In 1969, Reinking appeared in the ensemble of Coco, a musical based on the life and career of fashion designer Coco Chanel.
The production opened on Dec. 18, 1969, and starred Hollywood icon Katharine Hepburn in the title role. Hepburn had appeared in a number of Broadway plays, but Coco marked her first (and only) Broadway musical appearance.
After appearing in the original cast of Pippin, Reinking garnered critical attention in the World War II musical Over Here!, featuring music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman.
For her performance as Maggie, Reinking received Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Awards, as well as the 1974 Clarence Derwent Award for Most Promising Female Performer.
Reinking's next career highlight came in 1975's Goodtime Charley, a musical take on the relationship between Charles, the Dauphin of France, and Joan of Arc.
Reinking played Joan of Arc opposite Joel Grey as Charley, earning her first Tony Award nomination.
Three years later, after taking over lead roles in the original productions of Chicago and A Chorus Line, Reinking appeared in Bob Fosse's Dancin'. Her performance brought her critical acclaim and her second Tony nomination.
"Above all," wrote Richard Eder in his New York Times review, "it is Miss Reinking. There are other first-rate performers, but she is clearly the star."
In 1996, Reinking choreographed and starred in the Broadway revival of Chicago. She played Roxie Hart in a cast that included Bebe Neuwirth as Velma Kelly and Joel Grey as Amos Hart.
The production received glowing reviews and won six Tony Awards, including one for Reinking's Bob Fosse-inspired choreography. The musical is still running today at the Ambassador Theatre and holds the record for the third longest-running show in Broadway history.
Reinking co-created, co-choreographed and co-directed the musical revue Fosse, which opened on Jan. 14, 1999, at the Broadhurst Theatre.
The production ran for 1,093 performances and won three Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Richard Maltby, Jr. and Reinking were nominated for Best Direction of a Musical.
Reinking continues to choreograph for theatre productions, dance companies, television and film. Her latest contribution to Broadway was serving as dance consultant for An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin.
The concert event reunited original Evita co-stars Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin. It ran for a limited engagement of 57 performances at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.