Gower Champion

Director, Choreographer, Performer, Production Supervisor
Gower Champion

Male

Born: June 22, 1919
Geneva, Illinois

Died: August 25, 1980
New York, New York

 

Roles

Playbill Cover - 42nd Street 42nd Street
May 2, 2001 - Jan. 2, 2005
Original Direction and Dances
(Original)
Who's Who
Playbill Cover - Hello, Dolly! Hello, Dolly!
Oct. 19, 1995 - Jan. 28, 1996
Original Production Directed and Choreographed by
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - 42nd Street 42nd Street
Aug. 25, 1980 - Jan. 8, 1989
Director
(Original)
 
    Choreographer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - A Broadway Musical A Broadway Musical
Dec. 21, 1978 - Dec. 21, 1978
Production Supervisor
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - The 32nd Annual Tony Awards - 1978 The 32nd Annual Tony Awards - 1978
Jun. 4, 1978 - Jun. 4, 1978
Participating Artist Performer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Hello, Dolly! Hello, Dolly!
Mar. 5, 1978 - Jul. 9, 1978
Original production directed and choreographed
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Rockabye Hamlet Rockabye Hamlet
Feb. 17, 1976 - Feb. 21, 1976
Choreographer
(Original)
 
    Director
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Hello, Dolly! Hello, Dolly!
Nov. 6, 1975 - Dec. 28, 1975
Original Direction and Choreography
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Mack & Mabel Mack & Mabel
Oct. 6, 1974 - Nov. 30, 1974
Director
(Original)
 
    Choreographer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Irene Irene
Mar. 13, 1973 - Sep. 8, 1974
Director
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Sugar Sugar
Apr. 9, 1972 - Jun. 23, 1973
Director
(Original)
 
    Choreographer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - A Flea in Her Ear A Flea in Her Ear
Oct. 3, 1969 - Oct. 25, 1969
Director
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - The Happy Time The Happy Time
Jan. 18, 1968 - Sep. 28, 1968
Directed and filmed
(Original)
 
    Choreographer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - The 21st Annual Tony Awards - 1967 The 21st Annual Tony Awards - 1967
Mar. 26, 1967 - Mar. 26, 1967
Presenter Performer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - I Do! I Do! I Do! I Do!
Dec. 5, 1966 - Jun. 15, 1968
Director
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - 3 Bags Full 3 Bags Full
Mar. 6, 1966 - Apr. 2, 1966
Director
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - High Spirits High Spirits
Apr. 7, 1964 - Feb. 27, 1965
Additional Direction
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Hello, Dolly! Hello, Dolly!
Jan. 16, 1964 - Dec. 27, 1970
Choreographer
(Original)
Who's Who
    Director
(Original)
Who's Who
Playbill Cover - My Mother, My Father and Me My Mother, My Father and Me
Mar. 23, 1963 - Apr. 6, 1963
Staging
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Carnival! Carnival!
Apr. 13, 1961 - Jan. 5, 1963
Director
(Original)
 
    Choreographer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Bye Bye Birdie Bye Bye Birdie
Apr. 14, 1960 - Oct. 7, 1961
Director
(Original)
Who's Who
    Choreographer
(Original)
Who's Who
Playbill Cover - 3 for Tonight 3 for Tonight
Apr. 6, 1955 - Jun. 18, 1955
Director
(Original)
 
    Performer Performer
(Original)
 
    Musical Staging
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Make a Wish Make a Wish
Apr. 18, 1951 - Jul. 14, 1951
Choreographer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Lend an Ear Lend an Ear
Dec. 16, 1948 - Jan. 21, 1950
Musical Staging
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Small Wonder Small Wonder
Sep. 15, 1948 - Jan. 8, 1949
Choreographer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Count Me in Count Me in
Oct. 8, 1942 - Nov. 21, 1942
Teddy Roosevelt Brandywine Performer
(Original)
 
The Lady Comes Across
Jan. 9, 1942 - Jan. 10, 1942
Campbell Performer
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - The Streets of Paris The Streets of Paris
Jun. 19, 1939 - Feb. 10, 1940
"Reading, Writing and a Little Bit of Rhythm" Dancer Performer
(Original)
 
    "South American Way" Dancer Performer
(Original)
 
    "We Live of Love" / "We Haven't Got A Pot to Cook In" Dancer Performer
(Original)
 
    Cadet Performer
(Original)
 
    Le Fils Americain Performer
(Original)
 
 

Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Production Winner/Nominee
1981 Outstanding Choreography 42nd Street Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Production Winner/Nominee
1961 Special Award Carnival! Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Production Winner/Nominee
1981 Direction of a Musical 42nd Street Nominee
1981 Choreography 42nd Street Winner
1975 Direction of a Musical Mack & Mabel Nominee
1975 Choreography Mack & Mabel Nominee
1973 Direction of a Musical Sugar Nominee
1973 Choreography Sugar Nominee
1968 Direction of a Musical The Happy Time Winner
1968 Choreography The Happy Time Winner
1967 Direction of a Musical I Do! I Do! Nominee
1964 Direction of a Musical Hello, Dolly! Winner
1964 Choreography Hello, Dolly! Winner
1962 Direction of a Musical Carnival! Nominee
1961 Direction of a Musical Bye Bye Birdie Winner
1961 Choreography Bye Bye Birdie Winner
1949 Choreography Lend an Ear Winner
 
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