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.

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 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 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).

Theatre credits[edit]

Sources: BroadwayWorld[8] and abouttheartists.com[9]

Film and television[edit]

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

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