Ann Reinking

Birth Day November 10th, 1949
Birth Place Seattle, Washington
Age 74 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Scorpio

About Ann Reinking

Ann Reinking was an American actress, dancer, as well as a choreographer who was famous for her work in musical theater which included starring in Broadway productions of "Coco" (1969), "Over Here!" (1974), "Goodtime Charley" (1975), "Chicago" (1977), "Dancin'" (1978) and "Sweet Charity" (1986). She made her professional performing debut at the age of 12 in a production of "Giselle" with the English Royal Ballet. She also made her reprisal role of Roxie Hart in the 1996 revival of Chicago". Likewise, she was also the choreographer, winning the Tony Award for Best Choreography for "Chicago". She co-created, co-directed and co-choreographed the revue "Fosse" in the year 1998, receiving a Tony Award co-nomination for Best Direction of a Musical. In the movies, she had appeared for "All That Jazz" in 1979, "Annie" in 1982 and "Micki & Maude" in 1984. Recently, she choreographed "The Look of Love" on Broadway and the Roger Rees-directed off-Broadway "Here Lies Jenny" (2004), starring Neuwirth. In the year 2011, she helped choreograph "An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin" on Broadway. Sadly, she passed away at the age of 71.

Ann Reinking's Cause of Death, Dies at 71

Ann Reinking, the Tony Award-winning choreographer, actress, and Bob Fosse collaborator who helped spread a cool, muscular hybrid of jazz and burlesque movement to Broadway and beyond, died on 12th December 2020, while visiting her family in Seattle, said her manager, Lee Gross. No cause of death was disclosed. She was 71. Tributes poured in from the Broadway community, including from Tony Yazbeck, who called her "an absolute inspiration" and Leslie Odom, Jr., who thanked Reinking for being a mentor: "She honored the calling for real. RIP to a legend.” Bernadette Peters took to Twitter to say her heart was broken and Billy Eichner said she was “one of the most mesmerizing people I’ve ever seen on stage. A singular genius. RIP".

Ann Reinking, a famous choreographer, actress and dancer

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Ann Reinking was famous for being an actress, dancer, and choreographer. She was best known for appearing in Broadway productions of "Coco", "Over Here!", "Goodtime Charley", "Chicago" (1977), "Dancin'", and more. 

Ann Reinking was born on 10th November 1949 in Seattle, Washington, the USA. She held American nationality and her ethnic background was American-White. Her race was White. She lastly celebrated her 71st birthday. She was born to her parents; Walter Reinking (father) and Frances (nee Harrison) (mother). Her hometown was in the suburb of Bellevue where she grew up. In the beginning year, she learned ballet lessons by studying with former Ballets Russes dancers Marian and Illaria Ladre in Seattle. She then made her professional performing debut at the age of 12 in a production of Giselle with the English Royal Ballet. Scorpio was her Zodiac sign and her religion was Christian. 

Beautiful and charming, Ann Reinking's body build was slim. She stood tall at the height of 5 ft 6 in or 1.71 m. Her hair color was brown and she possessed the eye color of brown. She maintained her body a lot to keep herself fit and good looking. Details about her exact body measurements such as waist size, shoe size, dress size, and more have not been revealed yet. 

Ann Reinking's Career

  • At the age of eighteen, Reinking moved to NY city where she danced as a member of the corps de ballet at the Radio City Music Hall.
  • She also performed in the ensemble of the second national tour of "Fiddler on the Roof".
  • She made her Broadway debut in the musical "Cabaret". 
  • She was also the chorus dancer in "Coco" (1969), "Wild and Wonderful" (1971), and "Pippin" (1972) at the age of 19. 
  • She came to people's attention after her role in "Over Here!" in 1974. After that, she starred as Joan of Arc in "Goodtime Charley" in the year 1975.
  • A year later, she replaced Donna McKechnie as Cassie in "A Chorus Line" and also she replaced Verdon in the starring role of Roxie Hart in Chicago in the year 1977. 
  • She later appeared in Fosse's revue "Dancin'". With this musical revue, Reinking and Fosse's relationship ended. 
  • She then appeared in two more feature films, as Grace Farrell in "Annie" (1982) and as Micki Salinger in "Micki & Maude" (1984). 
  • She returned to Broadway, replacing Debbie Allen in a successful revival of Fosse's production of "Sweet Charity" in the year 1986, 
  • She appeared in her first theater production in the year 1991 on the Broadway National Tour of "Bye Bye Birdie". She also choreographed the ABC television movie version of the Broadway musical "Bye Bye Birdie".
  • She later contributed choreography to "Tommy Tune Tonite!" in 1992. 
  • After a couple of years, she also founded the Broadway Theater Project, a Florida training program connecting students with seasoned theater professionals.
  • She reprises the role of Roxie Hart on the concert staging of "Chicago" after twently years which later become hit. She recreated her choreography for the 1997 London transfer of "Chicago", which starred Ute Lemper and Ruthie Henshall.
  • She also co-created, co-directed, and co-choreographed the revue "Fosse" in the year 1998. 
  • She then appeared in "Mad Hot Ballroom", the 2005 documentary film about the competition.
  • In the year 2012, she contributed choreography for the Broadway production of "An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin".
  • She also served as a member of the advising committee for the American Theatre Wing. 
  • Besides this, she produced the 2009 documentary "In My Hands: A Story of Marfan Syndrome".
  • She has also appeared in TV shows and films such as Ellery Queen, The Andros Targets, Movie Movie, All That Jazz, Annie, Micki+Maude, The Cosby Show, and more. 

Awards and Achievements of Ann Reinking

Ann Reinking was an award-winning choreographer, dancer, and actress who had won many awards during her lifespan. Some of her winning awards include:

  • Theatre World Award, Clarence Derwent Award, Outer Critics Circle Award in 1974 for Over Here!
  • Tony Award in the category of Best Choreography, Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk Award, Astaire Award, Laurence Olivier Award, and Helpmann Award for "Chicago"

Ann Reinking with Tony Award

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Additionally, she was also nominated for:

  • Tony Award under the category of Best Actress in a Musical for Goodtime Charley
  • Drama Desk Award under the category of Outstanding Actress in a Musical for Goodtime Charley
  • Tony Award under the category of Best Featured Actress in a Musical for Dancin'
  • Laurence Olivier Award under the category of Best Choreography for Chicago
  • Tony Award under the category of Best Director, Outer Critics Circle Award under the category of Outstanding Choreography and Outstanding Director of a Musical, Drama Desk Award under the category of Outstanding Director of a Musical for Fosse

Ann Reinking's Personal Life

Ann Reinking was a married woman. During her lifetime, she married four times. Firstly, she married actor, Larry Small on 19th March 1972 which ended to divorce. After that, she tied the knot with Herbert Allen Jr. on 25th August 1982. By profession, Herbert was an investment banker. Their marriage also could not last long and ended up in divorce in the year 1989. Her third marriage was with James Stuart who was a businessman. Their marriage took place in the year 1989. The duo was blessed with a kid, a son named Christopher before their divorce in the year 1991. Their son Chris has Marfan syndrome. Her last marriage was with Peter Talbert, a sportswriter. She was also the stepmother to Leslie, Christie, Herbert, and Charlie. Prior to her death, she was living and enjoying her happy married life with her husband, Peter Talbert. Talking about her sexual orientation, her sexual orientation is straight.

Ann Reinking and her fourth husband, Pater Talbert

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Ann Reinking had even worked with the Marfan Foundation, which is dedicated to raising awareness of the disease. 

Ann Reinking was living initially in Phoenix, Arizona as of February 2017. 

Ann Reinking's Net Worth 2020

Ann Reinking was an actress, dancer, as well as a choreographer who had reached a great height during her career span. As of 2020, the net worth of Ann Reinking was estimated to have $5 Million. Whereas her net worth as $2.5 Million as of 2019. Her major source of wealth comes from her acting, dancing, and choreographer career. Her salary was around $1 Million yearly. Details about her house and cars have not been disclosed yet. She was living a luxurious lifestyle from her career earnings before her death. 

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