Ann Reinking

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11/10/1949 , Seattle, Washington, USA

Birth Name

Ann Reinking

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Biography:

Ann Reinking is probably known more for her dancing on broadway than acting. She made her film debut in Movie Movie and the following year starred opposite Roy Scheider and Jessica Lange in the Bob Fosse biopic All That Jazz. Reinking's next role was the devoted secretary to grouchy Daddy Warbucks in John Houston's Annie. One of her greatest performances was in Blake Edwards' 1984 comedy Micki + Maude, in which Dudley Moore plays a bigamist with two pregnant wives - workaholic attorney Micki (Reinking) and laidback cellist Maude (Amy Irving). Ann went on to co-star and choregraph "Chicago," also starring Bebe Neuwirth and Juliet Prowse in 1991. That same year she married free-lance sportswriter Peter Talbert. She then choregraphed TV's Bye Bye Birdie in 1995. Two years later she 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 she won another Tony for Best Musical with FOSSE, in which Ann directed and co-choreographed. Most recently she can be seen as herself in The 100 Greatest Musicals. Ann divides her time between family (husband and son) in New York and Tampa where she is Artistic Director of the Broadway Theatre Project, a program that brings together working professionals with gifted young people. Coming up in 2005 she will co-star with a number of other broadway stars in the documentary Broadway: The Next Generation.