bells Are Ringing
Original Broadway Production (1956)
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  • Dances and Musical Numbers
Damn Yankees
First National Tour (1956)
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  • Dances and Musical Numbers
The Pajama Game
London Production (1955)
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  • Choreography
Damn Yankees
Original Broadway Production (1955)
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  • Choreography
The Pajama Game
National Tour (1955)
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  • Choreography
The Pajama Game
Original Broadway Production (1954)
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  • Choreography

Commercial Audio

Performance

Damn Yankees
Soundtrack (1958)
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  • Mambo Dancer
Kiss Me, Kate
Soundtrack (1953)
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  • Hortensio

Commercial Video

Performance

Damn Yankees
Home Video (1958)
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  • Mambo Dancer

Writing

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  • Book
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  • Book

Notes

No notes listed.

Photos & Headshots

From ChatGPT

Bob Fosse was an American dancer, choreographer, director, and actor who is widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in the history of American musical theater. Born on June 23, 1927, in Chicago, Illinois, Fosse began his career as a dancer and quickly gained recognition for his unique style and innovative choreography. Fosse's choreography was characterized by its precision, sexuality, and distinct jazz-inspired movements. He had a keen eye for creating visually striking and emotionally evocative dance sequences that became his trademark. Some of his most famous works include "Sweet Charity," "Cabaret," and "Chicago," all of which showcased his choreographic brilliance. As a director, Fosse brought his distinctive style and vision to the stage and screen. He seamlessly blended music, dance, and storytelling, creating immersive and provocative theatrical experiences. His work often explored themes of love, desire, and the darker side of human nature. Fosse's contributions to the performing arts were recognized with numerous awards, including multiple Tony Awards and an Academy Award for Best Director for the film adaptation of "Cabaret." He also received the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors for his impact on American culture. Beyond his artistic achievements, Fosse's personal life and relationships also garnered attention. His collaboration with dancer and actress Gwen Verdon, both personally and professionally, was particularly significant, and she played a pivotal role in shaping his career. Bob Fosse's legacy endures in the world of dance and musical theater. His distinctive style and groundbreaking choreography continue to inspire and influence choreographers and performers to this day. His impact on the art form is immeasurable, and his work remains celebrated and cherished by audiences worldwide.}

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Personal Info

Birth Date: June 23, 1927
Birth Location: Chicago, IL
Death Date: September 23, 1987
Death Location: Washington, DC
Cause of Death: heart attack

Other Names

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Marriage & Family

Spouses/Partners

  • Mary Ann Niles (Wife)
    1949 - 1951; divorced
  • Joan McCracken (Wife)
    December 30, 1952 - 1956-57 (different sources give different general dates); Divorce
  • Gwen Verdon (Wife)
    1960 - 9/23/1987; his death; 1 child

Family

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