Ann Reinking Biography (1949-)

Full name, Ann H. Reinking; born November 10, 1949, in Seattle, WA; daughterof Walton F. (some sources cite Walter Floyd) and Frances Holmes (maiden name, Harrison) Reinking; married Larry Small, 1970 (marriage ended); married Herbert A. Allen (an investment banker), August 25, 1982 (divorced, 1989); married James Stuart (in business), 1989 (divorced, 1991); married Peter Talbert (a sportswriter), 1994; children: (third marriage) Christopher Reinking; stepchildren: Leslie, Christie, Herbert, Charlie. Addresses: Agent: International Creative Management, 40 West 57th St., New York, NY 10019.

Actress, dancer, choreographer, singer
Birth Details
November 10, 1949
Seattle, Washington, United States

Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • (Broadway debut) Lulu, Cabaret, Broadway Theatre, New York City, 1969
  • Member of ensemble, Coco, Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, 1969-1970
  • Member of ensemble, Wild and Wonderful, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1971
  • Member of chorus, Pippin, Imperial Theatre, New York City, beginning 1972
  • Maggie, Over Here!, Shubert Theatre, New York City, 1974-1975
  • Joan of Arc, Goodtime Charley, Palace Theatre, New York City, 1975
  • Cassie, A Chorus Line, New York Shakespeare Festival, Shubert Theatre, 1976
  • Roxie Hart, Chicago, 46th Street Theatre, New York City, 1977
  • Dancin', Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, beginning 1978
  • Parade of Stars Playing the Palace, Palace Theatre, 1983
  • One More Song/One More Dance, Joyce Theatre, New York City, 1983
  • Ann Reinking ... Music Loves Me, Joyce Theatre, 1984
  • Title role, Sweet Charity, Minskoff Theatre, New York City, 1986-1987
  • Night of 100 Stars III, Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 1990
  • Roxie Hart, Chicago, City Center Theatre, New York City, 1996, then Richard Rodgers Theatre, New York City, beginning 1996
  • Brave New World (benefit performance), Town Hall Theatre, New YorkCity, 2002
  • Shall We Dance: A Dance Tribute to Richard Rodgers, City Center Theatre, 2002
  • City Center Encores! 10th Anniversary Bash, City Center Theatre, 2002
  • Also appeared in The Unsinkable Molly Brown.
  • Major Tours
  • Rose Alvarez, Bye Bye Birdie, 1991-1992
  • Stage Work
  • Choreographer
  • Pal Joey, Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1988
  • (With others) Tommy Tune Tonite! (revue), George Gershwin Theatre,New York City, 1992-1993
  • Chicago, City Center Theatre, New York City, 1996, Ambassador Theatre, 1996, then Shubert Theatre, 1996-1997
  • The Visit, Colonial Theatre, Boston, MA, 1998, then Winter GardenTheatre, New York City, 2001
  • (With Chet Walker; and cocreator and director, with Richard Maltby, Jr.)Fosse, Broadhurst Theatre, 1999-2001
  • The Look of Love: The Songs of Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Roundabout Theatre Company, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 2003
  • (And director) "No Strings," Encores!, City Center Theatre, 2003
  • Also choreographer for Legends, Joffrey Ballet, Chicago, IL; Nilsson/Schmillson, Spectrum Dance Theatre, Seattle, WA; Suite to Sondheim, Pacific Northwest Ballet; and The Threepenny Opera, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA.
  • Stage Work
  • Major Tours
  • Choreographer, Chicago, U.S. cities, 1999-2000, then Canadian cities.
  • Also choreographer for touring productions of Applause, U.S. cities, and Fosse, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and London.
  • Stage Director
  • (With Michael Greif) Tonight at 8:30 (six one-acts), Main Stage, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA, 2000
  • Film Appearances
  • "Troubles" Moran, Movie, Movie, Warner Bros., 1979
  • Kate Jagger, All That Jazz, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1979
  • Mrs. Grace Farrell/Mrs. Grace Warbucks, Annie, Columbia, 1982
  • Micki Salinger, Micki + Maude (also known as Micki & Maude), Columbia, 1984
  • Living American Theater Dance, Phoenix Films, 1992
  • Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There, Second Act Productions, 2002
  • Film Choreographer
  • Chicago, Miramax, 2002
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • Doug Henning: Magic on Broadway, NBC, 1982
  • Mrs. Grace Farrell/Mrs. Grace Warbucks, Lights, Camera, Annie!, 1982
  • Parade of Stars, ABC, 1983
  • Host, American Treasury, 1985
  • Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, NBC, 1986
  • "Broadway Sings: The Music of Jule Styne" (also known as "The Music of Jule Styne"), Great Performances, PBS, 1987
  • The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, CBS, 1988
  • The Songwriters Hall of Fame 20th Anniversary ... The Magic of Music (also known as The Magic of Music), CBS, 1989
  • Night of 100 Stars III, NBC, 1990
  • The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, CBS, 1990
  • Host, "Collins Meets Coward" (also known as "The Astonished Heart--A SadLove Tale," "Still Life--A Romantic Interlude," and "Ways and Means"), A&E Stage, Arts and Entertainment, 1992
  • "The Andrew Lloyd Webber Story," A&E Stage, Arts and Entertainment, 1992
  • The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, CBS, 1992
  • "The Music of Kander and Ebb: Razzle Dazzle," Great Performances,PBS, 1997
  • The 53rd Presidential Inaugural Gala (also known as An AmericanGala), CBS, 1997
  • Broadway '97: Launching the Tonys, PBS, 1997
  • The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, CBS, 1997
  • Broadway '99: Launching the Tony Awards, PBS, 1999
  • Bob Fosse: Dancing on the Edge, Arts and Entertainment, 1999
  • Intimate Portrait: Sharon Lawrence, Lifetime, 2000
  • Intimate Portrait: Jasmine Guy, Lifetime, 2001
  • Dancer, Fosse (also known as From Broadway: Fosse), PBS, 2002
  • Also appeared in Broadway Salutes Washington and An Introduction to the Dance Gala of the Stars.
  • Episodic
  • Lorelei Farnsworth, "The Adventure of the Eccentric Engineer," ElleryQueen, NBC, 1976
  • Jill Kelly, "Bald and Beautiful," The Cosby Show, CBS, 1987
  • Movies
  • A Night on the Town, 1983
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 40th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1986
  • The 45th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1991
  • The 51st Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1997
  • Television Work
  • Choreographer, Bye Bye Birdie, ABC, 1995
  • Choreographer (with others) and stage director, Fosse (special; also known as From Broadway: Fosse), PBS, 2002
  • Choreographer (of Ballet Hispanico), The 13th Annual Hispanic HeritageAwards (special), NBC, 1999

Further Reference


    • Dance, October, 1996, pp. 86-88; February, 1997, pp. 1-5; August,1997, pp. 60-62; April, 2000, p. 50; July, 2000, p. 14

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