On Your Feet! Tony Nominee Sergio Trujillo Counts Down His 10 Ultimate Tony Awards Moments
May 13th, 2016
by Sergio Trujillo
This season Olivier Award-winning choreographer Sergio Trujillo received his first-ever Tony nomination for his heart-pounding work on the new Gloria and Emilio Estefan musical On Your Feet!
Trujillo began as a dancer on Broadway in the Tony-winning musicals Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, Guys & Dolls, and Fosse before making the leap to choreographer of such musicals as Jersey Boys, Next to Normal, and Memphis.
Photo by Joan Marcus, Carol Rosegg, & Paul Kolnik
Scroll on as Trujillo shares with BroadwayBox his 10 favorite Tony night performances.
10. “Where You Are”, Kiss of the Spider Woman, 1993
Chita Rivera, another true inspiration, in an electrifying and entrancing show.
9. “A New Argetina”, Evita, 1980
Everything Patti LuPone touches is gold, and this performance was one for the books.
8. “Make It Bigger”, 2013
If there’s a person out there who doesn’t put this on their list, it’s time they check their pulse! NPH at his very best.
7. “On Broadway”, Smokey Joe’s Café, 1995
Those guys boogying down the street! It doesn’t get much better than that.
6. “You Don’t Know/I Am the One”, Next to Normal, 2009
Alice Ripley. Alice Ripley. Alice Ripley.
5. “Leap of Faith”, Leap of Faith, 2012
I love gospel. You can’t help but move when that music strikes up.
4. "Four Seasons Medley", Jersey Boys, 2006
A decade strong! Like Frankie says, “Like that bunny on TV with the battery, it just keeps goin’ and goin’ and goin’! Chasin’ the music!”
3. “Never Let Anyone Steal Your Rock N Roll”, Memphis, 2010
I just loved this show, and was so proud of the cast’s incredible talent and heart.
2. “You Can’t Stop the Beat”, Hairspray, 2003
If there is one musical number that truly defines the word EXUBERANCE, this is it!
1. “Sing, Sing, Sing”, Fosse, 1999
Yes, I’m totally biased since I was in it, but what a THRILL it was to be a part of this performance with such a stellar cast! Certainly a night I’ll never forget.
See Sergio Trujillo’s electrifying choreography in ‘On Your Feet!’ at Broadway’s Marquis Theatre.