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Ann Reinking is a multi-talented actress, singer, and dancer, as well as a Tony-award winning choreographer. After winning a Ford Foundation scholarship to study with the San Francisco School of Ballet, Ms. Reinking went on to Broadway, films, and television, earning numerous accolades for her work including Tony nominations for her leading performance in Dancin’ and as best actress in Goodtime Charley
with Joel Grey. Her astonishing number of awards includes the Theatre World Award for her work as Maggie in Over Here and the Clarence Derwent Award. In 1997, Ms. Reinking won the Tony Award, the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award and the Astaire Award for her choreography for the ENCORES production of Chicago. In 1999, FOSSE, which Ann directed and co-choreographed, won a Tony award for best musical.
Her film debut was as Troubles Moran in Movie, Movie directed by Stanley Donen. She then starred in All That Jazz directed by Bob Fosse, Annie directed by John Huston and in Blake Edwards’ Micki and Maude. Ms. Reinking is the founder of the Broadway Theatre Project in Tampa, Florida, a program that brings together working professionals with gifted young people.
Ms. Reinking lives with her husband, Peter, and son, Christopher, in Arizona, and participates in numerous charitable events, with a focus on children’s mental health, autism spectrum disorders, and Marfan's Syndrome.