Gender
Male
Born
May 03, 1931
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died
May 05, 1994
Key West, Florida, USA
Director Performer Choreographer Conception
Relations
Husband of
Evelyn Russell
  • CREDITS
    • Directed by Joe Layton
    SpecialConcertOriginal
    Harrigan 'n Hart (Jan 31, 1985 - Feb 03, 1985)
    • Directed by Joe Layton
    MusicalOriginal
    The Three Musketeers (Nov 11, 1984 - Nov 18, 1984)
    • Directed by Joe Layton
    MusicalRevival
    Rock 'N Roll! The First 5,000 Years (Oct 24, 1982 - Oct 31, 1982)
    • Directed by Joe Layton
    • Choreographed by Joe Layton
    MusicalRevueOriginal
    Bring Back Birdie (Mar 05, 1981 - Mar 07, 1981)
    • Directed by Joe Layton
    • Conceived by Joe Layton
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Barnum (Apr 30, 1980 - May 16, 1982)
    • Directed by Joe Layton
    • Musical Staging by Joe Layton
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Platinum (Nov 12, 1978 - Dec 10, 1978)
    • Directed by Joe Layton
    • Choreographed by Joe Layton
    MusicalOriginal
    The American Dance Machine (Jun 14, 1978 - Dec 03, 1978)
    • Featuring choreography from "George M!" by Joe Layton
    SpecialDanceOriginal
    An Evening With Diana Ross (Jun 14, 1976 - Jul 03, 1976)
    • Directed by Joe Layton
    SpecialConcertOriginal
    Bette Midler's Clams on the Half Shell Revue (Apr 14, 1975 - Jun 22, 1975)
    • Directed by Joe Layton
    • Choreographed by Joe Layton
    SpecialRevueOriginal
    Two By Two (Nov 10, 1970 - Sep 11, 1971)
    • Directed by Joe Layton
    • Conceived by Joe Layton
    MusicalOriginal
    The National Theater of the Deaf (Feb 24, 1969 - Mar 04, 1969)
    • Directed by Joe Layton
    PlayFarce Sign LanguageOriginal
    Dear World (Feb 06, 1969 - May 31, 1969)
    • Directed by Joe Layton
    • Choreographed by Joe Layton
    MusicalOriginal
    George M! (Apr 10, 1968 - Apr 26, 1969)
    • Directed by Joe Layton
    • Choreographed by Joe Layton
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Sherry! (Mar 28, 1967 - May 27, 1967)
    • Staging and Direction Supervised by Joe Layton
    MusicalOriginal
    Drat! The Cat! (Oct 10, 1965 - Oct 16, 1965)
    • Directed by Joe Layton
    • Choreographed by Joe Layton
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Peterpat (Jan 06, 1965 - Jan 23, 1965)
    • Directed by Joe Layton
    PlayOriginal
    The Girl Who Came to Supper (Dec 08, 1963 - Mar 14, 1964)
    • Staged by Joe Layton
    MusicalOriginal
    No Strings (Mar 15, 1962 - Aug 03, 1963)
    • Directed by Joe Layton
    • Choreographed by Joe Layton
    MusicalOriginal
    Sail Away (Oct 03, 1961 - Feb 24, 1962)
    • Musical Numbers and Dances Staged by Joe Layton
    MusicalComedy SatireOriginal
    Tenderloin (Oct 17, 1960 - Apr 23, 1961)
    • Choreographed by Joe Layton
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Greenwillow (Mar 08, 1960 - May 28, 1960)
    • Choreographed by Joe Layton
    MusicalComedy Fantasy Romantic ComedyOriginal
    The Sound of Music (Nov 16, 1959 - Jun 15, 1963)
    • Musical Staging by Joe Layton
    MusicalDramaOriginal
    Once Upon a Mattress (May 11, 1959 - Jul 02, 1960)
    • Musical Staging by Joe Layton
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Wonderful Town (Feb 25, 1953 - Jul 03, 1954)
    • Performer: Joe Layton
      • Greenwich Villager -
      • Hermit - Additional
    • Understudy: Joe Layton [Wreck]
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Woman of the Year (Jun 09, 1983 - Mar 04, 1984)
    • Directed by Joe Layton
    • Choreographed by Joe Layton
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Barnum (Aug 06, 1982 - Apr 24, 1983)
    • Directed by Joe Layton
    • Musical Staging by Joe Layton
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Barnum (Dec 16, 1981 - Apr 04, 1982)
    • Directed by Joe Layton
    • Musical Staging by Joe Layton
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Barnum (May 12, 1981 - Aug 22, 1981)
    • Directed by Joe Layton
    • Musical Staging by Joe Layton
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Lorelei (Feb 24, 1973 - Jan 12, 1974)
    • Entire Production Staged by Joe Layton
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Happy Birthday, Mr. Abbott! (Jun 22, 1987 - Jun 22, 1987)
    • 'Little Old New York' Choreographed by Joe Layton [, ]
    SpecialBenefitOriginal
  • AWARDS

    Tony Award®

     

    Best Choreography

    1980 | Nominee  | Barnum
    Musical Staging by Joe Layton
     

    Best Direction of a Musical

    1980 | Nominee  | Barnum
    Directed by Joe Layton

    Best Choreography

    1969 | Winner  | George M!
    Choreographed by Joe Layton

    Best Choreography

    1962 | Winner  | No Strings
    Choreographed by Joe Layton
     

    Best Direction of a Musical

    1962 | Nominee  | No Strings
    Directed by Joe Layton
     

    Best Choreography

    1960 | Nominee  | Greenwillow
    Choreographed by Joe Layton

    Drama Desk Award

     

    Outstanding Choreography

    1980 | Nominee  | Barnum
    Musical Staging by Joe Layton
     

    Outstanding Director of a Musical

    1980 | Nominee  | Barnum
    Directed by Joe Layton
  • Directed by Joe Layton
SpecialConcertOriginal
Harrigan 'n Hart (Jan 31, 1985 - Feb 03, 1985)
  • Directed by Joe Layton
MusicalOriginal
The Three Musketeers (Nov 11, 1984 - Nov 18, 1984)
  • Directed by Joe Layton
MusicalRevival
Rock 'N Roll! The First 5,000 Years (Oct 24, 1982 - Oct 31, 1982)
  • Directed by Joe Layton
  • Choreographed by Joe Layton
MusicalRevueOriginal
Bring Back Birdie (Mar 05, 1981 - Mar 07, 1981)
  • Directed by Joe Layton
  • Conceived by Joe Layton
MusicalComedyOriginal
Barnum (Apr 30, 1980 - May 16, 1982)
  • Directed by Joe Layton
  • Musical Staging by Joe Layton
MusicalComedyOriginal
Platinum (Nov 12, 1978 - Dec 10, 1978)
  • Directed by Joe Layton
  • Choreographed by Joe Layton
MusicalOriginal
The American Dance Machine (Jun 14, 1978 - Dec 03, 1978)
  • Featuring choreography from "George M!" by Joe Layton
SpecialDanceOriginal
An Evening With Diana Ross (Jun 14, 1976 - Jul 03, 1976)
  • Directed by Joe Layton
SpecialConcertOriginal
Bette Midler's Clams on the Half Shell Revue (Apr 14, 1975 - Jun 22, 1975)
  • Directed by Joe Layton
  • Choreographed by Joe Layton
SpecialRevueOriginal
Two By Two (Nov 10, 1970 - Sep 11, 1971)
  • Directed by Joe Layton
  • Conceived by Joe Layton
MusicalOriginal
The National Theater of the Deaf (Feb 24, 1969 - Mar 04, 1969)
  • Directed by Joe Layton
PlayFarce Sign LanguageOriginal
Dear World (Feb 06, 1969 - May 31, 1969)
  • Directed by Joe Layton
  • Choreographed by Joe Layton
MusicalOriginal
George M! (Apr 10, 1968 - Apr 26, 1969)
  • Directed by Joe Layton
  • Choreographed by Joe Layton
MusicalComedyOriginal
Sherry! (Mar 28, 1967 - May 27, 1967)
  • Staging and Direction Supervised by Joe Layton
MusicalOriginal
Drat! The Cat! (Oct 10, 1965 - Oct 16, 1965)
  • Directed by Joe Layton
  • Choreographed by Joe Layton
MusicalComedyOriginal
Peterpat (Jan 06, 1965 - Jan 23, 1965)
  • Directed by Joe Layton
PlayOriginal
The Girl Who Came to Supper (Dec 08, 1963 - Mar 14, 1964)
  • Staged by Joe Layton
MusicalOriginal
No Strings (Mar 15, 1962 - Aug 03, 1963)
  • Directed by Joe Layton
  • Choreographed by Joe Layton
MusicalOriginal
Sail Away (Oct 03, 1961 - Feb 24, 1962)
  • Musical Numbers and Dances Staged by Joe Layton
MusicalComedy SatireOriginal
Tenderloin (Oct 17, 1960 - Apr 23, 1961)
  • Choreographed by Joe Layton
MusicalComedyOriginal
Greenwillow (Mar 08, 1960 - May 28, 1960)
  • Choreographed by Joe Layton
MusicalComedy Fantasy Romantic ComedyOriginal
The Sound of Music (Nov 16, 1959 - Jun 15, 1963)
  • Musical Staging by Joe Layton
MusicalDramaOriginal
Once Upon a Mattress (May 11, 1959 - Jul 02, 1960)
  • Musical Staging by Joe Layton
MusicalComedyOriginal
Wonderful Town (Feb 25, 1953 - Jul 03, 1954)
  • Performer: Joe Layton
    • Greenwich Villager -
    • Hermit - Additional
  • Understudy: Joe Layton [Wreck]
MusicalComedyOriginal
Woman of the Year (Jun 09, 1983 - Mar 04, 1984)
  • Directed by Joe Layton
  • Choreographed by Joe Layton
MusicalComedyOriginal
Barnum (Aug 06, 1982 - Apr 24, 1983)
  • Directed by Joe Layton
  • Musical Staging by Joe Layton
MusicalComedyOriginal
Barnum (Dec 16, 1981 - Apr 04, 1982)
  • Directed by Joe Layton
  • Musical Staging by Joe Layton
MusicalComedyOriginal
Barnum (May 12, 1981 - Aug 22, 1981)
  • Directed by Joe Layton
  • Musical Staging by Joe Layton
MusicalComedyOriginal
Lorelei (Feb 24, 1973 - Jan 12, 1974)
  • Entire Production Staged by Joe Layton
MusicalComedyOriginal
Happy Birthday, Mr. Abbott! (Jun 22, 1987 - Jun 22, 1987)
  • 'Little Old New York' Choreographed by Joe Layton [, ]
SpecialBenefitOriginal

Tony Award®

 

Best Choreography

1980 | Nominee  | Barnum
Musical Staging by Joe Layton
 

Best Direction of a Musical

1980 | Nominee  | Barnum
Directed by Joe Layton

Best Choreography

1969 | Winner  | George M!
Choreographed by Joe Layton

Best Choreography

1962 | Winner  | No Strings
Choreographed by Joe Layton
 

Best Direction of a Musical

1962 | Nominee  | No Strings
Directed by Joe Layton
 

Best Choreography

1960 | Nominee  | Greenwillow
Choreographed by Joe Layton

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Choreography

1980 | Nominee  | Barnum
Musical Staging by Joe Layton
 

Outstanding Director of a Musical

1980 | Nominee  | Barnum
Directed by Joe Layton

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