In Memoriam: Tony Stevens
Broadway luminary Tony Stevens died this July from Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was 63.
Stevens was one of the last “gypsies” to have worked with Broadway legends Michael Bennett, Ron Field, Gower Champion, Bob Fosse and Peter Gennaro. He assisted Fosse during the creation of Chicago and re-created Fosse’s choreography for Chita Rivera’s show Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life. He was also part of the creation of A Chorus Line, helping to organize the taped workshops on which the show was based. Stevens performed in nine Broadway productions, including Hello Dolly, On the Town and The Boy Friend, and he directed and choreographed national tours of Dreamgirls and Jesus Christ Superstar. He was a frequent panel discussion member for Dancers Over 40 events and a guest faculty member of Steps on Broadway and Broadway Dance Center, both in New York City.
Photo: Tony Stevens posed for Dance Teacher in January 2010 (by Ramon Estevanell)