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Chet Walker

Multi-Award Winning Director/Choreographer CHET WALKER has garnered acclaim onstage in theaters across the globe, in television, film, music video and all commercial media. Chet originally conceived the 1999 Tony-Award-winning musical Fosse which also won an Outer Critics' Circle Award and the Toronto Theater Alliance Award for Choreography. Other award nominations for Fosse include the L.A. Critics' Award and the Outer Critics' Circle Award, both for choreography, and the Olivier Award for Conceiver of Best Musical. Chet is also recipient of the L.A. Drama-logue Award for Best Choreography for Best Little Whorehouse in Texas; Sweden's equivalent of the Tony Award for Best Choreography for Annie Get Your Gun; and Chicago's Joseph Jefferson Award for his co-choreography of Pal Joey at the Goodman Theatre.

Also, as director/choreographer, Chet created Sweet Charity (Bob Fosse's original choreography) in the United States, Holland, Japan, Mexico, Norway and London's West End. Further credits include the London revival of Pippin at the Menier Chocolate Factory, The Tenth Anniversary Tour of La Cage Aux Folles, and Chicago in Atlanta and in Norway, A Chorus Line, Follies, and Working in Los Angles, Funny Girl in Amsterdam, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at Chicago's Goodman Theater and in Israel, Kiss of the Spider Woman in Mexico City (Nomination for Best Musical), Cabaret in Norway and in Belgrade, Serbia, Singin' in the Rain in Madrid, The Producers in Israel, Brazil, Argentina, (Ace Award nomination for Best Choreography), and the critically acclaimed The Dancing Man and Jazz on Jazz in Norway. His creative talents have also produced five dance operas: Calor, Fever, Confession of Love, Look Back in Love, and The New York Times critically acclaimed Seduction; as well as three ballets: Anger, The Down Low, and Nightchase for Julio Bocca's Ballet Argentina. He created Heatwave, a full-length evening of the dances of Jack Cole which premiered at the Queens Theater in the Park

His Broadway performing career began at the age of sixteen when he appeared in the first revival of On the Town. Other Broadway credits include: Lorelei, The Ambassadors, and four Bob Fosse musicals: The Pajama Game, Dancin', Sweet Charity, and Pippin.

Chet most recently received the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Drama Desk Award, the Astaire Award, and a Tony nomination for his choreography of Stephen Schwartz's Pippin, the acclaimed 2013 Broadway revival, directed by Diane Paulus. The revival garnered an astonishing 10 Tony Award nominations, winning for several, including Best Revival of a musical.