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JOEY PIZZI

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Joey Pizzi is an award-winning choreographer with an extensive background creating dance for stage and screen, working alongside many of the top performers of our time. Currently Joey is attached as co-choreographer for the upcoming Disney feature film Mary Poppins Returns starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda (dir. Rob Marshall). On Broadway, Joey choreographed the multi-Tony Award winning Vaudeville-era play The Nance (dir. Jack O’Brien) starring Nathan Lane, also broadcast as a PBS Great Performance. He received Astaire Award nominations for his work choreographing the films Burlesque starring Christina Aguilera, Cher, and Julianne Hough (dir. Steven Antin) and Lucky Stiff starring Jason Alexander (dir. Christopher Ashley). Choreography for selected feature films and television includes The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (dir. Ben Stiller), It’s Complicated (dir. Nancy Meyers), The Marc Pease Experience (dir. Todd Louiso), and the fantasy musical sequence for the 100th episode of Gossip Girl. Joey worked with the world famous Radio City Rockettes, choreographing their appearance on ABC-TV’s “Broadway Under The Stars”. Regional and commercial work includes choreography for PaperMill Playhouse’s Of Thee I Sing (dir. Tina Landau), La Mama’s Jukebox Jackie and Broadway 68 (dir. Scott Wittman), NYTW’s The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told (dir. Christopher Ashley), Damn Yankees (Theater des Westens, Berlin) and Walt Disney World’s latest international commercial “The Musical” (dir. Steven Antin). Other upcoming projects include choreographing the world premiere of the new musical Hood written and directed by Douglas Carter Beane.

Joey’s considerable experience in film also includes working as an associate choreographer for the features Into The Woods (dir. Rob Marshall), Nine (dir. Rob Marshall), Dreamgirls (dir. Bill Condon), Hairspray (dir. Adam Shankman) and Chicago (dir. Rob Marshall) where he has collaborated on the creation of some of the most iconic dance sequences in modern movie-musicals.

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Film
The Little Mermaid
Choreographer
Dir. Rob Marshall
Mary Poppins Returns
Co-Choreographer
Dir. Rob Marshall
Into the Woods
Assoc. Choreographer
Dir. Rob Marshall
Lucky Stiff
Choreographer
Dir. Christopher Ashley
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Choreographer
Dir. Ben Stiller
Burlesque
Choreographer
Dir. Steven Antin
Rock of Ages
Dance Supervisor
Dir. Adam Shankman
It's Complicated
Choreographer
Dir. Nancy Meyers
Nine
Assoc. Choreographer
Dir. Rob Marshall
The Marc Pease Experience
Choreographer
Dir. Todd Louiso
Hairspray
Assoc. Choreographer
Dir. Adam Shankman
Dreamgirls
Assoc. Choreographer
Dir. Bill Condon
The Terminal
Assoc. Choreographer
Dir. Steven Spielberg
Chicago
Assoc. Choreographer
Dir. Rob Marshall
Theatre
The Nance
Choreographer
Dir. Jack O'Brien
Catch Me if You Can
Assoc. Choreographer
Dir. Jack O'Brien
Cry Baby
Assoc. Choreographer x
Assoc. Choreographer Dir. Mark Brokaw
Urban Cowboy
Assoc. Choreographer
Dir. Lonny Price
Follies
Assoc. Choreographer
Dir. Matthew Warchus
Seussical
Assoc. Choreographer
Dir. Rob Marshal
Minnelli on Minnelli
Assoc. Choreographer
Dir. Fred Ebb
Hair-Encores!
Assoc. Choreographer
Dir. Kathleen Marshall
Wonderful Town-Encores!
Assoc. Choreographer
Dir. Kathleen Marshall
17 Again
Assoc. Director
NYC, Workshop / Dir. Adam Shankman
Robin Hood
Choreographer
World Premiere / AADA / Dir. Douglas Carter Beane
Jukebox Jackie
Choreographer
La Mama / Dir. Scott Whitman
Broadway 68
Choreographer
La Mama / Dir. Scott Whitman
Of Thee | Sing
Choreographer
Dir. Tina Landau / Papermill Playhouse
Paparazzi
Add'l Choreographer
Dir. Tommy Tune / Holland America Cruise
Damn Yankees
Choreographer
Dir. Jurg Burth / Theater Des Westens
Damn Yankees US Natl Tour
Choreographer-Restaged
Dir. Jack O'Brien / West End
The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told
Choreographer
Dir. Christopher Ashley / NYTW
Candide
Choreographer
Dir. Lonny Price / NY Philharmonic
Time and Again
Assoc. Choreographer
Dir. Jack O'Brien / The Old Globe
Television
The Nance
Choreographer
Dir. Jack O'Brien / PBS Great Performances
Gossip Girl / 100th Episode
Choreographer
Dir. Mark Piznarski / CW
Gossip Girl / Girl Interrupted
Choreographer
Dir. Omar Madha / CW
The Radio City Rockettes "Broadway Under the Stars"
Choreographer
Dir. Scott Whitman / ABC
Annie
Assoc. Choreographer
Assoc. Choreographer Dir. Rob Marshall / Chor. Rob Marshall / ABC
Candide
Assoc. Choreographer
Dir. Lonny Price / PBS Great Performance
Award Shows
81st Academy Awards
Assoc. Choreographer
Dir. Roger Goodman / Chor. Rob Ashford / ABC
Commercials
Walt Disney World
Choreographer
Dir. Steven Antin / The Musical
Macy's
Assoc. Choreographer
Dir. Adam Shankman
State Farm Nationl Convention
Choreographer
Dir. Andy Beu
Don't Wanna Know
Choreographer
Dir. Nick Everhart / Cheyenne Jackson
Awards
Burlesque Astaire Award Nomination
Hairspray Choreography in Media Honor
Dreamgirls Choreography in Media Honor
Chicago American Choreography Award
81st Academy Awards Emmy-Outstanding Choreography
Annie Emmy-Outstanding Choreography

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