About

As an American Writer, Composer, Director, and Choreographer, TONY SPINOSA is thoroughly invested in preserving and innovating the Broadway musical.


His latest project, Singing Revolution, is a Europop musical that tells the story of an Estonian who falls in love with the daughter of a Soviet Commander. Against the backdrop of the real historical events of Estonia’s revolution against the Soviet Union, the story travels back and forth across four decades to discover how they met, how they became enemies, and finally, what tore them apart. Singing Revolution is about the importance of resistance in the most difficult of political circumstances and is a mirror for our current times.


Born in New York, Tony was mentored by theatre legend Michael Bennett and made his Broadway debut in Peter Pan with Cathy Rigby.

He became the Resident Director of the 2010 Tony Award® Winning Revival of La Cage Aux Folles and has produced mega-hit Broadway benefits of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Bombshell, [Title of Show], When Pigs Fly, They’re Playing Our Song and more. These special events have raised much needed funds for important organizations such as Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS, The Entertainment Community Fund, and the Theatre Development Fund.


Tony’s award-winning direction and choreography includes

Off-Broadway’s Charlie Chang and the Mysterious Salami, as well as regional productions of Newsies, West Side Story, and Cats.

Additional credits include mounting productions of Hairspray, Fame, The Music Man, Oliver!, Kiss Me Kate, Fiddler on the Roof, and of course, La Cage Aux Folles.


Through the European Arts Organization IETM, Mr. Spinosa has created international collaborations in Zurich, Glasgow, and Vilnius. He is a proud member of SDC, AEA, SAG-AFTRA and DGA. He splits his time between New York, Los Angeles, and Palm Springs.

“A big bang musical experience”
BroadwayWorld
“Sparkling production…refreshing take on a classic”
Davis Enterprise
“Warm, winning production…inspired revival”
The New York Times
“Funny, heartwarming and terrific… allowing the audience to concentrate”
Variety
“Spectacular triumph of talent and artistry… inspired and creative choreography”
BroadwayWorld
“Broadway level… extremely talented young actors”
Trip Advisor
“High-energy musical… can’t find a weak link”
Chauvet DJ
“New production of the musical classic”
BroadwayWorld
“Chaos and romance on a grand scale”
Playbill
“A big musical… professional-caliber”
AZ Central
“Beloved musical”
TheaterMania
“Brimming with insider references tailor-made for musical theatre enthusiasts”
Playbill
“Unforgettable… maybe even historic”
Playbill
“Every song was a show-stopper”
All Things Broadway
“Larger-than-life, side-splitting party you've been waiting for”
TheatreMania
“Legendary night of world-class talent”
Playbill
“Original Broadway cast… a dream come true”
All Things Broadway
“Multiple standing ovations… showstopping moments”
Entertainment Weekly
“Starry event… LIVE on Broadway for the first time”
Playbill
“Entire original all-star Broadway cast”
BroadwayWorld
“A big bang musical experience”
Broadway World
“A big brash American Musical… a blast of joy and hope”
Total Theater
“Intoxicating to behold”
The TVolution
“Broadway big… exciting and young”
Splash Magazine
Awards
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Winner — BroadwayWorld Award

Best Musical 

Newsies

Winner — BroadwayWorld Award

Best Choreography

Newsies

Winner — AriZoni Award 

Best Choreography 

West Side Story 

Winner — Arizona STAR Award 

Best Choreography

Cats

Winner — International CringeFest Award

Best Director 

Is That a Spear In Your Pocket?

Winner — Bad Musicals Festival

Best Musical Award

Charlie Chang & The Mysterious Salami 

 

Winner — Ruby Slipper Award 

Best Choreography

Starlight: A Movie Musical 

Nominations
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Nominee — Tony Award
Best Revival of a Musical

Peter Pan 

Nominee — Emmy Award 

Outstanding Children’s Program
Peter Pan 

Featured Press

The Tony Howell Podcast
Tony Spinosa: The Revolution of New Musicals
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Spectrum News 1
Voices, not violence: New musical recounts Estonia's singing revolution
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BroadwayWorld
Interview: Multi-Hat-Wearing Storyteller Tony Spinosa's Bringing A SINGING REVOLUTION
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Broadway’s Backbone
​​LISTEN: Broadway's Backbone with Tony Spinosa
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Practice of the Practice
Tony Spinosa on how the Estonians won freedom through singing
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Playbill
Playbill Reunion: The Original [title of show] Cast Spills the Scoop From the Musical’s Earliest Days
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Broadway World
THE GEORGE HAMILTON PROJECT Cast and Crew Begin Rehearsals
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