Ann Reinking Biography
Ann Reinking is an American actress, dancer, and choreographer.
Her extensive work in musical theater involves starring in Broadway productions of Coco 1969, Over Here! 1974, Goodtime Charley 1975, A Chorus Line 1976, Chicago 1977, Dancin’ 1978 and Sweet Charity 1986.
In the 1996 revival of Chicago, Ann Reinking reprised the role of Roxie Hart and was also the choreographer, winning the Tony Award for Best Choreography.
For the 2000 West End production of Fosse, she won the Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreographer. She has also appeared in the films All That Jazz 1979, Annie 1982, and Micki and Maude 1984.
Ann Reinking Age
Ann Reinking is an American actress, dancer, and choreographer. She was born on November 10.1949 in Seattle, WA. The American actress, dancer, and choreographer is 69 years old as of 2018.
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Reinking was born in Seattle, Washington, to Frances (née Harrison) and Walter Reinking. Ann Reinking grew up in the suburb of Bellevue.
As a child, she started ballet lessons, studying with former Ballets Russes dancers Marian and Illaria Ladre in Seattle. Reinking made her professional performing debut at the age of 12 in a production of Giselle with the English Royal Ballet
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She has been married since 1994 to sportswriter Peter Talbert. The family as of February 2017, lives in Phoenix, Arizona.
Earlier the American native has been married three times, first in 1970 to Larry Small. Following their divorce, she married investment banker Herbert Allen, Jr. on August 25. 1982; they divorced in 1989.
Next, Ann Reinking was married in 1989 to businessman James Stuart, with whom she had one child, Christopher, before their divorce in 1991.
Ann Reinking Height
Ann stands at a height of 5feet 7inches(1.71 m) tall. She has brown hair and eyes and a slim body.
Ann Reinking Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of 2.5 million dollars as of 2019. She was awarded the honorary doctorate from Florida State University.
Besides that, Ann Reinking has won Theatre World Award, Clarence Derwent Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Helpmann Award, and Laurence Olivier Award.
She started her career at the age of 12 and performed in a production of Giselle with the English Royal Ballet and at the age of 18, she joined a dance group named the corps de ballet at the Radio City Music Hall. She has appeared in Over Here! as the role of Maggie.
Ann Reinking major works on films and television series include Cabaret, Wild and Wonderful, Goodtime Charley, A Chorus Line, Sweet Charity, Fosse, The Andros Targets, Movie Movie, Micki + Maude, The Cosby Show, and so on.
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Reinking’s son Christopher Reinking Stuart has Marfan syndrome, and She works with the Marfan Foundation, which is dedicated to raising awareness of the disease. She produced the 2009 documentary In My Hands: A Story of Marfan Syndrome.
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The moved to New York City at age 18 and danced as a member of the corps de ballet at the Radio City Music Hall, performed in the ensemble of the second national tour of Fiddler on the Roof, and at the age of 19 made her Broadway debut in the musical Cabaret.
Ann Reinking was a chorus dancer in Coco “1969”, Wild and Wonderful “1971”, and Pippin “1972”. During Pippin, she came to the attention of the show’s director and choreographer Bob Fosse. She became Fosse’s protégée and romantic partner.
In 1974, Ann Reinking came to critical notice in the role of Maggie in Over Here!, winning a Theatre World Award. She starred as Joan of Arc in Goodtime Charley in 1975, receiving Tony Award and Drama Desk nominations for Best Actress in a Musical.
In 1976 she replaced Donna McKechnie as Cassie in A Chorus Line; in 1977 she replaced Gwen Verdon in the starring role of Roxie Hart in Chicago, a show directed and choreographed by Fosse. In 1978 she appeared in Fosse’s revue Dancin’ and received another Tony nomination.
In that year Reinking and Fosse ended their romance and separated. They continued to have a professional, creative collaboration.
Ann Reinking has acknowledged Fosse as the major influence on her work as a choreographer. In 1979, She starred in Bob Fosse’s semi-autobiographical film All That Jazz as Katie Jagger, a role loosely based on her own life and relationship with Fosse.
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Ann Reinking remained in Hollywood for several years after All That Jazz and appeared in two more feature films, Annie and Micki & Maude (as Micki).
In March 1985, Ann Reinking appeared at the 57th Academy Awards to give a mostly lip-synced vocal performance accompanied by a dance routine of the Academy Award-nominated Phil Collins single “Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)”.
The routine was poorly received by critics from the Los Angeles Times and People, as well as by Collins himself in a Rolling Stone interview. In 1986, she returned to Broadway, starring in a successful revival of Fosse’s production of Sweet Charity.
In 1991, she appeared in Ann Reinking first theater production following the birth of her son, the Broadway National Tour of Bye Bye Birdie, co-starring Tommy Tune. In 1992 she contributed choreography to Tommy Tune Tonite!, a three-man revue featuring Tune.
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founded the Broadway Theater Project, a Florida training program connecting students with seasoned theater professionals, in 1994. In 1995, she choreographed the ABC television movie version of the Broadway musical Bye Bye Birdie.
Ann Reinking had retired from performing by this time. In 1996, she was asked to create the choreography “in the style of Bob Fosse” for an all-star four-night-only concert staging of Chicago for City Center’s annual Encores! Concert Series.
When the producers could not obtain a suitable actress for the role of Roxie Hart, Reinking agreed to reprise the role after almost 20 years.
This concert staging of Chicago was a hit, and a few months later the production was produced on Broadway, with the Encores! cast: Reinking, Bebe Neuwirth, Joel Grey, James Naughton, and Marcia Lewis. In November 2016 the revival celebrated its 20th year, and as of at least September 2017 it is the longest-running American musical on Broadway.
The revival of Chicago won numerous Tony Awards, and Reinking won the Tony Award for Best Choreography. She recreated her choreography for the 1997 London transfer of Chicago, which starred Ute Lemper and Ruthie Henshall.
In 1998 Ann Reinking co-created, co-directed and co-choreographed the revue Fosse, receiving a Tony Award co-nomination for Best Direction of a Musical.
For her work on the West End production of Fosse, Reinking (along with the late Bob Fosse himself) won the 2001 Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreographer. In 2001, she received an honorary doctorate from Florida State University for her contribution to the arts.
She served as a judge of annual New York City public school dance competitions for inner-city youth and appeared in Mad Hot Ballroom, the 2005 documentary film about the competition.
In 2012, Ann Reinking contributed choreography for the Broadway production of An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin. She has served as a member of the advising committee for the American Theatre Wing.
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In 1979, She appeared in Bob Fosse’s semi-autobiographical film All That Jazz as Katie Jagger, a role loosely based on her own life and relationship with Fosse.
Ann Reinking remained in Hollywood for several years after All That Jazz, and appeared in two more feature films, Annie (as Grace Farrell) and Micki & Maude (as Micki).
Jazz is a 1979 American musical drama film directed by Bob Fosse. The screenplay, by Robert Alan Aurthur and Fosse, is a semi-autobiographical fantasy based on aspects of Fosse’s life and career as a dancer, choreographer, and director.
The film was inspired by Fosse’s manic effort to edit his film Lenny while simultaneously staging the 1975 Broadway musical Chicago.
It borrows its title from the Kander and Ebb tune “All That Jazz” in that production. The film won the Palme d’Or at the 1980 Cannes Film Festival.
Ann Reinking and Gwen Verdon
In 1976 Reinking replaced Donna McKechnie as Cassie in A Chorus Line; in 1977 she replaced Gwen Verdon in the starring role of Roxie Hart in Chicago, a show directed and choreographed by Fosse. Ann Reinking appeared in Fosse’s revue Dancin’ and received another Tony nomination in 1978.
Ann Reinking Raising The Roof
She is perhaps best known for popularizing the dance step that would later be known as “raising the roof.”
Ann Reinking insisted on including the step in the choreography for the musical number “We’ve Got Annie” in the 1982 screen adaptation of Annie, describing it as “the expression of pure joy.”
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Ann Reinking and Bob Fosse’s Relationship On ‘Fosse/Verdon’ Marks The Beginning Of The End For The Choreographer
Fosse/Verdon introduced a new Broadway legend whose work was synonymous with the infamous director and choreographer in the April 30 episode of the FX series.
Played by Margaret Qualley, Bob Fosse’s longtime partner Ann Reinking joined Fosse/Verdon in the ensemble cast of Pippin. Much like Gwen Verdon, they first connected in a rehearsal room — but the trajectory of their romantic relationship is a little different.
At this point in Fosse’s life, he was high on success and abusing his power as both a creator and a man. At the time of this episode, he’s had a sexual relationship with pretty much every dancer in Pippin, having been separated from Gwen.
While these flings were seemingly consensual, he was definitely abusing his power — one dancer who rejected his advances ended up getting cut from a solo because Fosse created a hostile work environment for her afterward.
Unfortunately, that’s how Ann Reinking reportedly came to the forefront and got a spot in Pippin’s infamous “Manson Trio” number (at least it’s portrayed that way on the series). The two didn’t date right away, but those familiar with Reinking’s life IRL know that a romantic relationship between the two is coming.
In the episode, Gwen commented that Ann’s too good of a dancer to think she “needs” to sleep with him. It’s definitely problematic that she says that, let’s be honest, but it’s not unrealistic. Sometimes people are mean, and Gwen is in a unique position of power and wisdom mixed with envy at this time.
Fosse/Verdon audiences might be more familiar with Reinking than either of the titular characters, honestly. She played Grace Farrell in the 1982 Annie and is a judge in the 2005 documentary Mad Hot Ballroom. Ann played a version of herself in Fosse’s mostly autobiographical film, All That Jazz.
Ann Reinking choreographed the (still running) 1996 revival of Chicago and starred in it as Roxie Hart, the role Verdon had back in 1975. Reinking has been instrumental in maintaining the legacy of Fosse’s choreography. The review Fosse was conceived, choreographed, and co-directed by Reinking. His legacy in the arts ultimately belongs to Verdon and Reinking as much as it does to him.
Unlike Verdon, working with Fosse was more of a star-making turn for Reinking. She became his protegée as well as muse, according to many.
Ann Reinking talent stood out, but Pippin was only her third Broadway show, and her first featured role. She wasn’t initially a choreographer, and she didn’t have multiple Tony Awards under her belt but went on to a multitude of starring roles.
after Verdon that he ever had. They were together for about five or six years in the ’70s and continued to work together professionally up until Fosse’s death.
Ann Reinkingherself has been married four times. Why she and Fosse never took that step will likely be explored in Fosse/Verdon.
Still, their relationship started off under rough circumstances — Fosse checked himself into a psychiatric hospital by the end of the episode, so there’s only more drama to come on the show.
Ann Reinking Annie Movies
- Fosse 2001
- Micki & Maude 1984
- Annie 1982
- All That Jazz 1979
- Movie Movie 1978
Ann Reinking Against All Odds
Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)”(also titled “Against All Odds”)
Is an Ann Reinking song by English drummer, singer, and songwriter Phil Collins. It was recorded for the soundtrack to the 1984 film of the same name.
It is a power ballad in which its protagonist implores an ex-lover to “take a look at me now”, knowing that reconciliation is “against all odds” while considering it worth trying.
The single reached number two in the United Kingdom, while it peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, the first of seven US number ones for Collins in his solo career. “Against All Odds (Take a Look At Me Now)” also topped the charts in Canada, Ireland, and Norway.
The song has been covered by several singers, some versions of which have been successful in both the US and UK markets.
The song has twice reached number one in the UK singles chart: the pairing of Mariah Carey and boyband Westlife, in September 2000, and then again by Steve Brookstein, the first winner of The X Factor, in January 2005.
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Ann Reinking Discusses Bob Fosse’s Influence on Her After All These Years
If not for her skills as a dancer and choreographer, Broadway legend Ann Reinking is most known for her relationship with director and choreographer Bob Fosse.
Once he saw her in PIPPIN in 1972, she became Fosse’s protégé and romantic partner, with a relationship lasting until 1978.
So, what does Ann Reinking have to say about Fosse all these years later? Ann recently talked to AZ Central to talk about not only her love for dancing but Arizona, as even though she may have won a Tony Award for choreographing the 1996 revival of Chicago, she lives in Paradise Valley in active semi-retirement.
The interview asked Ann Reinking about Fosse, in which she said the most important thing she learned from him was his worth ethic.
“You always work until you can’t work anymore on it, and never stop trying,” she states. “His work ethic was so stellar that that was probably the greatest influence. That and having the privilege of working with him so many times.
That was a home of sorts. I knew I belonged there, I knew I could do the work well, and I had the privilege and opportunity to stay in one thought process and one way of doing things because he really kind created his own theater.
But he worked 110 to 150 percent, and so did everybody around him, and it makes a huge difference.” Adopted from Marissa Sblendorio updates on February 10.2017.