An Evening with George Chakiris
Academy Award Winner, Golden Globe Award Winner for West Side Story, There’s No Business like Show Business, Brigadoon, White Christmas, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

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An Evening with George Chakiris
West Side Story Film Screening and
Q&A with George Chakiris

George Chakiris wants to spend an evening with you! Dive into the life and legend of this beloved musical theatre icon and learn how he earned his role in the monumental movie musical, West Side Story. An Evening with George Chakiris offers you an exclusive opportunity to screen the famous film and host your own intimate Q&A with one of Broadway's best. You are invited to become part of the legend as George relives his best movie moments, on-set stories, and favorite tricks of the trade.


Academy Award Winner, George Chakiris, has established and international career on the big screen and in theatre. He is recognized for his credits in nearly two dozen films, several acclaimed mini-series, BBC performances, and concert tours around the world. George appeared in films with icons like Cyd Charisse, Mitzi Gaynor, Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Danny Kaye, Bing Crosby, Gene Kelly and Rosemary Clooney. He earned an Oscar and a Golden Globe award for his dynamic role as Bernardo in the film classic, West Side Story.

In 1991, the French Government awarded George the status of “Officier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” for his contributions to the Arts. His most recent awards include Tremaine’s “Legendary Entertainer of the Year” Award (2017) and Los Angeles Greek Film Festival’s “Honorary Orpheus Award” (2018). Chakiris prides himself in sharing his legacy, knowledge and experiences with aspiring artists, young and old.


…breathtaking, powerful, and athletic dancing artistry…
- Los Angeles Times

He’s an absolute pleasure to converse with.
- Broadway World

...engaging and generous with his audience.
- Russ Tamblyn, Actor