Ann Reinking Wiki – Ann Reinking Biography
Ann Reinking was an American actress, dancer, and choreographer. Her extensive work in musical theater included Broadway productions of Coco, Over Here!, Goodtime Charley, Chicago, Dancin’, and Sweet Charity.
She was born on November 10, 1949, in Seattle, Washington, United States. Tony Award-winner and Broadway star Reinking, has died.
She was 71 years old.
Ann Reinking was the daughter of Frances and Walter Reinking. She grew up in the suburb of Bellevue. As a child, Reinking began ballet lessons, studying with former Ballets Russes dancers Marian and Illaria Ladre in Seattle.
Reinking made her professional performing debut at the age of 12 in a production of Giselle with the English Royal Ballet. While attending middle school and high school, she studied at the San Francisco Ballet during the summers as a part of a scholarship. After graduating from Bellevue High School, she took summer classes offered by Joffrey Ballet at the Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington.
Ann Reinking was an American actress, dancer, and choreographer. Her extensive work in musical theater included Broadway productions of Coco, Over Here!, Goodtime Charley, Chicago, Dancin’, and Sweet Charity. In the 1996 revival of Chicago, she reprised the role of Roxie Hart and was also the choreographer, winning the Tony Award for Best Choreography.
For the 2000 West End production of Fosse, she won the Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreographer. She appeared in the films All That Jazz, Annie, and Micki & Maude.
Husband And Children
Reinking married four times, first on March 19, 1972, to Broadway actor Larry Small. Following their divorce, she married investment banker Herbert Allen Jr. on August 25, 1982; they divorced in 1989. Next, she was married in 1989 to businessman James Stuart, with whom she had a son, Christopher, before their divorce in 1991. Reinking married sportswriter Peter Talbert in 1994 and was stepmother to his four children.
Ann Reinking Death
The actor, dancer, and choreographer died on Saturday night, December 12, in Washington, Variety first reported, citing Ann Reinking’s sister-in-law Dahrla Reinking.
Christopher Dean, a dancer, and choreographer who teaches Reinking’s niece announced the news of her death on Facebook on Monday, December 13, writing:
The lights on Broadway are forevermore dim this morning and there is one less star in the sky. The good news is that heaven has the very best choreographer on earth now. Thank you Ann for having the most profound impact on my career. We are even more blessed by the entire Reinking family who has welcomed us in and been a huge part of our lives this past year. The world will miss Ann so much!! The angels are all singing “We got Annie!!”
According to NBC News, Reinking began her acting career in 1965 via a Seattle Opera House production of Bye Bye Birdie. She later transitioned into Broadway, where she gained widespread publicity for her role of Roxie Hart in 1977’s Chicago, the outlet continued.