About Me

Mr. Vivona is a graduate of the Commercial Theater Institute's producing workshop in NYC. He was responsible for choreographing the W.I.T.C.H. launch commercial for the Disney Channel, ABC Family and Nickelodeon TV. He was nominated as Best Director for his multiple award-winning production of West Side Story in North Carolina. He also wrote, directed, and choreographed the World Premiere productions of: An American Canteen in Paris and Spotlight Broadway, presented by Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment and Celebrity Cruise Lines. Mr. Vivona choreographed the Broadway.com commercials that first aired during the 2002, 2003, and 2004 Tony Awards broadcasts. Mr. Vivona also lists among his credits highly acclaimed productions of:  the Producers, The All Night Strut!, Guys and Dolls, West Side Story, Sweet Charity, Footloose and How To Succeed... among others. Off-Broadway he choreographed: Start from Hello and Tallulah’s Party,  In Celebration of Life 6 and a featured piece for Wall to Wall Loessor. He also Conceived, Produced, Directed and Choreographed the off-Broadway production of Just Feet From Broadway. His piece “Just Kiss Me” was featured recently in the New York Theater Barn Choreography Lab at Pearl Studios.

 

He is the Founding Artistic Director of Stage Five Productions, LLC. a multi-faceted theatrical event production company presenting high powered new works, intimate and compelling stories as well as revivals and multimedia productions to audiences at the ATDW Studio Theater in Mineola as well as other venues in NYC like the Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance. Their mission is to Bring Broadway closer to home for Long Island audiences.

 

With his wife Michelle, an accomplished Broadway actress and dancer, they are Co-Owners/Artistic Directors of the American Theater Dance Workshop; voted Best Arts School on Long Island in 2019, together they train Long Island's up-and-coming theatrical talents. Jerome has also served as Adjunct Professor of Musical Theater Dance at Nassau Community College, instructed undergraduate Ballet at the famed Indiana University School of Music and delivered Master classes at Both Carnegie Mellon University and Syracuse University to Musical Theater BFA candidates.

 

His Broadway and Tour Credits : Curtains (original cast), Seussical (original cast), Kiss Me, Kate (Stokes/Mazzie Broadway revival original cast), Dream (Dance Supervisor, Assistant to Wayne Cilento), How To Succeed... (Assistant to Wayne Cilento), Guys and Dolls, West Side Story, and Jerome Robbins' Broadway. Film credits include The Stepford Wives starring Nicole Kidman, Glenn Close, Bette Midler, Matthew Broderick, and Christopher Walken, and Everyone Says I Love You starring Julia Roberts and Goldie Hawn. TV credits include The Today Show, David Letterman, Rosie O'Donnell, The Tony Awards and The Kennedy Center Honors.

Height: 5'4"

Eye Color: Brown

Hair Color: Silver/Black

Location: Westbury, NY

Stage - Broadway

Curtains, the Musical | Sidney Bernstein, Johnny Harmon, Oscar Shapiro, ASM, Swing & Fight Captain | Ellis/Ashford

Lead Actor​ (OBC)

Seussical, the Musical | Cat's Helper | Galati/Marshall/Marshall

Featured Dancer/Actor/Singer (OBC)

Kiss Me, Kate | Stage Hand, Cabbie, Nathaniel,

u/s Gunman 1, Gremio | Blakemore/Marshall 

Featured Dancer (OBC)

Dream | Assistant to Wayne Cilento | Cilento/Cilento 

Dance Supervisor (OBC)

How To Succeed... | Henchman, Pete, Dance Captain | McAnuff/Cilento 

Dance Captain (OBC and National Tour)

Guys and Dolls | Guy, Hot Box MC | Zaks/Chadman

Dancer (B'Way Replacement, ONTC)

Jerome Robbins' Broadway | Baby Crook, John Darling, The Fiddler, Jet 1 | Jerome Robbins

Swing, Featured Dancer (ONTC)

Film

The Stepford Wives | Paramount Pictures | Frank Oz / Pat Birch

Lead Dancer

MiraMax| Everyone Says I Love You | Woody Allen / Graciela Daniele

Featured Dancer

Television

NBC Universal | The Today Show | Seussical

Guest Appearance

CBS | Late Show with David Letterman | Kiss Me, Kate

Featured Performer

PBS | The Kennedy Center Honors | Jason Robard Induction

Featured Performer

NBC Universal | The Rosie O'Donnell Show | Seussical, Dream, 

Featured Performer - Dance Supervisor

NBC Universal | Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade | How To Succeed, Kiss Me, Kate, Seussical, Curtains

Featured Performer

CBS | The Tony Awards | How To Succeed, Curtains

Featured Performer

Theater

Fran and Barry Weissler | The Royal Family of Broadway | NYC Workshop 1 & 2 | Directed by: Jerry Zaks & James Lapine | Choreo: Scott Wise

Featured Dancer

Lincoln Center | Parade Workshop | Hal Prince, Jason Robert Brown, Daniel Ezralow and Rob Ashford

Dancer

The Kennedy Center | Where's Charley | Charles Repole

Featured Tango Dancer & Photographer

Seattle's 5th Avenue | Guys and Dolls | Steve Beckler / John MacInnes | Dance Captain

Featured  Dancer

Citadel Theater - Edmonton, CA | Something Wicked This Way Comes - World Premiere

Jim Nightshade

West Side Story | Paris Company, International Tour, Westchester Broadway Theater | Alan Johnson - Jerome Robbins

Action - A-rab - Baby John

Bucks County Playhouse | A Chorus Line | Original Staging

Paul

Bucks County Playhouse | Anything Goes | David Wanstreet

Moonface Martin

City Center, NYC | America | with Rita Moreno

Featured Shark - Film Staging

Direction & Choreography

Broadway.com | Commercials | 2002, 2003, 2004 Tony Awards Debut Campaigns

Choreographer

Nickelodeon, Disney, and ABC Family | W.I.T.C.H launch commercial

Choreographer

Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment | An American Canteen in Paris | Celebrity Cruise Lines - Constellation

Writer, Director, Choreographer

Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment | Spotlight Broadway | Celebrity Cruise Lines - Constellation

Writer, Director, Choreographer

North Carolina Theater | West Side Story | Triangle Award Winner - Best Musical, Best Choreography, Musical Direction and Direction (nominee)

Direction and Staging, Co-Choreographer - Original Robbins Choreography

Theater by the Sea | West Side Story | Award Winner - Best Musical, Best Choreography, Musical Direction and Direction

Director / Choreographer - Original Robbins Choreography

Theater by the Sea | Guys and Dolls | Award Winner - Best Musical, Best Choreography, Musical Direction and Direction (nominee)

Director

Theater by the Sea | the Producers | Award Winner - Best Musical, Best Choreography, Musical Direction and Direction (nominee)

Director

Maine State Music Theater | Footloose | Award Winner - Best Musical, Best Choreography, Musical Direction and Direction (nominee)

Director

Theater by the Sea | Sweet Charity | Award Winner - Best Musical, Best Choreography, Musical Direction and Direction (nominee)

Director

Symphony Space | Just Feet from Broadway | BC/EFA Benefit | Hosted by Bebe Neuwirth

Producer, Director, Choreographer and Creator

Jose Quintero Theater | Tallullah's Party | Starring Tovah Feldshuh | Off- Broadway

Choreographer

Training, Master Classes & Workshops

Indiana University | Ballet | Jerome Vivona​

Carnegie Mellon University| Musical Theater | Jerome Vivona​

Syracuse University | Musical Theater | Jerome Vivona

Nassau Community College | Theater Dance | Jerome Vivona​

Direction & Choreography

Broadway.com | Commercials | 2002, 2003, 2004 Tony Awards Debut Campaigns

Choreographer

Nickelodeon, Disney, and ABC Family | W.I.T.C.H launch commercial

Choreographer

Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment | An American Canteen in Paris | Celebrity Cruise Lines - Constellation

Writer, Director, Choreographer

Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment | Spotlight Broadway | Celebrity Cruise Lines - Constellation

Writer, Director, Choreographer

North Carolina Theater | West Side Story | Triangle Award Winner - Best Musical, Best Choreography, Musical Direction and Direction (nominee)

Direction and Staging, Co-Choreographer - Original Robbins Choreography

Theater by the Sea | West Side Story | Award Winner - Best Musical, Best Choreography, Musical Direction and Direction

Director / Choreographer - Original Robbins Choreography

Theater by the Sea | Guys and Dolls | Award Winner - Best Musical, Best Choreography, Musical Direction and Direction (nominee)

Director

Theater by the Sea | the Producers | Award Winner - Best Musical, Best Choreography, Musical Direction and Direction (nominee)

Director

Maine State Music Theater | Footloose | Award Winner - Best Musical, Best Choreography, Musical Direction and Direction (nominee)

Director

Theater by the Sea | Sweet Charity | Award Winner - Best Musical, Best Choreography, Musical Direction and Direction (nominee)

Director

Symphony Space | Just Feet from Broadway | BC/EFA Benefit | Hosted by Bebe Neuwirth

Producer, Director, Choreographer and Creator

Jose Quintero Theater | Tallullah's Party | Starring Tovah Feldshuh | Off- Broadway

Choreographer

Symphony Space | Wall to Wall Loessor | Featured Choreographer for the Broadway Kids

Choreographer

St. George Theater | The Broadway Kids | Benefit

Choreographer

The Hudson Theater Guild | Start from Hello | NYSummerfest Theater Festival | Off Broadway

Choreographer

Stage Five Productions, LLC | Broadway Supports LIHSA 1-5 | Rosalind Joel Conservatory for Music and Theater | Benefit

Founder, Co-Producer & Co-Director

ATDW Studio Theater | Seussical, the Musical

Founder, Producer, Director, Lighting Design

ATDW Studio Theater | 13, the Musical

Founder, Producer, Lighting Design

ATDW Studio Theater | Heathers, the Musical

Founder, Producer, Lighting Design

Direction & Choreography

Broadway.com | Commercials | 2002, 2003, 2004 Tony Awards Debut Campaigns

Choreographer

Nickelodeon, Disney, and ABC Family | W.I.T.C.H launch commercial

Choreographer

Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment | An American Canteen in Paris | Celebrity Cruise Lines - Constellation

Writer, Director, Choreographer

Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment | Spotlight Broadway | Celebrity Cruise Lines - Constellation

Writer, Director, Choreographer

North Carolina Theater | West Side Story | Triangle Award Winner - Best Musical, Best Choreography, Musical Direction and Direction (nominee)

Direction and Staging, Co-Choreographer - Original Robbins Choreography

Theater by the Sea | West Side Story | Award Winner - Best Musical, Best Choreography, Musical Direction and Direction

Director / Choreographer - Original Robbins Choreography

Theater by the Sea | Guys and Dolls | Award Winner - Best Musical, Best Choreography, Musical Direction and Direction (nominee)

Director

Theater by the Sea | the Producers | Award Winner - Best Musical, Best Choreography, Musical Direction and Direction (nominee)

Director

Maine State Music Theater | Footloose | Award Winner - Best Musical, Best Choreography, Musical Direction and Direction (nominee)

Director

Theater by the Sea | Sweet Charity | Award Winner - Best Musical, Best Choreography, Musical Direction and Direction (nominee)

Director

Symphony Space | Just Feet from Broadway | BC/EFA Benefit | Hosted by Bebe Neuwirth

Producer, Director, Choreographer and Creator

Jose Quintero Theater | Tallullah's Party | Starring Tovah Feldshuh | Off- Broadway

Choreographer

Symphony Space | Wall to Wall Loessor | Featured Choreographer for the Broadway Kids

Choreographer

St. George Theater | The Broadway Kids | Benefit

Choreographer

The Hudson Theater Guild | Start from Hello | NYSummerfest Theater Festival | Off Broadway

Choreographer

Stage Five Productions, LLC | Broadway Supports LIHSA 1-5 | Rosalind Joel Conservatory for Music and Theater | Benefit

Founder, Co-Producer & Co-Director

ATDW Studio Theater | Seussical, the Musical

Founder, Producer, Director, Lighting Design

ATDW Studio Theater | 13, the Musical

Founder, Producer, Lighting Design

ATDW Studio Theater | Heathers, the Musical

Founder, Producer, Lighting Design

Stage Five Productions, LLC | Cracked, Kara's Magical Journey | A sequel to the Nutcracker | World Premiere

Producer, Creator, Co-Writer & Director

Special Skills

Senior Division Dancer, Broadway League 25 year Pin Recipient

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