Ann Reinking

Dancer, Actor, Choreographer
A wildly talented actress-choreographer-dancer, Ann Reinking was a ballet-trained chorus girl in New York City when she crossed paths with Bob Fosse. Becoming his protge and paramour, Reinking conquered Broadway with a ... Read more »
Born: 11/10/1949 in Seattle, Washington, USA

Filmography

Actor (29)

The 57th Annual Tony Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

From Broadway: Fosse 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Sharon Lawrence 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Fosse: Dancing on the Edge 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Broadway '99: Launching the Tony Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Performer

The Kennedy Center Honors 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Performer

The Music of Kander and Ebb: Razzle Dazzle 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

53rd Presidential Inaugural Gala 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Broadway '97: Launching the Tonys 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Interviewee

The 51st Annual Tony Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Performer

Collins Meets Coward 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Living American Theater Dance 1992 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Story 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 45th Annual Tony Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Performer

Night of 100 Stars III 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Broadway Sings: The Music of Jule Styne 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The 40th Annual Tony Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Performer

Micki & Maude 1984 (Movie)

Micki Salinger (Actor)

Doug Henning: Magic on Broadway 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Parade of Stars 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Annie 1982 (Movie)

Grace (Actor)

All That Jazz 1979 (Movie)

Kate Jagger (Actor)

Movie Movie 1977 (Movie)

"Troubles" Moran (Actor)
Producer (1)

In My Hands: A Story of Marfan Syndrome 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)
Music (1)

Annie 1982 (Movie)

("I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here" "We Got Annie" "Let's Go to the Movies") (Song Performer)
Other (2)

13th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Choreographer

Bye Bye Birdie (TV Show)

Choreographer

Biography

A wildly talented actress-choreographer-dancer, Ann Reinking was a ballet-trained chorus girl in New York City when she crossed paths with Bob Fosse. Becoming his protégée and paramour, Reinking conquered Broadway with a string of roles in everything from "Goodtime Charley," "Dancin'," "A Chorus Line" and "Over Here!" She made headlines by replacing Fosse's wife Gwen Verdon as Roxie Hart in "Chicago" in 1977, and, nearly 20 years later, won a Tony for reimagining and choreographing a revival of that same show, which took the world by storm. Best known to mainstream audiences as the twinkle-toed Grace Farrell, secretary and would-be girlfriend to Daddy Warbucks (Albert Finney) in the musical "Annie" (1982), she also starred opposite Dudley Moore in "Micki + Maude" (1984) and choreographed the TV movie "Bye Bye Birdie" (ABC, 1995), but segued gracefully into an award-winning career as a Broadway choreographer and director. Dedicated to promoting the legacy of Fosse and of all things Broadway and dance, Ann Reinking became one of the most famous modern legends of the Great White Way.

Relationships

Companion
briefly married at age 21

Walton F Reinking

Father

Herbert Allen

Husband
married in 1981 divorced in 1989

Bob Fosse Choreographer

Companion
together from 1973 until 1979

Frances Reinking

Mother
died December 7, 1996

James Stuart

Husband
married in 1989 divorced in 1991 father of Reinking's son

Christopher Stuart

Son
born in 1990 father, James Stuart diagnosed as developmentally disabled

Peter Talbert

Husband
son of tennis champion Bill Talbert married in 1994

Milestones

2001

Joined cast of "Fosse" for one month run (March-April)

1999

Co-choreographed and co-directed the stage tribute "Fosse", featuring recreations of dances created by Bob Fosse

1997

Returned to Broadway as star and choreographer of revival of "Chicago"; won Tony for her choreography

1995

Choreographed "Bye Bye Birdie" for TV (ABC)

1992

Served as host of "A&E Stage"

1986

Final stage collaboration with Fosse, succeding Debbie Allen in the lead of the revival of "Sweet Charity"

1984

Headlined her own stage show, "Ann Reinking ... Music Loves Me"

1984

Starred with Amy Irving and Dudley Moore in "Micki and Maude"

1982

Guested on "Doug Henning: Magic on Broadway" TV special (NBC)

1982

Co-starred as Grace, Warbucks' secretary, in John Huston's film version of the musical "Annie"

1979

Made film debut in "Movie Movie"

1979

Played featured role of Joe Gideon's girlfriend in Fosse's feature "All That Jazz"

1978

Had featured role in "Dancin'", Bob Fosse's dance anthology; earned second Tony nomination

1977

Replaced Gwen Verdon in Broadway cast of "Chicago"

1976

Succeded Donna McKechnie as Cassie in "A Chorus Line" on Broadway

1975

Earned first Tony nomination for leading role of Joan of Arc in the musical "Goodtime Charley"; co-starred opposite Joel Grey

1974

Breakthrough stage role in "Over Here!"

1972

First collaboration with Bob Fosse, appeared in the chorus of "Pippin"

1968

Made Broadway debut in "Cabaret"

Moved to New York at age 16 with scholarship to study with the Joffrey Ballet

Trained with the San Francisco Ballet Company

Bonus Trivia

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Reinking established and runs The Broadway Theatre Project in Tampa, Florida, a summer program for high school and college students.

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