Nominated for seven Tony Awards, Cilento won his first for his choreography on the historic Broadway production of The Who’s Tommy (Drama Desk Award, Fred Astaire Award, Olivier nomination).
Broadway: six Tony Award nominations are for his choreographic work on How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (starring Matthew Broderick), Dream: The Johnny Mercer Musical, the 2004 revival of Sweet Charity, Baby, Wicked and Bob Fosse’s Dancin’ (Best Featured Actor in a Musical). Mr. Cilento also choreographed Elton John’s Aida on Broadway, on tour and the European productions in Germany and Amsterdam as well as the iconic Broadway production of Jerry Herman’s Jerry’s Girls. Cilento was a member of the original Broadway cast of A Chorus Line (‘Mike’).
He has also directed and choreographed major commercials and concerts for Liza Minnelli, Barry Manilow, Chita Rivera, Billy Joel, Donna Summer, Pete Townsend, Alicia Keys and the Jonas Brothers. He recently choreographed the Broadway production Holler If Ya Hear Me featuring the music of Tupac Shakur.