ORLANDO

ALEXANDER

Director/Choreographer
 

BIO

Orlando Alexander, better known as "Lanne", is one of the most sought after Director/Choreographers currently working in Los Angeles musical theater circles.

At a young age, Orlando was fortunate enough to see a live production, as well as the movie, of West Side Story.  He was instantly hooked on dancing and musicals.  He began choreographing at the age of 7 by assembling the neighborhood kids, teaching them dance numbers and putting them in a full scale production that he would produce.  He was then encouraged to choreograph a dance for a school talent show and won 1st place.  Orlando was hooked.

As an adult, Orlando trained at the Los Angeles Dance Academy and Broadway Dance Centre in New York.  His training and dance style enhanced his talents to the point he began getting job offers that took him all over the world, like Japan, Mexico, Canada and Russia.  He became an accomplished performer appearing as "Richie" in A Chorus Line, "Marty" in Dreamgirls as a featured dancer with Michael Jackson and the world famous Radio City Rockettes.  He was also cast in the National tour of West Side Story, an experience he considered to this day as one of the biggest thrills of his life.  He has danced on stage with such notables as Carol Channing, Angela Lansbury, Christian Borle and Wayne Brady, to name a few.  Although Orlando has loved performing for many years, he never lost his love for creating for the stage, so he returned to the production end of musical theater.  As a Director/choreographer, Orlando has brought his choreographic and directorial vision to countless numbers of productions throughout Southern California.  His work has garnered him 4 Inland Theatre Awards, 8 Stage Scene L A awards, 2 Garland Award Nominations and 2 Broadway World nominations.  

Married for 17 years to the love of his life.  Orlando feels blessed to work in an industry that allows  him to express his love and passion for the world of dance.

RESUME

69th Annual Emmy Governor's Ball                 Choreographer                                Sequoia Productions L.A.

Black & White In Paris                                   Choreographer                                Hollywood Fringe Festival

Dreamgirls Tribute                                         Choreographer                                Saban Theater

(Original Broadway Cast)

L.A. Clippers Halftime Show                          Choreographer                                 Los Angeles Sports Arena

Crew Show                                                   Choreographer                                 Huis Ten Bosch - Japan

West Side Story                                            Director/Choreographer                    Performance Riverside

Fiddler on The Roof                                      Choreographer                                 Welk Resort Theatre

                  

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels                                Choreographer                                 Glendale Centre Theatre

My Fair Lady                                                Choreographer                                 Lawrence Welk Theatre

Funny Girl                                                    Choreographer                                 Palos Verdes Performing Arts Center

Man of La Mancha                                        Choreographer                                 Performance Riverside

Andrews Brothers                                         Director/Choreographer                    Glendale Centre Theatre

Pirates of Penzance                                      Choreographer                                Musical Theater West -Broadway in the Park         

Forever Plaid                                                Director/Choreographer                   The Norris Theatre

Sweeney Todd                                              Choreographer                                Keck Theater

Dreamgirls                                                   Choreographer                                 Moonlight Amphitheater

                                                                   Choreographer                                 Performance Riverside

How To Succeed In Business...                      Director/Choreographer                    Glendale Centre Theatre

Les Miserables                                             Director/Choreographer                    La Canada Playhouse

Damn Yankees                                              Director/Choreographer                   Glendale Centre Theatre                                  

In The Heights                                              Choreographer                                Bosco  Theater

Buddy-The Buddy Holly Story                        Choreographer                                Candlelight Pavilion

Joseph . . . Dreamcoat                                  Director/Choreographer                    Lewis Family Playhouse

Guys and Dolls                                             Director/Choreographer                   Glendale Centre Theatre

Beauty and The Beast                                   Choreographer                                La Canada Playhouse

All Shook Up                                                Choreographer                                Candlelight Pavilion

9 to 5                                                           Choreographer                                Glendale Centre Theatre

The Pajama Game                                        Choreographer                                Candlelight Pavilion

                                                                   Choreographer                                Glendale Centre Theatre

Saturday Night                                             Choreographer                                 Musical Theater West - Staged Reading Series

 

The Secret Garden                                       Choreographer                                 Glendale Centre Theatre

Pirates Of Penzance                                     Choreographer                                 Candlelight Pavilion

Crazy For You                                              Choreographer                                 La Canada Playhouse

Big River                                                     Director/Choreographer                     Glendale Centre Theatre

The Will Rogers Follies                                Director/Choreographer                     Candlelight Pavilion

 

70 Girls, 70                                                 Choreographer                                 The Norris Theatre

Me and My Girl                                            Director/Choreographer                    Glendale Centre Theatre

Hairspray                                                    Choreographer                                 Glendale Centre Theatre

 

Crazy For You                                              Director/Choreographer                    Glendale Centre Theatre

Little Shop of Horrors                                   Director/Choreographer                    Glendale Centre theatre

Thoroughly Modern Millie                              Director/Choreographer                    Glendale Centre Theatre

 

PERFORMANCE

 

TOURS

West Side Story (1st National)                         Dancer (Toro)                                 New West Entertainment

Rockettes Spectacular                                     Featured Dancer                            Radio City Productions

 

REGIONAL

Dreamgirls                                                      Marty                                             Performance Riverside

A Chorus Line                                                 Richie                                            Welk Resort Theatre

The Will Rogers Follies                                   Wrangler/ Indian                             Performance Riverside

Joseph . . . Dreamcoat                                    Zebulan                                          Sacramento Music Circus

Evita                                                             Featured Dancer                             MTSC

Crazy For You                                                Dancer                                           Santa Barbara Civic Light Opera

Seven Brides For Seven Brothers                    Suitor                                             Sacramento Music Circus

Damn Yankees                                               Dancer                                            MTSC

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas               Dancer                                            Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities

42nd Street                                                    Pat Denning                                    Candlelight Pavilion

The Wizard of Oz                                           Crow/Dancer                                    Music Theater of Southern Calif.

Cinderella                                                      Dancer                                            Santa Barbara Civic Light Opera

 

Full List Upon Request

FILM/TELEVISION

Michael Jackson                                            Dancer                                                Superbowl XXVII

Ice Cube                                                       Featured Player                                   Music Video

Shtepps                                                        Featured Dancer                                  Independant

Pigskin Classic                                              Featured Dancer                                  Disney Productions

INDUSTRIALS/THEME PARKS

Bacardi                                                          Featured Dancer                                Sun Theater

Beetlejuice                                                     Dracula                                             Universal Studios

Tinseltown Studios                                         Featured Dancer                                The Grove

Sunrider                                                        Featured Dancer                                San Diego

Swing, Swing, Swing                                      Featured Dancer                                 MTSC

 

 

 

 

 

 

                     

 

Choreography Reel

"Orlando Alexander's fast paced production is bolstered by showstopping dance numbers."                                                Les Spindle - L.A.Drama Critics Circle

"Alexander's choreography, especially the dance mix in the gym, is superlative."                                                  Don GrigwareBroadway World

"Orlando Alexander  proves himself a master of theater in the round."                                        Steven Stanley - StageScene L.A.

"The choreography and dancing are mesmorizing and hot"

                                    Hollywood Fringe Festival

"Orlando's choreography is like an added character                             in the event" - 

                            Rob Stevens -Haines His Way

         "Alexander's Choreography is so seamless it's
                        hard to tell where real life ends
                                      and dancing begins"
                                     Steven Stanley-  StageScene L.A.
 

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