Musical Theatre Dance Program | Director
July 30-August 20
Chet Walker is a multi-award winning director/choreographer for his work in theatres across the globe as well as in television, film, music video, and commercial media. His Broadway career began at the age of sixteen when he appeared in the first revival of On the Town and went on to appear most prominently in the musicals of Bob Fosse. The Tony Award-winning musical Fosse earned him the Olivier Award for Conceiver of Best Musical. More recently, he received the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Drama Desk Award, the Astaire Award, and a Tony nomination for choreography in the acclaimed revival of Pippin. He recreated and documented, in part through a Jacob’s Pillow Creative Development Residency, the technique of Jack Cole while developing, choreographing, and directing Heat Wave, a musical celebrating Mr. Cole’s legacy. This marks his 20th season leading international auditions and mentoring students at The School at Jacob’s Pillow.