Ashford, Rob 1959–

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Ashford, Rob 1959–


Full name, Robert Ashford; born November 19, 1959, in Orlando, FL. Education: Attended Washington and Lee University; Point Park College, graduated.

Career: Choreographer, dancer, and director.

Awards, Honors: Antoinette Perry Award and Drama Desk Award nomination, both outstanding choreography, 2002, and Laurence Olivier Award nomination, best theatre choreographer, Society of London Theatre, 2004, all for Thoroughly Modern Millie; Laurence Olivier Award nomination, outstanding choreography, 2006, for Guys and Dolls; Antoinette Perry Award nomination and Drama Desk Award nomination, both best choreography, 2006, for The Wedding Singer.


Stage Choreographer:

Assistant choreographer, Parade, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Center, New York City, 1998–99.

Up, Up, and Away—The Music of Jimmy Webb, Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ, 1999.

Assistant choreographer, "Babes in Arms" (concert), En-cores!, City Center Theatre, New York City, 1999.

Associate choreographer, Ring 'Round the Moon, Be-lasco Theatre, New York City, 1999.

Associate choreographer, Kiss Me, Kate (musical), Martin Beck Theatre (now Al Hirschfeld Theatre), New York City, 1999–2001.

(And associate director) Saturday Night (musical), Second Stage Theatre, New York City, 2000.

Pippin, Paper Mill Playhouse, 2000.

True History (double-bill with Real Adventures), Vineyard Theatre, New York City, 2000.

Associate choreographer, Seussical (musical), Richard Rodgers Theatre, New York City, 2000–2001.

Thoroughly Modern Millie (musical), La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, CA, 2000, then Marquis Theatre, New York City, 2002–2004, on tour, 2003–2004.

Time and Again, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage II, New York City, 2001.

"The Mice," 3hree, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 2001.

The Boys from Syracuse (musical), Roundabout Theatre, American Airlines Theatre, New York City, 2002.

Marty (musical), Boston University Theatre, Boston, MA, 2002.

Princess (musical), Norma Terris Theatre, Goodspeed at Chester, Chester, CT, 2004.

"Pardon My English," City Center Encores!, City Center Theatre, 2004.

Guys and Dolls (musical), Piccadilly Theatre, London, 2005.

The Wedding Singer (musical), Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 2006.

Choreographer for Bloomer Girl; Connecticut Yankee; Dawn Upshaw, Lincoln Center Theatre; and "Tenderloin" (concert), City Center Encores!, City Center Theatre; also restaged the choreography of Rob Marshall for other stage productions.

Stage Appearances:

Dancer, Pippin, 1986.

Member of dance ensemble, Anything Goes (musical), Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Center, New York City, 1987–89.

Crazy for You (musical), Shubert Theatre, New York City, 1992–96.

Film Choreographer:

Love Walked In (also known as Ni el tiro del final), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1998.

Beyond the Sea, Lions Gate Films, 2004.



Bobby's World: The Making of "Beyond the Sea," Lions Gate Films Home Entertainment, 2005.



Playbill Online,, July 7, 2000; July 23, 2002.

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