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Lawrence Leritz

Biography

Ballet and Broadway dancer, movie director, choreographer, and bodybuilder who all danced with famed businesses like the Hamburg Ballet as well as the Chicago Ballet. He examined theater at Southern Illinois School. He transferred to NEW YORK on scholarships in the Joffrey Ballet, Harkness Ballet, and College of American Ballet. He created and choreographed the strike off-Broadway play Boobs! The Musical, that was nominated for the 2004 Macintosh Award for Greatest Musical Revue. He was created and elevated in Alton, Illinois. He’s the youngest of four kids. He produced his debut in the children’s chorus in the globe stage debut from the musical State Good, which starred Ozzie and Harriet Nelson.

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Date Of Birth September 26, 1962
Place Of Birth Alton, IL
Profession Stage Actor
Education School of American Ballet
Nationality American
Nominations MAC Awards, Big Easy Awards, Teall Awards
Movies The Adjustment Bureau, Across the Universe, Dummy, Stag, Treehouse Trolls Birthday Day, Easy Money, Legs
TV Shows All My Children, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, Cosby, Capitol, Maury, Night of Too Many Stars 2012, Home Sweet Homeless
Star Sign Libra

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1Lawrence Leritz directed and produced a tribute, hosted by Tyne Daly, to honor Welcome Back, Kotter's Ron Palillo's life and career at NYC's The Triad Theatre, October 3, 2012.
2Established the first dance company for the Los Angeles Music Center Opera in the 1987-1988 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and The Shrine Auditorium, under the direction of opera great and artistic director, Placido Domingo. Lawrence also performed that season as their dance guest artist.
3made his stage debut in the children's chorus of the 1969 World Stage Premiere of Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical film, "State Fair" which starred Ozzie & Harriet Nelson at The St. Louis Muny Opera. The production was directed by James Hammerstein (Oscar's son), supervised by Richard Rodgers and choreographed by Tommy Tune. Lawrence returned in an all star cast to The Muny years later as a co-star in Cole Porter's "Can-Can".
4In 2006, Lawrence had the honor of being included in Harvard University's The George Balanchine Collection of The New York City Ballet, including Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library & The Harvard College Library.
5Upon first arriving in Los Angeles, he auditioned for the final episode of "Laverne & Shirley" & the casting directors were so impressed by his comic abilities, they immediately called his agent and invited him to join the show playing Squiggy's brother. Unfortunately, the show did not return the following season.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
51 Christopher Street2017announcedRuss
Maria De Luna2016pre-productionICE Agent
The Brits Are Coming2016post-productionPianist
BondsannouncedDiplomat
Once the Music PlayedannouncedNarrator (voice)
Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs2012TV MovieLead Dancer
The Adjustment Bureau2011Court Officer (as Lawrence Leritz)
Broadway Beat2003TV Series
Anything But Love2002The Choreographer
Dummy2002Groom (uncredited)
The Opportunists2000Arresting Officer (uncredited)
Sex and the City1999TV SeriesSexy Hunk
Cosby1999TV SeriesCop
Saturday Night Live1997TV SeriesEMS Paramedic
Stag1997Officer #1
Total Stretch! With Lawrence Leritz1992VideoStar
Treehouse Trolls Birthday Day1992VideoDonald
CBS Schoolbreak Special1988TV SeriesHomeless Father
Moodtape's Energy1987VideoStar
All My Children1981-1986TV SeriesFrench Bellboy / French Waiter
Easy Money1983Assistant to Tailor
Legs1983TV MovieRadio City Music Hall New Yorker
Capitol1982TV SeriesMario's waiter
The Metropolitan Opera Presents1980TV SeriesThe Jailer
The Edge of Night1956TV SeriesDancer (1983)

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Once the Music Playedchoreographer announced
Stag1997stand-in
Total Stretch! With Lawrence Leritz1992Video choreographer
Treehouse Trolls Birthday Day1992Video choreographer
Treehouse Trolls Forest of Fun and Wonder1992Video choreographer
Arnold Schwarzenegger Bodybuilding Classic1989TV Movie documentary choreographer
The Last Dragon1985choreographer: Fire production number - as Lawrence Leritz

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Once the Music Playedconsulting producer announced
Day of Compassion1995TV Series producer

Casting Department

Casting Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Once the Music Playedcasting associate announced

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Total Stretch! With Lawrence Leritz1992Video

Stunts

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Across the Universe2007stunts - uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
It's Lonely at the Top1992TV MovieHimself
Celebrity Boxing 22002TV SpecialBoxing Coach
Maury1997TV SeriesHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997TV SeriesHimself
Rolonda1996TV SeriesSpokesperson
The Charles Perez Show1995TV SeriesHimself

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