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JR Bruno

JR Bruno

JR’s work has been seen across the US and overseas. He just finished a 7 year run at “The Book of Mormon” Broadway, First National Tour and Second National Tour. He started the show as Elder Michaels and eventually graduated up to Dance Captain. He has, also, performed on Broadway in “West Side Story” directed by the legendary Arthur Laurents. He has had the pleasure of working with Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen on the first regional production of their creation: “[title of show]”. Other music theatre credits include “…Spelling Bee,” “Into the Woods,” “Hairspray,” and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom of the Opera.” He was also seen as Master Moves Mickey’s break-dancing friend for Fisher-Price. His most recent directorial project is “Mamma Mia” at Ivoryton Playhouse. His other Choreographic and Directorial credits include Off-Broadway’s “Above Hell’s Kitchen,” “Little Shop of Horrors,” “Hairspray,” and the Denmark Premiere of “Avenue Q.” He received a Broadway World Nomination for his Choreography of “The Producers,” and “Avenue Q” was nominated for a Reumert (the Danish Tony Award). He has danced with Cincinnati Ballet and San Francisco Ballet. He has taught Musical Theatre Masterclasses at several colleges and universities all over the US and in Europe.  His students have performed in Broadway/National Tours of over 25 different productions, including the current running “Disney’s Frozen,” “King Kong,” and “The Lion King.”Students of his have also appeared in countless commercials and TV shows including “SNL”, “Nurse Jackie” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmitt”. Right now, you can tune in to see JR hosting Cooking With Comedians by NewdieMag on Youtube.

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