Choreographer Larry Fuller to talk about Broadway career

| 18 Mar 2015 | 02:19

— Larry Fuller, choreographer, director, and actor, is coming to Milford to talk about his Broadway career and life's journey.

Presented by the Upper Delaware GLBT Center, the program will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 22, at the center, located at 201 West Harford Street. The talk is free and open to the public.

Fuller began his career as a dancer/actor, appearing on Broadway in the original production of "West Side Story," "Carousel," "The Music Man," "Kean," "Bravo Giovanni," and "Funny Girl." When Barbra Streisand headed to London for the West End production of "Funny Girl," Fuller was tapped to choreograph it, and then repeated the task for the American tour.

Additional touring productions Fuller has directed and choreographed include "I Do! I Do!," "Kismet," and "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever."

Fuller's Broadway credits as a choreographer include "On the Twentieth Century," "Merrily We Roll Along," and "A Doll's Life." He has been nominated for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Choreography twice, for his work in "Sweeney Todd" and "Evita," which also garnered him a Tony nod. He choreographed the original West End production of "Evita" and directed and choreographed the 2004 U.S. national tour as well.

In Europe, Fuller has directed and choreographed productions of "West Side Story" in Vienna and Nuremberg, created "Jazz and the Dancing Americans" for the Opera House Ballet in Graz, and directed the European premieres of Leonard Bernstein's "Candide," "On the Town," and George Gershwin's "Girl Crazy." He also directed and choreographed the European tour of and multi-media musical "Time" in London. In 1997 he directed and choreographed "JFK: A Musical Drama" in Dublin, Ireland.

Television audiences have seen Fuller's choreography on "The Ed Sullivan Show," and he has staged and choreographed both the Tony and Emmy Awards telecasts twice.

Refreshments will be available for purchase at the center on the night of the program. Contributions are welcome and will benefit the Upper Delaware GLBT Center, a private, non-profit organization that provides services to the GLBTQ and allied community in an effort to support, empower and encourage acceptance..

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