A five-time Tony Award® winning director and choreographer, her work in the Broadway production of Bullets Over Broadway was recognized with a Tony Award® nomination for Best Choreography. She has been honored with Olivier, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel, and a record five Astaire Awards. In 2014 she made her Metropolitan Opera debut, directing and choreographing The Merry Widow, starring Renée Fleming. Most recently she directed and choreographed the new musical Little Dancer for the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. She directed and choreographed The Producers, winner of a record-making 12 Tony Awards® including Best Direction and Best Choreography. Her Tony Award® nominated direction and choreography for the critically acclaimed musical The Scottsboro Boys continues to garner praise, with her recent productions at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre, American Conservatory Theater, the Ahmanson Theatre, and for the Young Vic in London’s West End, where it was honored with the Evening Standard Award for Best Musical. She co-created, directed and choreographed the Tony Award® winning musical Contact for Lincoln Center Theater, which was honored with a 2003 Emmy Award® for “Live at Lincoln Center”. Other Broadway credits include Big Fish, Crazy for You, Show Boat, Oklahoma!, Young Frankenstein, The Frogs, The Music Man, Thou Shalt Not, Steel Pier, Big, Picnic. Off-Broadway credits include Happiness for Lincoln Center Theater, Flora the Red Menace, And the World Goes ‘Round and The Last Two People On Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville starring Mandy Patinkin and Taylor Mac. For ten years she choreographed Madison Square Garden’s annual spectacular A Christmas Carol. At New York City Opera she choreographed A Little Night Music, 110 in the Shade, and Don Giovanni. For New York City Ballet, she created Double Feature and For the Love of Duke. Her other ballet credits include But Not For Me for the Martha Graham Company and Take Five…More or Less for Pacific Northwest Ballet. Her choreography received an Emmy Award® nomination for the HBO presentation “Liza – Live from Radio City Music Hall,” starring Liza Minnelli. Other TV credits include co-conceiver/choreographer for PBS’s “Sondheim – a Celebration at Carnegie Hall,” “An Evening with the Boston Pops – A Tribute to Leonard Bernstein” and the “2009 Kennedy Center Honors.” She received the American Choreography Award for her work in Columbia Pictures feature film Center Stage. She directed and choreographed The Producers: The Movie Musical, nominated for 4 Golden Globes®. She is the recipient of the George Abbott Award for Lifetime Achievement in the American Theater and a 2014 Inductee into the Theater Hall of Fame.