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Craig Cipollini’s background as a performer is primarily musical theater, having performed all over the United States and abroad. He toured with productions of A Chorus Line and 42nd Street, in addition to many regional, summer stock, and dinner theater credits. He was also a member of the DC Cowboys Dance Company, performing with the group for many years including performances with the group in Toronto and in Budapest, Hungary. He also performed with the Cowboys when they appeared on NBC-TV’s America’s Got Talent where they reached the Top 40.
Craig has worked extensively as a director and choreographer. Some musicals he has directed and/or choreographed include Cabaret, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Will Rogers Follies, Annie, Hair, Carousel, Sugar Babies, Anything Goes, 42nd Street, and West Side Story, to name a few. He directed and choreographed One Night in New York! at the 2013 Capital Fringe Festival where the show won Best Overall Production and Best Choreography. He has been GMCW’s resident choreographer since 2006. He directed and choreographed GMCW’s productions of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, The Rocky Horror Show, Xanadu, and How To Succeed… as well as Men In Tights: A Pink Nutcracker (2010), Seven, Divas, A Gay Man’s Guide to Broadway, and That ʼ80s Show. He holds bachelor’s degrees in theater and art/visual communications, a master’s degree in arts management, and is also a freelance designer/illustrator.