The marquee of the Broadway revival of “Chicago.” (Photo: Osugi/Shutterstock.com)
Today marks the 32 years since the death of legendary choreographer and director Bob Fosse. At last night Emmy Awards, Michelle Williams won Lead Actress in a Limited Series for her stunning portrayal of Fosse’s third wife, Gwen Verdon.
Fossee is known for his distinct choreographic style. Some of his Broadway credits include:
The Pajama Game (choreographer),
Sweet Charity (director/choreographer),
and Chicago (director/choreographer).
Here’s a look at five of our favorite Fosse moments:
“Steam Heat” from the film version of The Pajama Game.
“Glory” from a production of Pippin filmed for television, featuring original Broadway star Ben Vereen.
Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon appearing in the film version of Damn Yankees.
“Mein Herr” from the film verison of Cabaret,” which won eight Academy Awards. Fosse both directed and choreographed the movie.
A double-clip, which includes an excerpt from Dancin’, Fosse’s 1978 musical revue, and Fosse, a retrospective of his work that ran on Broadway from 1999 to 2001.