Director • Choreographer

2015 Joe A. Callaway Award Outstanding Choreography

2002 Joseph Jefferson Award Best Choreography

Corner of Bitter and Sweet

29 Hr Industry Reading Theatre 71, New York City

Director: Lainie Sakakura

Music Supervisor, Dance Arranger: Sam Davis

Book: Lainie Sakakura

Music & Lyrics: Paul Fujimoto

5th Avenue Theatre, Abingdon Theatre Company, Ann Ramsey-Jenkins

Aftermath

Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City

Director: Lainie Sakakura

Music Arrangements/Music Director: Alexander Rovang

Starring Tony Chiroldes and Elise Santora

Written by Lawrence Feeney, Craig Pospisil, David Hilder, Ashlie Atkinson, Tony Pennino, Robin Rothstein, Joanna Parson, Ryan Duncan, Katharine Clark Gray, Tanya Perez, Renee Flemings, Jonathan Marc Sherman, P. Seth Bauer, Jonathan Tipton Meyers, Maria Deasy, Liz Duffy Adams, Jessica Fleitman, Migdalia Cruz, Candido Tirado, Carmen Rivera Tirado, Ana Maria Jomolca, Adriana Santos, Marco Antonio Rodriguez, Analisa Velez, Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Jorge Perez, Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas, Andrew Rincón, Angelo Parra, and Raquel Almazan

Ganbare! From Broadway - Japan Day

Summer Stage, Central Park, New York City

Director: Lainie Sakakura

Choreographer: Alex Sanchez 

Music Director: Sarah Brett England

The Atrain (re) Plays "Hal & Joann"

Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, New York City

Director: Lainie Sakakura

The Atrainplays Vol XVI

Neighborhood Playhouse, New York City

Writer: Erica Silberman

Director/Choreographer: Lainie Sakakura

Alvin Ing: Got A Lot of Living To Do

The Duplex, New York City

Director/Writer: Lainie Sakakura

Music Director: Thomas Conroy

Featuring: Jose Llana, Darren Lee, Virginia Wing, Hazel Anne Raymundo

Rehearsal Video by Backstage Pass with Lia Chang  BroadwayWorld

The Ing And Out Of Alvin, Journey of a Cockeyed Optimist

Don't Tell Mama, New York City

Director/Writer: Lainie Sakakura

Music Director: Sarah Brett England

Bass: Vince Fay

Alvin Ing, Time's A Wasting

Don't Tell Mama, New York City

Director: Lainie Sakakura

Music Director: Cathy Venable

Featuring: Telly Leung and Yuka Takara

Drums: Kory Grossman

Bass: Vince Fay

Everything’s Coming Up Ethel: The Ethel Merman Songbook

Theresa L. Kaufmann Concert Hall, New York City

Director: Ted Sperling

Choreographer and Associate Director: Lainie Sakakura

Music Director: Jeffrey Klitz

Starring: Lindsay Mendez, Julia Murney, Emily Skinner, Clarke Thorell,

Natasha Yvette Williams

Produced by 92Y Lyrics & Lyricists

Hot Mikado

Marriott Theatre, Chicago

Director: David H. Bell

Choreographer: Lainie Sakakura

Joseph Jefferson Award Nomination for Best Choreography

Music Director: Chris Fenwick

Starring: Adam Jacobs

‘Sensational choreography by Lainie Sakakura and a cast that can turn sushi into soulfood" - Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times 5/2/03 

Once

Pioneer Theatre Company, Salt Lake City

Director: Pirronne Yousefzadeh

Choreographer: Lainie Sakakura

Music Director: Tom Griffin

The Little Dancer

Theatre 71, New York City (two seasons)

Director: Richard Vida

Choreographer: Lainie Sakakura

Music Director: W. Brent Sawyer

Written by Steven Fisher

Deadbeat - Last Dance With Edith Jane

Season 2, Episode 4, Television Comedy

Director: Todd Biermann

Choreographer: Lainie Sakakura

Starring: Tyler Labine, Lynn Cohen, Cat Deeley

Hulu Original Series

Sound Stage and Tableaux

Holland America Lines, Eurodam, Westerdam

Director: Darren Lee

Choreographer: Lainie Sakakura

Music Director: Jens Kramer

Special Effects: Bob Bonniol

Binder Casting: Jason Styres

Jimmy Buffett
Havana Daydreamin’ Tour 1997

Concert Music Video

Guest Dancers
Choreographer: Lainie Sakakura
Music Director & Keyboards: Michael Utley

Red Eye Of Love

Dicapo Opera Theatre, Off Broadway

Director: Ted Sperling

Co-Choreographers: Lainie Sakakura & Alex Sanchez

2014-2015 Joe A. Callaway Award Winner for Best Choreography 

Music: Sam Davis

Music Director: Greg Jarrett

Starring: Josh Grisetti, Alli Mauzey, Kevin Pariseau

Damn Yankees

Marriott Theatre, Chicago 2002

Director/Co-choreographer: David Bell

Co-Choreographer: Lainie Sakakura

2002 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Choreography

Musical Director: Michael Duff

These “Yankees” Have Heart - Michel Phillips, Chicago Tribune 4/22/02

Casper, The Musical
Pittsburg CLO Tour 2001
Director/Co-choreographer: David Bell
Co-Choregrapher: Lainie Sakakura
Music Director and Dance Arranger: Michael Moricz
Starring: Chita Rivera

 Fosse
Broadhust Theatre, Broadway
Production Directed: Richard Maltby Jr.
Co-Directed, Co-Choreographed: Ann Reinking
Conceived, Recreated: Chet Walker
Dance Reconstruction: Lainie Sakakura and Brad Musgrove

Tony Award Best Musical 1999

Music Director: Patrick Brady