Warren Carlyle

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Warren Carlyle is a director and choreographer who was born in Norwich, Norfolk, England. He received Drama Desk Award nominations for Outstanding Choreography and Outstanding Director of a Musical for the 2009 revival of Finian's Rainbow.


Carlyle trained in dance at the Central School of Dancing Norwich, Bush Davies School of Theatre Arts and Doreen Bird College of Performing Arts. He has directed and provided choreography for theater and musicals on Broadway and around the world as well as for film and television.

He started as a dancer, after taking dance lessons, but then was chosen by Susan Stroman to be associate choreographer for the West End Royal National Theatre production of Oklahoma! (1998), and she later chose him to assist her on the Broadway musical The Producers. Carlyle moved to New York in 2000.[1]

Carlyle was both director and choreographer of the Broadway revival of Finian's Rainbow in 2009, for which he received Drama Desk Award nominations for Outstanding Choreography and Outstanding Director of a Musical.[2] He was the choreographer and co-director of the new musical Limelight: The Story of Charlie Chaplin, which ran at the La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego, California, in 2010.[3] He is the choreographer for the Kennedy Center production of Follies (2011), with Eric D. Schaeffer as director.[4] The two worked together on the Kennedy Center production of Mame in 2006. This production transferred to Broadway and then to Los Angeles, both in limited engagements. Carlyle received a nomination for the 2012 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Choreography.

He recently co-directed the La Jolla Playhouse's 2010 production of Limelight: The Story of Charlie Chaplin.

Theatre credits[edit]

Sources:BroadwayWorld[5] and abouttheartists.com[6]

Film and television[edit]

  • Deception, (2008) starring Hugh Jackman and Ewan McGregor (20th Century Fox)[25]
  • Hope and Faith, 2005 Episode "Charley's Shirt" (ABC)[26]
  • An Evening at the Boston Pops (PBS)
  • Elton John's "Made in England" video


  1. ^ Finn, Robin."Public Lives; British Transplant Follows His Muse to 'Oklahoma!' (abstract)" The New York Times (abstract), March 15, 2002
  2. ^ "Drama Desk History, 2009-2010" dramadesk.com, accessed March 28, 2011
  3. ^ Eadie, Bill."Review,Limelight: The Story of Charlie Chaplin'" talkinbroadway.com, September 21, 2010
  4. ^ Gans, Andrew." 'Each a Gem, A Beautiful Diadem': Starry 'Follies' Opens at the Kennedy Center May 21" playbill.com, May 21, 2011
  5. ^ Carlyle credits broadwayworld.com, accessed March 26, 2011
  6. ^ Carlyle credits abouttheartists.com, accessed March 26, 2011
  7. ^ Gans, Andrew. "Casting Complete for Kennedy Center 'Follies'; "Young" Counterparts Announced". Playbill.com, February 15, 2011
  8. ^ Hetrick, Adam. "Producers Want to Move Encores! Finian's Rainbow to Broadway". Playbill.com, April 2, 2009
  9. ^ Lipton, Brian Scott."Broadway's 'A Tale of Two Cities' to Now Close on November 9" theatermania.com, November 7, 2008
  10. ^ Gans, Andrew. "Norton, Jackson and Baldwin Look to the Rainbow Beginning March 26 at City Center". Playbill.com, March 26, 2009
  11. ^ Isherwood, Charles."Home on the Range and on the Stage",The New York Times, November 21, 2009
  12. ^ Gans, Andrew."A Helluva Town: Encores! Launches New Season with On the Town", playbill.com, November 19, 2008
  13. ^ Gans, Andrew."'Juno', with Tony Winner Victoria Clark, Begins City Center Encores! Run March 27" playbill.com, March 27, 2008
  14. ^ Gans, Andrew."Casting Complete for Encores! 'Stairway to Paradise'" playbill.com, April 19, 2007
  15. ^ "Creative Team". The 101 Dalmatians Musical. Retrieved January 3, 2010. 
  16. ^ "'Lucy Guy' Listing, 2009" goodspeed.org, accessed March 26, 2011
  17. ^ "'The Band Wagon' Has a New Shine on Its Shoes in Dancing in the Dark March 4-April 13" playbill.com, March 4, 2008
  18. ^ Gans, Andrew."Harrison Chad, Ed Dixon, Mary Stout, Ruth Gottschall and More Join Kennedy Center Mame'" playbill.com, April 25, 2006
  19. ^ Jones, Kenneth."'Pirates of Penzance' Has a Suntan in Goodspeed's Tropical Retelling (Goodspeed)" playbill.com, November 1, 2006
  20. ^ Jones, Kenneth."Cast Confirmed for Goodspeed 'Baker's Wife'; Schwartz & Stein Shaping New Version" October 9, 2002
  21. ^ Bowen, Joseph."Review: 'Pageant'" centerstagechicago.com, May 5, 2001
  22. ^ Highfield, John."Review:'Me and My Girl'" thestage.co.uk, 14 September 2006
  23. ^ "'Moving On', The Bridewell, London" The Independent (London), 1 August 2000
  24. ^ "'Moving On', A Celebration of the work of Stephen Sondheim" sondheimguide.com, accessed March 27, 2011
  25. ^ "Deception Production Credits" allmovie.com, accessed March 27, 2011
  26. ^ "Hope & Faith Episode Charley's Shirt', 2005" Internet Movie Database Listing, accessed March 27, 2011

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