King Hedley II's Brian Stokes Mitchell (with his wife, Allyson Tucker Mitchell) and Kiss Me, Kate's Marin Mazzie were on hand to honor women director-choreographers at the American Theatre Wing luncheon April 16.
Since Julie Taymor won her Tony Award for The Lion King, the first for a woman musical director, women choreographers and directors have made major breakthroughs on the Great White Way. Kathleen Marshall has two choreography credits out there - Kiss Me, Kate and Seussical - while Graciela Daniele has one: Annie Get Your Gun.
Also a performer, Anne Reinking is the only one actually out on Broadway. She recently joined the company of Fosse, where she plays opposite Bebe Neuwirth, with whom she starred in Chicago. Reinking won a Tony Award for Chicago's choreography and an Olivier Award for Fosse.