LAINIE SAKAKURA

writer director  choreographer

Once

Pioneer Theatre Company, SLC 2018

Director: Pirronne Yousefzadeh

Choreographer: Lainie Sakakura

Music Director: Tom Griffin

The Little Dancer

Theatre 71, New York City 2018

Director: Richard Vida

Choreographer: Lainie Sakakura

Music Director: W. Brent Sawyer

Written by Steven Fisher

Aftermath

Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City 2017

Director: Lainie Sakakura

Music Arrangements and Music Director: Alexander Rovang

Starring Tony Chiroldes and Elise Santora

Written by Lawrence Feeney, Craig Pospisil, David Hilder, Ashlie Atkinson, Tony Pennino, Robin Rothstein, Joanna Parson, Ryan Duncan, Katharine Clark Gray, Tanya Perez, Renee Flemings, Jonathan Marc Sherman, P. Seth Bauer, Jonathan Tipton Meyers, Maria Deasy, Liz Duffy Adams, Jessica Fleitman, Migdalia Cruz, Candido Tirado, Carmen Rivera Tirado, Ana Maria Jomolca, Adriana Santos, Marco Antonio Rodriguez, Analisa Velez, Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Jorge Perez, Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas, Andrew Rincón, Angelo Parra, and Raquel Almazan

Alvin Ing: Got A Lot of Living To Do

The Duplex, New York City 2016

Director/Writer: Lainie Sakakura

Music Director: Thomas Conroy

Featuring: Jose Llana, Darren Lee, Virginia Wing, Hazel Anne Raymundo

Rehearsal Video by Backstage Pass with Lia Chang  BroadwayWorld Photo Flash

The Ing And Out Of Alvin, Journey of a Cockeyed Optimist

Don't Tell Mama, New York City 2015

Director/Writer: Lainie Sakakura

Music Director: Sarah Brett England

Alvin Ing, Time's A Wasting

Don't Tell Mama, New York City 2011

Director: Lainie Sakakura

Music Director: Cathy Venable

Everything’s Coming Up Ethel: The Ethel Merman Songbook

Theresa L. Kaufmann Concert Hall, New York City 2016

Director: Ted Sperling

Choreographer and Associate Director: Lainie Sakakura

Music Director: Jeffrey Klitz

Starring: Lindsay Mendez, Julia Murney, Emily Skinner, Clarke Thorell, Natasha Yvette Williams

Produced by 92Y Lyrics & Lyricists

Deadbeat - Last Dance With Edith Jane

Season 2, Episode 4, Television Comedy 2015

Director: Todd Biermann

Choreographer: Lainie Sakakura

Starring: Tyler Labine, Lynn Cohen, Cat Deeley

Hulu Original Series

Red Eye Of Love

Dicapo Opera Theatre, Off Broadway 2014

Director: Ted Sperling

Co-Choreographers: Lainie Sakakura and Alex Sanchez

Music: Sam Davis

Music Director: Greg Jarrett

Starring: Josh Grisetti, Alli Mauzey, Kevin Pariseau

2014-2015 Joe A. Callaway Award Winner for Best Choreography 

Sound Stage and Tableaux

Holland America Lines, Eurodam, Westerdam 2013

Director: Darren Lee

Choreographer: Lainie Sakakura

Music Director: Jens Kramer

Special Effects: Bob Bonniol

Binder Casting: Jason Styres

Ganbare! From Broadway - Japan Day

Summer Stage, Central Park, New York City 2011

Director: Lainie Sakakura

Choreographer: Alex Sanchez 

Music Director: Sarah Brett England

The Atrain (re) Plays "Hal & Joann"

Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, NYC 2004

Director: Lainie Sakakura

The Atrainplays Vol XVI

Neighborhood Playhouse, NYC 2004

Writer: Erica Silberman

Director/Choreographer: Lainie Sakakura

The Atrainplays Vol XIII

Neighborhood Playhouse, NYC 2003

Writer: Renee Flemings

Director: Edie Cowan

Choreographer: Lainie Sakakura

Hot Mikado

Marriott Theatre, Chicago 2003

Director: David H. Bell

Choreographer: Lainie Sakakura

Music Director: Chris Fenwick

Music: Rob Bowman

Starring: Adam Jacobs

‘Sensational choreography by Lainie Sakakura and a cast that can turn sushi into soulfood" - Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times 5/2/03 

2003 Joseph Jefferson Award Nomination for Best Choreography

Damn Yankees

Marriott Theatre, Chicago 2002

Director/Co-choreographer: David Bell

Co-Choreographer: Lainie Sakakura

Musical Director: Michael Duff

These “Yankees” Have Heart - Michel Phillips, Chicago Tribune 4/22/02

2002 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Choreography

Casper, The Musical
Pittsburg CLO Tour 2001
Director/Co-choreographer: David Bell
Co-Choregrapher: Lainie Sakakura
Music Director and Dance Arranger: Michael Moricz
Starring: Chita Rivera

 Fosse
Broadhust Theatre, Broadway 1999
Production Directed: Richard Maltby Jr.
Co-Directed, Co-Choreographed: Ann Reinking
Conceived, Recreated: Chet Walker
Dance Reconstruction: Lainie Sakakura and Brad Musgrove
Music Director: Patrick Brady
LIVENT

Jimmy Buffett
Havana Daydreamin’ Tour 1997
Choreographer: Lainie Sakakura
Music Director & Keyboards: Michael Utley