Rob Marshall

Rob Marshall (born October 17, 1960) is an American theater director, film director and choreographer. He is a six-time Tony Award nominee, Academy Award nominee, Golden Globe nominee and four-time Emmy winner whose most noted work is the 2002 Academy Award Best Picture winner Chicago. Marshall was born in Madison, Wisconsin and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He debuted in the film industry with the Emmy Award-wining TV adaptation of the musical Annie by Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin. After that he went on to direct the much anticipated adaptation of the Kander and Ebb musical Chicago in 2002 for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director. His next feature film was the drama Memoirs of a Geisha based on the best-selling book of the same name by Arthur Golden starring Zhang Ziyi, Gong Li, Michelle Yeoh and Ken Watanabe. The film went on to win three Academy Awards and gross $162,242,962 at the worldwide box office. In 2009, Marshall directed Nine, an adaptation of the hit Broadway production with the same name starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Nicole Kidman, Sophia Loren and Penélope Cruz, who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Marshall then went on to direct Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the fourth chapter of Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean film series starring Johnny Depp, Ian McShane, Penélope Cruz and Geoffrey Rush, which is set to open on May 20, 2011. Description above from the ...

Chicago (2002)

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Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Marshall
CAST:  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Renée Zellweger  •  Queen Latifah  •  Richard Gere

Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Marshall
CAST:  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Renée Zellweger  •  Queen Latifah  •  Richard Gere

Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

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In the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Marshall
CAST:  Zhang Ziyi  •  Gong Li  •  Youki Kudoh  •  Mako

In the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Marshall
CAST:  Zhang Ziyi  •  Gong Li  •  Youki Kudoh  •  Mako

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

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Captain Jack Sparrow crosses paths with a woman from his past, and he's not sure if it's love -- or if she's a ruthless con artist who's using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne's Revenge, the ship of the formidable ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Marshall
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Ian McShane  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Geoffrey Rush

Captain Jack Sparrow crosses paths with a woman from his past, and he's not sure if it's love -- or if she's a ruthless con artist who's using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne's Revenge, the ship of the formidable ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Marshall
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Ian McShane  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Geoffrey Rush

Into the Woods (2014)

In a woods filled with magic and fairy tale characters, a baker and his wife set out to end the curse put on them by their neighbor, a spiteful witch.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Marshall
CAST:  Anna Kendrick  •  Chris Pine  •  Johnny Depp  •  Emily Blunt

In a woods filled with magic and fairy tale characters, a baker and his wife set out to end the curse put on them by their neighbor, a spiteful witch.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Marshall
CAST:  Anna Kendrick  •  Chris Pine  •  Johnny Depp  •  Emily Blunt

Tony Bennett: An American Classic (2006)

A celebration of the life of musical icon Tony Bennett on the occasion of his 80th birthday. The special charts Bennett’s career by faithfully re-creating venues from his past. Bennett is joined for each number by the artists that collaborated with him on his Duets ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Marshall
CAST:  Tony Bennett  •  Christina Aguilera  •  Billy Crystal  •  k.d. lang

A celebration of the life of musical icon Tony Bennett on the occasion of his 80th birthday. The special charts Bennett’s career by faithfully re-creating venues from his past. Bennett is joined for each number by the artists that collaborated with him on his Duets ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Marshall
CAST:  Tony Bennett  •  Christina Aguilera  •  Billy Crystal  •  k.d. lang

Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History (2008)

The history of Hollywood musical movies, from the very beginning until the 21st century, hosted by Shirley Jones.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark McLaughlin
CAST:  Obba Babatundé  •  Barry Bostwick  •  Marge Champion  •  Bill Condon

The history of Hollywood musical movies, from the very beginning until the 21st century, hosted by Shirley Jones.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark McLaughlin
CAST:  Obba Babatundé  •  Barry Bostwick  •  Marge Champion  •  Bill Condon

Nine (2009)

Arrogant, self-centered movie director Guido Contini finds himself struggling to find meaning, purpose, and a script for his latest film endeavor. With only a week left before shooting begins, he desperately searches for answers and inspiration from his wife, his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Marshall
CAST:  Judi Dench  •  Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Marion Cotillard  •  Penélope Cruz

Arrogant, self-centered movie director Guido Contini finds himself struggling to find meaning, purpose, and a script for his latest film endeavor. With only a week left before shooting begins, he desperately searches for answers and inspiration from his wife, his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Marshall
CAST:  Judi Dench  •  Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Marion Cotillard  •  Penélope Cruz

Annie (1999)

Things seem pretty bad for a young girl living a "hard-knock life" in an orphanage. Fed up with the dastardly Miss Hannigan, Annie escapes the run-down orphanage determined to find her mom and dad. It's an adventure that takes her from the cold, mean streets of New ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Marshall
CAST:  Kathy Bates  •  Victor Garber  •  Alan Cumming  •  Audra McDonald

Things seem pretty bad for a young girl living a "hard-knock life" in an orphanage. Fed up with the dastardly Miss Hannigan, Annie escapes the run-down orphanage determined to find her mom and dad. It's an adventure that takes her from the cold, mean streets of New ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Marshall
CAST:  Kathy Bates  •  Victor Garber  •  Alan Cumming  •  Audra McDonald

Singin' in the Rain: Raining on a New Generation (2012)

Today's top musical stars—including Paula Abdul, Usher and Glee's Matthew Morrison—reveal why this iconic musical continues to influence and inspire musical performers around the world.  (more)

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CAST:  Zachary Woodlee  •  Corbin Bleu  •  Paula Abdul  •  Harry Shum Jr.

Today's top musical stars—including Paula Abdul, Usher and Glee's Matthew Morrison—reveal why this iconic musical continues to influence and inspire musical performers around the world.  (more)

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CAST:  Zachary Woodlee  •  Corbin Bleu  •  Paula Abdul  •  Harry Shum Jr.

ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway (2007)

ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway is an American documentary film, directed by Dori Berinstein, a Broadway Producer, Writer and Filmmaker. Berinstein filmed each principal musical on Broadway for her project during the 2003-2004 season, for about 600 hours of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dori Berinstein
CAST:  Kristin Chenoweth  •  Alan Cumming  •  Stephanie D'Abruzzo  •  Raúl Esparza

ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway is an American documentary film, directed by Dori Berinstein, a Broadway Producer, Writer and Filmmaker. Berinstein filmed each principal musical on Broadway for her project during the 2003-2004 season, for about 600 hours of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dori Berinstein
CAST:  Kristin Chenoweth  •  Alan Cumming  •  Stephanie D'Abruzzo  •  Raúl Esparza

Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

Mary Poppins returns to the Banks family and helps them evade grave dangers by taking them on magical, musical adventures.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Marshall
CAST:  Emily Blunt  •  Lin-Manuel Miranda  •  Ben Whishaw  •  Emily Mortimer

Mary Poppins returns to the Banks family and helps them evade grave dangers by taking them on magical, musical adventures.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Marshall
CAST:  Emily Blunt  •  Lin-Manuel Miranda  •  Ben Whishaw  •  Emily Mortimer

Mary Poppins Returns: Behind the Magic (2018)

Viewers are given an inside look at the making of "Mary Poppins Returns," with interviews with stars Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda.  (more)

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CAST:  Chris Connelly  •  Emily Blunt  •  Lin-Manuel Miranda  •  Dick Van Dyke

Viewers are given an inside look at the making of "Mary Poppins Returns," with interviews with stars Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda.  (more)

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CAST:  Chris Connelly  •  Emily Blunt  •  Lin-Manuel Miranda  •  Dick Van Dyke

La La La (2018)

When the silent cinema learned to speak, the audience was surprised not only by the voices of the actors and the sound effects, but also by a new element, the music, which, combined with the dance and an unprejudiced imagination, gave rise to a new genre, as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Éric Bitoun
CAST:  Damien Chazelle  •  Michel Legrand  •  Fanny Beuré  •  Patrice Leconte

When the silent cinema learned to speak, the audience was surprised not only by the voices of the actors and the sound effects, but also by a new element, the music, which, combined with the dance and an unprejudiced imagination, gave rise to a new genre, as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Éric Bitoun
CAST:  Damien Chazelle  •  Michel Legrand  •  Fanny Beuré  •  Patrice Leconte

Portrait of a Choreographer (2007)

Documentary about choreographer/director Bob Fosse, and his influence on dance.  (more)

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CAST:  Anne Fletcher  •  Rob Marshall  •  Liza Minnelli  •  Sandahl Bergman

Documentary about choreographer/director Bob Fosse, and his influence on dance.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Anne Fletcher  •  Rob Marshall  •  Liza Minnelli  •  Sandahl Bergman

The Making of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz (2013)

Actor Martin Sheen narrates this newly produced, feature-length high definition documentary, touching on the film's timelessness and legacy before diving into the story of its development, production and release.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  Martin Sheen  •  Craig Barron  •  Robert A. Baum Jr.  •  Ben Burtt

Actor Martin Sheen narrates this newly produced, feature-length high definition documentary, touching on the film's timelessness and legacy before diving into the story of its development, production and release.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  Martin Sheen  •  Craig Barron  •  Robert A. Baum Jr.  •  Ben Burtt

Making of Chicago (2002)

TV Special celebrating the Oscar winning film 'Chicago' directed by Rob Marshall and interviews included the stars of the film - Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, John C.Reilly and Rob Marshall illustrated with clips from 'Chicago' ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Gosling Fuller
CAST:  Rob Marshall  •  Renée Zellweger  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones

TV Special celebrating the Oscar winning film 'Chicago' directed by Rob Marshall and interviews included the stars of the film - Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, John C.Reilly and Rob Marshall illustrated with clips from 'Chicago' ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Gosling Fuller
CAST:  Rob Marshall  •  Renée Zellweger  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones

The Little Mermaid (2023)

The youngest of King Triton’s daughters, and the most defiant, Ariel longs to find out more about the world beyond the sea, and while visiting the surface, falls for the dashing Prince Eric. With mermaids forbidden to interact with humans, Ariel makes a deal with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Marshall
CAST:  Halle Bailey  •  Jacob Tremblay  •  Awkwafina  •  Javier Bardem

The youngest of King Triton’s daughters, and the most defiant, Ariel longs to find out more about the world beyond the sea, and while visiting the surface, falls for the dashing Prince Eric. With mermaids forbidden to interact with humans, Ariel makes a deal with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Marshall
CAST:  Halle Bailey  •  Jacob Tremblay  •  Awkwafina  •  Javier Bardem

Step Into… The Movies with Derek and Julianne Hough (2022)

A set of performances inspired on films such as Singin' in the Rain, Moulin Rouge, Beauty and the Beast, Chicago, Dirty Dancing, Saturday Night Fever and La La Land.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Florez  •  R.J. Durell
CAST:  Derek Hough  •  Julianne Hough  •  John Stamos  •  Charli D'Amelio

A set of performances inspired on films such as Singin' in the Rain, Moulin Rouge, Beauty and the Beast, Chicago, Dirty Dancing, Saturday Night Fever and La La Land.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Florez  •  R.J. Durell
CAST:  Derek Hough  •  Julianne Hough  •  John Stamos  •  Charli D'Amelio