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Robert Longbottom
ROBERT LONGBOTTOM made his Broadway debut as Director/Choreographer with the original musical Side Show, which earned four Tony Award nominations including one for Best Musical. Other Broadway credits include the revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Flower Drum Song with a new book by playwright David Henry Hwang. That production earned Mr. Longbottom a Tony Award nomination for his Choreography as well as an Astaire, and Outer Critics Circle nominations. Other New York credits include the Broadway musical The Scarlet Pimpernel, the off-Broadway hit Pageant, The Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, Anything Goes in concert at Lincoln Center, starring Patti LuPone. For Disney Theatricals he created the touring compilation musical On the Record. At the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. he directed a new production of the wartime classic, Mister Roberts, and returned to direct and choreograph the musical Carnival! Robert directed Hay Fever for the Old Globe Theatre. He recently directed a staged reading of Stage Door for the Roundabout Theatre as well as a new musical Triangle at the Eugene O'Neill Center. Upcoming Broadway projects include a 'new' Irving Berlin musical with playwright Jeffrey Hatcher entitled Let Yourself Go. Current projects include the Broadway revival of Bye Bye Birdie (Roundabout Theatre Company), and a new national tour of Dreamgirls for producer John Breglio following the premiere at the Apollo Theater in Harlem this November.

Bio as of November, 2009.

American Theatre Wing programs, interviews and/or credits include:

Working in the Theatre (video)
Playwright, Director and Choreographer - April, 1999 - Watch now.

Downstage Center (audio)
Robert Longbottom - November, 2009 - Listen Now.

SDCF Masters of the Stage (audio)
2002 Symposium: Magic To Do: The Writer Director Relationship - June, 2002 - Listen Now.
2002 Symposium: Directing Revivals - June, 2002 - Listen Now.

Internet Broadway Database Listing (IBDB.com)