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Gower Champion

Director, Performer, Choreographer
( b. Jun 22, 1921 Geneva, Illinois, USA - d. Aug 25, 1980 New York, New York, USA ) Male
Relations: Husband of Marge Champion (1947-73) divorced
See Also: Gower & Jeanne
Died on the day of the original "42nd Street's" opening night.



Productions Date of Productions
42nd Street
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Original direction and dances by Gower Champion
May 02, 2001 - Jan 02, 2005
Hello, Dolly!
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Original production directed and choreographed by Gower Champion
Oct 19, 1995 - Jan 28, 1996
42nd Street
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by Gower Champion
  • Choreographed by Gower Champion
Aug 25, 1980 - Jan 08, 1989
A Broadway Musical
[Musical, Original]
  • Production Supervised by Gower Champion
Dec 21, 1978 - Dec 21, 1978
Hello, Dolly!
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Original production directed and choreographed by Gower Champion
Mar 05, 1978 - Jul 09, 1978
The Act
[Musical, Original]
  • Uncredited consultation: Gower Champion
  • Performer: Gower Champion
    • Dan Connors - Replacement
Oct 29, 1977 - Jul 01, 1978
Rockabye Hamlet
[Musical, Original]
  • Directed by Gower Champion
  • Choreographed by Gower Champion
Feb 17, 1976 - Feb 21, 1976
Hello, Dolly!
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Originally directed and choreographed by Gower Champion
Nov 06, 1975 - Dec 28, 1975
Mack & Mabel
[Musical, Original]
  • Directed by Gower Champion
  • Choreographed by Gower Champion
Oct 06, 1974 - Nov 30, 1974
Irene
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Directed by Gower Champion
Mar 13, 1973 - Sep 08, 1974
Sugar
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by Gower Champion
  • Choreographed by Gower Champion
Apr 09, 1972 - Jun 23, 1973
A Flea in Her Ear
[Play, Farce, Revival]
  • Directed by Gower Champion
Oct 03, 1969 - Oct 25, 1969
The Happy Time
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed and filmed by Gower Champion
  • Choreographed by Gower Champion
Jan 18, 1968 - Sep 28, 1968
I Do! I Do!
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by Gower Champion
Dec 05, 1966 - Jun 15, 1968
3 Bags Full
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by Gower Champion
Mar 06, 1966 - Apr 02, 1966
High Spirits
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Additional direction (uncredited) by Gower Champion
Apr 07, 1964 - Feb 27, 1965
Hello, Dolly!
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by Gower Champion
  • Choreographed by Gower Champion
Jan 16, 1964 - Dec 27, 1970
My Mother, My Father and Me
[Play, Original]
  • Staged by Gower Champion
Mar 23, 1963 - Apr 06, 1963
Carnival!
[Musical, Puppets, Original]
  • Directed by Gower Champion
  • Choreographed by Gower Champion
Apr 13, 1961 - Jan 05, 1963
Bye Bye Birdie
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by Gower Champion
  • Choreographed by Gower Champion
Apr 14, 1960 - Oct 07, 1961
3 for Tonight
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Starring: Gower Champion [Performer]
  • Directed by Gower Champion
  • Musical staging by Gower Champion
Apr 06, 1955 - Jun 18, 1955
Make a Wish
[Musical, Original]
  • Choreographed by Gower Champion
Apr 18, 1951 - Jul 14, 1951
Lend an Ear
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Musical Staging by Gower Champion
Dec 16, 1948 - Jan 21, 1950
Small Wonder
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Choreographed by Gower Champion
Sep 15, 1948 - Jan 08, 1949
Count Me In
[Musical, Revue, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: Gower Champion [Teddy Roosevelt Brandywine]
Oct 08, 1942 - Nov 21, 1942
The Lady Comes Across
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: Gower Champion [Campbell]
Jan 09, 1942 - Jan 10, 1942
Streets of Paris
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Also Starring: Gower Champion [Le Fils Americain, Cadet, "South American Way" Dancer, "We Live of Love" / "We Haven't Got A Pot to Cook In" Dancer, "Reading, Writing and a Little Bit of Rhythm" Dancer]
Jun 19, 1939 - Feb 10, 1940
1981 Tony Award® Best Choreography
winner42nd Street [winner]
Choreographed by Gower Champion
1981 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Musical
 42nd Street [nominee]
Directed by Gower Champion
1981 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Choreography
winner42nd Street [winner]
Choreographed by Gower Champion
1975 Tony Award® Best Choreography
 Mack & Mabel [nominee]
Choreographed by Gower Champion
1975 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Musical
 Mack & Mabel [nominee]
Directed by Gower Champion
1973 Tony Award® Best Choreography
 Sugar [nominee]
Choreographed by Gower Champion
1973 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Musical
 Sugar [nominee]
Directed by Gower Champion
1968 Tony Award® Best Choreography
winnerThe Happy Time [winner]
Choreographed by Gower Champion
1968 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Musical
winnerThe Happy Time [winner]
Directed and filmed by Gower Champion
1967 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Musical
 I Do! I Do! [nominee]
Directed by Gower Champion
1964 Tony Award® Best Choreography
winnerHello, Dolly! [winner]
Choreographed by Gower Champion
1964 Tony Award® Best Direction (Musical)
winnerHello, Dolly! [winner]
Directed by Gower Champion
1962 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Musical
 Carnival! [nominee]
Directed by Gower Champion
1961 Tony Award® Best Choreography
winnerBye Bye Birdie [winner]
Choreographed by Gower Champion
1961 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Musical
winnerBye Bye Birdie [winner]
Directed by Gower Champion
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