He directed Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's musical, "West Side Story," at Her Majesty's Theatre in London, England with Marlys Watters, Don McKay, Mary Preston, Ken Le Roy, George Chakiris, Linsay Dolan, and Leo Kharibian in the cast.
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Won five Tony Awards: as Best Choreographer, in 1948 for "High Button Shoes" and in 1958 for "West Side Story;" as both Best Director (Musical) and Best Choreographer, in 1965 for "Fiddler on the Roof;" and as Best Director (Musical) in 1989 for "Jerome Robbins' Broadway." He was nominated four other times: as Best Choreographer, in 1957 with Bob Fosse
for "Bells Are Ringing;" as Best Director (...