Timothée Chalamet as Willy Wonka in "Wonka".

How Christopher Gattelli Taught Timothée Chalamet to Tap in Wonka

When Tony Award–winning choreographer Christopher Gattelli first met Timothée Chalamet to teach him how to tap dance for Wonka, Chalamet’s hair was dyed a bright purple/red because he was in the middle of filming the movie Bones and All. “It was a very fun way to meet him,” Gattelli (Newsies) tells Dance Spirit about their […]

From left: Calah Lane and Timothée Chalamet in Wonka.

Two New Movie Musicals Hitting Theaters This Month

Wonka Timothée Chalamet leads an all-star cast in this musical comedy prequel inspired by the whimsical chocolatier at the center of Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Music by frequent Christopher Wheeldon collaborator Joby Talbot and choreography by Tony-winning dancemaker Christopher Gattelli, with associate Lou Castro and assistant Brenda Newhouse, animate the musical numbers as Chalamet’s Willy […]