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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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1 Lawrence 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.
2 Established 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.
3 made 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".
4 In 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.
5 Upon 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 Street 2017 announced Russ
Maria De Luna 2016 pre-production ICE Agent
The Brits Are Coming 2016 post-production Pianist
Bonds announced Diplomat
Once the Music Played announced Narrator (voice)
Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs 2012 TV Movie Lead Dancer
The Adjustment Bureau 2011 Court Officer (as Lawrence Leritz)
Broadway Beat 2003 TV Series
Anything But Love 2002 The Choreographer
Dummy 2002 Groom (uncredited)
The Opportunists 2000 Arresting Officer (uncredited)
Sex and the City 1999 TV Series Sexy Hunk
Cosby 1999 TV Series Cop
Saturday Night Live 1997 TV Series EMS Paramedic
Stag 1997 Officer #1
Total Stretch! With Lawrence Leritz 1992 Video Star
Treehouse Trolls Birthday Day 1992 Video Donald
CBS Schoolbreak Special 1988 TV Series Homeless Father
Moodtape's Energy 1987 Video Star
All My Children 1981-1986 TV Series French Bellboy / French Waiter
Easy Money 1983 Assistant to Tailor
Legs 1983 TV Movie Radio City Music Hall New Yorker
Capitol 1982 TV Series Mario's waiter
The Metropolitan Opera Presents 1980 TV Series The Jailer
The Edge of Night 1956 TV Series Dancer (1983)

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Once the Music Played choreographer announced
Stag 1997 stand-in
Total Stretch! With Lawrence Leritz 1992 Video choreographer
Treehouse Trolls Birthday Day 1992 Video choreographer
Treehouse Trolls Forest of Fun and Wonder 1992 Video choreographer
Arnold Schwarzenegger Bodybuilding Classic 1989 TV Movie documentary choreographer
The Last Dragon 1985 choreographer: Fire production number - as Lawrence Leritz

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Once the Music Played consulting producer announced
Day of Compassion 1995 TV Series producer

Casting Department

Casting Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Once the Music Played casting associate announced

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Total Stretch! With Lawrence Leritz 1992 Video

Stunts

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Across the Universe 2007 stunts - uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
It's Lonely at the Top 1992 TV Movie Himself
Celebrity Boxing 2 2002 TV Special Boxing Coach
Maury 1997 TV Series Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997 TV Series Himself
Rolonda 1996 TV Series Spokesperson
The Charles Perez Show 1995 TV Series Himself

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