Rob Marshall

  • Birth Place: Madison, Wisconsin, United States
  • Profession: Choreographer, Director, Producer
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  • Made home movies with his sister as a child.
  • As a kid, would sneak into theater dance rehearsals and observe.
  • Joined a local musical-theater company at age 12.
  • Took time off from college to join a touring company of A Chorus Line.
  • In the early '80s, moved to New York City, where he performed in Broadway shows and worked behind the scenes as a dance captain and assistant choreographer.
  • Suffered an injury while performing in Cats, so he decided to stop performing and focus on choreography before eventually moving into directing theatrical productions.
  • First Broadway credit as a choreographer was 1993's Kiss of a Spider Woman.
  • Was given the job of directing the 2002 big-budget film Chicago, even though the 1999 TV adaptation of Annie was his only Hollywood directing credit at the time.


  • 2000, Emmy — Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special: Nominee
  • 2003, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2002, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
  • 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program: Winner
  • 1994, Tony — Choreographer: Nominee
  • 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special: Winner
  • 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Choreography: Winner
  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Choreography: Nominee
  • 1998, Tony — Choreographer: Nominee
  • 2000, Emmy — Outstanding Choreography: Winner
  • 1993, Tony — Choreographer: Nominee
  • 1999, Tony — Choreographer: Nominee
  • 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Choreography: Nominee
  • 2003, BAFTA Film Awards — The David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction: Nominee
  • 2002, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Winner
  • 1998, Tony — Director (Musical): Nominee


  • Maura Marshall — Sister
  • Kathleen Marshall — Sister
  • John DeLuca — Significant Other


  • Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States (Musical theater, 1982)

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