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|Born:||February 28, 1939||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Wichita Falls, Texas, USA||Profession:||Music ...|
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Born and raised in Texas
Began studying dance as a child
Moved to NYC; on his first day in Manhattan, auditioned for and was cast in a touring company of "Irma La Douce". starring Genevieve
Broadway debut, in chorus of musical "Baker Street"
First collaboration with Michael Bennett, a chorus role in "A Joyful Noise"
Film debut as Ambrose Kemper in "Hello, Dolly!", directed by Gene Kelly
Regular on the NBC variety series, "Dean Martin Presents the Golddiggers"
Choreographed US tour of musical "Canterbury Tales"
Had featured role in Ken Russell's film "The Boy Friend"; co-starred with Twiggy
Breakthrough stage role as the homosexual choreographer David in Michael Bennett's production of "Seesaw"; won first Tony Award
Off-Broadway directorial debut, "The Club"
Co-directed (with Peter Masterson) and co-choreographed (with Thommie Walsh) the stage musical "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas"
Directed and co-choreographed (with Walsh) "A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine"; won second Tony Award
Staged the stage musical "Nine", based on Fellini's "8 1/2"; show received five Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Director (Tune's third)
Played the leading role in the of musical "My One and Only", a reworking of the Gershwin musical "Funny Face" co-starring Twiggy; also directed and co-choreographed with Thommie Walsh; won Tony Awards as Best Actor in a Musical and Best Choreography (his fourth and fifth)
Had first failure as director with the play "Stepping Out"
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Choreographed and directed the musical "Grand Hotel"; won sixth and seventh Tony Awards
Did uncredited staging of Shirley MacLaine's number "I'm Still Here" in Mike Nichols' "Postcards From the Edge"
Staged and choreographed "The Will Rogers Follies"; earned eighth and ninth Tony Awards; show also named Best Musical
Co-starred with Ann Reinking in a touring company of "Bye Bye Birdie"
Performed his nightclub act "Tommy Tune Tonight!", with the Manhattan Rhythm Kings
Had first Broadway flop with the sequel "The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public"
Broke foot on tour forcing cancellation of Broadway-bound musical "Busker Alley" (formerly called "Stage Door Charley"
Released first solo album "Slow Dancing"
Published his memoirs "Footnotes"
Announced to play the lead, direct, co-author book and choreograph stage musical adaptation of Irving Berlin's "Easter Parade" to co-star Sandy Duncan; production cancelled
Succeeded David Cassidy as the star of the Las Vegas musical "EFX"
Performed with The Manhattan Rhythm Kings in a touring stage show
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