Gender
Male
Born
Dec 26, 1937
New York, New York, USA
Died
Jan 21, 2021
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Director Producer Stage Manager Performer Choreographer Production Crew
Also Known As
Robert Avian
Relations
Husband of
Peter Pileski (? - 2021) Avian's death
Media
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  • CREDITS
    Miss Saigon (Mar 23, 2017 - Jan 14, 2018)
    • Musical Staging and Choreography by Bob Avian
    MusicalDramaRevival
    A Chorus Line (Oct 05, 2006 - Aug 17, 2008)
    • Directed by Bob Avian
    • Originally co-choreographed by Bob Avian
    MusicalDramaRevival
    Putting It Together (Nov 21, 1999 - Feb 20, 2000)
    • Musical Staging by Bob Avian
    MusicalRevueOriginal
    Sunset Boulevard (Nov 17, 1994 - Mar 22, 1997)
    • Musical Staging by Bob Avian
    MusicalDramaOriginal
    Miss Saigon (Apr 11, 1991 - Jan 28, 2001)
    • Musical Staging by Bob Avian
    MusicalDramaOriginal
    Dreamgirls (Jun 28, 1987 - Nov 29, 1987)
    • Originally produced on Broadway by Bob Avian
    • Production Supervised by Bob Avian
    MusicalRevival
    Dreamgirls (Dec 20, 1981 - Aug 11, 1985)
    • Produced by Bob Avian
    MusicalOriginal
    Ballroom (Dec 14, 1978 - Mar 24, 1979)
    • Co - Produced by Bob Avian
    • Co - Choreographed by Bob Avian
    MusicalOriginal
    A Chorus Line (Jul 25, 1975 - Apr 28, 1990)
    • Co - Choreographed by Bob Avian
    MusicalDramaOriginal
    God's Favorite (Dec 11, 1974 - Mar 23, 1975)
    • Assistant Directed by Bob Avian
    PlayComedyOriginal
    Seesaw (Mar 18, 1973 - Dec 08, 1973)
    • Associate Choreographed by Bob Avian
    MusicalRomantic ComedyOriginal
    Twigs (Nov 14, 1971 - Jul 23, 1972)
    • Emily
    • Production Assistant: Bob Avian
    PlayOne ActOriginal
    • Celia
    • Production Assistant: Bob Avian
    PlayOne ActOriginal
    • Dorothy
    • Production Assistant: Bob Avian
    PlayOne ActOriginal
    • Ma
    • Production Assistant: Bob Avian
    PlayOne ActOriginal
    Follies (Apr 04, 1971 - Jul 01, 1972)
    • Associate Choreographed by Bob Avian
    MusicalDramaOriginal
    Company (Apr 26, 1970 - Jan 01, 1972)
    • Associate Choreographed by Bob Avian
    MusicalDramaOriginal
    Coco (Dec 18, 1969 - Oct 03, 1970)
    • Performer: Bob Avian [Grand Duke Alexandrovitch]
    • Associate Choreographed by Bob Avian
    MusicalOriginal
    Promises, Promises (Dec 01, 1968 - Jan 01, 1972)
    • Assistant Choreographed by Bob Avian
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Henry, Sweet Henry (Oct 23, 1967 - Dec 31, 1967)
    • Performer: Robert Avian [Adult Ensemble]
    MusicalOriginal
    I Do! I Do! (Dec 05, 1966 - Jun 15, 1968)
    • Assistant Stage Manager: Robert Avian
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Cafe Crown (Apr 17, 1964 - Apr 18, 1964)
    • Performer: Robert Avian [Dancer]
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Funny Girl (Mar 26, 1964 - Jul 01, 1967)
    • Performer: Robert Avian
      • Dancer - Replacement
    • Understudy: Robert Avian
      • Snub Taylor - Replacement
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Nowhere to Go But Up (Nov 10, 1962 - Nov 17, 1962)
    • Performer: Robert Avian [Beggar, Member of "The Gang"]
    MusicalOriginal
    West Side Story (Apr 27, 1960 - Dec 10, 1960)
    • Performer: Robert Avian [Indio]
    MusicalDramaRevival
    Miss Saigon (Sep 21, 2018 - Mar 15, 2020)
    • Musical Staging and Choreography by Bob Avian
    MusicalDramaRevival
    A Chorus Line (May 04, 2008 - Jun 13, 2010)
    • Directed by Bob Avian
    • Originally Co-Choreographed by: Bob Avian
    MusicalDramaRevival
    A Chorus Line (Sep 24, 1996 - Jun 22, 1997)
    • Co - Originally Co-Choreographed by Bob Avian
    MusicalDramaRevival
    Sunset Boulevard (Jun 28, 1996 - Jun 07, 1997)
    • Musical Staging by Bob Avian
    MusicalOriginal
    Miss Saigon - Second National (Mar 16, 1995 - Aug 06, 2000)
    • Musical Staging by Bob Avian
    MusicalDramaOriginal
    Sunset Boulevard - Los Angeles (Nov 24, 1993 - Jun 26, 1994)
    • Musical Staging by Bob Avian
    MusicalLos AngelesSit-DownOriginal
    Miss Saigon - First National (Oct 03, 1992 - Jul 07, 1996)
    • Musical Staging by Bob Avian
    MusicalDramaOriginal
    A Chorus Line (Oct 02, 1990 - May 09, 1993)
    • Original Production Co-Choreographed by Bob Avian
    MusicalDramaRevival
    Dreamgirls (Oct 08, 1985 - Jun 14, 1987)
    • Originally Produced on Broadway by Bob Avian
    • Production Supervised by Bob Avian
    MusicalRevival
    Dreamgirls (Mar 17, 1983 - Jul 15, 1984)
    • Produced by Bob Avian
    MusicalOriginal
    A Chorus Line (May 06, 1976 - Aug 17, 1980)
    • Co - Choreographed by Bob Avian
    MusicalDramaOriginal
    A Chorus Line (Apr 29, 1976 - May 29, 1983)
    • Co - Choreographed by Bob Avian
    MusicalDramaOriginal
    Seesaw (Apr 11, 1974 - Sep 15, 1974)
    • Associate Choreographed by Bob Avian
    MusicalRomantic ComedyOriginal
    Twigs (Sep 06, 1972 - Mar 18, 1973)
    • Production Assistant: Bob Avian
    PlayComedyOriginal
    Follies (Jul 03, 1972 - Oct 01, 1972)
    • Associate Choreographed by Bob Avian
    MusicalDramaOriginal
    Coco (Jan 11, 1971 - Jun 26, 1971)
    • Performer: Bob Avian [Grand Duke Alexandrovitch]
    • Associate Choreographed by Bob Avian
    MusicalOriginal
    Hello, Dolly! (Nov 03, 1965 - Mar 24, 1968)
    • Performer: Robert Avian [Townsperson]
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Hello, Dolly! (Apr 17, 1965 - Sep 05, 1965)
    • Performer: Robert Avian [Townsperson]
    • Dance Captain: Robert Avian
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Carnival! (Dec 07, 1961 - Mar 09, 1963)
    • Performer: Robert Avian [Roustabout]
    MusicalPuppetsOriginal
    West Side Story (Jul 01, 1959 - Apr 23, 1960)
    • Performer: Robert Avian
      • Indio - Replacement
    MusicalDramaOriginal
  • AWARDS

    Tony Award®

     

    Best Choreography

    1995 | Nominee  | Sunset Boulevard
    Choreographed by Bob Avian
     

    Best Choreography

    1991 | Nominee  | Miss Saigon
    Musical Staging by Bob Avian
     

    Best Musical

    1982 | Nominee  | Dreamgirls
    Produced by Bob Avian

    Best Choreography

    1979 | Winner  | Ballroom
    Choreographed by Bob Avian
     

    Best Musical

    1979 | Nominee  | Ballroom
    Produced by Bob Avian

    Best Choreography

    1976 | Winner  | A Chorus Line
    Choreographed by Bob Avian

    Drama Desk Award

     

    Outstanding Musical

    1982 | Nominee  | Dreamgirls
    Produced by Bob Avian

    Outstanding Choreography

    1979 | Winner  | Ballroom
    Choreographed by Bob Avian

    Outstanding Choreography

    1976 | Winner  | A Chorus Line
    Choreographed by Bob Avian
Miss Saigon (Mar 23, 2017 - Jan 14, 2018)
  • Musical Staging and Choreography by Bob Avian
MusicalDramaRevival
A Chorus Line (Oct 05, 2006 - Aug 17, 2008)
  • Directed by Bob Avian
  • Originally co-choreographed by Bob Avian
MusicalDramaRevival
Putting It Together (Nov 21, 1999 - Feb 20, 2000)
  • Musical Staging by Bob Avian
MusicalRevueOriginal
Sunset Boulevard (Nov 17, 1994 - Mar 22, 1997)
  • Musical Staging by Bob Avian
MusicalDramaOriginal
Miss Saigon (Apr 11, 1991 - Jan 28, 2001)
  • Musical Staging by Bob Avian
MusicalDramaOriginal
Dreamgirls (Jun 28, 1987 - Nov 29, 1987)
  • Originally produced on Broadway by Bob Avian
  • Production Supervised by Bob Avian
MusicalRevival
Dreamgirls (Dec 20, 1981 - Aug 11, 1985)
  • Produced by Bob Avian
MusicalOriginal
Ballroom (Dec 14, 1978 - Mar 24, 1979)
  • Co - Produced by Bob Avian
  • Co - Choreographed by Bob Avian
MusicalOriginal
A Chorus Line (Jul 25, 1975 - Apr 28, 1990)
  • Co - Choreographed by Bob Avian
MusicalDramaOriginal
God's Favorite (Dec 11, 1974 - Mar 23, 1975)
  • Assistant Directed by Bob Avian
PlayComedyOriginal
Seesaw (Mar 18, 1973 - Dec 08, 1973)
  • Associate Choreographed by Bob Avian
MusicalRomantic ComedyOriginal
Twigs (Nov 14, 1971 - Jul 23, 1972)
  • Emily
  • Production Assistant: Bob Avian
PlayOne ActOriginal
  • Celia
  • Production Assistant: Bob Avian
PlayOne ActOriginal
  • Dorothy
  • Production Assistant: Bob Avian
PlayOne ActOriginal
  • Ma
  • Production Assistant: Bob Avian
PlayOne ActOriginal
Follies (Apr 04, 1971 - Jul 01, 1972)
  • Associate Choreographed by Bob Avian
MusicalDramaOriginal
Company (Apr 26, 1970 - Jan 01, 1972)
  • Associate Choreographed by Bob Avian
MusicalDramaOriginal
Coco (Dec 18, 1969 - Oct 03, 1970)
  • Performer: Bob Avian [Grand Duke Alexandrovitch]
  • Associate Choreographed by Bob Avian
MusicalOriginal
Promises, Promises (Dec 01, 1968 - Jan 01, 1972)
  • Assistant Choreographed by Bob Avian
MusicalComedyOriginal
Henry, Sweet Henry (Oct 23, 1967 - Dec 31, 1967)
  • Performer: Robert Avian [Adult Ensemble]
MusicalOriginal
I Do! I Do! (Dec 05, 1966 - Jun 15, 1968)
  • Assistant Stage Manager: Robert Avian
MusicalComedyOriginal
Cafe Crown (Apr 17, 1964 - Apr 18, 1964)
  • Performer: Robert Avian [Dancer]
MusicalComedyOriginal
Funny Girl (Mar 26, 1964 - Jul 01, 1967)
  • Performer: Robert Avian
    • Dancer - Replacement
  • Understudy: Robert Avian
    • Snub Taylor - Replacement
MusicalComedyOriginal
Nowhere to Go But Up (Nov 10, 1962 - Nov 17, 1962)
  • Performer: Robert Avian [Beggar, Member of "The Gang"]
MusicalOriginal
West Side Story (Apr 27, 1960 - Dec 10, 1960)
  • Performer: Robert Avian [Indio]
MusicalDramaRevival
Miss Saigon (Sep 21, 2018 - Mar 15, 2020)
  • Musical Staging and Choreography by Bob Avian
MusicalDramaRevival
A Chorus Line (May 04, 2008 - Jun 13, 2010)
  • Directed by Bob Avian
  • Originally Co-Choreographed by: Bob Avian
MusicalDramaRevival
A Chorus Line (Sep 24, 1996 - Jun 22, 1997)
  • Co - Originally Co-Choreographed by Bob Avian
MusicalDramaRevival
Sunset Boulevard (Jun 28, 1996 - Jun 07, 1997)
  • Musical Staging by Bob Avian
MusicalOriginal
Miss Saigon - Second National (Mar 16, 1995 - Aug 06, 2000)
  • Musical Staging by Bob Avian
MusicalDramaOriginal
Sunset Boulevard - Los Angeles (Nov 24, 1993 - Jun 26, 1994)
  • Musical Staging by Bob Avian
MusicalLos AngelesSit-DownOriginal
Miss Saigon - First National (Oct 03, 1992 - Jul 07, 1996)
  • Musical Staging by Bob Avian
MusicalDramaOriginal
A Chorus Line (Oct 02, 1990 - May 09, 1993)
  • Original Production Co-Choreographed by Bob Avian
MusicalDramaRevival
Dreamgirls (Oct 08, 1985 - Jun 14, 1987)
  • Originally Produced on Broadway by Bob Avian
  • Production Supervised by Bob Avian
MusicalRevival
Dreamgirls (Mar 17, 1983 - Jul 15, 1984)
  • Produced by Bob Avian
MusicalOriginal
A Chorus Line (May 06, 1976 - Aug 17, 1980)
  • Co - Choreographed by Bob Avian
MusicalDramaOriginal
A Chorus Line (Apr 29, 1976 - May 29, 1983)
  • Co - Choreographed by Bob Avian
MusicalDramaOriginal
Seesaw (Apr 11, 1974 - Sep 15, 1974)
  • Associate Choreographed by Bob Avian
MusicalRomantic ComedyOriginal
Twigs (Sep 06, 1972 - Mar 18, 1973)
  • Production Assistant: Bob Avian
PlayComedyOriginal
Follies (Jul 03, 1972 - Oct 01, 1972)
  • Associate Choreographed by Bob Avian
MusicalDramaOriginal
Coco (Jan 11, 1971 - Jun 26, 1971)
  • Performer: Bob Avian [Grand Duke Alexandrovitch]
  • Associate Choreographed by Bob Avian
MusicalOriginal
Hello, Dolly! (Nov 03, 1965 - Mar 24, 1968)
  • Performer: Robert Avian [Townsperson]
MusicalComedyOriginal
Hello, Dolly! (Apr 17, 1965 - Sep 05, 1965)
  • Performer: Robert Avian [Townsperson]
  • Dance Captain: Robert Avian
MusicalComedyOriginal
Carnival! (Dec 07, 1961 - Mar 09, 1963)
  • Performer: Robert Avian [Roustabout]
MusicalPuppetsOriginal
West Side Story (Jul 01, 1959 - Apr 23, 1960)
  • Performer: Robert Avian
    • Indio - Replacement
MusicalDramaOriginal

Tony Award®

 

Best Choreography

1995 | Nominee  | Sunset Boulevard
Choreographed by Bob Avian
 

Best Choreography

1991 | Nominee  | Miss Saigon
Musical Staging by Bob Avian
 

Best Musical

1982 | Nominee  | Dreamgirls
Produced by Bob Avian

Best Choreography

1979 | Winner  | Ballroom
Choreographed by Bob Avian
 

Best Musical

1979 | Nominee  | Ballroom
Produced by Bob Avian

Best Choreography

1976 | Winner  | A Chorus Line
Choreographed by Bob Avian

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Musical

1982 | Nominee  | Dreamgirls
Produced by Bob Avian

Outstanding Choreography

1979 | Winner  | Ballroom
Choreographed by Bob Avian

Outstanding Choreography

1976 | Winner  | A Chorus Line
Choreographed by Bob Avian

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