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Is a multi-award-winning director/choreographer known for his inclusive, visionary, energetic, and earnest story-driven work. After performing regionally, in national tours, and as a featured performer on Broadway in the Tony Award winning Fosse, he began collaborating on multiple Regional and Broadway shows as associate director/choreographer, creating Broadway’s Tony/Drama Desk/Multi-Award Winning productions of Finian’s Rainbow, A Tale of Two Cities, and Follies. Five Encores! productions (NY City Center), and Regional Theatres including The Kennedy Center, Goodspeed, Paper Mill Playhouse, The Old Globe, Asolo Rep, Madison Square Garden, and the Feature Film Deception starring Hugh Jackman and Ewan McGregor.
As Choreographer, Parker exploded with Oklahoma! 50th Anniversary and Grand Reopening of Arena Stage, following with his “Inventive and Emotional” choreography for Stephen Sondheim and Wynton Marsalis’ A Bed and a Chair directed by John Doyle (NYC Center Encores!). Parker directs/choreographs for numerous NYC, Regional and International Theatres and is a nine-time Helen Hayes Nominee (four-time winner) Best Choreography; Arena Stage’s Oklahoma!, The Pajama Game, Anything Goes, and Newsies. Some Recent director and/or choreographer credits include: NBC Special Broadcast Physician’s Mutual Omaha Symphony Christmas Celebration (director/choreographer); Rags (Goodspeed); La Traviata (The Kennedy Center’s WNO); pre-Broadway Toronto engagement of Jukebox Hero-Foreigner’s Greatest Hits (Ed Mirvish Theatre); Pre-Broadway Love And Other Fables; 45 Minutes From Coontown (York Theatre Co.); Lyrics & Lyricists Celebrates Oklahoma! at 75 (92nd St. Y/Buck’s County Playhouse); Multiple Equity Showcases, 29 Hour Readings, and New Works including Chasing Rainbows, Hazel Maid in America, Valentino, and Chéri starring Vanessa Williams and Paulo Szot. Upcoming: NYC Pre-Broadway workshop new musical Valentino’s Tango. Graduate NYU TSOA