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Warren Carlyle

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Warren Carlyle is a British 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.

Life and career[edit]

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 theatre 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 premiered at the La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego, California, in 2010,[3] and which ran on Broadway in 2012 as Chaplin.[4]

He was the choreographer for the Kennedy Center production of Follies (2011), with Eric D. Schaeffer as director.[5] 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.

Carlyle was the choreographer for the Broadway productions of The Mystery of Edwin Drood in 2012,[6] A Christmas Story: The Musical in 2012[7] and After Midnight in 2013 (which he also directed). In early 2022,[8] Carlyle will direct Harmony: A New Musical at the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene.

Theatre credits[edit]

Sources: BroadwayWorld[9] and abouttheartists.com[10]

Film and television[edit]


  1. ^ Finn, Robin."Public Lives; British Transplant Follows His Muse to 'Oklahoma!' (abstract)" The New York Times (abstract), 15 March 2002
  2. ^ "Drama Desk History, 2009–2010" dramadesk.com. Retrieved 28 March 2011
  3. ^ Eadie, Bill."Review, 'Limelight: The Story of Charlie Chaplin'" talkinbroadway.com, 21 September 2010
  4. ^ Gioia, Michael."Chaplin Will Take His Final Bow; Broadway Musical to Close in January 2013" Archived 4 December 2012 at the Wayback Machine Playbill, 3 December 2012
  5. ^ Gans, Andrew." 'Each a Gem, A Beautiful Diadem': Starry 'Follies' Opens at the Kennedy Center May 21" Archived 23 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine Playbill, 21 May 2011
  6. ^ The Mystery of Edwin Drood Playbillvault.com. Retrieved 13 May 2014
  7. ^ "Broadway Listing" Playbillvault.com. Retrieved 13 May 2014
  8. ^ "Harmony: A New Musical • TKTS Now On Sale!". National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene. Retrieved 13 October 2021.
  9. ^ Carlyle credits broadwayworld.com. Retrieved 26 March 2011
  10. ^ Carlyle credits abouttheartists.com. Retrieved 26 March 2011
  11. ^ Scheck, Frank. "'Me and My Girl': Theater Review" The Hollywood Reporter, 10 May 2018
  12. ^ Haun, Harry."Playbill On Opening Night: 'After Midnight' — Cotton in a Forest of Evergreens" Playbill, 3 November 2013
  13. ^ Gans, Andrew. "Casting Complete for Kennedy Center 'Follies'; "Young" Counterparts Announced" Archived 18 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Playbill, 15 February 2011
  14. ^ Hetrick, Adam. "Producers Want to Move Encores! Finian's Rainbow to Broadway" Archived 7 September 2012 at archive.today. Playbill, 2 April 2009
  15. ^ Gans, Andrew. "Norton, Jackson and Baldwin Look to the Rainbow Beginning March 26 at City Center" Archived 29 April 2009 at the Wayback Machine. Playbill, 26 March 2009
  16. ^ Isherwood, Charles."Home on the Range and on the Stage",The New York Times, 21 November 2009
  17. ^ "'Lucy Guy' Listing, 2009" goodspeed.org. Retrieved 26 March 2011
  18. ^ Lipton, Brian Scott."Broadway's 'A Tale of Two Cities' to Now Close on November 9" theatermania.com, 7 November 2008
  19. ^ Gans, Andrew."A Helluva Town: Encores! Launches New Season with On the Town" Archived 7 January 2009 at the Wayback Machine, Playbill, 19 November 2008
  20. ^ Gans, Andrew."'Juno', with Tony Winner Victoria Clark, Begins City Center Encores! Run March 27" Archived 4 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine Playbill, 27 March 2008
  21. ^ Hernandez, Ernio."Esparza and Conlee Join The 24 Hour Musicals Line-Up" Playbill, 3 January 2008
  22. ^ Gans, Andrew."Casting Complete for Encores! 'Stairway to Paradise'" Archived 4 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine Playbill, 19 April 2007
  23. ^ "Creative Team". The 101 Dalmatians Musical. Retrieved 3 January 2010.
  24. ^ "'The Band Wagon' Has a New Shine on Its Shoes in Dancing in the Dark March 4 – April 13" Archived 30 March 2008 at the Wayback Machine Playbill, 4 March 2008
  25. ^ Gans, Andrew."Harrison Chad, Ed Dixon, Mary Stout, Ruth Gottschall and More Join Kennedy Center Mame'" Archived 11 January 2014 at the Wayback Machine Playbill, 25 April 2006
  26. ^ Jones, Kenneth."'Pirates of Penzance' Has a Suntan in Goodspeed's Tropical Retelling (Goodspeed)" Playbill, 1 November 2006
  27. ^ Highfield, John."Review:'Me and My Girl'" The Stage, 14 September 2006
  28. ^ " Slut! Listing" Internet Off-Broadway database. Retrieved 16 May 2014
  29. ^ Jones, Kenneth."Cast Confirmed for Goodspeed 'Baker's Wife'; Schwartz & Stein Shaping New Version" 9 October 2002
  30. ^ Bowen, Joseph."Review: 'Pageant'" centerstagechicago.com, 5 May 2001
  31. ^ "'Moving On', The Bridewell, London" The Independent (London), 1 August 2000
  32. ^ "'Moving On', A Celebration of the work of Stephen Sondheim" sondheimguide.com. Retrieved 27 March 2011
  33. ^ "Deception Production Credits" allmovie.com. Retrieved 27 March 2011
  34. ^ "Hope & Faith Episode Charley's Shirt', 2005" Internet Movie Database Listing. Retrieved 27 March 2011

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